May 9, 2024, Ascension Thursday, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)

• May 9, 2024, Today’s Rosary on YouTube | Daily broadcast at 7:30 pm ET
• The Audio Podcast of this Rosary is Available Here Now!

Friends of the Rosary,

Today, Thursday of the sixth week of Easter and forty days after Easter Sunday, the Catholic Church commemorates the Ascension of Christ into Heaven, according to Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, and Acts 1:2. Tradition designates Mount Olivet near Bethany as the place where Christ left the earth.

The Ascension is the solemnity feast of the Glorified Christ — the day when Christ’s triumph is complete.

By ascending into His glory, Christ completed the work of our redemption. He is now in the dominion of heaven and rules all hearts and souls.

During the forty days that followed the Resurrection, the apostles and disciples were filled with joy by the Holy Spirit while acquiring a firm faith. The Ascension was a cause of joy as well.

“And if I shall go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to Myself” (John 14:3 f.).

Let us rejoice and delight in giving thanks.

Come, Holy Spirit, come!

Ave Maria!
Jesus, I Trust In You!

To Jesus through Mary!

+ Mikel Amigot |, New York