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HOW TO PRAY THE ROSARY

The Rosary is made up of "decades". A decade is one "Our Father" followed by ten "Hail Marys" and a "Glory Be". Whilst it is usual to say five decades at a time, it is better to say one decade well, rather than five decades badly.

Begin with the sign of the cross (here a beginning prayer or petition may be said i.e. Queen of the Holy Rosary Prayer or Memorare). 

Pray the "Apostles Creed" holding the crucifix and continue on the straight piece of the Rosary with one Our Father, three Hail Marys and a Glory Be. 

Then, to start the first decade, pray one Our Father (here, recite the 1st Mystery).

Moving on to the circular piece of the Rosary, continue with ten Hail Marys and finish the first decade with one Glory Be. 

By saying five decades of the Rosary, you will complete one full circuit of the beads. 

To finish, after completing your chosen number of decades, pray the "Hail Holy Queen". 

The prayer to "St. Michael Archangel" and the "Memorare" are very powerful extra prayers.

As you say each decade, meditate about a story in the life of Mary and Jesus. 

There are 20 stories to focus your heart on. Each story is called a "Mystery".

Explore the sections below to be able to follow the five "Joyful" mysteries, the five "Luminous mysteries", the five "Sorrowful mysteries" and the five "Glorious Mysteries".


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The Rosary should be said slowly with time to meditate on each decade and to ask Mother Mary for her grace and blessing.

​THE MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY



 JOYFUL MYSTERIES​

(Said on Mondays & Saturdays, and Sundays from Advent until Lent)

LUMINOUS MYSTERIES

(Said on Thursdays - 

except during Lent)

SORROWFUL MYSTERIES

(Said on Tuesdays and Friday & from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday)

GLORIOUS MYSTERIES

(Said on Wedne​sdays - except Lent & Sundays from Easter until Advent)