​​​​​​​​- 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,

    Sorrowful Mysteries,

    Glorious Mysteries, or

    Luminous Mysteries:

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    1) Make the “Sign of the

        Cross” and say the

        “​Apostles Creed”.
    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

       “Our Father”.

    6) Say ten “Hail Marys”, while meditating the

        Mystery.
    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.


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- 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


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- 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.
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.


 

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.


 

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.
Amen.

Luminous Mysteries

(Meditate on Thursday)

Sorrowful Mysteries

(Meditate on Tuesday and Friday)

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Joyful Mysteries

(Meditate on Monday and Saturday)

Glorious Mysteries

(Meditate on Wednesday and Sunday)

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