el rosario
1.  With the cross of the rosary in your hand make the Sign of the Cross,
     and pray 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.

2.  Pray the first "Our Father"
     Jesus taught us to pray:
(Mathew 6, 5-15)

     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.

3. Pray 3 "Hail Marys" (one for each bead).

    Hail Mary full of Grace,
    the Lord is with thee.

    Blessed are thou amongst women
    and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,

    Holy Mary, Mother of God,
    pray for us, sinners,
    now, and at the hour
    of our death. Amen.

4. Pray the "Glory Be to the Father".

    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.

5. Announce the first mystery, then pray the "Our Father."

6. Pray ten "Hail Marys" as you ponder the mystery.

7. Pray a "Glory Be to the Father" and the "Fatima Prayer."

    O My Jesus,
    forgive us our sins,
    save us from the fires of Hell
    and lead all souls to Heaven,
    especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

8. Announce the second mystery, then pray the "Our Father."

9. Repeat steps 6 and 7,
    and continue with the third, fourth, and fifth mystery.

10. Pray 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!

11. Pray the "Prayer after the Rosary."

     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 we who meditate upon these mysteries
     of the most holy rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
     may imitate what they contain
     and obtain what they promise.

     We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.