Rosary

How to Pray the Rosary
Rosary Beads
  1. The Sign of the Cross
  2. The Apostles’ Creed
  3. The Our Father
  4. The Hail Mary on each of the next three beads
  5. The Glory Be and the Fatima Prayer
  6. Announce the first mystery and pray the Our Father
  7. The Hail Mary on each of the next ten beads
  8. The Glory Be and the Fatima Prayer
  9. Announce the second mystery, pray the Our Father and repeat the process for each mystery
  10. The Hail Holy Queen

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

THE APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by 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 God the Father Almighty.
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 life everlasting. Amen.

THE 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.

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 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 fire of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

THE 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 valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile show us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

THE MYSTERIES OF THE HOLY ROSARY
THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES
(Mondays and Saturdays. Also during the season of Advent they are recited on Sundays):

1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Nativity
4. The Presentation
5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
(Tuesdays, Fridays. Also during the season of Lent they are recited on Sundays):

1. The Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. The Crowning with Thorns
4. The Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion

THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
(Wednesday, Saturdays. Also Sundays they are recited from Easter until the season of Advent):

1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
5. The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES
(Thursdays):

1. The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan
2. His Self-manifestation at the Wedding at Cana
3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God
4. The Transfiguration
5. The Institution of the Eucharist