Today we will pray the Fifth Luminous Mystery: The Institution of the Eucharist.
Today we will pray the Fourth Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration.
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Today we will pray the Third Luminous Mystery: The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God. These are the ordinary days of Jesus’ ministry. Days of excitement and anticipation, of crowds pressing in, eager to hear His words of hope and witness His healings. But they are also days of discomfort and weariness, of feet tired from walking, of aching joints and short tempers, of bodies wanting to rest.
Today we will pray the Second Luminous Mystery: The Wedding at Cana. At the Wedding at Cana, Our Lady intervenes when the wine runs out and asks Jesus for a solution to this dilemma. Until now, Jesus has not performed any miracles or signs for His followers to see. Therefore, with her request, Mary demonstrates her remarkable faith and trust in her Son and His divinity. When she says to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you,” (John 2:5) she reveals her unwavering trust in Jesus and her openness to His plan.
Today we will pray the First Luminous Mystery: The Baptism of Christ. Jesus, who had no need of baptism, nevertheless went to John the Baptist to be baptized with water because it was “fitting … to fulfill all righteousness.” After He was baptized, the Spirit of God descended upon Him like a dove and “a voice came from the heavens, saying, ‘This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased’” (Matthew 3:15-17).
A few years before I gave birth to my daughter, I had consecrated myself to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, using the method popularized by St. Louis-Marie de Montfort. The consecration meant that I had handed over my temporal goods and my spiritual blessings to the Blessed Mother with the hope of drawing closer to not only Mary but to Jesus as well.