Names for the Glorious Mysteries

Jehovah’s Witnesses came to my door yesterday to invite me to a “celebration of Jesus’ death” this coming Tuesday. Apparently they don’t celebrate Easter — how can they deal with His death without the hope and promise of the Resurrection? Anyway, I’m glad to re-post about the Glorious Mysteries names today, and I hope you’ll add in any other names you can think of that can fit.

Sancta Nomina

It’s Easter Tuesday!! Hallelujah and hurrah!! ❤ 😀 ❤

It’s the perfect Tuesday to continue the Mysteries of the Rosary series with a post about names for the Glorious Mysteries! If you remember, last week I posted about Sorrowful Mystery Names, and you were all so great with your comments! Lots of good ideas there!

These are the Glorious Mysteries (read more here) (and here’s how to pray the Rosary):

The Resurrection of Our Lord
The Ascension into Heaven
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
The Assumption of Mary
The Coronation of Mary

Names associated with the Glorious Mysteries might include:


Assumpta, Assunta, Asunción — a traditional girl’s name referring to the Assumption

Anastasia — means “resurrection”

Corona — means “crown,” for Our Lady’s Crowning

Dominica, Dominique — from Dominic, which is from Latin for “of the Lord,” and was traditionally given to a baby born…

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8 thoughts on “Names for the Glorious Mysteries

  1. This is very fortuitous that you reposted now. For a couple of weeks I had been intending to come back to this post anyway with some additions. Now you spurred me on. I was recently at a 40 hours devotion at our parish and the priest was sharing ideas for prayer before the Eucharist by placing ourselves at the foot of the cross with the witnesses. He talked about the holy witnesses and that we should know them. So of course there are the ones mentioned either in the post or comments – the Marys and John and Longinus. And in Mark’s gospel Salome is named as one of the women present at the crucifixion (in addition to being one of the women going to the tomb, which was mentioned in the comments). He also said tradition has Joanna (wife of Chuza, steward to Herod Antipas) and Susanna also as witnesses at the cross. Though not named, Luke, Mark, and Matthew all indicate “other women” who had ministered to Jesus who were there watching. Earlier in Luke’s gospel Susanna and Joanna are named as women who were followers of Jesus and who ministered to their (Jesus and disciple) needs. And Joanna is listed in Luke’s gospel as one of the women who took spices to the tomb and is recognized as Joanna the Myrrh Bearer in Orthodox tradition.

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