How to Say the Rosary
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|THE ROSARY||is a certain form of vocal and mental prayer on the Mysteries of our redemption. It is composed of fifteen Decades. Each Decade consisting of the OUR FATHER, TEN HAIL MARYS and THE GLORY BE TO THE FATHER. During each Decade, meditate on the Mystery.|
— MONDAYS and THURSDAYS —
Sundays of Advent and after Epiphany until Lent.
THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES
— TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS —
Sundays in Lent.
THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
— WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS —
Sundays after Easter until Advent.
THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
Prayers of the Rosary
IN the name of the Father, † and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. 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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified; died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sitteth 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 Ghost, 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 our death. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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 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.
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 Thee, that meditating upon these mysteries in the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain, and obtain what they promise: through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Nihil Obstat—Joseph A. M. Quigley, Censor Librorum
Imprimatur—† D. Card. Dougherty, Archiepiscopus Philadelphiensis
Sept 13, 1937.
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