by Victor Hoagland, C.P.
Jesus teaching

Learn about the Luminous Mysteries

The Luminous Mysteries begin with the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. From then on, Jesus began to do great things.

In the Second Luminous Mystery we go to Cana in Galilee, where Jesus turned water into wine so that the people could have a good time. Mary said "Do whatever Jesus tells you."

The Third Luminous Mystery calls us to go with Jesus through the towns and cities of his own country. The light of his love shone on everyone he met, especially the poor and the sick and those that others looked down on.

On one of those journeys, Jesus led his friends up a high mountain. They saw him shining in light, and he promised they would share his light too.This mystery is called the Transfiguration.

Just before he died, Jesus had supper with his friends and he gave himself to them in bread and wine. "This is my body," he said. "This is my Blood." In the Fifth Luminous Mystery we remember the Holy Eucharist.

How wonderful to follow Jesus in the Luminous Mysteries. We were baptized too, and God wants us to do great things. We can bring joy to people, like Jesus did, especially to those that others look down on. This is a beautiful world where we live. Let's always see it lighted up with the beauty God gave it. Finally, let's always go to supper with Jesus and receive him in the signs of the Eucharist.

The Luminous Mysteries remind us to follow Jesus, the light of the world.

Pray the Luminous Mysteries

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