The Luminous Mysteries
1. The Baptism in the Jordan
Jesus is baptized in the river Jordan by John the Baptist. Openness to the Holy Spirit
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.
14 John tried to prevent him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?"
15 Jesus said to him in reply, "Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed him. 16 After Jesus w
as baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened [for him], and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove [and] coming upon him.
17 And a voice came from the heavens, saying, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."
- Matthew 3:13-17
2. The Self-Manifestation of Our Lord at the wedding of Cana
Jesus changes water into wine and opens the hearts of the disciples to faith. To Jesus through Mary
1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
2 Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.
3 When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine."
4 [And] Jesus said to her, "Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come."
5 His mother said to the servers, "Do whatever he tells you."
6 Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons.
7 Jesus told them, "Fill the jars with water." So they filled them to the brim.
8 Then he told them, "Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter." So they took it.
9 And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (although the servers who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom
10 and said to him, "Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now."
11 Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him.
- John 2:1-11
3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God, with the Call to Conversion
Jesus preaches about the Kingdom of God and calls for conversion. Repentance and Trust in God
14 After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God:
15 "This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."
- Mark 1:14-15
4. The Transfiguration
Jesus is transfigured before the disciples. Desire for Holiness
29 While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white.
- Luke 9:29
5. The Institution of the Eucharist
Christ offers his body and blood as food under the signs of bread and wine. Adoration
19 Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me."
20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you."
- Luke 22:19-20
The information on this page was extracted from the "Catholic Calendar" website at the following address: http://www.easterbrooks.com
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