The Dominican Rosary

        How to Pray the Dominican Rosary

† In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

V. Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.
R. Blessed are thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

V. O Lord, open my lips.
R. And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

V. O God, come to my assistance.
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.

V. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, a world without end. Amen. Alleluia.
(During Lent, substitute “Alleluia,” with “Praise be to you, O Lord, King of eternal glory” )

Days On Which The Mysteries Are Recited

Sunday & Wednesday … The Glorious Mysteries

Monday & Saturday … The Joyful Mysteries

Tuesday & Friday … The Sorrowful Mysteries

Thursday … The Luminous Mysteries

The Joyful Mysteries

  • The Annunciation
  • The Visitation
  • The Birth of Christ
  • The Presentation
  • The Finding of Christ Jesus in the Temple

The  Luminous Mysteries

  • The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan
  • The Wedding Feast of Cana
  • Jesus Proclaims the Kingdom of God
  • The Transfiguration
  • The Institution of the Holy Eucharist

The Sorrowful Mysteries

  • The Agony in the Garden
  • The Scourging at the Pillar
  • The Crowning with Thorns
  • The Carrying of the Cross
  • The Crucifixion

The Glorious Mysteries

  • The Resurrection
  • The Ascension
  • The Descent of the Holy Spirit
  • The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
  • The Crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven

Praying each Mystery

  • Our Father (1x)
    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.
  • Hail Mary (10x)
    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. Amen.
  • Glory Be (1x)
    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 a world without end. Amen.
  • Fatima Petition (1x)
    Oh my Jesus, Forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls into Heaven, especially those most in need of thy mercy.

Concluding Prayers

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! Hail 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. Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us.
R. 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 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.

V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.
R. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

† In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

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