Thursday, October 7, 2010


The Rosary is often misunderstood. This devotion is not about Mary, but is a meditation on the life of Christ; Our Lady is simply our teacher and chaperone. The fruit of this prayer is to enter deeper into the life of Christ.



The Joyful Mysteries (prayed Mondays & Saturdays) | fruit of the Mystery

1. The Annunciation | humility
2. The Visitation | love of neighbor
3. The Birth of Jesus | poverty
4. The Presentation | obedience
5. Finding the Child Jesus in the Temple | joy in finding Jesus

The Luminous Mysteries (Thursdays)

1. The Baptism of Jesus | openness to the Holy Spirit
2. The Wedding at Cana | to Jesus through Mary
3. Proclaiming the Kingdom | repentance and trust in God
4. The Transfiguration | desire for holiness
5. The Institution of the Eucharist | Adoration

The Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesdays and Fridays)

1. The Agony in the Garden | sorrow for sin
2. The Scourging at the Pillar | purity
3. The Crowning with Thorns | courage
4. The Carrying of the Cross | patience
5. The Crucifixion | perseverance

The Glorious Mysteries (Wednesdays and Sundays)

1. The Resurrection | faith
2. The Ascension | hope
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit | love
4. The Assumption | grace of a happy death
5. The Coronation | trust in Mary’s intercession



(Prayer title in bold. Leader’s spoken words. Responses are in italics.)

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

Apostles’ Creed. I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 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 sin, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Our Father. Our Father, who art in Heaven; hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come; They 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. 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.

Glory Be. 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. Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.

Hail, Holy Queen. Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, or life, our sweetness and our hope, to thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee to we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears; turn, then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of they womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.

R. That we may be worthy of the promises of life.

V. Let us pray.

R. O God, by the life, death and resurrection of Your only begotten Son, You have purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech Thee, that while meditating on these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.