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First Joyful Mystery

The Annunciation

And when the angel had come to her, he said, "Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women." (Luke 1, 28)

Fruit of the Mystery: Humility

Second Joyful Mystery

The Visitation

Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out in a loud voice: "Blest are you among women and blest is the fruit of your womb." (Luke 1, 41-42)

Fruit of the Mystery: Love of Neighbor

Third Joyful Mystery

The Birth of Jesus

She gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the place where travellers lodged. (Luke 2, 7)

Fruit of the Mystery: Poverty

Fourth Joyful Mystery

The Presentation

When the day came to purify them according to the law of Moses, the couple brought him up to Jerusalem so that he could be presented to the Lord, for it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every first-born male shall be consecrated to the Lord." (Luke 2, 22-23)

Fruit of the Mystery: Obedience

Fifth Joyful Mystery

Finding the Child Jesus in the Temple

On the third day they came upon him in the temple sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. (Luke 2, 46)

Fruit of the Mystery: Joy in finding Jesus

"He who has charity is far from all sin."
St. Polycarp of Smyrna