The Rosary is my favorite prayer. Every day I see and observe the fruits of the Rosary in my life. The Rosary brings peace to my heart and to my whole life, it calms me down and brings interior light.
Through the Rosary prayer, the Blessed Virgin Mary puts order in my life, removes chaos from it, cleans my heart from things that harm my soul. Mary brings me peace and feeling of safety.
By praying the Rosary, I am assured of the protection of Mary, who constantly cares for me. The Mother of God protects me from all dangers and looks after me every moment. That is why I know that I do not need to fear of the future and all that is uncertain in this world
THE 15 ROSARY PROMISES
The Blessed Virgin Mary made fifteen promises to Christian who pray the Rosary. The promises for praying the Rosary were revealed to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan de Rupe. Our Lady promises us unique graces when we pray the Rosary: from protection from misfortune to meriting a high degree of glory in heaven.
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)It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the heart of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of internal things.
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; he shall not perish by un unprovided death.
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 plenitude of His graces; they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.
9)I shall deliver from the 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 their death.
14)All who recite the Rosary are my children; they are brothers and sisters of my only Son, Jesus Christ.
15)Devotion of my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.
HOW TO PRAY THE ROSARY?
1)Make the Sign of the Cross while saying: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”
2)Say “The Apostles’ Creed” at the crucifix:
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, on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there He will 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.
3)Say: “Our Father” prayer on the first large bead:
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.
4)Say three “Hail Marys” prayer on each of the three small beads with the following intentions:
-for the increase of faith
-for the increase of hope
-for the increase of charity.
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.
5)Say the “Glory be to the Father” prayer:
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.
6)Announce the first Mystery of the Rosary.
7)While meditating the Mystery, say: “The Our Father” on the large bead, the 10 “Hail Marys” on each of ten small beads and the “Glory be to the Father”.
8)After the decade say the Fatima Prayer or the Miraculous Medal Prayer.
The Fatima Prayer: “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen”.
The Miraculous Medal Prayer: “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you, and for all who do not have recourse to you, especially the enemies of the Church and those recommended to you. Amen.”
9)Announce the second Mystery and pray the rosary in the same as above: one “Our Father”, ten “Hail Mary”, “Glory be to the Father” and the Fatima Prayer or the Miraculous Medal Prayer.
10)In the same way continue the prayer with the third, fourth and fifth Mystery.
9)In conclusion (after the fifth Mystery) , say the “Hail holy Queen” (The Salve Regina):
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 sights, 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!
V:Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God
R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray: O God, by the life, death, and resurrection of Your only begotten Son, You purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech You that while meditation on these mysteries of the Holy rosary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
10)End the Rosary with the Sign of the Cross.
MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY
There are twenty mysteries of the Rosary, divided into the five Joyful Mysteries, the five Luminous Mysteries, the five Sorrowful Mysteries and the five Glorious Mysteries.
The First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation.
The Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation of Mary to Elisabeth
The Third Joyful Mystery: The Nativity
The Fourth Joyful Mystery: The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple
The Fifth Joyful Mystery: The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple
The First Luminous Mystery: The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan
The Second Luminous Mystery: The Wedding at Cana
The Third Luminous Mystery: The Jesus’ Proclamation of the Kingdom of God
The Fourth Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration
The Fifth Luminous Mystery: The Institution of the Eucharist
The First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden
The Second Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar
The Third Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns
The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross
The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion
The First Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection of Jesus
The Second Glorious Mystery: The Ascension of Jesus
The Third Glorious Mystery: The Descent of the Holy Spirit
The Fourth Glorious Mystery: The Assumption of Mary
The Fifth Glorious Mystery: The Coronation of the Virgin as Queen of Heaven and Earth