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 Praying the Rosary .

The steps to praying the Rosary are

  1. Make the Sign of the Cross saying “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”, and say the Apostles’ Creed: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth I believe 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 to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, 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 the life everlasting. Amen.

  2.  Say 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.”

  3. Say three Hail Mary's for Faith, Hope, and Charity: “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.” – 3 times.

  4. Say the 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.”

  5. Announce Mystery – example : "The Annunciation”, and then say the "Our Father" again. Continue with the next 10 beads saying  ten “Hail Mary's” while meditating on the Mystery

  6. Say the “Glory Be”. After saying the "Glory Be", conclude every decade with the prayer “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.

  7. Announce the Next Mystery; then say the “Our Father” and repeat these steps (6 through 8) as you continue through the remaining Mysteries.

  8. Say the closing prayers: the “Hail Holy Queen” and “Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary”

  9. Make the “Sign of the Cross”

The Joyful Mysteries

  • First Joyful Mystery –         The Annunciation of Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary

                         Luke 1:26

  • Second Joyful Mystery –

The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth

 Luke 1:39

  • Third Joyful Mystery –        The Birth of Jesus
    Luke 2:1


  • Fourth Joyful Mystery –      The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
    Luke 2:22

  • Fifth Joyful Mystery –    Finding Jesus in the Temple
    Luke 2:41

(Said on Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from Epiphany until Lent)

Morgan James, NY

The Sorrowful Mysteries
  • First Sorrowful Mystery –

Agony of Jesus in the Garden

        Matthew 26:36

  • Second Sorrowful Mystery – 

Jesus is Scourged at the Pillar

                 Matthew 27:26

  • Third Sorrowful Mystery –

Jesus is Crowned With Thorns

                Matthew 27:27

  • Fourth Sorrowful Mystery –

Jesus Carries His Cross

                   Matthew 27:32

  • Fifth Sorrowful Mystery –

The Crucifixion of Jesus

                    Matthew 27:33

(Said on Tuesdays, Fridays, and daily from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday)

Lisa Driver, MI

The Glorious Mysteries


  • First Glorious Mystery –

   The Resurrection of Jesus

                John 20:1

  • Second Glorious Mystery – The Ascension of Jesus

                Luke 24:36

  • Third Glorious Mystery – 

The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

                    Acts 2:1

  • Fourth Glorious Mystery –

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven

  • Fifth Glorious Mystery –

The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth.

(Said on Wednesdays, and Sundays throughout the year)

Morgan James, NY

  • First Luminous Mystery –

The Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan

           Matthew 3:17

  • The Second Luminous Mystery-

The Miracle at Cana

                    John 2:11


  • The Third Luminous Mystery – The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God

                     Mark 1:15

  • The Fourth Luminous Mystery – The Transfiguration of Jesus

                 Matthew 17:2

  • The Fifth Luminous Mystery – The Last Supper, the Holy Eucharist

               Matthew 26:26

(Said on Thursdays throughout the year)

Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord, have mercy on us - Lord, have mercy on us. 

Christ, have mercy on us - ​Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. -  Lord, have mercy on us. 

Christ hear us - Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary,  Pray for us. (repeat after each line)
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of the Church,
Mother of mercy,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother of hope,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Savior,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honor,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,

House of gold,
Ark of the covenant,
Gate of heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comfort of Migrants,
Comforter of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,
Queen of Angels,
Queen of Patriarchs,
Queen of Prophets,
Queen of Apostles,
Queen of Martyrs,
Queen of Confessors,
Queen of Virgins,
Queen of all Saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into heaven,
Queen of the most holy Rosary,
Queen of Families,
Queen of Peace.

(Strike your chest and say the following the 3 sentences. strike your chest once at every sentence)

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

"Let us pray, Grant, we beseech you, Lord God, that we your servants may rejoice in continual health of mind and body and, by the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be delivered from present sorrow to delight in joy eternal. Through Christ our Lord.


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