3 THE HOLY ROSARY WHAT IS THE HOLY ROSARY? A PRAYER TO MARY AN OPPORTUNITYTO REFLECTON THE LIFE OF JESUSA VOCAL AND MENTAL PRAYER: REFLECT AND PRAY“The Rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christ-centered prayer.”Pope John Paul IITHE HOLYROSARY
4 WEDNESDAYS and SUNDAYS MYSTERIESEPISODES FROM THE LIFE OF JESUS FOR US TO THINK ABOUT4 SETSDAYSJOYFUL MYSTERIESMONDAYS and SATURDAYSLUMINOUS MYSTERIESTHURSDAYSTHE HOLYROSARYSORROWFUL MYSTERIESTUESDAYS and FRIDAYSGLORIOUS MYSTERIESWEDNESDAYS and SUNDAYS
5 THE HOLY ROSARY HOW TO SAY THE ROSARY Sign of the cross The Creed (optional)Say the First DecadeThink of the 1st MysteryThenOne Our FatherTen Hail MarysOne Glory be…THE HOLYROSARYRepeat for the other 4 decadesSay the Hail Holy QueenLitany (optional)
6 THE HOLY ROSARY DECADES…a set of ten Think of the Mystery One Our Father…A set of ten Hail MarysOne Glory be…THE HOLYROSARYEach full Rosary prayer is said by reciting 5 decades.
7 PRAYERS 1. The OUR FATHER 2. The HAIL MARY 3. The GLORY BE Our father, who art in heaven; hallowed by 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.2. The HAIL MARYHail 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.3. The GLORY BEGlory 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.
8 JOYFUL MYSTERIES 1. THE ANNUNCIATION 2. THE VISITATION 3. THE NATIVITY The Angel Gabriel appears to MaryMary visits her cousin ElisabethJesus is born in Bethlehem4. THE PRESENTATION AT THE TEMPLE5. THE FINDING OF JESUSJesus is found talking to the eldersJesus is presented at the Temple
9 LUMINOUS MYSTERIES 1. THE BAPTISM OF JESUS 2. THE MIRACLE AT CANA 3. JESUS PREACHINGJesus proclaims the coming of the Kingdom of GodJesus turns water into wine at a WeddingJohn baptises Jesus in the river Jordan4. THE TRANSFIGURATION5. THE EUCHARISTJesus in glory on mount Tabor with Moses and ElijahJesus gives us himself at the Last supper
10 SORROWFUL MYSTERIES 1. AGONY IN THE GARDEN 2. SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR 3. CROWNED WITH THORNSJesus praying in the garden of OlivesJesus tied to a pillar and beatenJesus crown with thorns4. THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS5. THE CRUCIFIXIONJesus given the cross to carry to mount CalvaryJesus suffers and dies on the cross
11 GLORIOUS MYSTERIES 1. THE RESURRECTION 2. THE ASCENSION 3. DESCENT OF THE SPIRITThe apostles receive the Holy Spirit on Pentecost SundayJesus returns to his Father in heavenJesus rising from the dead4. THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY5. THE CORONATION OF MARYMary is taken to heaven in body and soulMary honoured as Queen in Heaven
12 The Rosary is usually concluded by saying the Hail Holy Queen Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy 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.THE HOLYROSARY
13 THE HOLY ROSARY THE HOLY ROSARY I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.Our Lady to St Dominic
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