A meditation of the Glorious Misteries from the Queen of Peace Monastery
First Glorious Mystery
The Resurrection of Jesus
Jesus said to Mary (Magdalene), “Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you looking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, I am ascending to my Father, and your Father, to my God and your God.” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, ”I have seen the Lord” and she told them that he had said these things to her. (John 20: 15-18)
Intention: For the Order of Preachers.
Let us ask Jesus to strengthen our faith in His Risen presence so that we may go forth to preach the Gospel filled with joy and be a Holy Preaching by all that wedo, say and are.
Second Glorious Mystery
The Ascension of Jesus
Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; and they were continually in the temple blessing God. (Luke 24:50-53)
Intention: For all theologians, scripture scholars, teachers and seekers of truth.
With the assurance that Jesusis with us always, even to the end of the ages,let us ask Him to deepen our desire to dwell with him, to know Him, to contemplate Him and to share the fruits of our contemplation.
Third Glorious Mystery
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. (Acts 2:1-3)
Intention: For the mission of the Order and the intentions of the Master of the Order, Brother Bruno Cadoré.
Let us ask Jesus to renew us with His Spirit of love and the burning desire to give our lives for His mission.
Forth Glorious Mystery
The Assumption of Mary
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour for he has looked with favour on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me and holy is his Name. (Luke 1:45-47)
Intention: For vocations to the Order of Preachers.
Let us ask Jesus to fill us with such love that we follow Him wholeheartedly wherever He leads us following in the steps of our Holy Father Dominic.
Fifth Glorious Mystery
The Crowning of Mary
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness on them light has shone. You have multiplied the nations, you have increased their joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest. For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.(Isaiah 9:2-6)
Intention: By the intercession of Mary Queen of Peace we prayfor peace in our world and for all those who are suffering persecution. We think especially of our brothers and sisters in Iraq and throughout the world.
Let us ask Jesus to make us instruments of peace in our families, our communities and everywhere we go. May our charity extend to all of creation.