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How to Pray the Rosary

The Basics of the Rosary | The Prayers of the Rosary
The Mysteries of the Rosary | Joyful Mysteries
Sorrowful Mysteries | Glorious Mysteries
Luminous Mysteries | Rosary FAQs
  How to Pray the Rosary Handout - PDF

 

The Basics of the Rosary

 

The Beginning:

Begin by touching the crucifix and pray The Sign of the Cross.

Pray The Apostles Creed

On the first rosary bead, pray the Our Father

On each of the next three beads pray the Hail Mary

On the fifth bead pray the Glory Be and Fatima Prayer

 

The Mysteries:

Note: The Rosary is divided into five groups of ten beads called decades.
One Hail Mary is prayed on each bead for a total of ten per decade. During these prayers, we meditate on different aspects of Our Lord's life and Passion, which are called Mysteries.

 

The First Mystery of the Rosary

Announce the Mystery

On the first bead, pray the Our Father and the first Hail Mary.

Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary

Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary

 

(clear bead) Glory Be and Fatima Prayer

 

The Second Mystery of the Rosary

Announce the Mystery

On the first bead, pray the Our Father and the first Hail Mary.

Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary

Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary

 

(clear bead) Glory Be and Fatima Prayer

 

The Third Mystery of the Rosary

Announce the Mystery

 On the first bead, pray the Our Father and the first Hail Mary.

Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary

Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary

 

(clear bead) Glory Be and Fatima Prayer

The Fourth Mystery of the Rosary

Announce the Mystery

On the first bead, pray the Our Father and the first Hail Mary.

Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary

Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary

 

(clear bead) Glory Be and Fatima Prayer

 

The Fifth Mystery of the Rosary

Announce the Mystery

 On the first bead, pray the Our Father and the first Hail Mary.

Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary

Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary
Hail Mary

 

(clear bead) Glory Be and Fatima Prayer

 

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