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Glorious Mysteries from St. Pope John Paul II

The Resurrection

“ We do not pretend that life is all beauty. We are aware of darkness and sin, of poverty and pain. But we know Jesus has conquered sin and passed through his own pain to the glory of the Resurrection. And we live in the light of his Paschal Mystery – the mystery of his Death and Resurrection. We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!”

~ St. John Paul II November 30, 1986

The Ascension

“In the providence of God – in the eternal design of the Father – the hour had come for Christ to go away. He would leave his Apostles behind, with his Mother Mary, but only after he had given them his instructions. The Apostles now had a mission to perform according to the instructions that Jesus left, and these instructions were in turn the faithful expression of the Father’s will.”

~ St. John Paul II May 24,1979

The Descent of the Holy Spirit

“Veni, Sancte Spiritus! Thus [the Church] says over and over in every corner of the earth, her fervour unchanged, firmly aware that she must remain in the Upper Room, always awaiting the Spirit. At the same time, she knows that she must leave the Upper Room and travel the world's roads, with the ever new task of bearing witness to the mystery of the Spirit.”

~St. John Paul II May 31, 1998

The Assumption

“At her Assumption, Mary was ‘taken up to Life’ – Body and soul. She is already a part of ‘the first fruits’ (1 Cor 15, 20) of our Saviour’s redemptive death and Resurrection. The Son took his human life from her; in return He gave her the fullness of communion in divine life. She is the only other being in whom the mystery has already been completely accomplished. In Mary the final victory of Life over death is already a reality.”

~ St. John Paul II August 15, 1993

The Coronation

“Today’s liturgy sets before us the radiant icon of the Blessed Virgin who was taken up into Heaven in the integrity of her Body and soul. In the splendour of heavenly glory shines the One who, by reason of her humility, was made great in the sight of the Most High to the point that all generations call her blessed (cf. Lk 1:48). Now, as Queen, she sits beside her Son in the eternal happiness of paradise and looks upon her children from on high.”

~ St. John Paul II August 15, 1997

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