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Holy Rosary

Joyful Mysteries (Monday and Saturday)

1st The Annunciation
Blessed Virgin, grant us humility to remain faithful to the Word of God and remain docile to His graces that we may share in the fruits of His salvation. Through Christ our Lord.

2nd The Visitation
Blessed Virgin, grant us the spirit of charity and faith to help us bring Christ to our brothers and sisters.

3rd The Birth of Jesus
Blessed Virgin, grant us poverty of spirit to receive Christ and to give him all our love.

4th The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
Blessed Virgin, our Mother, we beg you to offer us to the Lord with a pure soul, so one day we may be worthy of His glory.

5th Finding the Child Jesus in the Temple
Blessed Virgin, grant those looking for Christ to find Him in his Holy Church and make us look unceasingly for His face in the temple of our soul.

Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesdays and Fridays)

1st The Agony in the Garden
Sorrowful Virgin, grant us a true repentance of our sins and a filial obedience to the will of God.

2nd The Scourging at the Pillar
Sorrowful Virgin, grant us the courage to patiently endure the sufferings of our body, and "to crucify our flesh and its cravings", through Christ our Lord.

3rd. The Crowning with Thorns
Sorrowful Virgin, grant joy to those who are insulted or persecuted in the name of Jesus, for their recompense will be great in heaven.

4th The Carrying of the Cross
Sorrowful Virgin, grant us perseverance to carry our daily cross in following Christ as expiation for our sins and those of our brothers and sisters.

5th The Crucifixion 
Sorrowful Virgin, grant us the ability to forgive others and bring all people to the foot of the Cross, that they may attain the fruits of salvation and become one in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Glorious Mysteries (Sunday, Wednesdays)

1st The Resurrection of the Lord
Glorious Virgin, grant us a fervent faith in the risen Christ and the grace to live a new life in Him, for the glory of God.

2nd The Ascension of the Lord
Glorious Virgin, grant us hope and a fervent desire for Heaven while we wait the coming of "the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ". (Tt. 2/13)

3rd The Coming of the Holy Spirit
Glorious Virgin, through the Holy Spirit, inflame our hearts with the love of God to spread His love among all of our brothers and sisters, in Jesus Christ our Lord.

4th The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin
Glorious Virgin, assumed in heaven, in the darkness of this world be our star to guide us to Christ and to His glory.

5th The Coronation of Mary
Blessed Virgin, crowned by God as Queen of the world, grant us true peace in truth and justice and the kingdom of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Luminous Mysteries 
(Thursday)

1st  The Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan

2nd  The Wedding at Cana

3rd  The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God

4th  The Transfiguration of Jesus

5th  The Institution of the Eucharist


Hail Mary, daughter of God the Father, into your hands I commend my faith so that you may enlighten it, full of grace...

Hail Mary, Mother of God the Son, into your hands I commend my hope so that you may encourage it, full of grace...

Hail Mary, Spouse of God the Holy Spirit, into your hands I commend my love so that you may inflame it, full of grace...

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us, and after this exile show to us the blessed fruit of your 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.

Litany of the Blessed Virgin

Lord, have mercy on us
Christ, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy on us
Christ, hear us
Christ, graciously hear us
God the Father of Heaven,
have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer
of the world, 
have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit,
have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, one God,
have mercy on us
Holy Mary, pray for us  (after each invocation)
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother immaculate,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Savior,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honor,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the Covenant,
Gate of Heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comforter of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,
Queen of angels,
Queen of patriarchs,
Queen of prophets,
Queen of apostles,
Queen of martyrs,
Queen of confessors,
Queen of virgins,
Queen of all saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into Heaven,
Queen of the most Holy Rosary,
Queen of peace,
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, 
spare us, O Lord
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, 
graciously hear us, O Lord
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, 
have mercy on us

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray: Grant, we beg you, O Lord our God, that we your servants, may enjoy lasting health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enter into the joy of eternal happiness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come; before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

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