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“O Blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God,
bond of love which unites us to the angels,
tower of salvation against the assaults of Hell,
safe port in our universal shipwreck, we will never abandon you.
You will be our comfort in the hour of death:
yours our final kiss as life ebbs away.
And the last word from our lips will be your sweet name,
O Queen of the Rosary of Pompei,
O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners,
O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted.
May you be everywhere blessed, today and always,
on earth and in heaven”.
                                       -Blessed Bartolo Longo, the Apostle of the Rosary



The Holy Rosary is a form of vocal and mental prayer
while meditating on the "mysteries" of our Redemption.

While thought by some to be all manner
of offering repetitive prayer,
"worshiping" Our Blessed Mother,
or mindless counting of beads, this is simply not so.
All honor is due the Blessed Virgin as the Mother of God.
The Holy Rosary is a form of vocal and mental prayer
while meditating on the "mysteries" of our Redemption.
These mysteries are factual events that occurred
throughout the life of Our Lord and His Mother; 
they are scripturally founded,  the mystery being
what we the faithful can come to know of their significance
in our journey of faith.


While praying the words of ten Hail Marys, one meditates
on the event of the Mystery
and prays to gain a deeper love and knowledge of Our Lord.

One daily Rosary may be composed of five Mysteries,
five "decades" of 10 Hail Marys
but many choose to say the complete fifteen Mysteries.









The Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Ghost, Amen.

The Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty
Creator of Heaven and earth.
I believe 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 crucufied,
died and was buried.
He descended into hell;
the third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven,
sitteth 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 forgiveness 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 Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end. Amen
After each decade say the Fatima Prayer
" Oh 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."

After the Fifth Decade say
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, O 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.
We then pray:
O God, Whose only begotten Son, by His Life,
Death and Resurrection,
has purchased for us the rewards of our eternal salvation,
grant we beseech Thee, while meditating upon these Mysteries,
in the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
we imitate what they contain, and obtain what they promise,
through the same Christ, Our Lord.















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