The Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a well-beloved, centuries-old form of meditation in the Christian West. Holy Icons are an even more ancient aid to meditation which flourishes in the Christian East. A few years back I decided to bring these two together, by combining the Scriptural Rosary with icons illustrating each Mystery. The following pages are the partial realization of my vision.
Why "partial"? Because I have not found an icon for every one of the 15 Mysteries (and I have none for the new Luminous Mysteries yet). This is why not all the pages have graphics as of yet (as you will notice). Though technically incomplete, I have linked them so that web surfers may at least benefit from the Scriptural Rosary. I will continue to search for suitable icons, and might temporarily place some fine examples of Western sacred art on those pages until the spaces can be filled by authentic icons. I pray that you will draw spiritual benefit from these humble pages.
Don't know how to say the Rosary? Here are some Instructions.
- First Joyful Mystery
- Second Joyful Mystery
- Third Joyful Mystery
- Fourth Joyful Mystery
- Fifth Joyful Mystery
- Printer-Friendly Page of the Scriptural Joyful Mysteries
- First Luminous Mystery
- Second Luminous Mystery
- Third Luminous Mystery
- Fourth Luminous Mystery
- Fifth Luminous Mystery
- Printer-Friendly Page of the Scriptural Luminous Mysteries
- First Sorrowful Mystery
- Second Sorrowful Mystery
- Third Sorrowful Mystery
- Fourth Sorrowful Mystery
- Fifth Sorrowful Mystery
- Printer-Friendly Page of the Scriptural Sorrowful Mysteries
- First Glorious Mystery
- Second Glorious Mystery
- Third Glorious Mystery
- Fourth Glorious Mystery
- Fifth Glorious Mystery
- Printer-Friendly Page of the Scriptural Glorious Mysteries
- Additional Prayers for the Luminous Mysteries
And in case you need them, here are the Prayers of the Rosary, in both English and Latin.
May God bless you through the prayers of our sweet Mother Mary!