|Other than the Liturgy (Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Divine
the Rosary is the most powerful prayer on the planet.
(see also Apostolic Letter On the Most Holy Rosary Rosarium Virginis Mariae )
Start with the sign of the Cross
For each Mystery (see Mysteries below), meditate on the Mystery and say ...
Hail Mary... (10 times),
Joyful Mysteries- Monday and Saturday. Also during the season of Advent they are recited on Sundays. Note: These were also normally recited on Thursday, but the Pope has suggested the new Luminous Mysteries for Thursday.
|1. The Annunciation||2. The Visitation||3. The Nativity||4. The Presentation||5. The Finding of Jesus
in the Temple
Sorrowful Mysteries- Tuesday and Friday. Also during the season of Lent they are recited on Sundays.
|1. The Agony in the
|2. The Scourging at
|3. The Crowning with
|4. The Carrying of the
|5. The Crucifixion|
Glorious Mysteries- Wednesday. Also Sundays they are recited from Easter until the season of Advent.
|1. The Resurrection||2. The Ascension||3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit||4. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary||5. The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary|
Thursday (as suggested by the Pope).
from Apostolic Letter On the Most Holy Rosary Rosarium Virginis Mariae
|1. Jesus Baptism in the Jordan||2. Jesus self- manifestation at the wedding of Cana||3. Proclamation of the Kingdom of God||4. The Transfiguration||5. Institution of the Eucharist|
After each Mystery the "Fatima Prayer" is said:
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,
save us from the fire of hell,
lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those who are in most need of Thy Mercy.
After completing a group of five Mysteries, say the Hail Holy Queen prayer.