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How to Pray the Rosary




  1. Make the Sign of the Cross and say the "Apostles Creed".
  2. Say the "Our Father".
  3. Say three "Hail Marys".
  4. Say the "Glory be to the Father".
  5. Announce the first mystery; then say the "Our Father".
  6. Say ten "Hail Marys", while meditating on the mystery.
  7. Say the Glory be to the Father and the "Fatima Prayer".
  8. Announce the second mystery; then say the "Our Father".
  9. Repeat 6 and 7, and continue with third, fourth, and fifth mysteries in the same manner.
  10. Say the "Hail Holy Queen".
  11. Say the "Prayer After the Rosary".
Mysteries of the Rosary

The Joyful Mysteries

(The Church suggests praying the Joyful Mysteries on Monday and Saturday.)

  1. Annunciation of the birth of Jesus to Mary by the angel Gabriel
  2. Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth
  3. Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
  4. Presentation of the infant Jesus in the Temple
  5. Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple by Mary and Joseph

The Luminous Mysteries

 (The Church suggests praying the Luminous Mysteries on Thursday.)

  1. Christ's baptism in the Jordan River
  2. The self-revelation of Christ at the marriage of Cana
  3. Christ's announcement of the kingdom of God
  4. The Transfiguration of Christ
  5. The institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper

The Sorrowful Mysteries

(The Church suggests praying the Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesday and Friday.)

  1. Agony of Christ in the Garden
  2. Scourging of Jesus at the Pillar
  3. Placing of the crown of thorns on the head of Jesus
  4. Carrying the Cross by Jesus
  5. Crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ

The Glorious Mysteries

(The Church suggests praying the Glorious Mysteries on Wednesday and Sunday.)

  1. Resurrection of our Lord from the dead
  2. Ascension of our Lord into heaven
  3. Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles on Pentecost
  4. Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven
  5. Coronation of the Virgin Mary

Prayers of the Rosary


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


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.


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.


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 Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell; lead all souls to heaven especially those who are most in need of your mercy.


Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your 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.


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.


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