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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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; … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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1st Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation

Because October is dedicated in a special way to the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, during the month I, as a dedicated patristiblogger, will work my way through the Mysteries of the Rosary offering some comments from … Continue reading

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