Category Archives: Patristic Rosary Project

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

2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the: 2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension Everything about the life of the Lord is a blessing for us.  After His resurrection the Lord blessed the Apostles with His presence, gloriously risen.  When … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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 … 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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