by Victor Hoagland, C.P.

Pray the First Joyful Mystery: the Annunciation

The angel Gabriel says to Mary
that she is going to be the mother of Jesus
The Annunciation

Our Father
God sent the angel Gabriel to a town in Galilee named Nazareth (Luke 1,26) - Hail Mary

He had a message for a young woman promised in marriage to a man named Joseph, who was a descendant of King David. Her name was Mary. (Luke1,27) - Hail Mary

The angel came to her and said, "Peace be with you! The Lord is with you and has greatly blessed you!" (Luke 1,28) - Hail Mary

Mary was deeply troubled by the angel's message, and she wondered what his words meant. (Luke 1,29) - Hail Mary

The angel said to her, "Don't be afraid, Mary; God has been gracious to you. You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus." (Luke 1,30-31) - Hail Mary

Mary said to the angel, "I am a virgin. How, then, can this be?" (Luke 1,34) - Hail Mary

The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come on you, and God's power will rest upon you. For this reason the holy child will be called the Son of God.'" (Luke 1,35) - Hail Mary

"Remember your relative Elizabeth. It is said that she cannot have children, but she herself is now six months pregnant, even though she is very old." (Luke1,36) - Hail Mary

"For there is nothing that God cannot do." (Luke 1,37) - Hail Mary

"I am the Lord's servant," said Mary; "may it happen to me as you have said." And the angel left her. (Luke 1,36) - Hail Mary

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Second Joyful Mystery

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