Sorrowful Mysteries

 

The Agony in the Garden


In His anguish He prayed with all the greater intensity, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground. Then He rose from prayer and came to His disciples, only to find them asleep, exhausted with grief.
(Luke 22:44-45)

Fruit of the Mystery:
Sorrow for Sin


The Scourging at the Pillar


Pilate's next move was to take Jesus and have Him scourged.
(John 19:1)

Fruit of the Mystery:
Purity


Crowning with Thorns


They stripped off His clothes and wrapped Him in a scarlet military cloak. Weaving a crown out of thorns they fixed it on His head, and stuck a reed in His right hand ...
(Matthew 27:28-29)

Fruit of the Mystery:
Courage


Carrying of the Cross


... carrying the cross by Himself, He went out to what is called the Place of the Skull (in Hebrew, Golgotha).
(John 19:17)

Fruit of the Mystery:
Patience


The Crucifixion


Jesus uttered a loud cry and said, "Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit." After He said this, He expired.
(Luke 23:46)

Fruit of the Mystery:
Perseverance