Mysteries of Joy — 3.Nativity

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins and save us from the fires of Hell.

Lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.


Lord, Grant me the grace of poverty of the spirit.

Our Father etc.

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

Hail Mary etc.

Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.

Hail Mary etc.

But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

Hail Mary etc.

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Hail Mary etc.

Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Hail Mary etc.

Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:

Hail Mary etc.

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

Hail Mary etc.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

Hail Mary etc.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

Hail Mary etc.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Hail Mary etc.

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