Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Scriptural Passages to Aid Rosary Meditation

Here are some helpful scriptural passages to aid rosary meditation:


1) The Annunciation

“Behold the handmaid of the Lord”(Luke 1: 26-38; Isaiah 7:14)

2) The Visitation

“Blessed are you among women”(Luke 1: 39-56)

3) The Birth of Jesus

“A Saviour has been born to you”(Luke 2: 1-20; John 1: 14)

4) The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

“Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord”(Luke 2: 22-35; John 1: 9-11)

5) The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

“Did you not know that I must be busy with my Father´s affairs?”(Luke 2: 41-52)


1) The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan

“You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased”(Luke 3: 15-22)

2) The Miracle at the Marriage Feast in Cana

“They have no wine”(John 2: 1-11)

3) The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God and the Call to Conversion

“Repent and believe in the Good News”(Mark 1: 14-15; Matthew 4:23)

4) The Transfiguration of Jesus

“There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became dazzingly white,whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them”(Mark 9: 2-9)

5) The Institution of the Eucharist

“Do this as a memorial of me”(1 Corinthians 11: 23-27; John 13: 2-20)


1) The Agony in the Garden

“Let your will be done, not mine”(Luke 22: 39-53)

2) The Scourging at the Pillar

“He ordered Jesus to be first scourged and then handed over to be crucified”(Matthew 27: 11-26)

3) The Crowning of Jesus with Thorns

“Having twisted some thorns into a crown they put this on his head”(Matthew 27: 27 -31)

4) The Carrying of the Cross

“Carrying his own cross he went out of the city to the place of the skull”(John 19: 17-22; Luke 23: 26-32)

5) The Crucifixion

“It is accomplished”(Luke 23: 33-46; John 19: 23-37)


1) The Resurrection of Jesus from the Dead

“He is not here; he has risen”(Luke 24: 1-8; John 20: 11-18)

2) The Ascension into Heaven

“he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight”(Acts 1: 3-11: Matthew 28: 18-20)

3) The Descent of the Holy Spirit

“They were all filled with the Holy Spirit”(Acts 2: 1-13; John 14: 16-21)

4) The Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven

“all men will be brought to life in Christ”(1 Corinthians 15: 20-23; Ephesians 2:4-10, Luke 1: 46-55)

5) The Coronation of Our Lady in Heaven

“a great sign appeared in heaven”(Revelation 12: 1-10; John 19: 25-27)

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