The New Sacred
For centuries the fifteen decade
rosary was used by many throughout the Catholic Church. It was the
rosary used to recite the fifteen mysteries of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
In 2002, Pope John Paul II proposed that five more decades be added to
the rosary. The Luminous Mysteries, or Mysteries of Light were added to
the Holy Rosary of Sacred Mysteries.
The New Sacred Mysteries
The Five Joyful Mysteries
Prayed on Mondays and Saturdays. Also prayed on the
Sundays of Advent and after Epiphany until Lent.
1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Nativity of Christ
4. The Presentation
5. Finding Jesus in the Temple
The Five Luminous Mysteries
Prayed on Thursdays.
1. The Baptism of Jesus
2. The Wedding at Cana
3. Proclaiming The Kingdom of God
4. The Transfiguration
5. Institution of The Eucharist
The Five Sorrowful Mysteries
Prayed on Tuesdays and Fridays. Also prayed on the
Sundays of Lent.
1. The Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. The Crowning with Thorns
4. Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion
The Five Glorious Mysteries
Prayed on Wednesdays and on Sundays after Easter until
1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles
4. The Assumption
The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven