The rosary is a rhythmic and meditative prayer. It is rich, beautiful and profound. In the rosary, we pray a series of Our Fathers, Hail Marys, and Glory Bes while meditating on the lives of Jesus and Mary.
The 20 mysteries of the rosary are key moments in the lives of Jesus and Mary. In meditating on the mysteries of the rosary, we strive to imitate their virtues. Through praying the rosary, we meet with Jesus and Mary and are changed.
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The Prayers of the Rosary
I believe in God,
the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
He descended into hell;
on the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from there He will come 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.
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 amongst 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
Glory be to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever, world without end. Amen.
O My Jesus, forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of Hell. And lead all souls into Heaven, especially those most in need of thy mercy. Amen.
Hail Holy Queen
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail, 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 vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.
How to Pray the Rosary
- Apostle’s Creed
- One Our Father for the Pope and his intentions
- Three Hail Marys for the virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity
- One Glory Be
- Fatima Prayer
- Each Rosary consists of 5 decades. For each decade pray:
- One Our Father
- Ten Hail Marys
- One Glory Be
- Fatima Prayer
- Each decade of the Rosary has a particular mystery to reflect on while praying the Hail Marys.
- Once you’ve completed the five decades, pray the Hail Holy Queen.
During each decade we reflect on a specific mystery from the life of Jesus. There are four sets of mysteries that are prayed on different days of the week. Please see the attached PDFs for a scriptural Rosary and explanation of each mystery.
Prayed on Monday and Saturday
- The Annunciation
- The Visitation
- The Nativity
- The Presentation
- The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
Prayed on Thursday
- The Baptism of the Lord
- The Wedding Feast at Cana
- The Proclamation of the Kingdom
- The Transfiguration
- The Institution of the Holy Eucharist
Prayed on Tuesday and Friday
- The Agony in the Garden
- The Scourging at the Pillar
- The Crowning with Thorns
- The Carrying of the Cross
- The Crucifixion
Prayed on Wednesday and Sunday
- The Resurrection
- The Ascension
- The Descent of the Holy Spirit
- The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- The Coronation