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How to Pray the Rosary

 

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The description of the Prayer

The prayer of the rosary begins with the sign of the Cross and the Apostles Creed.
 
Then, one Our Father, three Hail Marys and one Glory be to the Father follow.
 
At the beginning of each decade, the mystery is announced and meditated upon. Then the Our Father is recited. Contemplate on the Mystery with ten Hail Marys.
 
At the end of each decade, Glory be to the Father and the Fatima prayer are said.
 
When five decades are completed, the prayer is closed with Hail, Holy Queen (optional) and the sign of the Cross.
 

Mysteries of The Rosary:

 
 

The Joyful Mysteries

The Mysteries of Light

The Sorrowful Mysteries

The Glorious Mysteries

First

The Annunciation

The Baptism in the Jordan

The Agony in the Garden

The Resurrection

Second

The Visitation

Manifestation at the Wedding of Cana

Scourging at the Pillar

The Ascension

Third

The Birth of Jesus
 

Proclamation of the Kingdom of God

Crowing with Thorns

Descent of the Holy Spirit

Fourth

The Presentation

The Transfiguration

Carrying of the Cross

The Assumption

Fifth

Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple

Institution of Eucharist at the Last Supper

The Crucifixion

The Coronation

Day of the Week

Mondays
Saturdays

Thursdays

Tuesdays
Fridays

Wednesdays
Sundays

 
 

The Sign of the Cross

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

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Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of 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 the life everlasting. Amen.
 

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.

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Hail Mary

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 our death. Amen.
 

Glory be to the Father

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.

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Fatima Prayer

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of thy mercy.
 

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope, to you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears; turn, then, most gracious Advocate, your eyes of mercy towards us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your 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.

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Updated on October 19, 2002

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