by Victor Hoagland, C.P.

Pray the Third Joyful Mystery: Jesus is born

Jesus is born in Bethlehem.
The Nativity

Our Father
Joseph went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to the town of Bethlehem in Judea, the birthplace of Kind David. Joseph went there because he was a descendant of David. He went to register with Mary, who was promised in marriage to him. (Luke 2,4) - Hail Mary

She was pregnant, and while they were in Bethlehem, the time came for her to have her baby. (Luke 2,6) - Hail Mary

She gave birth to her first son, wrapped in cloths and laid him in a manger -- there was no room for them to stay in the inn. (Luke 2,7) - Hail Mary

There were some shepherds in that part of the country who were spending the night in the fields, taking care of their flocks. (Luke 2,8) - Hail Mary

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone over them. They were terribly afraid. (Luke2,9) - Hail Mary

But the angel said to them, "Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people. This very day in David's town your Savior was born -- Christ the Lord." (Luke 2, 10-12) - Hail Mary

Suddenly a great army of heaven's angels appeared with the angel, singing praises to God: "Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom he is pleased!" (Luke 2,13-14) - Hail Mary

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and saw the baby lying in the manger. (Luke 2,16) - Hail Mary

When the shepherds saw him, they told them what the angel had said about the child. All who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said. (Luke 2, 17-18) - Hail Mary

Mary remembered all these things and thought deeply about them. (Luke 2,19) - 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.

Fourth Joyful Mystery

Sign of the Passion
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