Other Suggested Mysteries for Praying the Rosary

Other Suggested Mysteries for Praying the Rosary

My purpose in writing this paper was to alert you to the possibility of your using the Bible to make up rosary mysteries that would help you. To give you an idea of how to go about it I have gone in to detail with the mysteries I have been using to bring my beliefs and my behavior into line with what they should be.

Those favorite mysteries of mine might not appeal to you at all. Let me give you two more examples of places in the Bible that I sometimes follow for my rosary. While you might not care for them, they might give you some ideas for branching out on your own in making up mysteries.

Fifteen mysteries for Holy Week—

 1. The triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem—Luke 19: 28-40
2.    The cleansing of the temple—Luke 19:45-48
3.    Jesus curses a fig tree—Mark 11: 12-14, 20-21
4.    The authority of Jesus—Luke 20: 1-8
5.    Mary of Bethany anoints the feet of Jesus—John 12: 1-8

6.    Jesus washes the feet of the disciples—John 13: 1-11
7.    Jesus gives the disciples his body—Luke 22: 14-19
8.    Jesus inaugurates the New Covenant—Luke 22: 20
9.    He gives the commandment of the New Covenant—John 13: 34-35
10. Jesus foretold the sin and repentance of Peter—Luke 22:31-

11. In the Garden Jesus accepts God’s will.—Luke 22: 39
12. “Weep for yourselves and for your children”—23:28
13. “Forgive them. They know not what they do.”--- Luke 23:34
14. “I thirst.” --- John 19:28
15. “It is finished.”--- John 19:30           

Fifteen Mysteries for Mary—
1. “Hail, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.”--- Luke 1:28
2.    Mary pondered what that greeting might mean. ---Luke 1:29
3.    “How can this be? I have no relations with a man.”--- Luke 1:34
4.    Mary set out to the hill country. --- Luke 1:39
5.    How can the mother of my Lord’s come to me?”--- Luke 1:43

6.    “My soul magnifies the Lord.” ---Luke 1:46
7.    Joseph decided on divorcing her quietly.--- Matthew 1:20
8.    Mary reflected on the shepherds’ visit in her heart. ---Luke 2:19
9.    Simeon said, “And your soul a sword shall pierce.” ---Luke 2:35
10. “Your father and I have sought you sorrowing.” ---Luke 2:48
11. The mother of Jesus said, “They have no wine.” ---John 2:3
12. Standing by the cross of Jesus was his mother. ---John 19:25    
13. He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother.” --- John 19:27
14. They took down the body of Jesus. ---John 19:40
15. They went to the upper room, and Mary was there. ---Acts 2:14           

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