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Pray the Holy Rosary Daily

A servant of Mary shall never parish

Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world - Pope Blessed Pius IX

"priests... celebrate every mass as if it is your first, your last, and only mass... lay catholics - go to confession as if it is your last confession... pray the Rosary as if it is your last..." Patrick O'Hearn

How to Pray the Rosary

(scroll down for mysteries & prayers)

rosary image1.Make the Sign of the Cross and say the Apostles Creed
2. Say the Our Father
3. Say three Hail Mary's for Faith, Hope, and Charity
4. Say the Glory Be
5. Announce the first Mystery and then say the Our Father
6. Say ten (decade) Hail Marys while meditating* on the Mystery
7. Say the Glory Be
8. Say the Fatima Prayer
9. Announce the next Mystery and then say the Our Father
and steps 6, 7 & 8  until you've completed all 5 Mysteries.
Finish with the Hail Holy Queen and the Sign of the Cross.


Prayer to Saint Joseph (by Pope Leo XIII - 1889)

To you, O blessed Joseph,
do we come in our tribulation,
and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse,
we confidently invoke your patronage also.

Through that charity which bound you
to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God
and through the paternal love
with which you embraced the Child Jesus,
we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance
which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood,
and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.

O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family,
defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ;
O most loving father, ward off from us
every contagion of error and corrupting influence;
O our most mighty protector, be kind to us
and from heaven assist us in our struggle
with the power of darkness.

As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril,
so now protect God's Holy Church
from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity;
shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection,
so that, supported by your example and your aid,
we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven.




The Mysteries:
The Five Joyful Mysteries (said on Monday and Saturday.):
1. The Annunciation (Humility)
2. The Visitation (Charity)
3. The Nativity (Poverty)
4. The Presentation (Obedience)
5. Finding in the Temple (Piety)

The Five Luminous Mysteries (Thursdays)
1. Baptism of Jesus (Openness to the Holy Spirit)
2. Wedding Feast of Cana (To Jesus through Mary)
3. Proclamation of the Kingdom of God (For the grace of conversion)
4. Transfiguration (Desire for holiness)
5. Institution of the Eucharist (For thanksgiving to God)

The Five Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday and Friday):
1.The Agony in the Garden (Contrition)
2. The Scourging at the Pillar (Purity)
3. Crowning with Thorns (Courage)
4. Carrying of the Cross (Patience)
5. The Crucifixion (Self-Denial)

The Five Glorious Mysteries (Wednesday and Sunday):
1. The Resurrection (Faith)
2. The Ascension (Hope)
3. Descent of the Holy Spirit (Love)
4. The Assumption (Eternal Happiness)
5. The Coronation (Devotion to Mary)



Prayers of the Rosary

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 rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from whence He will come again in glory 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.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

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.

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.

The Fatima Prayer:
O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of thy mercy. Amen.

Hail Holy Queen:
Hail Holy Queen, mother of mercy; hail our lives, 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. Amen.


Let us pray. 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.



Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy.
Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.

God, the Father of heaven, 
have mercy on us.

God the Son,Redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, one God,

Holy Mary,
pray for us.
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of the Church,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother admirable,
Mother of good counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Saviour,
Mother of mercy,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honour,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower if ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the covenant,
Gate of heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comfort of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,
Queen of Angels,
Queen of Patriarchs,
Queen of Prophets,
Queen of Apostles,
Queen of Martyrs,
Queen of Confessors,
Queen of Virgins,
Queen of all Saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into heaven,
Queen of the most holy Rosary,
Queen of families,
Queen of peace.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, 
spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, 
graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

Pray for us,
O holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech thee,
O Lord God,
that we, your servants,
may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body;
and by the intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
may be delivered from present sorrow,
and obtain eternal joy.
Through Christ our Lord.


15 Promises of the Blessed Mother to ALL those who faithfully recite the Rosary - Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche

1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall receive signal graces.

2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.

3.The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.

4. The Rosary will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire for eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.

5. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish.

6. Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life.

7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.

8. Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenititude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.

9. I shall deliver from Purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary.

10. The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven.

11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.

12. All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.

13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.

14. All who recite the Rosary are my sons and daughters, and brothers and sisters of my only Son Jesus Christ.

15. Devotion of my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.


On December 10,1925, the Most Holy Virgin appeared to Sister Lucia Santos (then a postulant of the Institute of the Dorothean Sisters at Pontevedra, Spain) and by Her side, elevated on a luminous cloud, was the Child Jesus. The Most Holy Virgin rested Her hand on her shoulder and as She did so, She showed Her Heart encircled by thorns, which She was holding in her other hand. At the same time, the Child said: Have compassion on the Heart of your Most Holy Mother, covered with thorns, with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment and there is none to make an act of reparation to remove them. Then the Most Holy Virgin said: Look, my daughter, at My Heart, surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce Me at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. You at least try to console Me and announce in My name that I promise to assist, at the moment of death, with all the graces necessary for salvation, all those who:
(1) on the first Saturday of five consecutive months,
(2) shall confess (should be offered in reparation),
(3) receive Holy Communion on 1st Saturday (it is likewise necessary to offer it in reparation to Our Lady)
On the occasion of the visit of the Child Jesus to Sr. Lucia (Feb. 16, 1926), she asked: "My Jesus, what about those who forget to make the intention?" Jesus answered: "They can do so at their next confession, taking advantage of their first opportunity to go to Confession."
(4) recite five decades of the Rosary that day (offered in reparation and said properly while meditating)  and
(5) keep Me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary on that day. (Also offered in reparation, the meditation may embrace one or more mysteries; it may include all, taken together or separately. This meditation should be the richest of any meditation, because Our Lady promised to be present when she said “...those who keep me company....” ,)
(6) with the intention of making reparation to Me.

After completing the Five First Saturdays, one may continue the devotion simply to console the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady. A tender love of our Blessed Mother will lead one to do all he can to make reparation for the sins which pierce her Immaculate Heart. Let us remember, too, that although Our Lady made this promise to those who would observe five such First Saturdays in succession, in her July apparition she asked simply that Communions of reparation be made on every First Saturday to atone for the sins of the world. It is sometimes asked why Our Lady asked for Communions of reparation on five first Saturdays, instead of some other number. Our Blessed Lord answered that question when He appeared to Sr. Lucia May 29, 1930. He explained that it was because of five kinds of offenses and blasphemies against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, namely:
1. blasphemies against her Immaculate Conception;
2. against her perpetual virginity;
3. against the divine and spiritual maternity of Mary;
4. blasphemies involving the rejection and dishonoring of her images; and
5. the neglect of implanting in the hearts of children a knowledge and love of this Immaculate Mother.

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY -renewed each first Saturday with the shorter formula renewed daily Any formula may be used to consecrate oneself to the Mother of God, as long as it involves a total oblation of oneself. As a suggestion, one of the following consecrations could be renewed each first Saturday with the shorter formula renewed daily.
I, . . ., a faithless sinner, renew and ratify today in thy Heart, O Immaculate Mother, the vows of my Baptism; I renounce forever Satan, his pomps and works; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before. Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, in the presence of all the heavenly court, I choose thee this day for my Mother and Mistress. I deliver and consecrate to thee, and to thy Immaculate Heart, as thy child and slave of love, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure, for the greater glory of God, in time and in eternity.


Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii - miraculous image

The Rosary: Spiritual Sword of Our Lady (Fr. Donald Calloway)

Living Divine Mercy - The Rosary

The Rosary - spiritual weapon for these times - US Grace Force

Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary - St. John Paul II


Best Quotes about the Rosary

Rosary Coast to Coast

The meaning of the Holy Rosary prayer

Enroll in the Rosary Confraternity

Free Rosary for Canadians

True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary - St. Louis de Montfort



If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins "you shall receive a never fading crown of glory." (1 Peter 5:4). Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in Hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner of later you will be converted and will amend your life and save your soul, if - and mark well what I say - if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for you sins.

So every day do give her at least fifty Hail Marys - for each one is worth fifteen precious stones and they please Our Lady far more than all the riches of this world put together.

Blessed Alan de la Roche said: "Let everyone who loves you, oh most holy Mary, listen to this and drink it in:
Whenever I say Hail Mary
The court of heaven rejoices
And the earth
Is lost in wonderment.
And I despise the world
And my heart is brim-full
Of the love of God
When I say
Hail Mary;
All my fears
Wilt and die
And my passions are quelled
If I say
Hail Mary;
Devotion grows
Within me
And sorrow for sin
When I say
Hail Mary.
Hope is made strong
In my breast
And the dew of consolation
Falls on my soul
More and more -
Because I say
Hail Mary.
And my spirit
And sorrow fades away
When I say
Hail Mary....

This life is nothing but warfare and a series of temptations; we do not have to contend with enemies of flesh and blood but with the very power of Hell. What better weapons could we possibly use to combat them than the Prayer which our great Captain taught us, and the Angelic Salutation which has chased away devils.....

Ever since the devil was crushed by the humility and passion of Jesus Christ he has been very nearly unable to attack a soul that is armed with meditation on the mysteries of Our Lord's life, and, if he does trouble such a soul, he is sure to be shamefully defeated - (Cardinal Hugues)

Blessed Alan said that a man he knew of had desperately tried all kinds of devotions to rid himself of the evil spritit who possessed him, but without success. Finally he thought of wearing his Rosary around his neck, which eased him considerably. He discovered that whenever he took it off the devil tormented him cruelly, so he resolved to wear it night and day. This drove the evil spirit away forever, because he could not bear such a terrible chain. Blessed Alan also testified that he had delivered a large number of people who who were possessed by putting the Rosary around their necks.

Our Lady also said to Blessed Alan: "I want you to know that, although there are numerous indulgences already attached to the recitation of my Rosary, I shall add many more to every fifty Hail Marys (each group of five decades) for those who say them devoutly, on their knees - being of course, free from mortal sin.

... it can surely be said that the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary is by far the most valuable one and that the faithful should be strongly urged to join it. This is because it has been awarded more indulgences than any other confraternity in the Church....

Through the Holy Rosary:
1. Sinners are forgiven;
2. Souls that thirst are refreshed;
3. Those who are fettered have their bonds broken;
4. Those who weep find happiness;
5. Those who are tempted find peace;
6. The poor find help;
7. Religious are reformed;
8. Those who are ignorant are instructed;
9. The living learn to overcome pride;
10. The dead (the Holy Souls) have their pains eased by suffrages.

One day Our Lady said to Blessed Alan:

"I want people who have a devotion to my Rosary to have my Son's grace and blessing during their lifetime and at their death, and after their death I want them to be freed from all slavery so that they will be like kings wearing crowns and with sceptres in their hands and enjoying eternal glory."

I have just said that to say the Rosary to advantage one must be in a state of grace "or at least be fully determined to give up mortal sin," first of all, because, if it were true that God only heard the prayers of those in a state of grace it would follow that people in a state of mortal sin should not pray at all. This is an erroneous teaching which as been condemned by Holy Mother Church, because of course sinners need to pray far more than good people do.

To be guilty of willful distractions during prayer would show a great lack of respect and reverence; it would make our Rosaries fruitless and would make us guilty of sin.

When the Rosary is well said it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and it is more meritorious for the soul than any other prayer. But it is also the hardest prayer to say well and to persevere in, owing especially to the distractions which almost inevitably attend the constant repetition of the same words.

"...have stored up enough treasures of eternity, enough Our Fathers and Hail Marys with which to buy your way to Heaven and earn the beautiful crown which is waiting for each faithful Confratenity member."

Take care that your crown is not stolen by somebody who has been more faithful than you in saying the Holy Rosary.

Dear Confraternity members: if you want to serve Jesus and Mary by saying the Rosary every day, you must be prepared for temptation: "When thou comest to the service of God... prepare thy soul for temptation." (Ecclus. 2:1)

... and all Hell itself, will wage formidable battles against you in an endeavor to get  you to give up this holy practice.

When you say your Rosary the angels rejoice, the Blessed Trinity delights in it, my Son finds joy in it too, and I myself am happier than you can possibly guess. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, there is nothing in the Church that I love as much as the Rosary (BVM to Blessed Alan)

"Among all the devotions approved by the Church none has been favored by so many miracles as the devotion of the Most Holy Rosary." (Pope Pius IX)

For final perseverance
Those who say it fervently and frequently will gradually grown in grace and holiness and will enjoy the special protection of Our Lady and the abiding friendship of God.
"No one can live continually in sin and continue to say the Rosary - either he will give up sin or he will give up the Rosary." (Bishop Hugh Boyle)

“The Rosary is a long chain that links heaven and earth. One end of it is in our hands and the other end is in the hands of the Holy Virgin…The Rosary prayer rises like incense to the feet of the Almighty. Mary responds at once like a beneficial dew, bringing new life to human hearts.” (St. Therese of Lisieux)

“You always leave the Rosary for later, and you end up not saying it at all because you are sleepy. If there is no other time, say it in the street without letting anybody notice it. It will, moreover, help you to have presence of God.” – St. Josemaría Escrivá - source: EWTN

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*We can let our poor weak minds concentrate on four different legitimate things:
1. We can concentrate on our intention; 2. we can concentrate on the person to whom our prayers are directed, the Blessed Virgin Mary; 3. we can concentrate on the mystery we are reciting; or, 4. we can concentrate on the prayers themselves that we are saying.
(source: The Rosary and the Crisis of Faith)