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.
"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"
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.
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
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.
To be said on Mondays, Saturdays, the Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from Epiphany until Lent
To be said on Thursdays
To be said on Tuesdays, Fridays throughout the year; and daily from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday
To be said on Wednesdays, and the Sundays from Easter until Advent
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, 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.
Given by the Blessed Mother to Saint Dominic
"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
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.
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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