Day 32, Sunday December 2, Joyful Mysteries
The 'yes' of Mary gave us the Holy Eucharist, as the body of Jesus was formed from the Immaculate Heart of His Mother, from whose flesh Jesus took the flesh He gives us in the Blessed Sacrament...
"The Virgin shall....give birth to a Son and they shall call Him Emmanuel, a name which means 'GOD IS WITH US'." This is our joy today! Jesus chose the name 'Emmanuel' BECAUSE OF HIS INFINITE DESIRE TO DWELL WITH US ALWAYS IN THIS MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT, as absolute proof of HIS EVERLASTING LOVE and CONSTANT AFFECTION for each of us.
Jesus calls you to be with Him today, waiting for you with great desire. "I have called you by name...because you are precious in My eyes and glorious, and because I LOVE YOU." All the love in all the world since the beginning of time is only a drop in the ocean in comparison to the love Jesus has for you alone in this Holy Eucharist, the continuation of His incarnation on earth, the fulfillment of His name: "Emmanuel, God is with us."
- From "Rosary Meditations from Mother Teresa of Calcutta: Loving Jesus With the Heart of Mary"
Day 33, Monday December 3, Luminous Mysteries
54-Day Rosary Novena - Day 33, Monday December 3, Luminous Mysteries
"When you look at the Crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you now,"
- Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
The 5th Luminous mystery is so powerful because it is the linchpin between Jesus's ministry and His Passion. It's also the foundation of the Church, our spiritual nourishment, and our pathway to Heaven.