When you pray the Rosary, you are connecting with Christ. You are using a visual aid (the Rosary) to inspire reflection on the life and nature of Christ.
The Joyful Mysteries
On Mondays and Saturdays, Catholics reflect on the life of Mary, and the events leading up to Christ’s birth and His early childhood (the Joyful Mysteries).
The Luminous Mysteries
On Thursdays, the Rosary is a meditation on some of Christ’s miracles and His early ministry, leading up to the Last Supper, (the Luminous Mysteries).
The Sorrowful Mysteries
On Tuesdays and Fridays, the Rosary is a meditation and a reflection on the events of Good Friday, beginning with the Garden when Jesus is betrayed, leading up to His crucifixion (the Sorrowful Mysteries).
The Glorious Mysteries
On Wednesdays and Sundays, the Rosary meditations are a celebration of Christ’s resurrection and ascension, the events of the early Church, and Mary’s life of obedience to God, rewarded at the end of her earthly life (the Glorious Mysteries).