Rosary

Pray The Rosary


"The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description."

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Holy Rosary


How To Pray The Rosary

The Rosary is a beautiful prayer bringing comfort and peace to all who are troubled and in need; indeed, it is a powerful prayer that can change your life, strengthen the family, bring peace to the world, convert entire nations, and win the salvation of souls. As Archbishop Sheen said: "The power of the rosary is beyond description."

The following will help guide you through this most beautiful prayer:

  1. While holding the Crucifix, begin by making the Sign of the Cross
  2. Then pray the Apostles Creed
  3. Proceed to the first bead and pray the Our Father
  4. Next pray the Hail Mary on each of the following three beads (intentions: Increase in Faith, Increase in Hope & Increase in Charity)
  5. Proceed to the next bead and pray the Glory Be To The Father
  6. Now you are ready to announce the First Mystery (there are four Mysteries; each Mystery has five decades focusing on the life of Christ - see below)
  7. Pray the Our Father
  8. Pray the Hail Mary on each of the succeeding ten beads
  9. Next pray the Glory Be To The Father
  10. Recite: Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.
  11. Repeat Steps 6 through 10 announcing the next Mystery until the Fifth Mystery is completed
  12. After completing the fifth Mystery, pray the Hail, Holy Queen

For Suggested Prayers by Pope Francis to be Recited at the End of the Rosary for the Month of May See Below



The Joyful Mysteries
(Mon. & Sat.)

Joyful Mysteries

The Annunciation
The Visitation
The Nativity
The Presentation
The Finding in the Temple

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The Lumnious Mysteries
(Thurs.)

Lumnious Mysteries

The Baptism in the Jordan
The Wedding at Cana
The Proclamation of the Kingdom
The Transfiguration
The Eucharist

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The Sorrowful Mysteries
(Tues. & Fri.)

Sorrowful Mysteries

The Agony in the Garden
The Scourging
The Crowning with Thorns
The Carrying of the Cross
The Crucifixion

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The Glorious Mysteries
(Wed. & Sun.)

Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection
The Ascension
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
The Assumption
The Coronation

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FIRST PRAYER
O Mary,
You shine continuously on our journey
as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who, at the foot of the cross,
were united with Jesus’ suffering,
and persevered in your faith.

“Protectress of the Roman people”,
you know our needs,
and we know that you will provide,
so that, as at Cana in Galilee,
joy and celebration may return
after this time of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the will of the Father
and to do what Jesus tells us.
For He took upon Himself our suffering,
and burdened Himself with our sorrows
to bring us, through the cross,
to the joy of the Resurrection.

Amen.

We fly to your protection,
O Holy Mother of God;
Do not despise our petitions
in our necessities,
but deliver us always
from every danger,
O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.


SECOND PRAYER
“We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God”.

In the present tragic situation, when the whole world is prey to suffering and anxiety, we fly to you, Mother of God and our Mother, and seek refuge under your protection.

Virgin Mary, turn your merciful eyes towards us amid this coronavirus pandemic. Comfort those who are distraught and mourn their loved ones who have died, and at times are buried in a way that grieves them deeply.

Be close to those who are concerned for their loved ones who are sick and who, in order to prevent the spread of the disease, cannot be close to them. Fill with hope those who are troubled by the uncertainty of the future and the consequences for the economy and employment.

Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us to God, the Father of mercies, that this great suffering may end and that hope and peace may dawn anew. Plead with your divine Son, as you did at Cana, so that the families of the sick and the victims be comforted, and their hearts be opened to confidence and trust.

Protect those doctors, nurses, health workers and volunteers who are on the frontline of this emergency, and are risking their lives to save others. Support their heroic effort and grant them strength, generosity and continued health.

Be close to those who assist the sick night and day, and to priests who, in their pastoral concern and fidelity to the Gospel, are trying to help and support everyone.

Blessed Virgin, illumine the minds of men and women engaged in scientific research, that they may find effective solutions to overcome this virus.

Support national leaders, that with wisdom, solicitude and generosity they may come to the aid of those lacking the basic necessities of life and may devise social and economic solutions inspired by farsightedness and solidarity.

Mary Most Holy, stir our consciences, so that the enormous funds invested in developing and stockpiling arms will instead be spent on promoting effective research on how to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.

Beloved Mother, help us realize that we are all members of one great family and to recognize the bond that unites us, so that, in a spirit of fraternity and solidarity, we can help to alleviate countless situations of poverty and need. Make us strong in faith, persevering in service, constant in prayer.

Mary, Consolation of the afflicted, embrace all your children in distress and pray that God will stretch out his all-powerful hand and free us from this terrible pandemic, so that life can serenely resume its normal course.

To you, who shine on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope, do we entrust ourselves, O Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.