Fifth Joyful Mystery - Finding in the Temple

The spiritual FRUIT of praying the Fifth Joyful Mystery is PIETY.


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The Finding of Jesus in the Temple in Scripture – Luke chapter 2, from verse 41:
"Each year, Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when He was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom. After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but His parents did not know it. Thinking that He was in the caravan, they journeyed for a day and looked for Him among their relatives and acquaintances, but not finding Him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for Him. After three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions, and all who heard Him were astounded at His understanding and His answers. When His parents saw Him, they were astonished, and His mother said to him, "Son, why have You done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for You with great anxiety." And He said to them, "Why were you looking for Me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" But they did not understand what He said to them. He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and His mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus advanced (in) wisdom, and age, and favor before God and man."

In the Fifth Joyful Mystery, "The finding of Jesus in the temple is the only event that breaks the silence of the Gospels about the hidden years of Jesus. Here Jesus lets us catch a glimpse of the mystery of His total consecration to a mission that flows from His Divine Sonship: 'Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s work?'."
(Article 534 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church)

Contemplate the Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple during a short period of silence, then recite the following prayers:

While holding the single large bead beside the next group of 10, pray the 'Lord's Prayer' :

Our Father, who art in Heaven,
hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done
on earth, as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil, Amen.


On the next bead (first in the group of 10), pray the 'Hail Mary' :
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee!
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary, mother of God,
pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Repeat the 'Hail Mary' 9 more times, for each remaining bead in the group of 10 (the 'decade').

Next, pray the 'Glory Be' :
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit!
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end, Amen.


Next, pray the 'Fatima Prayer' :
O my Jesus, forgive us (our sins), save us from the fires of Hell!
Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy, Amen.

See rosaries with added 'Glory Be' & 'Fatima' beads!

This concludes the Fifth Joyful Mystery. Now you may proceed to the:

closing prayers following this Fifth Joyful Mystery, the last of the Joyful Rosary

a different Joyful Mystery

start of this online rosary (all Mysteries are accessible by day of the week)



Optional Video


   The video below pairs classical art
   images, with an audio track from "The
   Rosary" CD/tape by Dana and Father
   Kevin Scallon (pictured left).

   Beautiful music and a brief meditation
   on the Fifth Joyful Mystery, the Finding
   in the Temple, accompany a prayerful
   recitation of the decade of prayers.
   To play video below, click on it
    twice, then advance about half-way.







Fifth Joyful Mystery