by Victor Hoagland, C.P.

Pray the Fifth Joyful Mystery

Jesus is found in the temple, where he is teaching.
Jesus teaching in the temple

Our Father
Every year the parents of Jesus went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival. When Jesus was twelve years old, they went to the festival as usual. (Luke 2,41) - Hail Mary

When the festival was over, they started back home, but the boy Jesus stayed in Jerusalem. (Luke 2,43) - Hail Mary

His parents did not know this; they thought he was with the group, so they traveled a whole day and then started looking for him among their relatives and friends. (Luke 2,44) - Hail Mary

They did not find him, so they went back to Jerusalem looking for him. (Luke 2,45) - Hail Mary

On the third day they found him in the Temple, sitting with the Jewish teachers, listening to them and asking questions. (Luke 2,46) - Hail Mary

All who heard him were amazed at his intelligent answers. (Luke 1,47) - Hail Mary

His parents were astonished when they saw him and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been terribly worried trying to find you?" (Luke 2, 48) - Hail Mary

He answered them, "Why did you have to look for me? Didn't you know that I had to be in my Father's house?" (Luke 2,49) - Hail Mary

But they did not understand his answer. (Luke 2,50) - Hail Mary

So Jesus went back with them to Nazareth, where he was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart. Jesus grew both in body and in wisdom, gaining favor with God and people. (Luke 2,51-52) - 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.

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