The Holy Rosary
is one of three Sacramentals
that the Blessed Virgin Mary
has given to the Holy Catholic
Church. In the thirteenth century, Mary
gave the Rosary
as a powerful weapon to mankind to combat the evils that were in this world as a result of the spiritual battle that is taking place between Satan
and God. Since then, the blessings received through this Sacramental are beyond man's count.
STEP 1: Make the sign of the Cross:
In the name of the Father,
and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.
STEP 2: Say the Apostle's Creed:
I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven
and in Jesus
His only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
And is seated at the right
the Father Almighty.
to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Catholic
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
STEP 3: Say 1 "Our Father":
Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come,
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.
STEP 4: Say 3 "Hail Mary's":
(For the virtues of Faith, Hope
Full of Grace,
is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
STEP 5: Say 1 "Glory Be":
Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
and ever shall be,
world without end.
STEP 6: The Rosary
The Holy Rosary
consists of 20 decades.
A decade consists of: 1 Our Father
10 Hail Mary's
To pray an entire Rosary, you must pray 20 times
the "Our Father," 10 "Hail Mary's" and the "Glory Be" in that order.
is been divided into 4 parts of 5 decades each.
Each of the four parts are called a Chaplet.
To pray an entire Chaplet, you must pray 5 times
the "Our Father," 10 "Hail Mary's" and "Glory Be" in that order.
The general practice of Catholic
is to commit themselves to
praying one Chaplet per day.
STEP 7: The Mysteries of the Rosary:
While praying a decade, you reflect on a mystery.
There are specific mysteries for each day of the week.
For example, when praying the Holy Rosary
on a Monday,
you meditate on the Joyful Mysteries.
During the recitation of first decade,
you meditate on the Annunciation of Mary.
During the recitation of the second decade,
you meditate on the Visitation.
During the recitation of the third decade,
you meditate on the Nativity of Jesus. Etc...
The following is a list of the Mysteries:
Joyful Mysteries - Monday and Saturday
1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Nativity
4. The Presentation
5. The Finding in the Temple
Sorrowful Mysteries - Tuesday and Friday
1. The Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. The Crowning with Thorns
4. The Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion
Glorious Mysteries - Wednesday and Sunday
1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption
5. The Crowning of Mary
Mysteries of Light - Thursday
in the Jordan
2. Self-manifestation at the wedding of Cana
3. Proclamation of the Kingdom of God, with His call to conversion
4. The Transfiguration
5. Jesus' institution of the Eucharist
STEP 8: The "Fatima Prayer": After the completion of one decade, you recide the "Fatima Prayer": O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy. STEP 9: The "Hail Holy Queen": After the completion of one Chaplet (5 decades which represents 5 mysteries), you pray the "Hail Holy Queen" prayer. 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 us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. 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. STEP 10: The Sign of the Cross: You conclude the Rosary
by doing the Sign of the Cross. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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