The Holy Rosary

"Say the Rosary every day...
Pray, pray a lot and offer sacrifices for sinners...
I'm Our Lady of the Rosary.
Only I will be able to help you.
...In the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph."

Our Lady at Fatima

The word Rosary means "Crown of Roses". Our Lady has revealed to several people that each time they say a Hail Mary they are giving her a beautiful rose and that each complete Rosary makes her a crown of roses. The rose is the queen of flowers, and so the Rosary is the rose of all devotions and it is therefore the most important one. The Holy Rosary is considered a perfect prayer because within it lies the awesome story of our salvation. With the Rosary in fact we meditate the mysteries of joy, of sorrow and the glory of Jesus and Mary. It's a simple prayer, humble so much like Mary. It's a prayer we can all say together with Her, the Mother of God. With the Hail Mary we invite Her to pray for us. Our Lady always grants our request. She joins Her prayer to ours. Therefore it becomes ever more useful, because what Mary asks She always receives, Jesus can never say no to whatever His Mother asks for. In every apparition, the heavenly Mother has invited us to say the Rosary as a powerful weapon against evil, to bring us to true peace. With your prayer made together with Your heavenly Mother, you can obtain the great gift of bringing about a change of hearts and conversion. Each day, through prayer you can drive away from yourselves and from your homeland many dangers and many evils.

Rosary Prayers:

The Sign of the Cross: In the name of the Father of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day He arose again; He ascended into heaven,andsitteth 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 Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgivness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen

The 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. Amen.

The 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. Amen

Glory Be to the Father: 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.

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 in most need of Your Mercy".

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.

The Rosary mysteries:

JOYFUL MYSTERIES: on Monday and Saturday
  • 1st joyful mystery - The Annunciation of the Angel to Mary
  • 2nd joyful mystery - The visitation of Mary to Saint Elizabeth
  • 3rd joyful mystery - The nativity of Jesus in Bethlehem
  • 4th joyful mystery - The presentation of Jesus to the Temple
  • 5th joyful mystery - The finding of Jesus in the Temple
  • 1st light mystery - The Baptism of Jesus
  • 2nd light mystery - The wedding of Cana
  • 3rd light mystery - The proclamation of the Kingdom of God
  • 4th light mystery - The Transfiguration
  • 5th light mystery - The institution of the Eucharist
SORROWFUL MYSTERIES: on Tuesday and Friday
  • 1st sorrowful mystery- The Agony of Jesus in the garden
  • 2nd sorrowful mystery -The scourging of Jesus at the pillar
  • 3rd sorrowful mystery - The Crowning with Thorns
  • 4th sorrowful mystery - The Carrying of the Cross
  • 5th sorrowful mystery - The crucifixion and death of Jesus
GLORIOUS MYSTERIES: on Wednesday and Sunday
  • 1st glorious mystery - The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  • 2nd glorious mystery - The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
  • 3rd glorious mystery - The Descent of the Holy Ghost
  • 4th glorious mystery - The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven
  • 5th glorious mystery - The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven
  • and Earth

Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary

1 January - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
21 January - Our Lady of Consolation, Rome
23 January - Espousal of the Virgin Mary
24 January - Madonna delPianto (Our Lady of Tears), Our Lady of Damascus
2 February - Purification of Mary
11 February - Our Lady of Lourdes, France
25 March - Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord to Our Lady
26 April - Our Lady of Good Counsel
13 May - Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament
24 May - Our Lady Help of Christians, Europe
31 May - Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces, Our Lady of Visitation, Our Lady of All Nations
9 June - Our Lady Virgin Mother of Grace
27 June - Our Lady of Perpetual Help
2 July - Visitation by Mary to Saint Elizabeth
16 July - Our Lady of Mount Carmel
17 July - Humility of the Blessed Virgin Mary
2 August - Our Lady of the Angels
5 August - Our Lady of the Snow Rome, Italy, Our Lady of Copacabana
13 August - Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners
15 August - Assumption into Heaven
21 August - Our Lady of Knoc, Ireland
22 August - Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queenship of Mary Octave of the Assumption
8 September - Nativity of Mary, Our Lady of Charity
12 September - Most Holy Name of Mary
15 September - Feast of Our Lady of the 7 Sorrows
24 September - Our Lady of Mercy
24 September - Our Lady of Walsingham
1 October - Holy Protection of the Mother of God
October - Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary
11 October - Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
16 October - Purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
21 November - Presentation of Mary at the Temple
9 December - Mary's Immaculate Conception
12 December - Our Lady of Guadalupe
18 December - Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary