Thursday, February 04, 2010

The Five Luminous Mysteries Pictures and Reflections





The Baptism of Jesus at the Jordan River by El Greco
 


Think of Christ's Baptism at the hands of John the Baptist when the Father called Him His beloved Son and the Holy Spirit descended on Him to invest Him with the mission He was to carry out.

Resolution: I desire to live my Baptismal promises.



Jesus' Self-Manifestation at the Wedding at Cana by Jacobo Tintoretto



Think of Christ's Self-manifestation at the wedding at Cana when He changed water into wine and opened the hearts of the disciples to faith, thanks to the intervention of Mary, the first among believers.

Resolution: I desire to do whatever Jesus says.

 
The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God Detail by Fra Angelico

Think of Christ's preaching of the Kingdom of God with its call to forgiveness, as He inaugurated the ministry of mercy, which He continues to exercise until the end of the world, particularly through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Resolution: I desire God's forgiveness.





The Transfiguration of the Lord by Duccio di Buoninsegna


Think of Christ's Transfiguration when the glory of the Godhead shone forth from His face as the Father commanded the Apostles to listen to Him and experience His Passion and Resurrection and be transfigured by the Holy Spirit.

Think of: I desire to be a new person in Christ.



The Institution of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci


Think of Christ's institution of the Eucharist, in which He offered His Body and Blood as food under the signs of bread and wine and testified to His love for humanity, for whose sake He would offer Himself in sacrifice.

Resolution: I desire active participation at Mass.

Text from Pray the Rosary.

5 comments:

Kathleen's Catholic said...

These are beautiful. The art is gorgeous. Very thoughtful of you to put this together.

Tracy said...

Esther, I love the pictures you have chosen for reflection, they are so moving!!

Esther G. said...

Thanks ladies. I have posted all the Mysteries on the sidebar for easy access.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU for attributing the artwork!

Esther G. said...

You're welcome.