The Nativity

The Nativity by Gerard David, ca. 1510-15

How to Announce this Mystery When Praying the Rosary:


In the Third Joyful Mystery, let us contemplate the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ and seek the spirit of poverty.


In Tertio Mysterio Gaudioso, Nativitatem Domini Nostri Iesu Christi contemplemur, et spiritum paupertatis petamus.

The Source or Sources of this Mystery:

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

The Gospel According to St. Luke 2:7