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the roseThe Rose, Symbol of Mary

In the Greco-Roman culture the rose, considered THE QUEEN of flowers,
represented beauty, the season of spring, and love.

Therefore, it's natural that one of the *eminent* titles of the Blessed Virgin
Mary, Queen of heaven and earth, is
the "Rosa Mystica" (the Mystical Rose).


Prayer Beads
The evolution of the prayer beads has a long history.
 
It starts with the 108 Hindu beads, followed by the
108 Buddhist beads: 108 is considered a sacred
number in Hinduism, Buddhism and the yogic
tradition: it refers to "spiritual completion".

Then, the 33 Muslim beads,
the misbaḥah (arabe:
مِسْبَحَة) (
prayed 3 times) came later in the 7th century,
followed by the 59 Catholic rosary beads "probaby"
around the end of the early Medieval Ages, 1000 AD.

Each rosary consentrates on one of the twenty (20)
mystŔres:
all twenty (20) rosaries are referred to as
"a garland of rosaries" to the Blessed Virgin Mary
as a gift for her active help.

The attribution of the Holy Rosary to the founder of
the Dominican Order, Saint Dominic, is considered
today as being Catholic legend more than anything
else.

It's "more than likely" they orgininated with
the Muslim
Mozarabs of Spain
who adopted the Catholic faith
that the Spaniards referred to as "la santa fe" (the
holy faith)
in order to be able to remain in Spain as
the Spanish Chistian forces came down from the
mountains in the north over several hundred years
in their "gradual" take over of Spain from the Moslems
in LA RECONQUISTA (the reconquest of Spain)
[fought in the name of Saint James (Santiago)]
which ended with the taking of Grenada in January,
1492.

Remember, in the Medieval Ages from the 700s
until the 1400s,
Europe was under "the heavy
influence" of Islam due to ...
- firstly, the Mozarabs of Spain
- secondly, the many crusades
  to the Holy Land in the late
 
1000s untill the late 1200s.
Hindu beads

Hindu beads
Muslim beads

Muslim beads
Catholic beads

Catholic beads

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guirlandeA Garland of Roses
The word, rosary, comes from the Latin word in
the 1400s rosārium (of roses)
meaning "a garland
of roses" (a spiritual, thank-you bouquet for the
Blessed Virgin Mary)
.

The Holy Rosary comprises of four (4) rosaries:
- one for
the five (5) joyful mysteries
- one for the five (5) luminous mysteries
-
one for the five (5) sorrowful mysteries
- one for
the five (5) glorious mysteries.

In this way, the four (4) rosaries of the Holy Rosary
[covering all
twenty (20) mysteries] constitute "a
garland of roses" for the Blessed Virgin Mary.

(Incidentally, the Latin word for rose is "rosa".)

Each of the four (4) rosaries begins with some
initial prayers and ends with a final prayer.

Each rosary has five (5) decades: each one of
the decades has 10 small beads, one for each
"Hail Mary".

Each decade (composed of 10 beads, one for
each "Hail Mary") is preceded by the "Our Father"
on a larger bead and ends with a "Glory Be".



A Relaxing, Meditative,
Breathing Exercise

All the prayers are said in a rhythmic pattern
(especially the 10 consecutive "Hail Marys"):
this makes, on the one hand, the saying of
the
rosary a relaxing, breathing, meditative
exercise, and on the other hand, facilitates
the meditation of each mystery.



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The Holy Rosary
FatimaLourdes
Our Lady of Fatima                                                                                                        Our Lady of de Lourdes
Our Lady of Fatima and our Lady of Lourdes appeared holding the Holy Rosary.

At Fatima, Mary, the Mother of Jesus said
:
"I am the Lady of the Rosary."

Pope John Paul II said the rosary was his favorite prayer:
he gave everyone who visited him at the Vatican a rosary.

In his October 16th, 2002 apostolic letter, "Rosarium Virginis
Mariae",
Pope John Paul II says the mysteries of the rosary
express the essence of Gospel message.


Pope Leo XIII felt THE RECITATION OF THE ROSARY to be SO
IMPORTANT that he wrote twelve (12) encyclicals on the rosary:
1. Supremi apostolatus (1883)
2. Superiore anno (1884)
3. Iucunda semper (1884)
4. Quod auctoritate (1885)
5. Vi E Ben Noto (1887)
6. Octobri mense (1891)
7. Magnae Dei Matris (1892)
8. Laetitiae sanctae (1893)
9. Adiutricem populi (1895)
10. Fidentem piumque (1896)
11. Augustissimae Virginis(1897)
12. Diuturni temporis (1898)


Its Value
1. The Holy Rosary effectively "summarizes" the
    holy, Catholic faith.


2. The Holy Rosary highlights the "central" role of
    Mary, the Mother
of Jesus in the plan of divine
    salvation that began with her
"yes" to the Arch-
    angel Gabriel.


3.
Those who recite the Holy Rosary are richly
    blessed.
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4. They get EITHER a "plenary" indulgence (when
    the rosary is recited in a church, family, religious
    community, or pious association) OR a "partial"
    one in all other circumstances.
     Note: a "plenary" indulgence remits
              all punishment required to
              clean the soul; a "partial" one
              remits only part.
    Note: the rosary, blessed by a priest,
              is a holy item. (Any person who
              respectfully carries a holy item
              gets a "partial" indulgence.)

5. IT PURIFIES THE SOUL.


The Evening Rosary
From 1950 until 1970, at 7 p.m. in the kitchen,
French Canadian Catholic families turned on
the radio in order to recite the rosary.

To do this, they turned the chairs around, and
knelt down putting their elbows on the seat of
their chair.



The University
of Ottawa
Rosary Group
The ╔(eh)PC President/Party Leader, Kenneth
Selin (say'leen), (just after getting married)
created
the University of Ottawa Rosary
Group from 1977 until 1979.

It met on Fridays at 7 p.m. in Saint Joseph
Church on campus.

The group was disbanded when he got his
Senate of Canada night messenger
job -
for which he did NOT even apply for.



Click here for "the printable version" of the mysteries.
The Holy Rosary
The Holy Rosary (The Vatican)
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The Glorious  Mysteries
(Mondays and Saturdays)
The Annunciation of the Angel to Mary
gloria
Our Father ...

The time for the Incarnation is at hand.
Hail Mary ...

Of all women God prepared Mary from her conception to be
the Mother of the Incarnate Word.
Hail Mary ...

The Angel Gabriel announces: "Hail, full of grace! The Lord
is with thee."
Hail Mary ...

Mary wonders at this salutation.
Hail Mary ...

The Angel assures her: "Fear not . . . you shall conceive in
your womb, and give birth to a Son."
Hail Mary ...

Mary is troubled for she has made a vow of virginity.
Hail Mary ...

The Angel answers that she will conceive by the power of
the Holy Spirit, and her Son will be called the Son of God.
Hail Mary ...

The Incarnation awaits Mary's consent.
Hail Mary ...

Mary answers: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord. Be it
done unto me according to your word."
Hail Mary ...

The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.
Hail Mary ...


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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is the love
of humility.

The visitation of Mary to Saint Elizabeth
gloria
Our Father ...

Mary's cousin Elizabeth conceived a son in her old
age ... for nothing is impossible with God.
Hail Mary ...

Charity prompts Mary to hasten to visit Elizabeth in
the hour of her need.
Hail Mary ...

The journey to Elizabeth's home is about eighty miles
requiring four or five days.
Hail Mary ...

Though long and arduous, the journey is joyous, for
Mary bears with her the Incarnate Word.
Hail Mary ...

At Mary's salutation, John the Baptist is sanctified in
his mother's womb.
Hail Mary ...

Elizabeth exclaims: "Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb."
Hail Mary ...

"How have I deserved that the mother of my Lord should
come to me?"
Hail Mary ...

"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord's words to
her would be fulfilled."
Hail Mary ...

Mary replies: "My soul proclaims the greatness of the
Lord, and my spirit finds joy in God my Savior."
Hail Mary ...

Mary serves her cousin in all humility for three months
until the birth of John the Baptist.
Hail Mary ...


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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is the love
of neighbour.

The nativity of Jesus in Bethlehem
gloria
Our Father ...

Joseph and Mary go to Bethlehem to comply with
the decree of Caesar Augustus.
Hail Mary ...

The hour for Mary to give birth is near, but there
is no room in the inn.
Hail Mary ...

In the stillness of the night, the Savior is born in
a cave, Mary remaining a Virgin.
Hail Mary ...

She wraps Him in swaddling clothes and lays
Him in a manger.
Hail Mary ...

In unspeakable joy Mary gathers to her bosom
the Flower of her virginity.
Hail Mary ...

Jesus enters the world in poverty to teach the
lesson of detachment from earthly things.
Hail Mary ...

The angel announces to the shepherds: "Today
there is born to you in the town of David a Savior,
Who is Christ the Lord."
Hail Mary ...

The angelic chorus sing: "Glory to God in the
highest, and peace to His people on earth."
Hail Mary ...

The shepherds come to the stable to pay homage
to the Infant Jesus.
Hail Mary ...

The Magi come to adore the Holy Child and offer
Him gifts.
Hail Mary ...


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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is the spirit
of poverty.

The presentation of Jesus to the Temple
gloria
Our Father ...

Observing the law of Moses they take Jesus to the
temple to present Him to the Lord.
Hail Mary ...

According to the Law the firstborn male child of every
family should be consecrated to the Lord.
Hail Mary ...

Mary offers her Son to the Father, then ransoms Him
back at the price paid by the poor.
Hail Mary ...

Jesus is not subject to the law of Moses, yet to teach
obedience, submits to it.
Hail Mary ...

Mary is not subject to the law of purification, yet in
humility she submits to it.
Hail Mary ...

God had revealed to Simeon that he would not see
death until he had seen the Messiah.
Hail Mary ...

Recognizing the Child, he prays: "Now you can dismiss
your servant in peace. You have fulfilled your word."
Hail Mary ...

"This Child is destined to be the downfall and rise of
many in Israel, a sign that will be opposed."
Hail Mary ...

And to Mary Simeon reveals: "And your own soul a
sword shall pierce."
Hail Mary ...

After they fulfill all the Law requires they return to
Nazareth.
Hail Mary ...

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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is the virtue
of obedience.

The finding of Jesus in the Temple
gloria
Our Father ...

When Jesus is twelve years old, He goes with His
parents to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover.
Hail Mary ...

After the feast of the Passover, Joseph and Mary
unknowingly set out for Nazareth without Jesus.
Hail Mary ...

At the end of the first day's journey they discover
Jesus is missing.
Hail Mary ...

His parents return immediately looking for Him.
Hail Mary ...

This loss causes grief and anxiety beyond our
understanding to the hearts of Mary and Joseph.
Hail Mary ...

On the third day they find Jesus in the Temple
among the Doctors who were astonished at His
wisdom.
Hail Mary ...

Mary: "Son, why have you done this to us? Your
father and I have been searching for you in sorrow."
Hail Mary ...

Jesus: "Why did you search for me? Did you not
know that I must be about my Father's business?"
Hail Mary ...

Jesus goes down with them to Nazareth, and is
 subject to them.
Hail Mary ...

Mary keeps all these things in her heart.
Hail Mary ...



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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is the virtue of piety.





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 The Luminous Mysteries
(Thursdays)

Pope John Paul II created this "new" mystery in October 2002 when he declared October 2002 to October 2003 the "Year of the Rosary".

The Baptism of Jesus
luminoso
Our Father ...

John is baptizing in the Jordan proclaiming a baptism
of repentance.
Hail Mary ...

"I am the voice of one crying in the desert, make straight
the way of the Lord."
Hail Mary ...

"One mightier than I is coming after me."
Hail Mary ...

"I have baptized you with water, He will baptize you with
the Holy Spirit."
Hail Mary ...

Seeing Jesus, John exclaims: "Behold the Lamb of God."
Hail Mary ...

After Jesus' baptism a voice from Heaven: "This is my
beloved Son in whom I am well pleased."
Hail Mary ...

The Spirit descends upon Jesus in the form of a dove.
Hail Mary ...

In this heavenly manifestation is instituted the sacrament
of baptism.
Hail Mary ...

The divine Trinity is manifested: the voice of the Father
is heard as the Spirit descends upon the Son.
Hail Mary ...

Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus was led by the Spirit
into the desert for 40 days.
Hail Mary ...



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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is submission
to the will of God.

The wedding of Cana
luminoso
Our Father ...

Jesus, His Mother and disciples were invited to a wedding
in Cana.
Hail Mary ...

During the wedding feast the wine ran short.
Hail Mary ...

Mary turned to Jesus: "They have no wine."
Hail Mary ...

Jesus replied: "What would you have me do? My hour has
not yet come."
Hail Mary ...

Mary said to the waiters: "Do whatever he tells you."
Hail Mary ...

There were six stone water jars, each holding fifteen to
twenty gallons.
Hail Mary ...

Jesus bids the waiters to fill the jars with water, and then
draw some out and take it to the chief steward.
Hail Mary ...

The chief steward said to the groom: "Every man serves
the good wine first... but you have saved the good wine
until now."
Hail Mary ...

At Mary's request, Jesus worked His first miracle.
Hail Mary ...

By His presence, Christian marriage was raised to the
dignity of a Sacrament.
Hail Mary ...



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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is devotion
to Mary.

The proclamation of the Kingdom of God
luminoso
Our Father ...

"Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand."
Hail Mary ...

"My kingdom is not of this world."
Hail Mary ...

"Unless a man be born again of water and the Spirit,
he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven."
Hail Mary ...

"Whoever does not accept the kingdom of God as a
little child will not enter into it."
Hail Mary ...

"I have come to call sinners, not the just."
Hail Mary ...

"Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute
you."
Hail Mary ...

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom
of heaven."
Hail Mary ...

"Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for
they shall be satisfied."
Hail Mary ...

"Blessed are they who suffer persecution for justice'
sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Hail Mary ...

"You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church ...
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven."
Hail Mary ...



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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is the grace
for conversion.

The Transfiguration
luminoso
Our Father ...

Jesus took Peter, James and John up a high mountain
to pray.
Hail Mary ...

Jesus was transfigured before them.
Hail Mary ...

"His face became as dazzling as the sun, his clothes
as radiant as light."
Hail Mary ...

This was to fortify their faith to withstand the coming
tragedy of the Passion.
Hail Mary ...

Jesus foresaw the 'scandal of the cross,' and prepared
them for it by this manifestation of His glory.
Hail Mary ...

Moses and Elias (representing the Law and the prophets
of the Old Testament) were conversing with Jesus about
His passion.
Hail Mary ...

"Do not think I have come to destroy the Law or the
Prophets... but to fulfill them."
Hail Mary ...

From a cloud came a voice: "This is my beloved Son,
listen to Him."
Hail Mary ...

Jesus admonishes them not to tell the vision to anyone
until the Son of Man rises from the dead.
Hail Mary ...

We too will behold the transfigured Jesus on the Last
Day.
Hail Mary ...



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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is the fear
of God.

The institution of the Eucharist
luminoso
Our Father ...

I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you
before I suffer.
Hail Mary ...

Jesus took bread, blessed it: "Take and eat, this is
My Body."
Hail Mary ...

Taking the wine: "This cup is the new covenant in my
Blood, shed for you."
Hail Mary ...

At that Eucharistic meal, Jesus celebrated the first
Mass.
Hail Mary ...

At every Mass the sacrifice of Calvary is made present.
Hail Mary ...

At the Last Supper Jesus instituted the sacrament of
Holy Orders to perpetuate this sacrifice.
Hail Mary ...

"Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains
in me and I in him."
Hail Mary ...

The Eucharist is a sacrifice inasmuch as it is offered
up, and a sacrament inasmuch as it is received.
Hail Mary ...

In the Mass we offer ourselves to God, and God gives
himself to us.
Hail Mary ...

The Mass will be fruitful in the measure of our surrender
to the Father.
Hail Mary ...



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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is the giving
of thanks to God.







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The Sorrowful Mysteries
(Tuesdays and Fridays)
The Agony of Jesus in the garden
doloroso
Our Father ...

Jesus comes with his disciples to Gethsemane: "Stay
here, while I go yonder and pray."
Hail Mary ...

Entering the garden with Peter, James, and John,
Jesus prays, "My soul is sorrowful unto death."
Hail Mary ...

Jesus sees the sins of all mankind, whose guilt He
has taken upon Himself.
Hail Mary ...

He sees the wrath of the Father which His sufferings
must appease.
Hail Mary ...

So great is his anguish that His sweat becomes as
drops of blood falling to the ground.
Hail Mary ...

An angel appears to Him from heaven to strengthen
Him.
Hail Mary ...

"Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me;
yet, not My will but Yours be done."
Hail Mary ...

Finding the disciples asleep: "Could you not watch
one hour with me?"
Hail Mary ...

Jesus is betrayed by Judas, cruelly bound and led
away.
Hail Mary ...

Father, by the merits of the agony of Jesus in the
Garden, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Hail Mary ...



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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is true
contrition.

The scourging of Jesus at the pillar
doloroso
Our Father ...

Jesus is taken before the High Priest where He is
falsely accused, buffeted and insulted.
Hail Mary ...

The Jewish leaders take Jesus before Pilate, for
only he can impose the death penalty.
Hail Mary ...

The robber, Barabbas, is preferred to Jesus.
Hail Mary ...

Pilate can "find no cause in Him", yet to appease
the Jews, he orders Jesus to be scourged.
Hail Mary ...

The scourge is made of leather thongs to which
are attached small sharp bones.
Hail Mary ...

Jesus is bound to a pillar and cruelly scourged
until His whole body is covered with deep wounds.
Hail Mary ...

The Lamb of God offers His suffering for the sins
of mankind.
Hail Mary ...

Jesus suffers so much in His sacred flesh to satisfy,
especially, for sins of the flesh.
Hail Mary ...

The prophesy of Isaiah is fulfilled: "He was wounded
for our iniquities, He was bruised for our sins."
Hail Mary ...

Father, by the merits of Jesus in this painful scourging,
have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Hail Mary ...



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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is the virtue
of purity.

The Crowning with Thorns
doloroso
Our Father ...

Pilate asks, "Are You a king?" Jesus answers: "I am
a King, but My kingdom is not of this world."
Hail Mary ...

In the praetorium, the soldiers place an old purple
robe on Jesus in mockery of His claim to be a king.
Hail Mary ...

They fashion a crown out of thorns, and forcefully
press it down upon His head.
Hail Mary ...

In His bound hands they place a reed, as a sceptre,
in mockery of His kingship.
Hail Mary ...

Kneeling before Him in derision, they spit on Him,
and cry out: "Hail, King of the Jews!"
Hail Mary ...

Taking the reed from His hand they strike Him on the
head, driving the thorns more deeply into His scalp.
Hail Mary ...

Pilate brings Jesus before the people, hoping His pitiful
sight will soften them: "Behold the man!"
Hail Mary ...

Their response: "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!"
Hail Mary ...

Our Blessed Lord submitted to this terrible humiliation
to make reparation for our pride.
Hail Mary ...

Father, by the merits of this painful humiliation, have
mercy on us and on the whole world.
Hail Mary ...



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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is the virtue
of moral courage.

The Carrying of the Cross
doloroso
Our Father ...

One condemned to death by crucifixion is forced to carry
the cross to the place of execution.
Hail Mary ...

The suffering of Jesus is intense as the cross is laid on
His bruised and wounded back and shoulders.
Hail Mary ...

Weak and exhausted from loss of blood, lack of food and
rest, Jesus falls three times under the cross.
Hail Mary ...

Jesus meets His afflicted Mother causing untold anguish
in the Hearts of Son and Mother.
Hail Mary ...

The countenance of Jesus is disfigured with blood and
sweat, with dust and spittle.
Hail Mary ...

Veronica wipes His face, leaving on her towel the image
of His countenance.
Hail Mary ...

Fearing that Jesus might die on the way, the soldiers force
Simeon of Cyrene to carry the cross behind Jesus.
Hail Mary ...

Jesus speaks to weeping women; "Weep not for Me, but
for yourselves and your children."
Hail Mary ...

"If anyone is to be My disciple, let him take up his cross
and follow Me."
Hail Mary ...

Father, by the merits of this painful journey to Calvary,
have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Hail Mary ...



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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is the virtue
of patience.

The crucifixion and death of Jesus
cruz
Our Father ...

The hands and feet of Jesus are nailed to the cross
in the presence of His afflicted Mother.
Hail Mary ...

"Father, forgive them for they know not what they do."
Hail Mary ...

"This day you will be with Me in paradise."
Hail Mary ...

"Woman, behold your Son. Son, behold your Mother."
Hail Mary ...

"My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"
Hail Mary ...

"I thirst."
Hail Mary ...

"It is finished."
Hail Mary ...

"Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit."
Hail Mary ...

The side of Jesus is pierced with a lance. His body
is taken down and placed in the arms of His Mother.
Hail Mary ...

Father, by the merits of the crucifixion and death of
Jesus, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Hail Mary ...



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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is final
perseverance.






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The Glorious Mysteries
(Wednesdays and Sundays)
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
gloria
Our Father ...

The body of Jesus is placed in the tomb on the evening
of Good Friday.
Hail Mary ...

His soul descends into the realm of the dead to announce
to the Just the tidings of their redemption.
Hail Mary ...

Fearing the body of Jesus will be taken, the chief priests
place guards at the tomb.
Hail Mary ...

On the third day Jesus rises from the dead, glorious and
immortal.
Hail Mary ...

The earth quakes as the angel rolls back the stone, the
guards flee in terror.
Hail Mary ...

The holy women coming to anoint the body of Jesus are
amazed and frightened to find the tomb open.
Hail Mary ...

An angel calms their fears: "He is not here. He has risen
as He said."
Hail Mary ...

Jesus appears to Mary Magdalen and Peter and two
disciples on the way to Emmaus.
Hail Mary ...

That evening He appears to the apostles behind locked
doors: "Peace be unto you ... do not be afraid."
Hail Mary ...

Jesus breathes on them and gives them the power to
forgive sin.
Hail Mary ...



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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is the virtue
of faith.

The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
gloria
Our Father ...

Jesus remains on earth forty days after His Resurrection
to prove He has truly risen from the dead.
Hail Mary ...

He commissions the apostles to preach the gospel to
very creature, and promises to be with them forever.
Hail Mary ...

He will not leave them orphans, but will send the Holy
Spirit to enlighten and strengthen them.
Hail Mary ...

Jesus proceeds to Mt. Olivet accompanied by His Mother
and the apostles and disciples.
Hail Mary ...

Extending His pierced hands over all in a last blessing,
He ascends into heaven.
Hail Mary ...

As He ascends a cloud takes Him from their sight.
Hail Mary ...

Jesus ascends to take His place at the right hand of the
Father.
Hail Mary ...

What jubilation there must be amid the angels of heaven
at the triumphant entry of Jesus.
Hail Mary ...

The wounds in His glorified body are an endless plea
before the Father on our behalf.
Hail Mary ...

The disciples leave Mt. Olivet and "return to Jerusalem
with great joy."
Hail Mary ...



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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is the virtue
of hope.
The Descent of the Holy Ghost
gloria
Our Father ...

The apostles are gathered in the upper room where Jesus
had held the Last Supper.
Hail Mary ...

They are persevering in prayer with Mary the Mother of
Jesus.
Hail Mary ...

A sound comes from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind,
and it fills the whole house.
Hail Mary ...

The Holy Spirit descends on each of them in the form of
tongues of fire.
Hail Mary ...

Filled with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, they are enlightened
and strengthened to spread the gospel.
Hail Mary ...

Having lost all fear of the Jewish leaders, the apostles boldly
preach Christ crucified.
Hail Mary ...

The multitudes are confounded because every man hears
them speak in his own tongue.
Hail Mary ...

The Holy Spirit comes upon the Infant Church never to leave
it.
Hail Mary ...

That first day Peter goes forth to preach and baptizes three
thousand.
Hail Mary ...

The feast of Pentecost is the birthday of the Church, for on
that day it begins to grow.
Hail Mary ...



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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is the love
of God.

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven
gloria
Our Father ...

After the apostles have dispersed, the Blessed Mother goes
to live with John, the beloved disciple.
Hail Mary ...

Mary lives many years on earth after the death of Christ.
Hail Mary ...

She is a source of comfort, consolation and strength to the
apostles.
Hail Mary ...

As she had nourished the infant Jesus, so she nourishes
spiritually the infant Church.
Hail Mary ...

Mary dies, not of bodily infirmity, but is wholly ravished in
a rapture of divine love.
Hail Mary ...

Her body as well as her soul is taken up into heaven.
Hail Mary ...

After her burial the apostles go to the tomb and find only
fragrant lilies.
Hail Mary ...

Jesus does not permit the sinless body of His Mother to
decay in the grave.
Hail Mary ...

Corruption of the body is an effect of original sin from which
Mary is totally exempted.
Hail Mary ...

The bodies of all mankind, at the last judgment, will be
brought back and united again to the soul.
Hail Mary ...



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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is devotion
to our Lady.

The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth
gloria
Our Father ...

As Mary enters heaven, the entire court of heaven greets
with joy this masterpiece of God's creation.
Hail Mary ...

Mary is crowned by her divine Son as Queen of heaven
and earth.
Hail Mary ...

More than we can ever know the Hearts of Jesus and
Mary overflow with joy at this reunion.
Hail Mary ...

Only in heaven will we know the great majesty of that
coronation, and the joy it gave to the angels and saints.
Hail Mary ...

Even the angels, who by nature are greater than humans,
hail Mary as their Queen.
Hail Mary ...

Mary shares so fully in the glory of Christ because she
shared so fully in His suffering.
Hail Mary ...

Only in heaven will we see how central is the role of Mary
in the divine plan of redemption.
Hail Mary ...

The angels and saints longed for the coming of her whose
heel crushes the head of the serpent.
Hail Mary ...

Mary pleads our cause as a most powerful Queen and a
most merciful and loving Mother.
Hail Mary ...

A great sign appeared in heaven; a woman clothed with
the sun, the moon under her feet, and on her head a
crown of twelve stars.
Hail Mary ...



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.


Oh, 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 your mercy.


The virtue associated with this mystery is eternal
happiness.







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Click here for "the printable version" of how to recite the rosary.
How to recite the Rosary
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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,
    Jesus.

    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.


The benefits
- special graces

- a stronger faith

- the promise of Paradise

- deliverance from Purgatory

- the protection of Jesus' mother

- a higher degree of glory in heaven

- the promotion of virtue and good works

- the support of the Community of Saints

- the promotion of the rosary results in greater graces

- the promise of God's help in meeting your material needs

- the promise of the reception of the sacraments at the time of death

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