Day 19 - Sunday, March 3rd - Sorrowful Mysteries
"There is one thing I desire from you above everything else: that your normal meditation be, if possible, around the Life, Passion and Death, and also the Resurrection and Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. You can then meditate on His birth, His flight into Egypt and His life there, His return and His hidden life in the workshop of Nazareth up to the age of thirty, His humility in His desire to be baptized by His precursor St. John. You can meditate on His public life, His most painful Passion and Death, the institution of the most Holy Sacrament, the very evening men were preparing the most atrocious sufferings. You can meditate again on Jesus praying in the Garden of Olives, sweating blood knowing what sufferings men were preparing for Him and the ingratitude of men who would not make use of His merits. You can meditate also on Jesus being dragged and led to the tribunal, flagellated and crowned with thorns, the course He climbed to Calvary laden with the cross, His crucifixion and finally His death on the cross with all the suffering of seeing His most sorrowful mother."
St. Pio (Padre Pio of Pietrelcina)
This beautiful quote encompasses all of the rosary (including references to the luminous mysteries which would be added some 4 decades later). The part I highlighted discusses the mysteries we'll pray today. Lent is a good time to delve ito the Passion. There are many good resources online and in Catholic bookstores for this. Let's try to use the remaining weeks of Lent to gain a deeper undertanding and appreciation of the sufferings of our Lord.