“A mystery is a sacred thing which is difficult to understand…. The works of Our Lord and of His Blessed Mother can be rightly called mysteries because they are so full of wonders and all kinds of perfections and deep sublime truths which the Holy Spirit reveals to the humble and simple souls who honor these mysteries” (The Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis de Montfort).

Only those mysteries which Our Lady herself revealed are presented here. The graces presented below are adapted from St. Louis de Montfort’s Third Method for Saying the Rosary.

Joyful Mysteries

1st Mystery: The Annunciation of the Angel Gabriel to Mary

2nd Mystery: The Visitation of Mary to St. Elizabeth
Charity towards Our Neighbor

3rd Mystery: The Nativity of Jesus
Detachment from Worldly Things

4th Mystery: The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple
Purity in Body and Mind

5th Mystery: Finding Jesus at the Temple
True Wisdom

Sorrowful Mysteries

6th Mystery: The Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane
Sorrow for Our Sins

7th Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar
Grace to Mortify our Senses

8th Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns and Mocking of Jesus
Contempt of the World

9th Mystery: Jesus Carrying the Cross
Patience in All Our Crosses

10th Mystery: The Crucifixion of Jesus
Final Perseverance

Glorious Mysteries

11th Mystery: The Resurrection
Love of God

12th Mystery: The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven
Ardent Desire for Heaven

13th Mystery: The Coming of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost
That the Holy Spirit May Come into Our Souls

14th Mystery: The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
Tender Devotion to Mary

15th Mystery: The Coronation of Mary by Jesus in Heaven
Perseverance in Grace and a Crown of Glory