Today we begin our meditation upon the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary through the ‘lens’ of the mystery of God’s Creation. May Our Lady, Co-Redemptrix hear our plea, respond favorably to our prayers, and deliver us from the errors of disbelief and error!
And may our prayer of Our Lady’s Psalter hasten the proper consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
– Read the introduction, The Rosary and Creation Dispel the Errors of Russia.
– Read the meditation on Creation and the Sorrowful Mysteries.
– Read the meditation on Creation and the Glorious Mysteries.
First Joyful Mystery:
In this Mystery, let us reflect on how, at both the Annunciation and Creation, all Three Persons of the Blessed Trinity worked together in harmony. The Father brought about all creation through the Son at the beginning of time, and in the fullness of time, the Son took on a created nature (Cf. John 1:10-11). In both, the Father and the Son worked a miracle of grace and salvation, through the Holy Ghost. When God created the world, the Spirit hovered over the waters to shape and bless all creation (Genesis 1:2) – and it was good. In an analogous way, when God began to ‘remake’ our fallen world through Christ, the Spirit hovered over the Blessed Virgin Mary, as the angel prophesied that the “Holy Ghost shall come upon Thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow Thee” (Luke 1:35). Let us meditate upon the work of the Holy Ghost in hovering over Our Lady. Let us beg Him to hover over us and stir up our grace of Baptism and Confirmation, as we honor Him for His great gift of Creation.
Second Joyful Mystery:
In this Mystery, let us meditate on how, in both the Visitation and in the Creation, Our Lord and His Blessed Mother share their inherent goodness with humanity. By its very nature, goodness diffuses itself; it desires to be shared so to speak. God is absolute Goodness. From all eternity His goodness IS. Since He desires to share this goodness, He created the world so He would have other persons to share His goodness with. He created beings who could know His truth and love His goodness. Similarly, when the Holy Virgin was blessed with carrying God within Her womb, She promptly went to share this goodness with Her cousin, Elizabeth (Luke 1:39). Again, we see how true charity, in complete opposition to pride and selfishness, can’t be contained but must ‘diffuse’ itself to others. Let us meditate on how Our Lady always sought to share the goodness given to Her, and ask Her to help us imitate Her, gratefully handing on the goodness we have received.
Third Joyful Mystery:
The Nativity of Our Lord
In this Mystery, let us consider how, in both the Nativity and in the Creation, God relied on a pure, immaculate source. God always uses a pure source from which to create something new. When God created the first Adam, He drew him from the untilled virgin earth (Genesis 2:7). Again, when God created the human nature of the second Adam, Our Lord Jesus Christ, He drew Him from the most pure Virgin Mary. Let us meditate upon the perfect virginity of Our Lady as we ask Her to help us be pure, so that we too can be used by God, for His eternal purposes.
Fourth Joyful Mystery:
The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
In this Mystery, we reflect on how, in both the Presentation of Jesus and in the Creation, God desires us to dwell in His presence. After God created Adam, He placed him in the Garden of Eden so they could dwell together. Following this pattern, after Our Lady gave birth to Christ, She brought Him into God’s temple (Luke 2:22). Let us meditate on how Mary’s Immaculate Heart always desired only God and prompted Her to bring Her only Son to the Father’s temple in Jerusalem. Similarly, Our Lady desires to bring Her Son to all Her spiritual children, and to unite all Her children to God. By the light of Her grace, let us pray to the Mediatrix of All Graces to help bring us into His eternal temple and Garden of Paradise in Heaven.
Fifth Joyful Mystery:
The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
In this Mystery, we think of how, in both the mystery of the Creation and in the Fifth Mystery, God desires to be sought after and found. When the first Adam and Eve fell into sin in the Garden, they felt distant from God and hid from Him. They lost their union with God (Genesis 3:8). On account of our sin, we too are often ‘lost’ and find it difficult to experience God. However, when the Second Eve was separated from God Incarnate, She sought after Him rather than fleeing. And She found Him (Luke 2:49). We see in this Mystery a wondrous and profoundly simple type for ‘Creation, Original Sin, and Redemption’; all of which we experience in our own life. In this Mystery, let us meditate on how Mary sought after Christ when She lost Him, and beg Her maternal intercession to help us also seek after Christ, even when it feels like we have lost Him.
Through the mystery of Creation, and through the mysteries of God’s holy Incarnation, we may come to share in God’s eternal mysteries. As we meditate upon God’s great mercies, both in creating the earth, and in giving us His only begotten Son, may we strive to imitate the virtues of Our Lord and Our Lady. May these meditations bring forth great fruit in our souls, and in our divinely created world.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, intercede for us.