- How to Pray & Meditate -
the Holy Rosary
On the 5 decades (sets
of 10 beads) of a rosary,
we pray and meditate
on the corresponding
set of 5 Mysteries from
the Joyful Mysteries,
Glorious Mysteries, or
1) Make the “Sign of the
Cross” and say the
2) Say the “Our Father”.
3) Say three “Hail Marys”.
4) Say the “Glory be to the Father”.
5) Announce the First Mystery; then say the
6) Say ten “Hail Marys”, while meditating the
7) Say the “Glory be to the Father”. After each
decade say the following prayer requested by
the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima:
“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.”
8) Announce the Second Mystery; then say the
“Our Father”. Repeat 6 and 7 and continue
with the Third Mystery, Fourth Mystery,
and Fifth Mystery in the same manner.
9) Say the “Hail, Holy Queen” on the medal
after the fived decades are completed.
- Daily Mystery Meditations -
The Mysteries traditionally adhere to certain
days of the week:
Monday: Joyful Mysteries
Tuesday: Sorrowful Mysteries
Wednesday: Glorious Mysteries
Thursday: Luminous Mysteries
Friday: Sorrowful Mysteries
Saturday: Joyful Mysteries
Sunday: Glorious Mysteries
- Prayers -
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 vale of tears;
turn, then, most gracious Advocate,
thine eyes of mercy towards 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.
(Meditate on Thursday)
(Meditate on Tuesday and Friday)
(Meditate on Monday and Saturday)
(Meditate on Wednesday and Sunday)
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