Category Archives: Patristic Rosary Project

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

1st Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
1st Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection
The Lord of life laid down His life. St. John Chrysostom (+407) explained:

"When Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, he yielded up the spirit." … Continue reading

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5th Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
5th Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion
We come to the place of the Skull, Golgotha, where some traditions held Adam was buried. The New Adam is about to put to right the damage … Continue reading

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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 which … 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

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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 the … 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 John

The one God had sent to prepare the way and whom Christ Himself described as the greatest man born of woman, was a focus of … 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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4th Joyful Mystery: The Presentation

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
4th Joyful Mystery: The Presentation

We are made in God’s image and likeness and Christ came into the world to reveal man for fully to him (GS 22).  Though the Lord’s Circumcision took place eight … Continue reading

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3rd Joyful Mystery: The Nativity

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
3rd Joyful Mystery: The Nativity
Christ came into the world in “the fullness of time” (Gal 4:4). His First Coming was foreseen from all eternity and His Nativity was prepared from the beginning … Continue reading

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2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with:
2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation

Commenting on Luke 1:39-45, the when Mary journeys to visit her cousin Elizabeth, St. Augustine of Hippo (+430) speaks of the infant John, to be known as the Baptist, … Continue reading

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