A PRAYER TO MARYAN OPPORTUNITY TO REFLECT ON THE LIFE OF JESUSWHAT IS THE HOLY ROSARY?A VOCAL AND MENTAL PRAYER: REFLECT AND PRAYThe Rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christ-centered prayer. Pope John Paul II
EPISODES FROM THE LIFE OF JESUS FOR US TO THINK ABOUTMYSTERIESJOYFUL MYSTERIESLUMINOUS MYSTERIESSORROWFUL MYSTERIESGLORIOUS MYSTERIES4 SETSMONDAYS and SATURDAYSTUESDAYS and FRIDAYS THURSDAYS WEDNESDAYS and SUNDAYSDAYS
Say the First DecadeThink of the 1st MysteryThe Creed (optional)HOW TO SAY THE ROSARYSign of the crossRepeat for the other 4 decadesSay the Hail Holy QueenLitany (optional)ThenOne Our FatherTen Hail MarysOne Glory be
A set of ten Hail MarysOne Glory beOne Our FatherDECADESa set of tenThink of the MysteryEach full Rosary prayer is said by reciting 5 decades.
1. The OUR FATHEROur father, who art in heaven; hallowed by 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. PRAYERS 2. The HAIL MARYHail 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. The GLORY BEGlory 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.
1.THE ANNUNCIATIONJOYFUL MYSTERIESThe Angel Gabriel appears to Mary2.THE VISITATIONMary visits her cousin Elisabeth3.THE NATIVITYJesus is born in Bethlehem4.THE PRESENTATION AT THE TEMPLEJesus is presented at the Temple5.THE FINDING OF JESUSJesus is found talking to the elders
LUMINOUS MYSTERIES1.THE BAPTISM OF JESUSJohn baptises Jesus in the river Jordan2.THE MIRACLE AT CANAJesus turns water into wine at a Wedding3.JESUS PREACHINGJesus proclaims the coming of the Kingdom of God4.THE TRANSFIGURATIONJesus in glory on mount Tabor with Moses and Elijah5.THE EUCHARISTJesus gives us himself at the Last supper
SORROWFUL MYSTERIES1.AGONY IN THE GARDENJesus praying in the garden of Olives2.SCOURGING AT THE PILLARJesus tied to a pillar and beaten3.CROWNED WITH THORNSJesus crown with thorns4.THE CARRYING OF THE CROSSJesus given the cross to carry to mount Calvary5.THE CRUCIFIXIONJesus suffers and dies on the cross
GLORIOUS MYSTERIES1.THE RESURRECTIONJesus rising from the dead2.THE ASCENSIONJesus returns to his Father in heaven3.DESCENT OF THE SPIRITThe apostles receive the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday4.THE ASSUMPTION OF MARYMary is taken to heaven in body and soul5.THE CORONATION OF MARYMary honoured as Queen in Heaven
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! Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. HAIL HOLY QUEENThe Rosary is usually concluded by saying the Hail Holy Queen
I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary. Our Lady to St DominicTHE HOLY ROSARY