How to pray the Rosary

  • Sign of the Cross
  • With the Crucifix, say the Apostles Creed
  • First bead, say an Our Father
  • Set of three, say Hail Mary's
  • Say the Glory Be
  • For each decade, reflect on the mystery followed by an Our Father on the individual bead
  • Say the Hail Mary on the next ten beads concluding with the Glory Be and the Fatima Prayer
  • Repeat over the next few decades
  • After completing all set of decades, conclude the Hail Holy Queen along with the closing Let us pray portion (written below)
  • Conclude with any additional prayers you would like to add on and then the Sign of the Cross

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; 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.

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 amongst 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.

Fatima Prayer

O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

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.

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 while meditating on 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.

Mysteries of the Rosary

  • Joyful




    Presentation of our Lord

    Finding of Jesus in the Temple

  • Sorrowful

    Agony in the Garden

    Scourging at the Pillar

    Crowning with Thorns

    Carrying of the Cross

    Crucifixion and Death

  • Glorious



    Descent of the Holy Spirit


    Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

  • Luminous

    Baptism in the Jordan

    Wedding at Cana

    Proclamation of the Kingdom of God


    Institution of the Eucharist

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