The Luminous Mysteries
The Baptism in the Jordan
"Then Jesus came from Galilee
Jordan to John, to be baptized by him…And
when Jesus was baptized, he went up
from the water, and behold, the heavens
opened and he saw the Spirit of God
like a dove, and alighting on him;
a voice from heaven, saying, 'This
beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.'"
At the start of His ministry,
For us, He was baptized by John:
Submitting with humility;
While over Him, the Spirit shone.
The Wedding At Cana
"When the wine ran short, the mother
of Jesus said to him, 'They have no wine.'
(And) Jesus said to her, 'Woman, how does
your concern affect me? My hour has not yet
come.' His mother said to the servers, 'Do
whatever he tells you.'…the water that had
become wine…Jesus did this as the beginning
of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed
his glory, and his disciples began
to believe in him." (2)
You interceded in their need:
You showed the servants to your Son,
To follow Him with careful heed --
By faith, this miracle was done.
The Proclamation of the Kingdom
"And when the men had come to
said, 'John the Baptist has sent us
saying, 'Are you he who is to come,
we look for another?'…And he answered
'Go and tell John what you have seen
heard: the blind receive their sight,
lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and
hear, the dead are raised up, the poor
good news preached to them.'"
Far greater than raising the dead
Good news is proclaimed to the poor
The poor heart hears what has been
His mercy saves! Our hope is sure!
"After six days Jesus took Peter,
and John his brother, and led them
up a high
mountain by themselves. And he was
before them; his face shone like the
and his clothes became white as light.
behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to
conversing with him." (4)
His glory shone in human form:
The law and prophets are fulfilled
In Him who will cleanse and transform
Us to Himself as He has willed.
The Institution of the Eucharist
"And he took bread, and when he had
given thanks he broke it and gave it to them,
saying, 'This is my body which is given for
you. Do this in remembrance of me.' And likewise
the cup after supper, saying, 'This cup which
is poured out for you is the new covenant
in my blood.'" (5)
The Bread of Life and Blood offered
For love, condemned without a crime,
The Lamb of God, who has suffered,
Remains with us throughout all time.
1. John 3:13, 16-17
2. John 2: 3-5,9a,11
3. Luke 7:20,22
4. Matthew 17:1-3
5. Luke 22:19-20
(c) Paul Buis, 2002