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Holy Rosary

Soft Mary

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Rosarium Virginis Mariae
  2. Prayer Before the Rosary
  3. Fatima Prayer
  4. The Joyful Mysteries
  5. The Luminous Mysteries
  6. The Sorrowful Mysteries
  7. The Glorious Mysteries
  8. Prayer After the Rosary
  9. Hail Holy Queen
  10. The 15 Promises by Mary to Christians Who Recite the Rosary
  11. Five First Saturdays
  12. Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

A Plenary indulgence is granted if the Rosary is recited in a church or public oratory or in a family group, a religious Community or pious Association. A partial indulgence is granted in other circumstances.

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"Whatever you asked through the Rosary shall be granted." Promise of Our Lady to St. Dominic."

"I am the Lady of the Rosary. I come to ask the consecration of the world to My Immaculate Heart. When My Immaculate Heart triumphs, the world will have peace...Words of Our Lady of Fatima"

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Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter ROSARIUM VIRGINIS MARIAE

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MEDITATION ON THE MYSTERIES

Meditation on the mysteries is the most important part of the Rosary. Put yourself in the place of Jesus or Mary and live the mysteries with them.

PRAYER BEFORE THE ROSARY

Queen of the Holy Rosary you have deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three shepherd children the treasures of grace hidden in the Rosary. Inspire my heart with a sincere love of this devotion, in order that by meditating on the Mysteries of our Redemption which are recalled in it, I may be enriched with its fruits and obtain peace for the world, the conversion of sinners and of Russia (and China), and the favor which I ask you in this Rosary (here mention your request) I ask this for the greater glory of God, for your own honor, and for the good of all souls, especially of my own. Amen.

To Be Said After Each Mystery's Decade

Mary and Jesus

THE FATIMA PRAYER

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell, take all souls to heaven and help especially those most in need of Your mercy.

Rosary Meditations by Richard Cardinal Cushing and The Scriptural Rosary

Rosary Pictures N. 15 Misteri Del S. Rosario by Di C. Bellazzi

THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES

To be said on Mondays, Saturdays, the Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from Epiphany until Lent

  1. The Annunciation (we pray for humility)
  2. The Visitation (we pray for charity towards our neighbor)
  3. The Nativity of Jesus (we pray for love of God)
  4. The Presentation of the Lord (we pray for a spirit of sacrifice)
  5. The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple (we pray for zeal)

THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES

To be said on Thursdays

  1. Jesus' Baptism in the Jordan
  2. His self-manifestation at the wedding of Cana
  3. His proclamation of the Kingdom of God, with His call to conversion
  4. His Transfiguration
  5. His institution of the Eucharist, as the sacramental expression of the Paschal Mystery

THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES

To be said on Tuesdays, Fridays throughout the year; and daily from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday

  1. The Agony in the Garden (we pray for true repentance)
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar (we pray for mortification)
  3. The Crowning with Thorns on Jesus' Head (we pray for moral courage
  4. The Carrying of the Cross (we pray for patience)
  5. The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord (we pray for final perseverance)

THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES

To be said on Wednesdays, and the Sundays from Easter until Advent

  1. The Resurrection of our Lord (we pray for faith)
  2. The Ascension of Jesus (we pray for hope)
  3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit on Mary and the Apostles (we pray for zeal
  4. The Assumption of Mary into Heaven Body and Soul (we pray for a happy death)
  5. The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth by her son Jesus (we pray for love for Mary)
The Assumption

PRAYER AFTER THE ROSARY

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 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.

HAIL HOLY QUEEN

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, O 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!

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

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THE FIFTEEN PROMISES OF MARY TO CHRISTIANS WHO RECITE THE ROSARY

Madonna of the Rosary
  1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the rosary, shall receive signal graces.
  2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the rosary.
  3. The rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.
  4. It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.
  5. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the rosary, shall not perish.
  6. Whoever shall recite the rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the grace of God and become worthy of eternal life.
  7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.
  8. Those who are faithful to recite the rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plentitude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.
  9. I shall deliver from purgatory those who have been devoted to the rosary.
  10. The faithful children of the rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in heaven.
  11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the rosary.
  12. All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.
  13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.
  14. All who recite the rosary are my sons, and brothers of my only son Jesus Christ.
  15. Devotion of my rosary is a great sign of predestination.

Given by the Blessed Mother to Saint Dominic

THE FIVE FIRST SATURDAYS

Our Lady of Fatima and Shepherds

Mary's Great Promise at Fatima

"Behold My heart surrounded with the thorns which ungrateful men place therein at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. You, at least, try to console me, and tell them that I promise to help at the hour of death, with the graces needed for salvation, whoever, on the First Saturday of five consecutive months, shall

  1. Confess and receive Holy Communion,
  2. Recite five decades of the Rosary,
  3. Keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary
  4. With the intention of making reparation to me."

Note: The confession may be made in the 8 days before or after Communion. The Rosary may be recited at any convenient time of the day, and the fifteen-minute meditation may be made at any time of the day, either, on all the mysteries as a whole or on one special mystery. The Rosary and meditation may be combined by thinking on each mystery a few minutes before or after reciting the decade. A sermon for the occasion may be substituted for the meditation.

Immaculate Heart of Mary

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, and tender Mother of men, in accordance with thy ardent wish made known at Fatima, I consecrate to thee myself, my brethren, my country, and the whole human race.

Reign over us and teach us how to make the Heart of Jesus reign and triumph in us and around us, as It has reigned and triumphed in thee.

Reign over us, dearest Mother, that we may be thine in prosperity and adversity, in joy and in sorrow, in health and in sickness, in life and in death. O most compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins, watch over our minds and hearts and preserve them from the deluge of impurity which thou didst lament so sorrowfully at Fatima. We want to be pure like thee. We want to atone for the many crimes committed against Jesus and thee, We want to call down upon our country and the whole world the peace of God in justice and charity.

Therefore, we now promise to imitate thy virtues by the practice of a Christian life without regard to human respect. We resolve to receive Holy Communion on the First Saturday of every month, and to offer three five decades of the Rosary each day together with our sacrifices, in the spirit of reparation and penance. Amen.

From the Association of Marian Helpers Marian Fathers and Brothers, Stockbridge, MA 01262

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