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The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary

The Sorrowful Mysteries

Pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The Sign of the Cross

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

The Immaculata prayer by St. Maximilian Kolbe

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God
that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.
O Immaculata, Queen of Heaven and earth,
I renew my consecration to you for this day and for always,
so that you might use me for the coming
of the Kingdom of Jesus in the whole world.
To this end I offer you
all my prayers, actions and sacrifices of this day.   

Amen

Preparatory Prayers Before The Rosary

Begin the Rosary with this offering prayer

Eternal Father, I offer you this Rosary,
by Mary’s Immaculate Heart in union with her Son’s,
Jesus Christ, precious blood,
as thanksgiving for all your good deeds,
according to the intentions of Jesus’ Sacred Heart
for all the grace and blessing that will
make us close to this beloved Heart
in life, in death, in time and eternity;
for the sick; for the dying;
for the conversion of sinners and for the souls in Purgatory;
for those who have asked for our prayers
and we are obliged to ask for and the family’s intentions,
to You, God, may all lead to your greater honour
and glory and a glorious death for us all.

A Prayer for Forgiveness (Communion of the Faithful)

Recommended daily prayer by Fulton J. Sheen

I confess to Almighty God, to Blessed Mary ever Virgin,
   to Blessed Michael the Archangel, to Blessed John the Baptist,
   to the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and all the Saints,
and to you, Father, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed:
   (Here, strike the chest three times (= Mea Culpa))
   through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault.
Therefore I beseech Blessed Mary ever Virgin, Blessed Michael the Archangel,
Blessed John the Baptist, the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, all the Saints,
   and you Father, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

The Intention of this Rosary

Include any intention

In addition to the wish of our Lady of Fatima to “pray the Rosary every day”
and on 13
th Sept 1917 her request was
“Continue to pray the Rosary in order to obtain the end of the war.”
– we ask for the consecration of Russia and devotion to her Immaculate Heart. 

Let us all pray to Saint Michael

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host –
by the Divine Power of God –
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.    

Amen

On the Cross of the Rosary

One begins by holding the Crucifix of the Holy Rosary, kissing it, doing the sign of the Cross and praying:

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

Thereafter (still at the Cross) pray

The Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ,
His only Son, our Lord,
(Bow/kneel)
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
(End
of bow/kneel)
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 sits at the right hand of God
the Father almighty,
from there He shall come 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
Bead 1

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

The Three Cluster Beads

These three beads stand for the Divine virtues Faith, Hope, Love

Bead 2

Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee,
blessed art thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus
who increases our Faith
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death  

Amen

Bead 3

Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee,
blessed art thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus
who increases our Hope
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death  

Amen

Bead 4

Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee,
blessed art thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus
who increases our Love
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death  

Amen.

Doxology

The last bead before the connecting medallion.

Bead 5

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.

The Medallion

Announce The First Sorrowful Mystery

The Agony of Jesus in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-39Luke 22:44)

“Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane,
and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
And he took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee,
and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them:
“My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death:
tarry ye here, and watch with me”. And he went a little farther,
and fell on His face, and prayed, saying:
“O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me:
nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.”

 

“And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly:
and His sweat was as it were great drops of blood
falling down to the ground.”

The Third Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

Amen.

This is followed by a short silence to contemplate the mystery.

On The Chain

Before the first decade.

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. 

Amen.

The First Decade

On each of the beads.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee,
blessed art thou among 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

Doxology

On the chain before the single bead.

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.

The First Single Bead

Announce The Second Sorrowful Mystery

The Scourging of Jesus at the Pillar (Matthew 27, Mark 15:15)

“When the morning was come,
all the chief priests and elders of the people
took counsel against Jesus to put Him to death.
And when they had bound Him,
they led Him away, and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
And Jesus stood before the governor:
and the governor asked Him, saying: “Art thou the King of the Jews?”
And Jesus said unto Him: “Thou sayest”.
And when He was accused of the chief priests and elders,
He answered nothing. Then said Pilate unto Him:
” Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?”
And He answered Him to never a word Pilate saith unto them:
“What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?”
They all say unto Him: “Let Him be crucified!”
And the governor said:” Why, what evil hath he done?”
But they cried out the more, saying: “Let Him be crucified!”

“And so Pilate, willing to content the people,
released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus,
when he had scourged Him, to be crucified.”

The Third Apparition of our Lady of Fatima

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of hell,
and lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

Amen.

Here follows a short moment of silence to contemplate on the mystery.

On The Chain

Before the first decade.

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. 

Amen.

The Second Decade

On each of the beads.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee,
blessed art thou among 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

Doxology

On the chain before the single bead.

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.

The Second Single Bead

Announce The Third Sorrowful Mystery

The Crowning with Thorns (Matthew 27:27-31)

“Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall,
and gathered unto Him the whole band of soldiers.
And they stripped Him, and put on Him a scarlet robe.
And when they had platted a crown of thorns,
they put it upon His head, and a reed in His right hand:
and they bowed the knee before Him, and mocked Him, saying:
‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ And they spit upon Him,
and took the reed, and smote Him on the head.
And after that they had mocked Him,
they took the robe off from Him,
and put His own raiment on Him,
and led Him away to crucify Him.”

The Third Apparition of our Lady of Fatima

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of hell,
and lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

Amen.

Here follows a short moment of silence to contemplate on the mystery.

On The Chain

Before the first decade.

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. 

Amen.

The Third Decade

On each of the beads.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee,
blessed art thou among 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

Doxology

On the chain before the single bead.

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.

The 3rd Single Bead

Announce The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery

The Carrying of the Cross (Luke 23:26)

“As they were leading Him away they seized on a man,
Simon from Cyrene, who was coming in from the country,
and made Him shoulder the cross and carry it behind Jesus.
Large numbers of people followed Him,
and women too, who mourned and lamented for Him.
But Jesus turned to them and said, ‘Daughters of Jerusalem,
do not weep for me; weep rather for yourselves and for your children.
For look, the days are surely coming when people will say,
“Blessed are those who are barren, the wombs
that have never borne children, the breasts that have never suckled!”
Then they will begin to say to the mountains, “Fall on us!”;
to the hills, “Cover us!” For if this is what is done to green wood,
what will be done when the wood is dry?’
Now they were also leading out two others,
criminals, to be executed with Him.”

The Third Apparition of our Lady of Fatima

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of hell,
and lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

Amen.

Here follows a short moment of silence to contemplate on the mystery.

On The Chain

Before the first decade.

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. 

Amen.

The Fourth Decade

On each of the beads.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee,
blessed art thou among 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

Doxology

On the chain before the single bead.

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.

The 4th Single Bead

Announce The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery 

The Crucifixion of Jesus (John 19:25-27)

“Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother,
and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas,
and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw His mother,
and the disciple standing by, whom he loved,
he saith unto His mother:” Woman, behold thy son!”
Then saith he to the disciple: “Behold thy mother!”
And from that hour that disciple took her unto His own home.”

The Third Apparition of our Lady of Fatima

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of hell,
and lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

Amen.

Here follows a short moment of silence to contemplate on the mystery.

On The Chain

Before the first decade.

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. 

Amen.

The Fifth Decade

On each of the beads.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee,
blessed art thou among 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

Doxology

On the chain before the single bead.

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.

The Medallion

Concluding prayer at the medallion.

Hail Holy Queen

O God, whose only begotten Son,
by His life, death, and resurrection,
has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation.
Grant, we beseech Thee:
that while meditating on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
that we may imitate what they contain
and obtain what they promise,
through Christ our Lord. 

Amen

Closing Prayers

The Rosary is a perfect wreath and we have now reached
the
connecting medallion where we through our Hymn, Salve Regina,
unite the intentions and prayers.

Salve Regina
(Click here for guiding music)

Salve Regina,
Mater misericordiae,
vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Hevae.
Ad te suspiramus,
gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia ergo, advocata nostra,
illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte.
Et Iesum,
benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens,
o pia,
o dulcis Virgo Maria.

The Cluster Beads

The Rosary is a perfect wreath and we have now reached the connecting medallion where we through our Hymn, Salve Regina, unite the intentions and prayers, we pray that the theological errors and heresies inserted in the Instrumentum Laboris may not be approved during the synodal assembly.

Third Bead: Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, (a sinner),  

Amen.

Second Bead: To Saint Joseph

Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so prompt, so strong, before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  

Amen

Third Bead: To The Holy Family

O Holy Family of Nazareth, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, to you we entrust our families. Open the heart of every family to the faith that it becomes a source of vocations. Protect our loving devotion towards each other in the family, our faith, our lives, our daily bread. Holy Family of Nazareth, grant our body and soul constant protection for fulfilling the will of God. 

Amen

Option Prayers Before The Cross
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. 

Amen.

Our Lady of Akita (Handmaids of the Eucharist)

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
truly present in the Holy Eucharist,
I consecrate my body and soul to be entirely one with Your Heart, being sacrificed at every instant on all the altars of the world and giving praise to the Father pleading for the coming of His Kingdom. Please receive this humble offering of myself.
Use me as You will for the glory of the Father and the salvation of souls.
Most holy Mother of God, never let me be separated from Your Divine Son.
Please defend and protect me as Your Special Child.   

Amen

At the Cross of the Holy Rosary
Closing Prayers

Let us pray 

In the Name of Jesus Christ, our God and Lord, strengthened by the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Blessed Michael the Archangel, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul and all the Saints, we confidently undertake to repulse the attacks and deceits of the devil.

O Holy Mother of Priests, protect all priests from the dangers of their holy profession and lead the stray cardinals, bishops and priests who have failed their sublime vocation, with your kind motherly hand, back to the good Shepherd!

Amen.

Let us pray for our Holy Father – Pope N. and for the Popes Raccolta intentions:

May the Lord preserve him and give him life and make him to be blessed upon the earth and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.

Lord Jesus, shelter our Holy Father the Pope under the protection of Thy Sacred Heart.

Be Thou his light, his strength and his consolation.

Amen

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us.

Our Lady of Akita, pray for us.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Our Lady of Philermo, pray for us.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

St. Francis of Assisi Prayer Asking for Mary’s Intercession 

Holy Virgin Mary, there is no one like Thee born in the world among women,
Daughter and Handmaid of the Most Highest King,
the Heavenly Father, Mother of Our Most Holy Lord Jesus Christ,
Spouse of the Holy Spirit: Pray for us with St. Michael the Archangel
and all the powers of Heaven and all the Saints before Thy Most Holy and Beloved Son,
the Lord and Master. Glory to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Optional Prayers
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