Mysteries of Faith, Hope, and Love

Rosary Beads Scripture: The Mysteries of Faith, Hope, and Love

Isaac Bears the Wood for His Sacrifice James Tissot Jewish Musuem

Complete Trust in God’s Promise of Faith, Hope, and Love

Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together. Isaac said to his father Abraham, “Father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “The fire and the wood are here, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” Abraham said, “God himself will provide the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them walked on together. When they came to the place that God had shown him, Abraham built an altar there and laid the wood in order. He bound his son Isaac, and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to kill his son. 11 But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 12 He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me. (Genesis 22:6-12)

Lectio: Do you have the faith to give your most precious treasure to God in the belief that is what is being asked for? Your treasure is most likely not your child, but rather yourself in the form of love that you have received from Christ. When you share this with others, you give them a sign of hope.

What Our Lord Saw from the Cross James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumIn the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

 

 

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Apostle’s Creed: I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen

The Lord's Prayer Rosary

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

The Annunciation James Tissot Brooklyn Museum

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

 

3 Hail Marys

 

 

The Transfiguration, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum, thumbnail

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

 

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First Mystery: Faith, Hope, and Love Abide

 

The Good Shepherd

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. 13 And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13)

 Lectio: If there is a single take away from praying the Rosary, it is that the community of saints is waiting for us to join them in prayer. Mary is there at any time to help us when we pray with her. Jesus is there to find us no matter where we might be. He will go to great lengths to bear our weight and bring us peace in the most troubled times. Sincerely praying the Rosary can bring us great comfort, or raise us to great heights rejoicing in the truth that prayer is full of faith, hope, and peace.

 

The Lords Prayer RosaryOur Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

The Annunciation James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumHail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen

 

10 Hail Mary's

The Transfiguration, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum, thumbnailGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

 

The Ascension, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum, thumbnailO my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

 

 

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Second Mystery: Faith

Jesus Stilling the Tempest
Jesus Stilling the Tempest

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible. By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going. 23 By faith Moses was hidden by his parents for three months after his birth, because they saw that the child was beautiful; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. 1Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. (Hebrews 11:1-3, 8, 23, Hebrews 12:1-2 )

Lectio: In the Christian definition of Faith, hope plays a large part. When we hope for something with a Divine perspective, we already believe even though we may have never seen it tangible in the physical sense. Often times we have a feeling about doing something because we know it to be good in God’s eyes. Rather than wait for 100% conviction we begin to participate in what we think God may be asking. I suspect that God is more appreciative in us being willing than what the outcome is.

 

The Lords Prayer RosaryOur Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

The Annunciation James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumHail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen

 

10 Hail Mary's

The Transfiguration, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum, thumbnailGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

 

The Ascension, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum, thumbnailO my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

 

 

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Third Mystery: Hope

The Pilgrims of Emmaus on the Road James Tissot Brooklyn Museum full size
The Pilgrims of Emmaus on the Road

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. “ 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:4-6,13)

Lectio: The knowledge that God hopes in us does not always penetrate our thinking. If we have experienced God asking something of us, we can possibly put our God of Hope into perspective. God does not force us to do something, rather His intuitions have to be discerned, tested by us counting on the Holy Spirit to help us, then finally we fill in the rest of the details based on our own feelings. All of this is God hoping we will turn the initial intuition into existence.

 

The Lords Prayer RosaryOur Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

The Annunciation James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumHail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen

 

10 Hail Mary's

The Transfiguration, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum, thumbnailGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

 

The Ascension, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum, thumbnailO my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

 

 

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The Fourth Mystery: God is love

Our Lord Jesus Christ
Our Lord Jesus Christ

God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. 17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgment, because as he is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. 19 We love[b] because he first loved us. 20 Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their brothers or sisters,[c] are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister[d] whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. 21 The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also. (1 John 4:16-21)

 Lectio: Imagine being able to cast out all fear. If you think about the times you have had the least amount of fear in your life, you have felt the most significant amounts of love. Love gently pushes aside all those negative feelings we might have. For instance, how about the worst event in your life, has Love conquered it yet. Or those things that divide us from someone else, could love heal those wounds.

 

The Lords Prayer RosaryOur Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

The Annunciation James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumHail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen

 

10 Hail Mary's

The Transfiguration, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum, thumbnailGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

 

The Ascension, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum, thumbnailO my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

 

 

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The Fifth Mystery:  The Fruit of Faith, Hope, and Love

The Vine Dresser and the Fig Tree James Tissot Brooklyn Museum full size
The Vine Dresser and the Fig Tree

1“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. 11 I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. (John 15:1-5,13)

 

Lectio: It is difficult to make the decision to let all of our vices float to the surface so we can and God can release them from controlling who we are.  When we make room for virtues instead that is a sign of the fruit of Faith, Hope and Love.  Once that process is started is when the ripple of who we are can begin to have an impact on others, yielding even more fruit.  This trimming away of the parts of ourselves that are not fruitful is a painful process until the cut that has been made to do so heals.

 

The Lords Prayer RosaryOur Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

The Annunciation James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumHail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen

 

10 Hail Mary's

The Transfiguration, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum, thumbnailGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

 

The Ascension, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum, thumbnailO my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

 

 

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The Magnificat James Tissot Brooklyn Museum full sizeHail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us. And after this our exile, show unto us the blessed Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus Appears to the Holy Woman James Tissot Brooklyn Museum full sizeLet us pray. O GOD, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech Thee, that by meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

 

 

 

What Our Lord Saw from the Cross James Tissot Brooklyn Museum

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen

 

 

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The art in this Mystery with the exception of my own of painting representing Mary (for the rosary bead) is from the French artist James Tissot (1836-1902)*. James Tissot’s art is now in the public domain and available as non-copyrighted downloads from the Brooklyn Museum (www.brooklynmuseum.org), The Jewish Museum (www.thejewishmuseum.org) and WikiArt (www.wikiart.org/en/james-tissot) web sites. I have followed each of their publication guidelines such as using proper acknowledgement for use. The small repeating images of Tissot’s paintings in this Mystery are referenced and have captions in the introduction to this collection of Rosary Mysteries. For additional information regarding art by James Tissot, the assembly of the Scriptural Rosary mysteries, my comments from Lectio or suggestions on how to use these mysteries, please see the Introduction to Contemplatio, Absconsa Mysteria – To Contemplate Hidden Mysteries. Additional Scriptural Rosaries.