The Glorious Mysteries
1 – The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ
From Easter Homily (April 16, 2017):
With one voice, in every part of the world, we proclaim the great message: ‘The Lord is truly risen, as he said!’
2 – Jesus Ascends into Heaven
From Twitter (May 25, 2017):
With the Ascension of Jesus, we participate in the fullness of life with God. Let us carry this in our hearts in our daily lives.
3 – The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
From Pentecost Homily (May 20, 2018):
The Spirit grants intimacy with God, the inner strength to keep going. Yet, at the same time, he is a centrifugal force, that is, one pushing outward. The one who centres us is also the one who drives us to the peripheries, to every human periphery. The one who reveals God also opens our hearts to our brothers and sisters. He sends us, he makes us witnesses, and so he pours out on us – again in the words of Paul – love, kindness, generosity and gentleness.
4 – Mary is Assumed into Heaven
From Angelus on the Feast of the Assumption (August 15, 2017):
[Contemplating Mary’s] Assumption into Heaven, the final fulfillment of her earthly journey, we thank her because she always precedes us in the pilgrimage of life and faith. She is the first Disciple.
5 – Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth
From Twitter (August 14, 2014):
Mary, Queen of Heaven, help us to transform the world according to God’s plan.
Pete Vere is a canonist, author, and catechist. His books include Surprised by Canon Law (volumes 1 & 2), More Catholic Than The Pope, and Annulments: 100 Questions and Answers. Pete and wife Sonya are blessed with seven children. In his spare time Pete enjoys camping with his family, riding his Indian Scout motorcycle, and refereeing professional wrestling.