How to Pray the Rosary

Rosary_Rallies_New_York_City_TFP_Bagpipe_Band How to Pray the Rosary·       Make the Sign of the Cross.

·       Recite the Apostles’ Creed while holding the cross.

·       On the next bead, pray the Our Father.

·       On each of the next three beads, pray the Hail Mary.

·       On the next bead, pray the Glory Be.

·       Announce the first mystery.  Then pray the Our Father.

·       On each of the next 10 beads, pray the Hail Mary.

·       At the end of ten Hail Marys, pray the Glory Be.

·       Then, pray the Fatima Prayer “O My Jesus…”

·       Announce the second mystery and go on in this manner until completing the five decades.

·       Pray the Hail Holy Queen.

·       To conclude, make the Sign of the Cross.

 

The 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, and 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 Almighty, from whence 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.

 

The Our Father

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

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. Amen.

Glory Be

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.

 

Fatima Prayer

O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell.  Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.

 

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 toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.

R. 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 Thee, 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.

 

The Five Joyful Mysteries

I. The Annunciation

II. The Visitation

III. The Birth of Our Lord

IV. The Presentation of Our Lord

V. The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple

 

The Five Sorrowful Mysteries

I. The Agony in the Garden

II. The Scourging at the Pillar

III. The Crowning with Thorns

IV. The Carrying of the Cross

V. The Crucifixion

 

The Five Glorious Mysteries

I. The Resurrection of Our Lord

II. The Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven

III. The Descent of the Holy Ghost

IV. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven

V. The Coronation of Our Blessed Mother