Friday, October 10, 2014

First Luminous Mystery: The Baptism In The Jordan

And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on him; and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased."

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "Jesus' public life begins with his baptism by John in the Jordan. John preaches 'a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins' (Luke 3:3)" (CCC, 535).

While meditating on the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan, say one Our Father, ten Hail Mary's, and a Glory Be (see "How to Pray the Rosary" if you are unfamiliar with any of these prayers).

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