The Holy Rosary

“Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.” -St. Padre Pio
Rosary Diagram

1-The Annunciation

Spiritual Fruit: Humility.

The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.” … “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.” … Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” (Luke. 1:26-28,31,38).

2-The Visitation

Spiritual Fruit: Love of Neighbor.

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. (Luke. 1:41-42).

3-The Birth of Jesus

Spiritual Fruit: Poverty.

And she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke. 2:7).

4-Presentation in the Temple

Spiritual Fruit: Obedience.

He [Simeon] came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying: “Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, …” (Luke. 2:27-30).

5-Finding in the Temple

Spiritual Fruit: Joy in finding Jesus.

After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions, and all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers. (Luke. 2:46-47).

1-The Agony in the Garden

Spiritual Fruit: Sorrow for sin.

Saying, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done.” And to strengthen him an angel from heaven appeared to him. He was in such agony and he prayed so fervently that his sweat became like drops of blood falling on the ground. (Luke. 22:42-44).

2-The Scourging at the Pillar

Spiritual Fruit: Purity.

But they continued their shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” (Luke. 23:21).
Then Pilate took Jesus and had him scourged. (John. 19:1).

3-Crowning with Thorns

Spiritual Fruit: Courage.

And the soldiers wove a crown out of thorns and placed it on his head, and clothed him in a purple cloak, and they came to him and said, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they struck him repeatedly. (John. 19:2-3).

4-Carrying of the Cross

Spiritual Fruit: Patience.

As they led him away they took hold of a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country; and after laying the cross on him, they made him carry it behind Jesus. A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him. (Luke. 23:26-27).

5-The Crucifixion

Spiritual Fruit: Perseverance. 

When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one on his right, the other on his left. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” They divided his garments by casting lots. (Luke. 23:33-34). It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon because of an eclipse of the sun. Then the veil of the temple was torn down the middle. Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”; and when he had said this he breathed his last. (Luke. 23:44-46).

1-The Resurrection

Spiritual Fruit: Faith.

They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus… He is not here, but he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day.(Luke. 24:2-3,6-7).

2-The Ascension

Spiritual Fruit: Hope.

Then he led them [out] as far as Bethany, raised his hands, and blessed them. As he blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven. (Luke. 24:50-51).

3-Descent of the Holy Spirit

Spiritual Fruit: Love of God.

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. (Acts. 2:1-4).

4-Assumption of Mary

Spiritual Fruit: Grace of a happy death.

And Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. ” (Luke. 1:46-47).

5-Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

Spiritual Fruit: Trust in Mary’s intercession.

“For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.” (Luke. 1:48).

1-Baptism of Jesus

Spiritual Fruit: Openness to the Holy Spirit.

After Jesus was 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. (Matthew. 3:16).

2-Wedding at Cana

Spiritual Fruit: To Jesus through Mary.

His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus told them, “Fill the jars with water.” So they filled them to the brim. And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (John. 2:5-7,9a).

3-Proclaiming the Kingdom

Spiritual Fruit: Repentance and trust in God.

As you go, make this proclamation: “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. (Matthew. 10:7-8).

4-Transfiguration

Spiritual Fruit: Desire for holiness.

About eight days after he said this, he took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah (Luke. 9:28-30).

5-Institution of the Eucharist

Spiritual Fruit: Adoration.

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.” 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).