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The Holy Rosary

HOW TO PRAY THE ROSARY

"Great is the Lord and worthy of high praise; God's grandeur is beyond understanding. 
One generation praises your deedsto the next and proclaims your mighty works.
They speak of the splendor of your majestic glory, tell of your wonderful deeds."


- Psalm 145:3-5

The Fifteen Promises of Mary to Christians Who Recite the Rosary

Given to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan
1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the rosary, shall receive signal graces.
2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the rosary.
3. The rosary shall be a powerful armour against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.
4. It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; 
it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the 
desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.
5. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the rosary, shall not perish.
6. Whoever shall recite the rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries shall never 
be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; 
if he be just he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life.
7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.
8. Those who are faithful to recite the rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plentitude of His graces; 
at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.
9. I shall deliver from purgatory those who have been devoted to the rosary.
10. The faithful children of the rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in heaven.
11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the rosary.
12. All those who propagate the holy rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.
13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the rosary shall have for intercessors 
the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.
14. All who recite the rosary are my sons, and brothers of my only son Jesus Christ.
15. Devotion of my rosary is a great sign of predestination.


Simple Table of Rosary Mysteries and Days

This table incorporates the changes recommended by Pope John Paul II.

Season Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Advent till Lent Joyful Joyful Sorrowful Glorious Luminous Sorrowful Joyful
Lent till Easter Sorrowful Joyful Sorrowful Glorious Luminous Sorrowful Joyful
Easter till Advent Glorius Joyful Sorrowful Glorious Luminous Sorrowful Joyful


The Process

Each meditation is made up of five separate parts, associated with the Mystery being considered. 
You should undertake full consideration of each of the mysteries as you proceed once around all of the Rosary beads. 

One begins with the introductory prayers at the crucifix, and then proceeds through the Rosary while praying and reflecting on the five meditations. 

The Rosary is concluded with the final prayers at the center medal. Each meditation begins with an Our Father. As you pray through the ten Hail Mary's focus upon and open your mind to the truths of the meditation, knowing that Christ is acting on your behalf. 

If you read the passages related to the meditations, the story would be fresh in your mind, allowing you to consider important details and gain new insights. Finish each meditation with one Glory Be, an expression of thankfulness to God, and then recite the Fatima Prayer. To pray meditatively, find a quiet place. Speak the words of the prayer with your lips, close your eyes, and focus your mind upon the image or meaning of the mystery. As the body speaks the prayers, the mind and spirit should be pondering the meditation's spiritual message. 

This takes time, practice and effort.


The Introductory Prayers


Sign of the Cross


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


The Apostles Creed


I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.


Our Father Prayer


Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.


Three Hail Mary Prayers For the increase of Faith, Hope, and Charity

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.


Glory Be Prayer


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. 
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Repeat the Our Father as you then begin to meditate on the appropriate mysteries of the Rosary


The Joyful Mysteries


1. THE ANNUNCIATION. Luke 1.26-38. Verse 35: And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God."

Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be Prayer, and then 

The Fatima prayer is prayed: 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


2. THE VISITATION. Luke 1.39-56. Verses 41-43: And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb;  and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" 

Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be Prayer and then 

The Fatima prayer is prayed: 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

3. THE Birth OF JESUS. Luke 2.1-20. Verse 7: And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. 

Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be Prayer and then 

The Fatima prayer is prayed: 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

4. THE PRESENTATION OF JESUS AT THE TEMPLE. Luke 2.21-38. Verses 28-32: [Simeon] took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word; for mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to thy people Israel."

Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be Prayer and then 

The Fatima prayer is prayed: 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

5. FINDING JESUS IN THE TEMPLE. Luke 2.41-52. Verses 45-47:. . . "and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions; and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 

Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be Prayer and then 

The Fatima prayer is prayed: 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


The Sorrowful Mysteries

1. THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN. Lk 22.39-46. Verses 41-42,44: "And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed, "Father, if thou art willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down upon the ground." 


Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be Prayer and then 


The Fatima prayer is prayed:

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


2. THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR. Mt 27.15-26. Verse 26: "Then [Pilate] released for them Barab'bas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified." 

Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be Prayer and then 


The Fatima prayer is prayed: 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


3. THE CROWNING WITH THORNS. Mt 27.27-31. Verses 29-30: "And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe upon him, and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on his head, and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him they mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they spat upon him, and took the reed and struck him on the head." 


Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be Prayer and then 


The Fatima prayer is prayed: 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


4. THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS. Jn 19.16- 17: "Then he handed him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgotha." 


Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be Prayer and then 


The Fatima prayer is prayed: 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


5. THE CRUCIFIXION. Lk 23.33-49. Verses 44-46: "It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun's light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, "Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!" And having said this he breathed his last." 


Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be Prayer and then 


The Fatima prayer is prayed: 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


The Glorious Mysteries


1. THE RESURRECTION. Lk 24.1-12. Verses 6-7: "Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise." 


Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be Prayer and then 


The Fatima prayer is prayed: 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


2. THE ASCENSION. Acts 1.6-12. Verse 9-11: ... "as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven." 


Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be Prayer and then 


The Fatima prayer is prayed: 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


3. THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. Acts 2.1-13. Verses 2-4: "And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." 


Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be Prayer and then


The Fatima prayer is prayed: 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


4. THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY. Universal Catechism, par. 974: "The Most Blessed Virgin Mary, when the course of her earthly life was completed, was taken up body and soul into the glory of heaven, where she already shares in the glory of her Son's Resurrection, anticipating the resurrection of all members of his Body. 


Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be Prayer and then 


The Fatima prayer is prayed: 
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


5. THE CORONATION OF MARY. Revelation 12.1: "And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 


Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be Prayer and then 

The Fatima prayer is prayed: 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


The Luminous Mysteries


1. JESUS' BAPTISM IN THE JORDAN. Mt 3.16-17: "And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on him; and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, "this is my beloved son, with whom i am well pleased." 


Say the Our Father prayer then say ten Hail Mary prayers and conclude with the glory be prayer and then the 

Fatima prayer is prayed: 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


2. JESUS AT THE WEDDING IN CANA. John 2.1-12. Verses 9-11: When the steward of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, "Every man serves the good wine first; and when men have drunk freely, then the poor wine; but you have kept the good wine until now." This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him." 


Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be Prayer and then 


The Fatima prayer is prayed: 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


3. JESUS PROCLAIMS THE KINGDOM OF GOD. Jn 1.14-15: "Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel." 


Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be Prayer and then 


The Fatima prayer is prayed: 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


4. THE TRANSFIGURATION. Lk 9.28-36: "Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And as he was praying, the appearance of his countenance was altered, and his raiment became dazzling white. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!"


Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be Prayer and then 

The Fatima prayer is prayed: 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


5. INSTITUTION OF THE EUCHARIST. Lk 22. 15-20: And he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you I shall not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God." ... And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." And likewise the cup after supper, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood."


Say The Our Father Prayer then Say Ten Hail Mary Prayers and conclude with the Glory Be and then

The Fatima prayer: 


O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


When you have completed your meditation of each of the mysteries and their accompanying prayers, the following prayers should be said as a conclusion to your reflections.


Concluding Prayers


Hail, Holy Queen


Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To you we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to you we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, O most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show us to the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. 


Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

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


Let us pray:

 

O God, whose only begotten Son, by his life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech you, that meditating upon these mysteries of 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.


Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel 


St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen..


Close with the sign of the Cross.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.





 

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