The Rosary is one of the most cherished prayers of our
Catholic Church dating back as early as St Domenic at the
beginning of the 13th century. In 1917 Our Lady of Fatima
call the world to conversion, penance and to pray the
rosary. Pope John Paul II in Rosarium Virginis Mariae said
of the rosary:
Simple yet profound, it still
remains, at the dawn of this third millennium, a prayer of
great significance, destined to bring forth a harvest of
The Rosary is introduced with:
- the Apostles Creed,
- the Our Father,
- three Hail Marys &
- the Doxology (Glory Be)
The Rosary involves the recitation and meditation of five
mysteries each made up of:
- the Our Father,
- ten Hail Marys
- the Glory Be &
- the Fatima Prayer
The Rosary is then concluded with the Salve Regina.
The Mysteries of the Rosary
The Five Joyful Mysteries - (Mon Sat)
The Presentation in the Temple
The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple
The Five Mysteries of Light - (Thur)
The Baptism of our Lord
Christ's self-revelation at the marriage feast in Cana
Christ Proclaims the Kingdom of God.
The Transfiguration of our Lord
The Institution of the Eucharist.
The Five Sorrowful Mysteries - (Tue Fri)
The Agony in the garden
The Scourging at the pillar
The Crowning with thorns
The Carrying of he cross
The Crucifixion of our Lord.
The Five Glorious Mysteries (Wed Sun)
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
The Coronation of our Lady Queen of Heaven.
The Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
Holy Spirit. Amen
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
into hell. 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 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
Hail Mary full of grace,
the Lord is with thee; blessed art though 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,
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.
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires
of hell and bring all souls to heaven especially those in
most need of thy mercy. Amen
Hail, Holy Queen, mother of mercy; hail, our life, our
sweetness, our hope! To you do we cry, poor banished
children of Eve; To you do we send up our sighs, mourning
and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious
advocate, your eyes of mercy towards us; And after this our
exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your 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.
Let us pray:
O God, whose only-begotten son, by his life, death and
resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal
life; grant, we beseech you, that meditating on these
Mysteries in the most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin
Mary, we may both imitate what they contain, and obtain what
they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen