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The Rosary

 

The Rosary is the prayer in which we consider the principal mysteries of the lives of Jesus and Mary.

It obtains innumerable graces for the Church, for

society, for families, and for the individual person.

 

It is everyone's prayer-young and old.  It is an easy practice, pleasing to Mary.

 

The Rosary serves for all life's needs, in good times and during trials and sufferings, it is a consolation to us, whenever, it is prayed.

 

Moreover, the Popes, have promoted the Rosary throughout the Church, and it was also the common practice of the saints.

 

So, we too, should make it our practice.  To try to say the Rosary everyday is to bring us blessings and graces without end.

 

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There are four sets of Mysteries to the Rosary:

The Joyful Mysteries, The Luminous Mysteries,

The Sorrowful Mysteries, and The Glorious Mysteries.

 

Each set of Mysteries has five individual Mysteries:

 

The Joyful Mysteries: The Annunciation, The Visitation,

The Nativity, The Presentation, The Finding of the Child.

 

The Luminous Mysteries: The Baptism, The Wedding Feast, The Proclamation, The Transfiguration, Institution of the Eucharist.

 

The Sorrowful Mysteries: The Agony in the Garden,

The Scourging, The Crowning, The Carrying of the Cross, The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord.

 

The Glorious Mysteries: The Resurrection,

The Ascension, Descent of the Holy Spirit,

The Assumption, The Coronation of Our Lady

 

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How to pray the Rosary

 

In the middle, to the right, of this Rosary page are the four sets of Mysteries of the Rosary: Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious.

 

1. To pray one full Rosary, choose the Mysteries you would like to pray:  Example: Joyful Mysteries.

 

Click on the-Joyful Mysteries opening prayer page-, 

 (in the middle of the rosary page at the top). On the Joyful Mysteries opening prayer page you will hear the Rosary prayed in Audio.  It will begin with:

 

The Apostles Creed-prayed on the Crucifix.

The Our Father-prayed on the large or single bead after the Crucifix.

The Hail Mary-one Hail Mary, on each one, of the three beads after the Our Father bead.

The Glory Be-prayed after the 3 Hail Mary's.

 

Then click on, The Rosary line, to come back to

the Rosary page.

 

 

2. After the-Joyful Mysteries opening prayer-is prayed.

 

Click on the 1st Joyful Mystery-The Annunciation to Mary page.(beneath the Joyful Mysteries opening prayer page).  On The Annunciation to Mary page the

first decade or mystery is prayed.

 

On The Annunciation to Mary page there will be a

Scripture meditation on the mystery to be prayed,

then we pray:

 

The Our Father-on the large or single bead after the

three Hail Mary's of the opening prayer.

The Hail Mary-one Hail Mary on each one of the ten beads going around the rosary.  Ten Hail Mary's are prayed.

The Glory Be-is said after the ten Hail Mary's, completing one full decade or mystery.

 

Then click on, the Rosary line, to come back to the Rosary page.

 

 

3. After The Annunciation to Mary mystery is prayed

click on the 2nd Joyful Mystery-The Visitation of Mary page.

 

On The Visitation of Mary page there will be a scripture meditation of The Visitation to Mary mystery to be prayed.

Then we pray:

 

The Our Father-on the large or single bead after The

Annunciation to Mary beads that was prayed.

The Hail Mary-one Hail Mary on each one of the ten

beads.

The Glory Be-is said after the ten Hail Mary's. That completes the 2nd decade or mystery.

 

Then click on, The Rosary line, to come back to the Rosary page.

 

 

4.  After The Visitation of Mary mystery is prayed

click on the 3rd Joyful Mystery: The Nativity of Our Lord page.(beneath The Visitation of Mary page).

 

On The Nativity of Our Lord page, there will be a scripture meditation on The Nativity of Our Lord mystery.

Then we pray:

 

The Our Father- on the large bead or single bead after The Visitation of Mary beads.  Going around the rosary.

The Hail Mary-one Hail Mary on each one of the ten beads, going around the Rosary.

The Glory Be-prayed after the 10 Hail Mary's.  That completes the 3rd Decade or Mystery.

 

Then click on, The Rosary line, to come back to the Rosary page.

 

 

5. After The Nativity of Our Lord mystery is completed in prayer click on the 4th Joyful Mystery-The Presentation of the Baby Jesus in the Temple mystery page.(beneath The Nativity of Our Lord mystery page).

 

On The Presentation of the Baby Jesus in the Temple page, there will be a scripture meditation on this mystery.

Then we pray.

 

The Our Father-on the large or single bead after The Nativity of Our Lord mystery beads. Following around the Rosary.

The Hail Mary-one Hail Mary on each one of the ten beads.

Going around the Rosary.

The Glory Be- prayed after the ten Hail Mary's.  This completes The Presentation of the Baby Jesus in the Temple mystery or 4th Decade.

 

Then click on, The Rosary line, to come back to the Rosary page.

 

 

6.  After The Presentation of the Baby Jesus in the Temple mystery is completed click on the 5th Joyful Mystery, The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple mystery page.

(beneath The Presentation of the Baby Jesus in the Temple page).

 

On The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple page there will be a scripture meditation on this mystery.

Then we pray:

 

The Our Father-on the large or single bead after The Presentation of the Baby Jesus in the Temple beads. Going around the rosary.

The Hail Mary-one Hail Mary on one each of the ten beads.

following around the rosary.

The Glory Be-is prayed after the ten Hail Mary's.  This completes The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple

mystery or 5th Decade.

 

Then click on, the Rosary line, to come back to the Rosary page.

 

 

7.  Then click on The Joyful Mysteries closing prayer page.

(beneath The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple page).

 

The Joyful Mysteries closing prayer page will be prayed

on the Medal in the middle of the Rosary.

 

The Prayer is -The Hail Holy Queen.

 

After praying, The Hail Holy Queen, you have prayed:

One Full Rosary

 

Then click on, The Rosary line, to come back to the Rosary page.

 

 

You now know how to pray The Rosary.

 

The Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries are prayed the exact same way.  So you may choose any of the four sets of mysteries and pray The Rosary.

(the pages for these mysteries are beneath the Joyful Mysteries pages)

 

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The Days the Church has set aside for each Mystery of the Rosary are as follows:


The Joyful Mysteries are said on: Mondays and Saturdays

 

The Luminous Mysteries are said on: Thursday

 

The Sorrowful Mysteries are said on: Tuesdays and Fridays

 

The Glorious Mysteries are said on: Wednesdays and Sundays

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If you do not have a Rosary to pray on, that is OK.  All that matters is that you pray the Rosary along with us.

 

With this Audio Rosary it is our hope you may follow along and learn how to pray, The Rosary.  We wish you abundant blessings from Our Lady and her Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

                                                       With Love and Prayers,

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