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AN INTENTION FOR EACH MYSTERY OF THE HOLY ROSARY

The Joyful Mysteries

The Annunciation – Humility
The Visitation – Fraternal Charity
The Nativity – Love of God and the Spirit of Poverty
The Presentation – Obedience
The Finding of Jesus in the Temple – The Holy Father

The Mysteries of Light

The Baptism of the Lord – Children
The Wedding Feast at Cana – Married Couples
The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God and the Call to Conversion – Evangelization
The Transfiguration I Conversion of Heart
The Institution of the Eucharist – Priests and Vocations

The Sorrowful Mysteries

The Agony in the Garden – Fervour in Prayer
The Scourging at the Pillar – Patience
The Crowning with Thorns – Conversion of Sinners
Jesus Carries His Cross – Holy Souls
The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus – The Dying

The Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection – Faith
The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven – Hope
The Descent of the Holy Spirit – Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Church
The Assumption of our Lady into Heaven – Devotion to Mary
The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Perseverance

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PRAYER AFTER THE ROSARY

O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His Life, Death and Resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech You, that, by meditating upon these Mysteries of the most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may both imitate what they contain, and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

ROSARY NOVENA PRAYER

Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, accept this Holy Rosary which I offer you to show my love for you and my firm confidence in your powerful intercession. I offer it as an act of faith in the mysteries of the Incarnation and the Redemption, as an act of thanksgiving to God for all His Love for me and all mankind, as an act of atonement for sins of the world, especially my own, and as an act of petition to God through your intercession for all the needs of God’s people on earth, but especially for this earnest request: (Mention your request.) I beg you, dear Mother of God, present my petition to Jesus, your Son. I know that you want me to seek God’s Will in my request. If what I ask for should not be God’s Will, pray that I may receive that which will be of greater benefit for my soul. I put all my confidence in you.

 

HOW TO PRAY THE ROSARY

While holding the crucifix, we say the “Apostles’ Creed”.
Recite the. “Our Father” on the first bead, followed by three “Hail Marys” on the next three beads, followed by the “Glory Be” and the “Fatima Prayer”.
This now leads you to the ‘decades’ of the Rosary. Decades are one single bead on which you recite the “Our Father” followed by ten beads on which you recite the “Hail Mary”, ending each decade with a “Glory Be” and a “Fatima Prayer”.
Closing Prayer: Say the “Hail, Holy Queen”.

While we say a decade, we meditate upon the Mysteries of the Rosary.
There are four Mysteries of the Rosary:
Joyful Mysteries are recited on Monday and Saturday;
the Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesday and Friday;
the Glorious Mysteries on Wednesday and Sunday;
the Mysteries of Light on Thursday.

 

THE MYSTERIES OF THE HOLY ROSARY

JOYFUL MYSTERIES, Monday and Saturday:
– The Annunciation
– The Visitation
– The Nativity
– The Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple
– The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple

SORROWFUL MYSTERIES,
Tuesday and Friday:
– The Agony in the Garden
– The Scourging at the Pillar
– The Crowning with Thorns
– The Carrying of the Cross
– The Crucifixion

LUMINOUS MYSTERIES,
Thursday:
– The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan
– The Wedding Feast at Cana
– The Proclamation of the Kingdom and the Call to Repentance
– The Transfiguration of the Lord
– The Institution of the Eucharist

GLORIOUS MYSTERIES,
Sunday and Wednesday:
– The Resurrection
-The Ascension
– The Descent of the Holy Spirit
– The Assumption of our Blessed Mother into Heaven
– The Coronation of our Lady, Queen of Heaven

 

PRAYER AFTER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD

Lord God,
we have seen the light
radiating from Your Son’s birth at Bethlehem,
from His Epiphany,
and from His Baptism.
Bless our lives
as now we return to our routines,
changed by the wonder of the Incarnation.
Amen.

 

KEEP US CLOSE TO YOU ALWAYS

Lord God,
Your Servant Mary was chosen,
and given the grace
to accept Your Will.
Bless our acceptance of Your Will,
and bless our struggles to accept it.
Keep us close to You always.
Keep our eyes fixed on You.
Amen.