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HOW TO PRAY THE ROSARY

The Rosary

THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES
THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES


HOW TO PRAY THE ROSARY
 

Cross:

Make the Sign of the Cross and recite the Apostles' Creed

First Bead

Our Father

Beads 2 to 4.

Three Hail Marys and Glory Be

Bead 5 (Before Connector) First decade:

Announce the first Mystery; then recite the Our Father,

Ten Hail Marys, the Glory Be and 0 My Jesus.

Second decade:

Announce the second Mystery then recite the Our Father,

Ten Hail Marys, the Glory Be and 0 My Jesus.

Third decade:

Announce the third Mystery; then recite the Our Father,

Ten Hail Marys, the Glory Be and 0 My Jesus.

Fourth decade:

Announce the fourth Mystery; then recite the Our Father,

Ten Hail Marys, the Glory Be and 0 My Jesus.

Fifth decade:

Announce the fifth Mystery; then recite the Our Father,

Ten Hail Marys, the Glory Be and 0 My Jesus.

Concluding prayers:

Hail Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness

and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children

of Eve, to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and

weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then,

most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and

after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit

of thy womb, Jesus, 0 clement, 0 loving,

0 sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us, 0 holy Mother of God.

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

0 God, whose only begotten Son,

by His life, death and resurrection has purchased for us

the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech Thee,

that meditating upon these mysteries

in the most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

we may imitate what they contain and obtain

what they promise: through the same Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

 


 

The Joyful Mysteries:

Mondays and Thursdays and the Sundays from the first Sunday of Advent

Until Lent.

First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation

I am the handmaid of the Lord.

Let it be done to me according to your word.

Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation

"Blessed are you among women.

Blessed is the fruit of thy womb."

Third Joyful Mystery: The Nativity

"Mary gave birth to her son and laid him in a manger.

Fourth Joyful Mystery: The Presentation

"They brought him to Jerusalem to offer him to the Lord.

Fifth Joyful Mystery: The Finding of Jesus

"They found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers."

 

The Sorrowful Mysteries:

Tuesdays and Fridays as well as the Sunday of Lent.

First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden

"Father, not what I will, but what you will.

Second Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging

"Pilate ordered Jesus to be scourged. "

Third Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns

'The soldiers placed a crown of thorns on his head.

Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross

"Jesus carried his cross to a place called

Golgotha."

Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion

"Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.

 

The Glorious Mysteries

Wednesdays and Saturdays as well as the Sunday from Easter until

Advent

First Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection of Our Lord

"Jesus is not here. He has risen as he said."

Second Glorious Mystery: The Ascension

"The Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven."

Third Glorious Mystery: The Descent of the Holy Spirit

"You will receive Me Holy Spirit.

You shall be witness to the ends of the earth."

Fourth Glorious Mystery: The Assumption of Mary

'A woman appeared in heaven, clothed with the sun,

The moon under her feet.'

Fifth Glorious Mystery: The Coronation of Mary

"On her head, a crown of twelve stars. "

The Luminous Mysteries

(The Mysteries of Light)

The Baptism in the Jordan

"Here, as Christ descends into the waters, the innocent one who became 'sin' for our sake (cf. 2Cor 5:21), the heavens open wide and the voice of the Father declares him the beloved Son (cf. Mt 3:17 and parallels), while the Spirit descends on him to invest him with the mission which he is to carry out."

The Wedding at Cana

"The first of the signs, given at Cana (cf. Jn 2:1- 12), when Christ changes water into wine and opens the hearts of the disciples to faith, thanks to the intervention of Mary, the first among believers."
 

The Proclamation of the Kingdom

"The preaching by which Jesus proclaims the coming of the Kingdom of God, calls to conversion (cf. Mk 1:15) and forgives the sins of all who draw near to him in humble trust (cf. Mk 2:3-13; Lk 7:47- 48): the inauguration of that ministry of mercy which he continues to exercise until the end of the world, particularly through the Sacrament of Reconciliation which he has entrusted to his Church (cf. Jn 20:22-23)."

The Transfiguration

"The mystery of light par excellence is the Transfiguration, traditionally believed to have taken place on Mount Tabor. The glory of the Godhead shines forth from the face of Christ as the Father commands the astonished Apostles to 'listen to him' (cf. Lk 9:35 and parallels) and to prepare to experience with him the agony of the Passion, so as to come with him to the joy of the Resurrection and a life transfigured by the Holy Spirit."

The Institution of the Eucharist

"Christ offers his body and blood as food under the signs of bread and wine, and testifies 'to the end' his love for humanity (Jn 13:1), for whose salvation he will offer himself in sacrifice."

 

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