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 How To Pray The Rosary

"And coming to her, he said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you." 

                                    Luke 1:28


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 Apostle's Creed: 

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; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall 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. Amen. 

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. Amen. O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

After the completion of five mysteries (5 decades), or 15 or 20, the following is customarily said: 

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.

(Verse) Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. 

(Response) That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

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



The Holy Rosary Schedule

The Joyful Mysteries
(Monday and Saturday)
1. THE ANNUNCIATION 
2. THE VISITATION 
3. THE NATIVITY 
4. THE PRESENTATION 
5. THE FINDING OF JESUS IN THE TEMPLE 

The Sorrowful Mysteries
(Tuesday and Friday)
1. THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN 
2. THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR 
3.THE CROWNING WITH THORNS 
4. THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS 
5. THE CRUCIFIXION 

The Luminous Mysteries
(Thursday)
1. THE BAPTISM 
2. THE WEDDING OF CANA 
3. THE PROCLAMATION OF THE KINGDOM 
4. THE TRANSFIGURATION 
5. THE INSTITUTION OF THE EUCHARIST 

The Glorious Mysteries
(Wednesday and Sunday) 
1. THE RESURRECTION 
2. THE ASCENSION 
3. THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 
4. THE ASSUMPTION 
5. THE CORONATION