2. The Visitation
"Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb?  And how have I deserved, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?"...And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; because he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaid; for, behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed..."
Luke 1: 42-48
"Many souls go to hell because there is no one to pray and make sacrifices for them."
Following are instructions for praying the rosary.  Because Our Blessed Mother requested that
we "meditate on the fifteen mysteries of the rosary" we will focus on the original mysteries here. 
                   (Pope John Paul II has offered five additional mysteries 
and we leave it to your discretion, if you wish, to include them in your meditations.)

proceed in a

(The rosary
prayers are
at the bottom
of this page.)

Start on Crucifix
Make the sign
of the Cross
Pray the
Apostle's Creed
Our Father
Three Hail Mary's
followed by
the Glory Be...
1st Mystery
Our Father
10 Hail Mary's
Glory Be...
Oh, my Jesus...
end with
Hail Holy Queen
5th Mystery
Our Father
10 Hail Mary's
Glory Be...
Oh, my Jesus...
4th Mystery
Our Father
10 Hail Mary's
Glory Be...
Oh, my Jesus...
3rd Mystery
Our Father
10 Hail Mary's
Glory Be...
Oh, my Jesus...
10 Hail Mary's
Glory Be...
Oh, my Jesus...
2nd Mystery
Our Father
"I am the Lady of the Rosary"
are as follows:
Five Joyful Mysteries, Five Sorrowful Mysteries
and Five Glorious Mysteries
Pray the Joyful Mysteries on Monday and Thursday; Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesday and Friday; Glorious on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday with the following exceptions:
(Sundays in Advent - Joyful
Sundays in Lent - Sorrowful)


1. The Annunciation
"Do not be afraid, Mary, for you
have found favor with God.  And behold, you will conceive in your  womb and
bear a Son, and you shall call
His name Jesus."  Luke1: 30-31
3. The Nativity
Mary gave birth to her first-born Son and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes,
and laid Him in a manger, because
there was no room for them in the inn.  Luke2: 7
4. The Presentation
"Behold, this child is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, and for a sign that shall be contradicted and your own soul a sword shall pierce that the thoughts of many hearts shall be revealed."   Luke 2: 34-35
5. Finding Jesus in the Temple
Jesus went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and His mother kept all these things carefully in her heart.  And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and grace.
Luke 2: 51-52
1. The Agony in the Garden
Jesus prayed, " Abba, Father, all things are possible to you.  Remove this cup from me; yet not my will but your's be done. "
Mark 14: 36
2. The Scourging
Pilate said to them a third time, "Why, what evil has this man done?  I find no crime deserving of death in him.  I will therefore chastise him and release him." 
Luke 23: 22
3. The Crowning with Thorns
And the soldiers, plaiting a crown of thorns, put it upon his head, and
arrayed him in a purple cloak.  And they kept coming to him and saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and striking him. 
John 19: 1-3
4. The Carrying of the Cross
The Jews answered him [Pilate], "We have a Law, and according to that Law
he must die..."  John 19: 7
And bearing the cross for himself, he went forth to the place called the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha,...  John 19: 17
5. The Crucifixion
They crucified him, and with him two others, one on each side and Jesus in the Center.  And Pilate wrote an inscription and had it put on the cross.  And there was written, Jesus of Nazareth, The King of  the Jews.  John 19:18-19

1. The Resurrection
The angel spoke and said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you seek Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here, for he has risen even as he said.  Come, see the place where the Lord was laid...He goes before you into Galilee; There you shall see him."
Matthew 28: 6-7

2. The Ascension
"You shall be witnesses for me in Jerusalem...and even to the very ends of the earth."  And when he had said this, he was lifted up before their eyes, and a cloud took him out of their sight.
Acts 1: 8-9

3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
And suddenly there came a sound
from heaven, as of a violent wind blowing... And they were all filled with
the Holy Spirit and began to speak in foreign tongues, even as the Holy
Spirit prompted them to speak. 
Acts 2: 2-4

4. The Assumption
St. Juvenal, Bishop of Jerusalem, at the Council of Chalcedon (451), made known to the Emperor Marcian and Pulcheria, who wished to possess the body of the Mother of God, that Mary died in the presence of all the Apostles, but that her tomb,
when opened, upon the request of St. Thomas,
was found empty; wherefrom the Apostles
concluded that her body was taken up to heaven.
On 11/01/1950, Pope Pius XII declared infallibly
that the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
is a dogma of the Catholic Faith.
Today, the belief in the corporeal assumption of Mary is universal in the East and in the West; according
to Pope Benedict XIV (De Festis B.V.M., I, viii, 18)
it is a probable opinion, which to deny were
impious and blasphemous

5. The Coronation
A great sign appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
Revelation 12: 1
Four years after he declared the dogma of the Assumption of Mary, Pope Pius XII, in an encyclical letter Ad Caeli Reginam, decreed and instituted the feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be celebrated. He formalized the Church's tradition from the earliest centuries of Mary's Queenship in Heaven. This belief rested on both Holy Scripture and tradition.  Feast Day: August 22

"Pray the rosary daily for the conversion of sinners and salvation of souls."

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 was 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 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 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 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 fire of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of Your Mercy. Amen.

(Note: According to the testimony of the Fatima visionaries, Our Lady herself requested on July 13th, 1917 that we pray the O My Jesus prayer at the end of each decade. "When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery: O my Jesus..."  The apparent universal willingness of the Catholic faithful around the world to comply with this wish is a living testimony to the authenticity of the visionaries' claim.)

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 towards 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.

Let us pray
O God, Whose only-begotten Son, By His Life, Death and Resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech Thee, that meditating upon these Mysteries of the 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.



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