Category Archives: Patristic Rosary Project

Some brief insights of the Fathers on the Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary

4th Sorrowful Mystery: Carrying the Cross

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:4th Sorrowful Mystery: Carrying the CrossIn the Gospel we read: "And he called to him the multitude with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any man would come after me, let … Continue reading

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3rd Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with thorns

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
3rd Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with thorns
One of the wonderful things which exploring the Fathers can teach us is how to savor each and every detail of the Scriptures. After many … Continue reading

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2nd Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
2nd Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging
The Roman flail was a terrible thing, designed to do maximum damage. The Lord endured outrageous humiliation of His Divine Person as well as physical suffering beyond … Continue reading

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1st Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
1st Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the GardenAs the Passover approached, the Lord would enter into His Passion, from Latin patior, "suffer". After the Last Supper, where Christ washed His apostles … Continue reading

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5th Luminous Mystery: Institution of the Eucharist

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
5th Luminous Mystery: Institution of the Eucharist
The Eucharist, its celebration and the Sacred Species, is the greatest of the sacraments. It is the only of the seven which actually is that … Continue reading

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4th Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
4th Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration
The Mystery of the Transfiguration was a matter of intense reflection on the part of the Fathers.
Remember that this takes place some eight days after the Lord confers … Continue reading

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3rd Luminous Mystery: Proclamation of the Kingdom

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
3rd Luminous Mystery: Proclamation of the KingdomThere are many moments in the Gospels we could use to illustrate this Mystery so we must make a choice.
Consider what the Lord says in Mark … Continue reading

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2nd Luminous Mystery: The Wedding at Cana

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
2nd Luminous Mystery: The Wedding at Cana
The late great John Paul II wrote in his letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae wrote:
24. The Rosary is at the service of this ideal; it offers … Continue reading

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1st Luminous Mystery: Baptism of Jesus by John

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
1st Luminous Mystery: Baptism of Jesus by JohnThe one God had sent to prepare the way and whom Christ Himself would describe as the greatest man born of woman, was a focus … Continue reading

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5th Joyful Mystery: The Finding in the Temple

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
5th Joyful Mystery: The Finding in the Temple
Pious Jews would go to Jerusalem for the Passover so that they could bring a lamb to the Temple to be sacrificed at the right … Continue reading

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