The Virtues for each Mystery of the Rosary
A Complete List of the Virtues for each Mystery of the Holy Rosary
The Rosary is an amazing prayer. It was given to us by the Blessed Virgin mary herself.
Did you know that each Mystery of the Rosary has a virtue related to it? You can announce the virtue of each Mystery when you pray it or meditate on the virtues while you pray the Rosary.
The Mysteries of the Rosary
Although there is a specific set of Rosary Mysteries assigned to each day of the week, any Mystery can be prayed on any day of the week.
Listed with each Mystery below is the virtue(s) associated with the Mystery.
Traditionally prayed on Mondays and Saturdays
The Annunciation: The Archangel Gabriel appears to Mary and asks her to be the mother of the Savior.
The Visitation: Mary visits Elizabeth, who the Archangel told her was expecting a baby.
Virtue: Love of neighbor
The Nativity: Jesus is born in a stable.
The Presentation: Joseph and Mary take Jesus to the Temple for His presentation.
The Finding in the Temple: Joseph and Mary find the child Jesus in the Temple after searching for Him for three days.
Virtue: Greater commitment and devotion to Jesus
Traditionally prayed on Thursdays.
The Baptism of Jesus: Jesus is baptized in the Jordan River by St. John the Baptist.
Virtue: openness to the Holy Spirit
The Wedding at Cana: Jesus performs His first public miracle at the wedding feast by turning water into wine.
Virtue: Mary’s intercession
The Proclamation of the Kingdom of Heaven: Jesus proclaims the Kingdom of God.
Virtue: Christian witness and conversion
The Transfiguration: Jesus is transfigured on the mountain in front of His apostles Peter, James, and John.
Virtue: courage to bear the cross
The Institution of the Eucharist: Jesus institutes the Eucharist at the Last Supper-the first Mass.
Virtue: greater love for the Holy Eucharist
Traditionally prayed on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The Agony in the Garden: Jesus sweats blood and suffers in the garden after the Last Supper.
Virtue: trust in God
The Scourging at the Pillar: Jesus is cruelly scourged.
Virtue: purity; mortification
The Crowning with Thorns: The soldiers put a crown of thorns on Jesus’ head.
Virtue: moral courage; fortitude
The Carrying of the Cross: Jesus carries His cross to Calvary.
Virtue: perseverance in trials
The Crucifixion and death of Jesus on the Cross: Jesus is crucified, suffers for three hours, and dies on the cross.
Virtue: forgiveness for others
Traditionally prayed on Sundays and Wednesdays.
The Resurrection: Jesus rises from the dead three days after His crucifixion.
The Ascension: Jesus ascends into Heaven forty days after His Resurrection.
The Descent of the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit descends as tongues of fire upon the disciples and Mary nine days after Jesus’ Ascension into Heaven.
Virtue: gifts of the Holy Spirit
The Assumption of Mary: Mary is assumed into Heaven.
Virtue: to Jesus through Mary
The Crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven and earth: Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and earth.
Virtue: final perseverance
May we grow closer to God and His Mother as we pray the Mysteries of the Rosary and work to cultivate the virtues in our hearts.
More Resources on the Rosary
Guided Rosary Meditations: Rosary Meditations for the Glorious Mysteries Once you click on this set of Mysteries, you will see a link to meditations on all the other sets of Mysteries.
If you like to have your own copy of the Rosary Meditations for all four sets of Mysteries, plus copies of the Rosary Reflection Guide and Benefits of Praying the Rosary, you can find out more and get your copy here: Rosary Meditations