The Rosary

Praying the Rosary

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Praying the Rosary

The Mysteries of The Rosary

Praying The Rosary

  1. Make the Sign of the Cross and pray the "Apostles' Creed”. (holding crucifix)

  2. Pray the "Our Father”. (1st large bead)

  3. Pray 3 "Hail Mary’s”. (3 small beads once each for faith, hope, & charity)

  4. Pray "Glory Be to the Father”. (chain)

  5. Recall or Announce the Mystery and pray the "Our Father”. (next large bead)

  6. Pray 10 "Hail Mary’s” while meditating on the Mystery. (10 small beads) (referred to as a decade)

  7. Pray the "Glory be to the Father” & the “Fatima Prayer” (on the chain)

Continuing around the Rosary Beads repeat Steps 5, 6, & 7, for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Mysteries. When 5th mystery is completed, the Rosary concludes with the Hail Holy Queen, & the Sign of the Cross (on medal)

The Mysteries

Joyful Mysteries

1. Annunciation

2. Visitation

3. Nativity

4. Presentation at the Temple

5. Wedding of Cana

Luminous Mysteries

1. Baptism of Jesus

2. Wedding of Cana

3. Proclamation the Kingdom of God

4. The Transfiguration

5. The Institution of the Eucharist

Sorrowful Mysteries

1. Agony of Jesus in the Garden

2. Scourging of Jesus at Pillar

3. Crowning with Thorns

4. Carrying the Cross

5. Crucifixion

Glorious Mysteries

1. Resurrection of Jesus

2. Ascension of Jesus

3. Descent of Holy Spirit

4. Assumption of the Virgin Mary

5.Coronation of the Virgin Mary


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