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"Whatever you ask through the Rosary
Shall be granted."
Promise of Our Lady to St. Dominic



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The Gospel and the Rosary

The Gospel has a message and the Rosary is its pulpit. 
The content of the Gospel is the essence of the Rosary 
And the Rosary is the Gospel cast in prayer. 
The Mysteries urge the mind to think; 
Without thought, the Rosary loses meaning.

The Rosary Confraternity Center
of the Dominican Fathers


How to Pray the Rosary

Compiled by Catherine Fournier,
domestic-church.com


The Mysteries

Of the Holy Rosary

   To offer God a most beautiful bouquet of roses
through the hands of the Blessed Virgin Mother,
close the door to the world,
and clear your mind of all distractions and worries:

Live the Mysteries!

    Placing yourself there at Mary's side, hold her hand and walk with her.
See Jesus through her heart and through her humble life
of complete obedience and love.  Now follow Mary as she takes you
through the Mysteries of the Divine Life, Death, and Resurrection
of her Son Jesus...
The Five Joyful Mysteries:






























The Annunciation 
of Mary

(Isaiah 7: 10 - 14) 

And the LORD spoke again to Achaz, saying:
"Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God, either unto the depth of hell,
or unto the height above."

And Achaz said: "I will not ask, and I will not tempt the LORD."
And he said:  "Hear ye therefore, O house of David:  Is it a small thing for you to be grievous to men, that you are grievous to my God also?
Therefore the LORD himself shall give you a sign. 
Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel."

(Luke 1:26-38)
In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary.  And coming to her, he [Gabriel] said, "Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you."  But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then the angel said to her,

"Do not be afraid Mary,
for you have found favor with God.
     Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,
and you shall name him Jesus.
He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High,
and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father,
and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever,
and of his kingdom there will be no end."

But Mary said to the angel, 

"How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?"

And the angel said to her in reply,

"The holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.
Therefore the child to be born will be called holy,
the Son of God.  And behold, Elizabeth, your relative,
has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month
for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God."

(Luke 1:38)
Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.
May it be done to me according to your word."

Then the angel departed from her.




The Visitation of Mary
to her Cousin Elizabeth

(Matthew 3:1)

And in those days cometh John the Baptist preaching in the desert of Judea.
And saying:  Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
For this is he that was spoken of by Isaias the prophet, saying:
"A voice of one crying in the desert,
'Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.'"

(Luke 1:39-45)
During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.  When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said,

"Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb." And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?  For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.  Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled."

And Mary said:

"My soul doth magnify the Lord;
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my savior.

Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid;
For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me;
and holy is his name.
And his mercy is from generation unto generations,
to them that fear him.

He has shown might in his arm:
he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat,
and hath exalted the humble.

He hath filled the hungry with good things;
and the rich he hath sent empty away.

He hath received Israel his servant,
being mindful of his mercy:
As he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his seed forever."

And Mary abode with her about three months; and she returned to her own house.



The Humble Birth of Jesus

(Psalm 110:1-4)

The LORD said to my lord:
"Sit at my right hand till I make your enemies your footstool.
The scepter of your power the LORD will stretch forth from Zion:
Rule in the midst of your enemies
Yours is princely power in the day of your birth,
in holy splendor; before the daystar, like the dew, I have begotten you.
The LORD has sworn, and he will not repent:
"You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek."

(Luke 2:6-14)
While they were there, [Bethlehem] the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son.  She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the Inn.

Now, there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock.  The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear.  The angel said to them, 

      "Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.  And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger."

And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:

"Glory to God in the highest
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests."

(Luke 2:15-20)
When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us."  So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.  when they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child.  All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the shepherds.  And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.  Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as it had been told to them.

The Visit of the Magi
(Matthew 2:1)
When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, "Where is the newborn king of the Jews?" We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage."  When King Herod heard this, he was greatly troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.  Assembling all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.  They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it has been written through the prophet:

'And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
since from you shall come a ruler,
who is to shepherd my people Israel.'"

Then Herod called the magi secretly and ascertained from them the time of the star's appearance.  He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search diligently for the child.  When you have found him, bring me word, that I too may go and do him homage."  After their audience with the king they set out.  And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was.  They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother.  They prostrated themselves and did him homage.  Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way.

(Isaiah 60:6)

"Caravans of camels shall fill you, dromedaries from Midian and Ephah; 
All from Sheba shall come bearing gold and frankincense,
and proclaiming the praises of the LORD."



The Presentation
of Jesus In the Temple

(Exodus 13:1,2)

The LORD spoke to Moses and said,
"Consecrate to me every first-born that opens the womb among the Israelites,
both of man and beast, for it belongs to me."

(Luke 2: 22-24)
When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, just as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord," and to offer the sacrifice of "a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons," in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.

(Luke 2: 25-35)
Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon.  This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the holy Spirit was upon him.  It had been revealed to him by the holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Messiah of the Lord.  He came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying:

"Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace,
according to your word,
for my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you prepared in sight of all the peoples:
A light to the revelation of the Gentiles,
and the glory of thy people Israel."

And his father and mother were wondering at those things which were spoken concerning him. And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother:

"Behold, this child is set for the fall and
for the resurrection of many in Israel,
and for a sign which shall be contradicted;
And thy own soul a sword shall pierce,
that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed."



The Finding of Jesus
in the Temple

(Luke 2:41-52)
Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom.  After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it.  Thinking that he was in the caravan, they journeyed for a day and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances, but not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him.  After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions, and all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers.  When his parents saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him,

"Son, why have you done this to us?  Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety."

And he said to them,

"Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"

But they did not understand what he said to them.  He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.  And Jesus advanced [in] wisdom and age and favor before God and man.

The Five Sorrowful Mysteries:
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The Agony of Jesus
in the Garden

(Mark 14:33)
He took with him Peter, James, and John, and began to be troubled and distressed.
Then He said to them,

"My soul is sorrowful even unto death. Remain here and keep watch."

(Luke 22:53)
Then going out he went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him.  When he arrived at the place he said to them, "Pray that you may not undergo the test."  After withdrawing about a stone's throw from them and kneeling, he prayed, saying,

"Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still,
not my will but yours be done."

And to strengthen him an angel from heaven appeared to him. He was in such agony and he prayed so fervently that his sweat became like drops of blood falling on the ground.  When he rose from prayer and returned to his disciples, he found them sleeping from grief.  He said to them,

"Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not undergo the test."

The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

While he was still speaking, a crowd approached and in front was one of the Twelve, a man named Judas.  He went up to Jesus to kiss him.  Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?"  His disciples realized what was about to happen, and they asked, "Lord, shall we strike with a sword?"  And one of them struck the high priest's servant and cut off his right ear.  But Jesus said in reply, "Stop, no more of this!"  Then he touched the servant's ear and healed him.  And Jesus said to the chief priests and temple guards and elders who had come for him, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs?  Day after day I was with you in the temple area, and you did not seize me; but this is your hour, the time for the power of darkness."

(Psalm 35:7)
For without cause they set their snare for me,
without cause they dug a pit against my life.
 


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The Scourging of Jesus
at the Pillar

Psalm 35:15

...They tore at me without ceasing;

Luke 23:7
...and upon learning that he was under Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod who was in Jerusalem at that time.

Luke 23:10
The chief priests and scribes, meanwhile, stood by accusing him harshly. [Even] Herod and his soldiers treated him contemptuously and mocked him, and after clothing him in resplendent garb, he sent him back to Pilate.  Herod and Pilate became friends that very day, even though they had been enemies formerly.

Luke 23:14-16
..."You brought this man to me and accused him of inciting the people to revolt.  I have conducted my investigation in your presence and have not found this man guilty of the charges you have brought against him, nor did Herod, for he sent him back to us.  So no capital crime has been committed by him.  Therefore I shall have him flogged and then release him."

But all together they shouted out, "Away with this man!  Release Barabbas to us."
(Now Barabbas had been imprisoned for a rebellion that had taken place in the city
and for murder.")

(Matthew 27:20)
The chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas but to destroy Jesus.  The governor said to them in reply, "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?"  They answered, "Barabbas!"  Pilate said to them, "Then what shall I do with Jesus called Messiah?"  They all said, "Let him be crucified!"  But he said, "Why?  What evil has he done?"  They only shouted the louder, "Let him be crucified!"  When Pilate saw that he was not succeeding at all, but that a riot was breaking out instead, he took water and washed his hands in the sight of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this man's blood, Look to it yourselves."  And the whole people said in reply, "His blood be upon us and upon our children."  Then he released Barabbas to them, but after he had Jesus scourged, he handed him over to be crucified.

(Isaiah 53:4-6)
Upon him was the chastisement that makes us whole,
by his stripes we were healed.
But the Lord laid upon him the guilt of us all.

(Isaiah 50:6)
"I gave my back to those who beat me,
my cheeks to those who plucked my beard"
 

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The Crowning of Jesus
With Thorns

(Psalm 35:15)
...they gathered together striking me unawares.

(Matthew 27:27)
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus inside the praetorium and gathered the whole cohort around him.  They stripped off his clothes and threw a scarlet military cloak about him.  Weaving a crown out of thorns, they placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand.  And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, "Hail King of the Jews!"  They spat upon him and took the reed and kept striking him on the head.  And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the cloak, dressed him in his own clothes, and led him off to crucify him.

(Isaiah 50:6)

"My face I did not shield from buffets and spitting"

(Isaiah 52:14)

Even as many were amazed at him so marred was his look
beyond that of man, and his appearance beyond that of mortals -

 (John 19:5)

"Behold the Man"


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The Way of The Cross

(Isaiah 53:7)

Though he was harshly treated, he submitted and opened not his mouth;
Like a lamb lead to the slaughter or a sheep before the shearers,
he was silent and opened not his mouth.

(Isaiah 53:8)

Oppressed and condemned, he was taken away,
and who would have thought any more of his destiny?

(Psalm 35:15)

Yet when I stumbled they were glad and gathered together;

(John 19:17)
So they took Jesus, and carrying the cross himself he went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha.

(Luke 23:26-31)
As they led him away they took hold of a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country; and after laying the cross on him, they made him carry it behind Jesus.  A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him.  Jesus turned to them and said,

"Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children, for indeed, the days are coming when people will say, 'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed,' At that time people will say to the mountains, 'Fall upon us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!' for if these things are done when the wood is green what will happen when it is dry?"

(Lamentations 4:20)
The annointed one of the LORD, our breath of life,
was caught in their snares, He in whose shadow we thought
we could live on among the nations.
 

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The Crucifixion
And Death of Jesus

(Psalm 22:2)

"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me"

(Psalm 22:15)

"I am like water poured out; all my bones are racked.
My heart has become like wax melting away within my bosom.
My throat is dried up like baked clay, my tongue cleaves to my jaws;
to the dust of death you have brought me down."

(Luke 23:33-34)
When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one on his right, the other on his left. [Then Jesus said, 

"Father, forgive them, they know not what they do."

They divided his garments by casting lots. 

(John 19:24)
So they said to one another, "Let's not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it will be," in order that the passage of scripture might be fulfilled [that says]:

"They divided my garments among them,
and for my vesture they cast lots."

This is what the soldiers did.

(Luke 23:35)
The people stood by and watched; the rulers, meanwhile, sneered at him and said,

"He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one,
the Messiah of God."

Even the soldiers jeered at him.

(Psalm 35:16)

they put me to the test; they mocked me, gnashing their teeth at me.

(Luke 23:38)
Above him there was an inscription that read,

"This is the King of the Jews."

(Luke 23:39)
Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying,

"Are you not the Messiah?  Save yourself and us."

The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply,

"Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation?  And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal."

Then he said, 

"Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."

He replied to him,

"Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."

(Luke 23:44)
It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon because of an eclipse of the sun.

(John 19:25,27)
Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother,

"Woman, behold, your son."
Then he said to the disciple,"Behold, your mother."

And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.

(John 19:25-30)
Afterwards, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said:

"I thirst".

Now there was a vessel set there full of vinegar.  And they, putting a sponge full of vinegar about hyssop, put it to his mouth.

(Psalm 69:22)

Rather they put gall in my food,
and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Jesus therefore, when he had taken the vinegar, said: It is consummated.  And bowing his head, he gave up the ghost.

(Mt 27:50-54)
...And behold, the veil of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom.  The earth quaked, rocks were split, tombs were opened, and the bodies of many saints who had fallen asleep were raised.  And coming forth from their tombs after his resurrection, they entered the holy city and appeared to many.  The centurion and the men with him who were keeping watch over Jesus feared greatly when they saw the earthquake and all that was happening, and they said,

"Truly, this was the Son of God!"

(John 19:33,34)
But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs, but one soldier thrust his lance into his side, and immediately blood and water flowed out.

(John 19:36,37)
For this happened so that the scripture passage might be fulfilled:

"Not a bone of it will be broken."

(Psalm 34:21)

He watches over all his bones;
not one of them shall be broken.

(John 19:37)
And again another passage says:

"They shall look upon him whom they have pierced."

The Five Glorious Mysteries:


The Resurrection

of Jesus

(Luke 24:1-12)
      But at daybreak on the first day of the week they took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.  They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.  While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them.  They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground.  They said to them,

"Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised.  Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day."

And they returned from the tomb and announced all these things to the eleven and to all the others.  The women were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James; the others who accompanied them also told this to the apostles, but their story seemed like nonsense and they did not believe them.  But Peter got up and ran to the tomb, bent down, and saw the burial cloths alone; then he went home amazed at what had happened.

(John, 20:19-23)
     On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them,

"Peace be with you."

When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.  The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. [Jesus] said to them again,

"Peace be with you.  As the Father has sent me, so I send you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the holy Spirit.  Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained."

























The Ascension
of Jesus into Heaven

(Acts 1:7-9)

"It is not for you to know the times or seasons
that the Father has established by his own authority.
But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you,
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,
throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

(Luke 24:44-53)
He said to them,

"These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled."

Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures.  And he said to them,

"Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.  And [behold] I am sending the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."

Then he led them [out] as far as Bethany, raised his hands, and blessed them.  As he blessed them he departed from them and was taken up to heaven.  They did him homage and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and they were continually in the temple praising God.



The Decent of
The Holy Spirit

(Acts 2:1-4)
When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together.  And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them.  And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.


(Joel 3:1-5 )

Then afterward I will pour out my spirit upon all mankind.
Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, 
your old men shall dream dreams,
your young men shall see visions;
Even upon the servants and the handmaids, 
in those days, I will pour out my spirit.

And I will work wonders in the heavens
and on the earth, blood, fire, and columns of smoke;
The sun will be turned to darkness,
and the moon to blood,
At the coming of the day of the LORD,
the great and terrible day.

Then everyone shall be rescued
who calls on the name of the LORD;
For on Mount Zion there shall be a remnant,
as the LORD has said,
And in Jerusalem survivors whom the LORD shall call.,




The Assumption
of Blessed Virgin Mother

(Psalms 16:9,10)

Therefore my heart is glad and my soul rejoices,
my body, too, abides in confidence;
Because you will not abandon my soul to the nether world,
nor will you suffer your faithful one to undergo corruption.

(1 Thes 4:14)

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose,
so too will God, through Jesus,
bring with him those who have fallen asleep.






















The Coronation
of Mary

(Rev 12:1)

And a great sign appeared in heaven:
a woman clothed with the sun,
and the moon under her feet,
and on her head a crown of twelve stars:

(Isaiah 35:10)

Those whom the LORD has ransomed
will return and enter Zion singing,
crowned with everlasting joy;
They will meet with joy and gladness,
sorrow and mourning will flee.

(Genesis 3:15)

"I will put emnities between thee and the woman,
and thy seed and her seed:
she shall crush thy head,
and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel."


The Fifteen Promises
Made to Blessed Alanus in Favor of Those Devoted To Our Lady's Rosary:
1.  To all those who shall recite my Rosary devoutly, I promise my special protection and very great graces.

2.  Those who shall persevere in the recitation of my Rosary will receive some single grace.

3.  The Rosary will be a very powerful armor against hell; it will destroy vice, deliver from sin and dispel heresy.

4.  The Rosary will make virtue and good works flourish, and will obtain for souls the most abundant Divine mercies; it will substitute in hearts love of God for love of the world and elevate them to desire heavenly and eternal goods. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means!

5.  Those who trust themselves to me through the Rosary will not perish.

6.  Those who shall recite my Rosary piously, considering its mysteries, will not die a bad death.

7.  Those truly devoted to my Rosary shall not die without the consolations of the Church or without grace.

8.  Those who shall recite my Rosary will find during their life and at their death the light of God, the fulness of His grace and will share in the merits of the blessed.

9.  I will deliver very promptly from purgatory the souls devoted to my Rosary.

10.  The true children of my Rosary will enjoy great glory in heaven.

11.  What you shall ask through my Rosary you shall obtain.

12. Those who propagate my Rosary will obtain through me aid in all their necessities.

13.  I have obtained from my Son that all the members of The Rosary Confraternity shall have for their intercessors in life and death the saints of heaven.

14.  Those who recite my Rosary faithfully are all my beloved children, the brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ.

15.  Devotion to my Rosary is a special sign of predestination.


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The Prayers of the Rosary
The Apostles Creed (Prayer on the Crucifix)
'I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth;  and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, 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 Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the dead,
and life everlasting.  Amen'
Salve Regina (said at the end of the rosary)
'Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we come, 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 towards 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. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
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 imitate what they contain, and obtain to what they promise, through same Christ Our Lord.  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'

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.'

St. Michael's Prayer
  'St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle. Be our Protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly beseech Thee; and do thou O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Divine power of God, cast into Hell, Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen'

Quotes
"I am the Lady of the Rosary."

I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives
and to ask pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord any more, for He is already too grievously offended by the sins of men. People must say the Rosary. Let them continue saying it every day."

~ Our Lady of Fatima

"One Day Through
the Rosary and Scapular

I Will Save the World."

~ Our Lady to St. Dominic

"Good deeds are links that form
a chain of love."

~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

"It is impossible to meditate with devotion upon the Mysteries of the Rosary and live in a state of sin. "
"Humility is to the various virtues what the chain is to the Rosary; take away the chain and the beads are scattered,

remove Humility and all virtues vanish."
"No prayer is ever lost"
"All those who have become saints have frequented the Sacraments and have raised their souls to God by prayer."

~ St. Jean Vianney, The Cure' of Ars (1786-1859)

"Let the Meditations be about the Divine attributes and perfections, and also about the Mysteries of the Life, Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ, from which chiefly all religious perfection and sanctity take their increase."

~ St. Paul of the Cross, Spiritual Director, priest and founder of the Passionist Order (1694-1775)

Credits:

I'd like to thank my special and dear friend Liz for providing the beautiful graphics found on this page. Please visit her website: The Perpetual Divine Mercy Crusade Icon Gallery

I would also like to thank Anna for her generous contribution
of the 'Scourging of Jesus graphic'


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