How To Pray
The Rosary is divided into the Joyful, the
Sorrowful and the Glorious Mysteries. Each Mystery is made up of five decades and each
decade consists of one Our Father, ten Hail Marys, a Glory Be and the Fatima prayer (which
First make the Sign of the Cross, then recite the Apostles Creed, followed by one
Our Father, three Hail Marys and one Glory Be for the Popes intentions.
Now start with the first Mystery by praying one Our Father, ten Hail Marys, a Glory Be and
the Fatima prayer. After the fifth Mystery, finish by praying the Hail, Holy Queen.
Prayers Of The
The Sign Of the Cross
In the name of the Father and the Son and of
the Holy Spirit. Amen.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven
and earth and 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; the third day He rose again; He ascended into Heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall 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 life
The Our Father
Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name, They
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.
The 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.
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.
The 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. Amen.
The Hail, Holy Queen
Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy. Hail, 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.
V. Pray for us O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Mysteries Of The Rosary
The Joyful Mysteries
Said on Mondays and Saturdays.
1st Joyful Mystery - The Annunciation
And when the angel had come to her, he said, "Hail
full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women." (Luke
Fruit of the Mystery: Humility
2nd Joyful Mystery - The Visitation
Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out in
a loud voice: "Blest are you among women and blest is the fruit of your
womb." (Luke 1:41-42)
Fruit of the Mystery: Love of Neighbor
3rd Joyful Mystery - The Birth of Our Lord
She gave birth to her first-born Son and wrapped Him in
swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the
place where travelers lodged. (Luke 2:7)
Fruit of the Mystery: Poverty
4th Joyful Mystery - The Presentation of the
Child Jesus in the Temple
When the day came to purify them according to the law of
Moses, the couple brought hIm up to Jerusalem so that He could be presented to the Lord,
for it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every first-born male shall be
consecreated to the Lord." (Luke 2:22-23)
Fruit of the Mystery: Obedience
5th Joyful Mystery - The Finding of Our Lord in
On the third day they came upon Him in the temple sitting
in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. (Luke
Fruit of the Mystery: Poverty
Said on Tuesdays and Fridays..
1st Sorrowful Mystery - The Agony in the Garden
In His anguish He prayed with all the greater intensity and
His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground. Then He rose from prayer
and came to His disciples, only to find them asleep, exhausted with grief. (Luke
Fruit of the Mystery: Sorrow for sin
2nd Sorrowful Mystery - The Scourging at the Pillar
Pilates next move was to take Jesus and have Him scourged.
Fruit of the Mystery: Purity
3rd Sorrowful Mystery - The Crowning with Thorns
They stripped off His clothes and wrapped Him in a scarlet
military cloak. weaving a crown out of thorns they fixed it on His head, and struck
a reed in His right hand. (Matthew 27:28-29)
Fruit of the Mystery: Courage
4th Sorrowful Mystery - The Carrying of the Cross
... carrying the cross by Himself, He went out to what is
called the Place of the Skull (in Hebrew, Golgotha). (John 19:17)
Fruit of the Mystery: Patience
5th Sorrowful Mystery - The Crucifixion and Death
of Our Lord
Jesus uttered a loud cry and said, "Father, into Your
hands I commend My spirit." After He said this, He expired. (Luke 23:46)
Fruit of the Mystery: Perseverance
Said on Wednesdays and Sundays.
1st Glorious Mystery - The Resurrection of Our Lord
You need not be amazed! You are looking for Jesus of
Nazareth, the one who was crucified. He ahs been raised up; He is not here.
See the place where they laid Him." (Luke 16:6)
Fruit of the Mystery: Faith
2nd Glorious Mystery - The Ascension of Our Lord
Then, after speaking to them, the Lord Jesus was taken up
into Heaven and took His seat at God's right hand. (Mark 16:19)
Fruit of the Mystery: Hope
3rd Glorious Mystery - Descent of the Holy Spirit
upon Our Lady and the Apostles
All were filled with the Holy Spirit. They began to
express themselves in foreign tongues and make bold proclamation as the Spirit prompted
them. (Acts 2:4)
Fruit of the Mystery: Love of God
4th Glorious Mystery - The Assumption Of the
Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven
You are the glory of Jerusaken ... you are the splendid
boast of our people ... God is pleased with what you have wrought. May you be
blessed by the Lord Almighty forever and ever.
Fruit of the Mystery: Grace of a Happy Death
5th Glorious Mystery - The Coronation of The
Blessed Virgin Mary in Heaven and the Glory of all the Saints
A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the
sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
Fruit of the Mystery: Trust in Mary's Intercession
The Luminous Mysteries
Said on Thursdays.
1st Glorious Mystery - Baptisim of Jesus
And when jesus was baptized ... the heavens were opened and
He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on Him, and to, a voice
from heaven, saying "this is My beloved Son," with whom I am well pleased."
Fruit of the Mystery: Openness to the Holy Spirit
2nd Glorious Mystery - Wedding at Cana
His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever He tells
you." ... Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with water." And
they filled them up to the brim. (John 2:5-7)
Fruit of the Mystery: To Jesus through Mary
3rd Glorious Mystery - Proclaiming the Kingdom
"And preach as you go, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven
is a hand.' Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons.
You received without pay, give without pay."
Fruit of the Mystery: Repentance and Trust in God
4th Glorious Mystery - Transfiguration
And as He was praying, the appearance of His countenance
was altered and His raiment became dazzling white. And a voice came out of the cloud
saying, "This is My Son, My chosen; listen to Him!" (Luke 9:29-35)
Fruit of the Mystery: Desire for Holiness
5th Glorious Mystery - Institution of the Eucharist
And He took bread, and when He had given thanks He broke it
and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body whick is given for you." ...
and likewise the cup after supper, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is
the new covenant in My blood." (Luke 22:19-20)
Fruit of the Mystery: Adoration