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The Holy Rosary

 

How to Pray the Rosary

  

The Prayers of the Rosary
The Rosary begins with the Sign of the Cross, the Apostles' Creed recited on the Cross, followed by one Our Father, three Hail Marys and a Glory Be.
 
Then we contemplate significant events in the lives of Jesus and Mary as we pray the five decades. Each decade consists of one Our Father, ten Hail Marys, and one Glory Be. The Rosary is concluded by praying the Hail, Holy Queen.
 
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ His only Son, Our Lord; who was conceived by
the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into Hell;
the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty;
from thence 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.
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. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
 
Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among all 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.

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 towards us; and after this our exile, show unto us the
blessed fruit of your 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.


 

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