Joyful Mysteries

(1) The Annunciation

     The Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary and brought her the message of the fulfillment of the promises of old. Mary said "yes" to God's plan, and Jesus was conceived in her womb by the power of the Holy Spirit.

(3) The Nativity

     The Virgin Mary gave birth to the Savior of the world in the small town Bethlehem. Shepherds and Magi came from near and far to worship Him.

(4) The Presentation at the Temple

     In obedience to the law, Mary and Joseph brought the child Jesus to the temple to offer their first born son to God.

(2) The Visitation

     Mary hurried to the hill country of Judea to visit her cousin Elizabeth who had also been touched by the power of God. Elizabeth and Zechariah had conceived a child even though they were advanced in years.

(5) The Finding in the Temple

     The child Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, and His parents searched for Him for three days before finding Him in the temple.