The Five Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary

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The five Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary center around Our Lord's Passion and Death. From the beginning of His Passion in the Garden of Gethsemane through the Crucifixion we meditate on each stage of Our Lord's suffering for our sins and through this, opening the Gates of Heaven to all those worthy.

This makes it especially dear to us to pray the Rosary, and to spread the word about the Rosary, since so many times saints who have been privileged with visions of Hell, Purgatory and Heaven report people there, in Heaven, who they assumed would not be, and it came to their knowledge that it was because of devotion to Our Lady and their habit of saying the Rosary that got them to Heaven or at least Purgatory, and a lack of devotion and/or failing to say their Rosary when they should have that lost them a chance for Eternal Salvation. (We have hope yet!)

"When Our Lord closes the door, Our Lady opens a window", is one of my favorite quotes from Archbishop Fulton J Sheen that gives me great hope that there will be a way for me to obtain Heaven.

Traditionally the Sorrowful Decades of the Rosary are said on Tuesday, Friday and Sundays of Lent.

1. The Agony in the Garden ~ Fruit: Resignation to the Will of God
2. The Scourging at the Pillar ~ Fruit/Virtue: Mortification
3. The Crowning with Thorns ~ Fruit/Virtue: Humility
4. The Carrying of the Cross ~ Fruit/Virtue: Patience in Adversity
5. The Crucifixion of Our Lord ~ Fruit/Virtue: Love of Our Enemies

When are the Sorrowful Mysteries Said?

Traditionally the Sorrowful decades are said on Tuesdays, Fridays and on Sundays during Lent. There are no better mysteries to meditate on to keep us mindful of our end days than the Sorrowful. Our death and how we have lived our lives should be a forethought as we do our meditation while praying.

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