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Holy Rosary in English

Mysteries of the Rosary

Joyful Mysteries (Prayed on Mondays and Saturdays)
1. The Annunciation of the Archangel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin
2. The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin to her cousin, St. Elizabeth
3. The Birth of Jesus at Bethlehem
4. The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple
5. The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple

Sorrowful Mysteries (Prayed on Tuesdays and Fridays)
1. The Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane
2. The Scourging of Jesus at the Pillar
3. The Crowning of Jesus with Thorns
4. The Carrying of the Cross by Jesus to Mount Calvary
5. The Crucifixion of Jesus on Mount Calvary

The Glorious Mysteries (Prayed on Wednesdays and Sundays)
1. The Resurrection of Jesus
2. The Ascension of Jesus
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles
4. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven
5. The Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Heaven

The Mysteries of Light (prayed on Thursdays)
1. Jesus' baptism in the Jordan River
2. Jesus' self-manifestation at the wedding of Cana
3. Jesus' proclamation of the Kingdom of God with His call to conversion
4. Jesus' Transfiguration
5. Jesus' Institution of the Eucharist, as the sacramental expression of the paschal mystery