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MONDAY OF THE JOYFUL

 The Revelation of the Lord


Let us ponder in our hearts the mystery of the Lord’s revelation 
kept in the heart of Mary, the Mother of God.



First, In the Manger 


On the large bead, a leader begins the Our Father:  

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name.
Rs. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done ... 

On each bead of the decade, a leader begins by reading the verse: 

Vs. 1  Be enlightened, be enlightened, O Jerusalem: * for your light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 2  And the Gentiles shall walk in your light, * and kings in the brightness of your rising.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 3  Behold, there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem, saying: Where is he that is born King of Jews? * For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to adore him.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 4  For so it is written by the prophet: And you Bethlehem, land of Judah, are not least among the princes of Judah: * for out of you shall come forth the Captain that shall rule my people Israel.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 5  Behold the star which they had seen in the East went before them, * until it came and stood over where the child was.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 6  And seeing the star, * they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 7  And entering into the house, they found the child with Mary his mother; * and falling down they adored him.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 8  And opening their treasures, they offered him gifts: * gold for the great king, and incense for the true God, and myrrh for his burial.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9  A holy day has shone upon us: * come, all you peoples, and adore the Lord, who has been manifested in flesh.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 10  He has appeared to the angels, been preached among the peoples; * he has been believed in in the world, and assumed in glory.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Filled with the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth cried out: *
How is it that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?


Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:

Vs. At the sound of Mary’s voice, the infant leaped in her womb, 
and filled with the Holy Spirit she cried out:
Rs. How is it that the Mother of my Lord should come 
to me?

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:

Vs. Filled with the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth cried out: *
Rs. How is it that the Mother of my Lord should come 
to me?



Second, In the Jordan


On the large bead, a leader begins the Our Father:  
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name.
Rs. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done ... 

On each bead of the decade, a leader begins by reading the verse: 

Vs. 1  The word of the Lord came upon John in the desert. * And he came into all the country around the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance, for the remission of sins.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 2  I indeed baptize you with water, but there shall come one mightier than I: * he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 3   His fan is in his hand, and he will purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his barn; * but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 4  Now it came to pass that while Jesus, also being baptized, was praying, heaven was opened; * and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily shape, as a dove, upon him.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 5   And a voice came from heaven: You are my beloved Son; * in you I am well pleased.   Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 6  Behold my servant, my chosen one; my soul delights in him; * I have put my spirit upon him; he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 7  The spirit of the Lord is upon me, therefore he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; * he has sent me to heal the contrite of heart.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 8  The Lord has called me from the womb, * from the belly of my mother he has been mindful of my name.   Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9  From God I proceeded and came. * For I came not of myself, but he sent me.   Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 10  So shall my word go forth from my mouth: it will not return to me void, but it shall do whatever I please. * And it shall prosper in the things for which I sent it.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Filled with the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth cried out: *
How is it that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. At the sound of Mary’s voice, the infant leaped in her womb, 
and filled with the Holy Spirit she cried out:
Rs. How is it that the Mother of my Lord should come 
to me?

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. Filled with the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth cried out: *
Rs. How is it that the Mother of my Lord should come 
to me?



Third, In Cana of Galilee


On the large bead, a leader begins the Our Father:  
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name.
Rs. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done ... 

On each bead of the decade, a leader begins by reading the verse: 

Vs. 1  There was a marriage in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there, and Jesus also was invited, and his disciples. * And the wine failing, the mother of Jesus says to him: They have no wine.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 2   And Jesus says to her: Woman, what is that to me and to you? * My hour has not yet come.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 3   His mother says to the servers: * Whatsoever he shall say to you, do it.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 4   Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, for the customary purifying of Jews. * Jesus says to them: Fill the waterpots with water.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 5   Then Jesus says to them: Draw out now and carry to the chief steward of the feast. * When the chief steward tasted the water made wine, he knew not from where it came.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 6   The chief steward calls the bridegroom and says to him, * You have kept the good wine until now.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 7   This beginning of his miracles Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and he manifested his glory. * And his disciples believed in him.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 8  The voice of my beloved is knocking: * Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my immaculate one, for my head is full of dew.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9  I have come into my garden, O my sister, my spouse; * I have gathered my myrrh with my fragrant spices.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 10  Drink my wine with my milk. * Eat, O friends, and drink, and be inebriated, my dearly beloved.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Filled with the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth cried out: *
How is it that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. At the sound of Mary’s voice, the infant leaped in her womb, 
and filled with the Holy Spirit she cried out:
Rs. How is it that the Mother of my Lord should come 
to me?

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. Filled with the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth cried out: *
Rs. How is it that the Mother of my Lord should come 
to me?


Fourth, 

On Mount Tabor


On the large bead, a leader begins the Our Father:  
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name.

Rs. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done ... 


On each bead of the decade, a leader leads with the verse:

Vs. 1  Jesus takes with him Peter and James and John, and leads them up into a high mountain, apart by themselves. * And he was transfigured before them.   Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 2  And his garments became shining and exceeding white as snow. * And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 3   And Peter answering, said to Jesus: Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. * Let us make three tabernacles: one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 4  He knew not what he said, * for they were struck with fear.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee:   Rs. Blessed …

Vs. 5  And there was a cloud overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, saying: * This is my most beloved Son. Hear him.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 6  See that you refuse him not who speaks. * For if they did not escape who refused him who spoke upon Sinai, much more shall not we that turn away from him who speaks to us from heaven.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 7   But you have come to mount Sion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem: * to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the just made perfect.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 8  And you have come to Jesus, the mediator of the new testament, * and to the sprinkling of blood which speaks better than that of Abel.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9   And we have seen his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father, * full of grace and truth.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 10   For the law was given by Moses; * grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.   Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Filled with the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth cried out: *
How is it that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. At the sound of Mary’s voice, the infant leaped in her womb, 
and filled with the Holy Spirit she cried out:
Rs. How is it that the Mother of my Lord should come 
to me?

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. Filled with the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth cried out: *
Rs. How is it that the Mother of my Lord should come 
to me?



Fifth, In the Cenacle


On the large bead, a leader begins the Our Father:  
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name.
Rs. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done ... 

On each bead of the decade, a leader begins by reading the verse: 

Vs. 1   Late the same day, the first of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were gathered together, * Jesus came and stood in the midst, and he said to them: Peace be with you.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 2   When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. * The disciples therefore rejoiced when they saw the Lord.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 3  Then he said to them again: Peace be with you. * When he had said this, he breathed on them, and he said to them: Receive the Holy Spirit.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 4   Now Thomas was not with them. And he said: * Unless I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 5   And after eight days, again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. * Jesus comes, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said: Peace be with you.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 6   Then he said to Thomas: Put in your finger here and see my hands, and bring here your hand and put it into my side. * Be not faithless, but believing.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 7   Thomas answered and said to him: * My Lord and my God.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 8   Because you have seen me, Thomas, you have believed: * blessed are they who have not seen and have believed.   Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9   That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which our hands have handled: * to the word of life, we do bear witness.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 10   We do bear witness and declare to you the life eternal that was with the Father and has appeared to us: * that you also may have with us fellowship with the Father and with his Son.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Filled with the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth cried out: *
How is it that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. At the sound of Mary’s voice, the infant leaped in her womb, 
and filled with the Holy Spirit she cried out:
Rs. How is it that the Mother of my Lord should come 
to me?

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. Filled with the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth cried out: *
Rs. How is it that the Mother of my Lord should come 
to me?


Concluding Prayers After the Decades



Intercessions 
for the Church 

Vs. Lord, have mercy.   
Rs. Lord, have mercy. 

Vs. Christ, have mercy.   
Rs. Christ, have mercy. 

Vs. Lord, have mercy.   
Rs. Lord, have mercy. 

Vs. Christ, hear us.   
Rs. Christ, graciously hear us. 

Vs. God, the Father of heaven:   
Rs. Have mercy on us. 

Vs. God the Son, Redeemer of the world:   
Rs. Have mercy on us. 

Vs. God the Holy Spirit:   
Rs. Have mercy on us. 

Vs. Holy Trinity, one God:   
Rs. Have mercy on us. 

Vs. Watch over your Church, O Lord. 
 Rs. O Lord, watch over our Holy Father. 

Vs. Preserve your Church, O Lord. 
Rs. O Lord, preserve our Holy Father. 

Vs. Uphold your Church, O Lord. 
Rs. O Lord, uphold our Holy Father. 

Vs. Grant the pastors of your Church and its laborers
ever to renew, O Lord. 
 Rs. O Lord, grant your people ever to renew. 

Vs. Grant religious life in the Church and the consecrated
ever to renew, O Lord. 
Rs. O Lord, grant your people ever to renew. 

Vs. Grant the life of the faithful in the family and in the world 
 ever to renew, O Lord. 
 Rs. O Lord, grant your people ever to renew. 

Vs. Draw to the bosom of the Church 
all the peoples of the world, O Lord: 
 Rs. And in your mercy hear the Holy Father’s intentions 
for all the peoples of the world, O Lord.

Vs. Holy Mary, holy Mother of the Church, pray for her: 
 Rs. that she be worthy of the promises of Christ. 


Seasonal 
Antiphon 
to the 
Blessed Virgin 
Mary


(To the tune of the Roman Salve, below.) 

Mary, we greet thee, 
Mother and Queen all merciful:
our life, our sweetness, and our hope, 
we greet thee! 

To thee we exiles, 
children of Eve, lift our crying;
to thee we send our sighs, 
as mourning and weeping 
 we pass through this valley of tears. 

Therefore we pray, 
be our gracious helper:
look with pity, with eyes of loving tenderness, 
 upon us sinners. 

And at the end, 
when this earthly exile shall be over, 
show us 
the blessed fruit of your womb: 
Jesus. 

O loving! 
O gentle! 
O most sweet 
Virgin Mary! 



 Vs. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God: 
Rs. That we be worthy of the promises of Christ. 

The concluding prayer is recited by a leader of prayers: 

Lord holy Father, 
 as your only begotton Son by his life, death, and resurrection 
 has obtained for us the rewards of eternal life:
grant us, we beseech thee, 
that by pondering in our hearts these mysteries that 
his blessed Mother keeps in hers, 
we may imitate what they contain 
and attain what they promise. 
Through the same Christ our Lord: 
Rs. Amen 

Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, 
and to the Holy Spirit: 
Rs. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, 
world without end. 
 Amen 

 The leader invokes the final blessing: 

Vs. May the Lord our God bless us, 
and defend us from all evil, 
and lead us to eternal life: 

They conclude, kissing the crucifix and making the sign of the cross with it: 

Rs. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Spirit. 
 Amen.