||Third Joyful Mystery:
(Intention: Motherhood, Poverty, Social Ethnic Groups)
Recite 1 Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - 1 Glory be to the Father ]
We look with wonder at the Wisdom of God as the Promised Woman gives birth to the Promised
Messiah in a cold cave! Deprived of all material things, the Splendor of Heaven entered
the world - that work of His hands - in abject poverty.
Jesus and Mary want us to know that their love for us is pure and devoid of any
selfishness. The Mother of God says to all Mothers, "Let the dignity of your
Motherhood rise above created things and the richness of your love cover your
Can we ever imagine the ecstasy of Mary as her eyes met the eyes of God in her tiny
infant? Can our hearts ever feel the agony as she saw His outstretched arms form a cross?
Can we in our finest moments ever fathom such love and pain?
Sweet Mother, we want to take our place with the Shepherds to tell Jesus of our love and
gratitude. We want to reach out to the men of, all nations just as the Infant reached out
to the Wise Men of the East. We want to put aside our prejudice and bigotry and offer the
gift of our love to all men.
Obtain for us the grace to see Jesus in the lowly and offer Jesus to the forgotten. Teach
us how to be holy, so we may give the Father the glory and Jesus the pleasure of making
sinners into saints.