An integral part of Catholic devotional practice
since before the thirteenth century, the
rosary recalls the principal mysteries of
our salvation in groups of five decades.
Each group of five decades is preceded by
the recitation of the Creed, and three Hail
Marys for an increase in faith, hope and
charity. It concludes with a recitation of
one of the anthems to Our Lady appropriate
to the liturgical season. The repetition
of the prayers of each decade, one our Father,
ten Hail Marys and one Glory be to the Father
helps us to meditate deeply on God's love
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit.
And you will renew the faice of the earth.
Let us pray.
O God, who taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit, we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation.. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen
The Joyful Mysteries Usually said on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the year on on Sunday from Advent to the beginning of Lent.
The Sorrowful Mysteries Usually said on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the year and on Sundays in Lent.
The Glorious Mysteries Usually said on Wednesdays, Saturdays and also on Sundays from Easter to Advent.