The spiritual FRUIT(s) of praying the Second Luminous Mystery is FAITH IN MARY'S INTERCESSION WITH OUR LORD, and LIVING OUT THE VOWS OF SACRAMENTAL MARRIAGE.
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The Wedding at Cana – John, chapter 2, beginning at verse 1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." Jesus said to her, "Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servers, "Do whatever he tells you." Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus told them, "Fill the jars with water." So they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, "Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter." So they took it. And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (although the servers who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now." Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him.
In the Second Luminous Mystery, “On the threshold of His public life, Jesus performs His first sign - at His mother's request - during a wedding feast. The Church attaches great importance to Jesus' presence at the wedding at Cana. She sees in it the confirmation of the goodness of marriage and the proclamation that thenceforth marriage will be an efficacious sign of Christ's presence".(Article 1613 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church).
Contemplate the Changing of Water to Wine at the Wedding in Cana during a short period of silence, then recite the following prayers:
While holding the single bead next to the metal centerpiece of your rosary beads, 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,
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.
The video below announces the Second Luminous Mystery, the Changing of Water to Wine at the Wedding at Cana, proceeding to the recited decade of prayers. It is also accompanied by soft background music and scrolling scripture passages. To play the video below, click on it twice, then advance to almost 2/3 through.
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