Mysteries of the Rosary

The Rosary isn't simply reciting prayers from memory. It is so much more. It is one of the most beneficial ways of praying for it unites both vocal and mental prayer. Contemplating these mysteries in the life of Jesus and Mary will excite in you a deep love and reverence for God. This relationship with God will sustain you throughout your life.

  • Estimated walking time

    2 Hours

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    45 Minutes

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    30 Minutes

The Joyful Mysteries

Mondays & Saturdays

"In the beginning when God Created the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep..."

Exhibition Square - Ice Cream Van


"The most joyful event in all of human history is the Incarnation or when God became man and dwelt among us."

Luke - Chapter 1; 26 to 28

The Annunciation

Rosary Tour

Exhibition Square - William Etty Statue


"Greetings favoured one! The Lord is with you."

Luke - Chapter 1; 39 to 45

The Visitation

Rosary Tour

Gilly Gate - Whackers


"Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb."

Luke - Chapter 2; 1 to 20

The Birth of Our Lord

Rosary Tour

Monk Bar - Bile Beans


"And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger,..."

Luke - Chapter 2; 22 to 38

The Presentation in the Temple

"In the beginning when God Created the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep..."

Foss Bank - Go Outdoors


"... so the inner thoughts of many will be revealed - and a sword will pierce your own soul too."

Luke - Chapter 2; 41 to 50

Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple

Rosary Tour

Peasholme Green - The Black Swan


"Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house."

The Sorrowful Mysteries

Tuesdays & Fridays

"In the beginning when God Created the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep..."

The Stonebow - Whip Ma Whop Ma Gate


"The Sorrowful Mysteries remind us of how much Jesus loves us all. They recall how He suffered and died just for you."

Matthew - Chapter 26; 46 to 46

The Agony in the Garden

Rosary Tour

The Stone Bow - The Terrace


"My Father if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want."

Mark - Chapter 15; 1 to 16

The Scourging at the Pillar

Rosary Tour

Clifford's Tower - Tower Vue Cafe


"So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified."

Matthew - Chapter 27; 27 to 31

The Crowning with Thorns

Rosary Tour

Margaret Street - St Georges RC Church


"They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on his head."

Mark - Chapter 15; 20 to 22

The Carrying of the Cross

Rosary Tour

Walmgate Bar - Chef Lu's


"They compelled a passer-by, who was coming in from the country, to carry his cross; it was Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus."

Luke - Chapter 23; 36 to 46

The Crucifixion

Rosary Tour

The Barbican Center - Stay City Hotel


"Father forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing."

The Glorious Mysteries

Wednesdays & Sundays

Mason's Arms in York from the Walls

Fisher Gate - The Mason's Arms


"The Glorious Mysteries follow the crowning triumphs of Jesus' life, death and resurrection. How wonderful to know that He rose from the dead making you an heir to Heaven."

Matthew - Chapter 28; 1 to 10

The Resurrection

Rosary Tour

Fishergate - The Mason's Arms


"I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said."

Luke - Chapter 24; 44 to 53

The Ascension of Our Lord

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Bishopthorpe Road - Southlands Methodist Church


"While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven."

John - Chapter 14; 15 to 21

Descent of the Holy Spirit

Rosary Tour

The Winning Post


"And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the spirit of truth,..."

Munificentissimus Deus

The Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven

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Campleshon Road - Terry's Chocolate Factory - Clock Tower


"...the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory"

Judith - Chapter 15; 9 to 11

The Coronation of Our Lady

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Mount Vale - Seating area


"You are the glory of Jerusalem, you are the great pride of our nation!"

The Luminous Mysteries


Rosary Tour

Elm Bank


"Meditating on the Luminous Mysteries bring an even deeper understanding of the public life of Jesus. They fill in the blanks between the childhood of Jesus and His final suffering and death on the cross"

Matthew - Chapter 3; 16 to 17

Christ's Baptism in the Jordan

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The Mount - Oxo


"...suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on Him. And a voice from heaven said, 'this is my son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.'"

John - Chapter 2; 1 to 12

The Wedding Feast at Cana

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Blossom Street - Everyman Cinema


"'Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.' His mother said to the servants, ' Do whatever he tells you.'"

Mark - Chapter 1; 14 to 15

Proclamation of the Kingdom of Heaven

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The Railway Station - the Bicycle Shop


"...Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, 'The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is near; repent, and believe in the good news.' "

Luke - Chapter 9; Verse 29

The Transfiguration

Rosary Tour

The Memorial Gardens - Statue xx


"And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him."

Luke - Chapter 22; Verse 19

Institution of the Eucharist

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The Museum Gardens - Costa Coffee


"Then He took a loaf of bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it saying. 'This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.'"