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The Mysteries of the Rosary

The purpose of the Rosary is to keep in memory important events or mysteries in the history of our salvation.

Mysteries and intentions for prayer can be introduced during the short instrumental before each decade. 


The Joyful Mysteries

The Annunciation of the Birth of Our Lord Jesus to Mary by the Angel Gabriel (Luke 1:26-38)

The Visitation of Mary to her Cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56)

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus (Luke 2:1-20)

The Presentation of the Lord Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:22-39)

The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52)

The Luminous Mysteries

The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus “This is My Beloved Son, Listen to Him.” (Mt.3:13-17)

The Miracle at Cana “Mary said to the servants, Do whatever He tells you.” (John 2:1-11)

The Proclamation of the Good News “The Kingdom of God is very near to you.” (Mark 1:14-15)

The Transfiguration “Moses and Elijah appeared, and the Lord spoke with them.” (Luke 9:28-36)

The Institution of the Eucharist “This is my body, which shall be given up for you.” (Matt. 26:26-28)

The Sorrowful Mysteries

The Agony in the Garden (Luke 22:39-44)

The Scourging at the Pillar (Matt. 27:26) 

The Crowning with Thorns (Matt. 27:28-31)

The Carrying of the Cross (Luke 23:26-32)

The Crucifixion (Matt. 27:33-50)

The Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection of Our Lord (Matt. 28:1-8). 

The Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven (Acts 1:6-11) 

The Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and Mary at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-12) 

The Assumption of Our Blessed Lady into Heaven (1Thess. 4:13-18, Rev. 11.19)

The Crowning of Our Lady Queen of Heaven and the Glory of all the Saints (Rev. 12:1, 14:1-5)


The Prayers of the Rosary

Begin with the Sign of the Cross, then recite the Apostles Creed. Recite the Our Father, then three Hail Marys for an increase in faith, hope and love. Recite the Glory Be and the Fatima Prayers.

Each decade is prayed by recalling a mystery, reciting the Our Father, ten Hail Marys, the Glory Be, and the Fatima Prayers while reflecting on the mystery.

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 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 into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will 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 everlasting. Amen. 


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, 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, 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.

Fatima Prayers: "O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, deliver us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially help those in most need of Your Mercy".                                                                

"O my God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You. I beg pardon of You for all those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love You."

Concluding Prayers

Hail Holy Queen (adapted): Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! Hail our life, our sweetness, and our hope!

To you we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to you we sigh, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.

Turn, then, your eyes of mercy, most gracious Advocate, to us; and after this our exile, show us Jesus, blessed fruit of your womb. 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.

"O God whose only begotten Son has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant we beseech Thee that by meditating upon these mysteries of 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."