Rosary Meditations

To help you pray the Rosary I offer you meditations, many of which are excerpts of my homilies or meditations on other pages on this site. I hope these will make your praying of the Rosary more fruitful.

General Items on the Rosary

Mary needs your Rosary

The Rosary - Contemplating Christ with Mary

Story about the power of the Rosary

Homilies on prayer


Joyful Mysteries

1. The Annunciation

Jesus came because Mary surrendered to God

Mary’s “Amen”

Mary Full of Grace

Saying “Yes” to Jesus’ invitation to allow Him into our Lives

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2. Mary Visits Elizabeth

Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, Most Blessed of all women

3. The Birth of Jesus

Now I know why You had to do it - a Christmas Parable

Christmas - God's Love for you is out of this World 2015

The Word Became Flesh and Lived Among us

Christmas - Mystery of God's love

Epiphany of our Lord, January 6th

Jesus’ birth Revealed to the Nations by a Star because Jesus is Savior of All 2007

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mp3 meditation: Baby Jesus surrounded by the animals (quality reduced for 56k dial-up modems)

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4. The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple - the New Priesthood and Pure Sacrifice of the Eucharist 2010

Jesus the Fulfillment of Simeon's and Israel's Hopes 2016

St Joseph, Man of Faith and Patron of the Church

5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

The Holy Family, and encouragement for the Family by Pope John Paul II

The Holy Family of Nazareth - Difficulties conquered by Love

St Joseph, Man of Faith and Patron of the Church


Luminous Mysteries -Mysteries of Light

1. The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan

Sons and Daughters of God our Father since our Baptism

Like Jesus you were anointed with the Holy Spirit at Baptism

Sharing in the Salvific Effects of Jesus’ Cross through Baptism 2009

The Baptism of Jesus - Every Grace in the Church comes from Jesus 2011

Baptism Changes the Quality of Our Souls Forever 2011

2. The Wedding at Cana

Mary interceded at the Wedding at Cana and continues to be our Advocate

Cana - God wedded to us in the New Covenant, Mary is our Queen 2007

Mary, the Mother of Jesus, the Woman of the New Covenant 2013

3. Jesus’ Proclamation of the Kingdom

The Beatitudes

Jesus’ Prescription for Happiness - the Beatitudes

4. The Transfiguration

Jesus is the Promised Messiah. Listen to Him even as He predicts his Passion and Death! 2006

The Transfiguration, look beyond present suffering to the presence of God

Jesus’ Transfiguration and Overcoming Negativity

We live by faith not sight, and we treasure experiences of God’s personal love

Jesus' Transfiguration - a Lesson in Prayer 2016

5. The Institution of the Eucharist

Faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and Eucharistic Miracles

When we eat this bread and drink this cup...

The Eucharist and the Priesthood were born during the Last Supper

The Eucharist calls us to love and serve the Lord in others (homily excerpt) 2008

We meet Jesus at Mass like the two disciples on the road to Emmaus 2008

Eucharist prophesied by the prophet Malachi 2010

Looking back after Calvary...

Jesus our Healer, healing through the Mass and sacraments

Let Jesus Feast With You!

Four Presences of Jesus when we celebrate the Eucharist

Alexandrina lived only on Jesus in the Eucharist for thirteen years

On Pope John Paul II’s Letter on the Eucharist, Ecclesia de Eucharistia

The Eucharist: Jesus living in us and we in Jesus - Little Nellie of Holy God

The Eucharist and St. John Bosco

Is Jesus in the Eucharist the center of your life? 2007

Passover Expectation of the Messiah and the Eucharist 2010

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Stories about the Eucharist


Sorrowful Mysteries

On all five sorrowful mysteries: Jesus gave his life as an offering for our sin and bore our guilt 2012

1. The Agony of Jesus in Gethsemane


Jesus' Prayer in Gethsemane 2015

The young man who ran away 2015

2. The Scourging at the Pillar

Jesus’ suffering revealed by the Shroud of Turin

Scourging in the movie The Passion of the Christ

3. The Crowning with Thorns

Jesus’ suffering revealed by the Shroud of Turin

4. Jesus Carries his Cross

Jesus’ suffering revealed by the Shroud of Turin

5. The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus

The Passion of Jesus shows us up as sinners and heals us

The Passion of Jesus moves us to Repentance

Gethsemane and Crucifixion

Blood and water from the side of Christ symbolizes Christ giving us the sacraments from the Cross

The curtain torn in two 2015

Blood and Water from  Christ's Side giving us Life 2015

Jesus on the Cross Teaching us how to respond to Unjust Suffering 2015

Christ is the Target of our sins; in Him they are burned up 2018

The sacrificial agape love of Jesus and the miraculous crucifix of Limpias

The Sudarium, the Face-Cloth of Christ

Largest Known Relic of the True Cross in Santo Toribio, Spain

mp3 meditation: Seven Last Words of Jesus (1,2,3) (quality reduced for 56k dial-up modems)

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Do you love me?

Lamb of God

Jesus paid the price for our sins
St Margaret of York, Eucharistic Martyr, martyred on Good Friday


Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection

Meet the Risen Jesus in the Galilee of your daily life

Roll away the Stone and meet the Risen Jesus

Jesus Risen is the Light of the World 2008

The Resurrection of Jesus reminds us of the glorious future awaiting us

Christ is Risen! 2011

Jesus Continues in the Church 2015

Jesus' Resurrection shows He is the Answer to our Questions 2016

Trust, Surrender, Believe, Receive

Faith in the Resurrection enables us to endure suffering

Belief in the resurrection (excerpt of funeral homily)

Excerpts of Funeral Homilies

We meet Jesus at Mass like the two disciples on the road to Emmaus 2008

The Resurrection - They are like Angels 2010

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2. The Ascension


Jesus Continues to be Present in his Church after his Ascension 2006
Waiting in Prayer for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit

3. Pentecost

Pentecost - Let us fly!

Renewed by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost - one person’s experience

Living as authentic followers of Jesus will help many to come to follow Jesus 2006

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How can we receive the Holy Spirit to raise us up? 2006

4. The Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven

Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven

The Assumption of Our Lady and her house in Ephesus

Mary the Ark of the Covenant Assumed into Heaven intercedes for us 2007

Our Lady releasing souls from Purgatory on feast of her Assumption 2008

5. The Coronation of Our Lady as Queen of Heaven and Earth

Mary our Queen 2007

Ireland’s Queen