Next to the Mass, the rosary is the most powerful prayer this side of heaven. Many miracles and stories of wonderment have been attributed to the prayer of the rosary. Many popes and saints have written and preached on the rosary.

How To Pray the Rosary

Praying the rosary is accomplished by saying the prescribed prayers on each bead while meditating on the mysteries.

The Sign Of The Cross

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

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 again
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

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.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee;
blessed art 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.


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.

Fatima Prayer

O My Jesus, forgive us our sin.
Save us from the fires of hell.
Lead all souls to heaven,
especially those who have most need.

Salve Regina

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.

Pray for us O holy Mother of God,
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ


The Mysteries of the Rosary

Joyful Mysteries

1st Mystery: The Annunciation

2nd Mystery: The Visitation

3rd Mystery: The Nativity

4th Mystery: The Presentation

5th Mystery: Finding Jesus at the Temple

Sorrowful Mysteries

6th Mystery: The Agony in the Garden

7th Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar

8th Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns

9th Mystery: Jesus Carries the Cross

10th Mystery: The Crucifixion

Glorious Mysteries

11th Mystery: The Resurrection

12th Mystery: The Ascension

13th Mystery: The Coming of the Holy Spirit

14th Mystery: The Assumption

15th Mystery: The Coronation


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