rosary has been prayed since the thirteenth century.
While meditating on the life of Jesus, one recites the
prayers that brings one closer to Him and to His Mother,
Start by making
the sign of the Cross:
In the name of the Father, and of the
Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Then recite the
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in 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 into hell.
On the third day He rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God 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.
Then say 1 "Our
Father", 3 "Hail Mary's" for the virtues
of Faith, Hope and Charity; and then 1 "Glory Be":
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.
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 death. Amen.
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.
The Rosary is divided into three
parts, each having five mysteries. While reciting each
mystery, one says one "Our Father", 10 "Hail
Mary's" and 1 "Glory Be" (which makes up
THE MYSTERIES OF
Thursdays. Also during the season of Advent they are
recited on Sundays):
2. The Visitation
3. The Nativity
4. The Presentation
5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
(Tuesdays, Fridays. Also during the season of Lent they
are recited on Sundays):
1. The Agony in
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. The Crowning with Thorns
4. The Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion
THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
(Wednesday, Saturdays. Also Sundays they are recited from
Easter until the season of Advent):
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
5. The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
While meditating on the Mysteries,
recite 1 "Our Father", 10 "Hail Mary's"
and one "Glory Be" for each Mystery. After each
Mystery the "Fatima Prayer" is said:
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save
us from the fire of hell, lead all souls to heaven,
especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.
The "Hail Holy Queen" is
said after the completion of the five mysteries:
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 toward
us, and after this our exile show us the blessed fruit of
thy 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.
intentions of the Holy Father, one may recite at this
point 1 "Our Father", 1 "Hail Mary",
and one "Glory Be".
In the Name of the Father, and of the
Son and of the Holy Spirit.