Benefits of the Holy Rosary
According to St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, the pious and effective recitation of the Rosary:
- it gradually brings us a perfect knowledge of Jesus Christ
- It purifies our souls from sin
- It gives us victory over all our enemies
- It makes the practice of virtue easy.
- It enflames us with the love of Jesus Christ
- It enriches us with graces and merits
- It provides us with what to pay all our debts with God and with men.
- Finally, it obtains all kinds of graces from God.
Observation for those who pray only part of the Rosary per day:
- Joyful Mysteries: Mondays and Saturdays.
- Luminous Mysteries: Thursdays.
- Sorrowful Mysteries: Tuesdays and Fridays.
- Glorious Mysteries: Wednesdays and Sundays.
How to Pray the Rosary
Sign of the Cross
V: By the sign of the cross deliver us from our enemies, you who are our God.
V: In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
V: O Lord, open my lips.
R: And my mouth shall proclaim Your praise.
V: O God, come to my assistance.
R: O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Divine Jesus, we offer you the Rosary that we are going to pray to contemplate the mysteries of our Redemption. Grant that, through the intercession of Mary, your Blessed Mother, to whom we are addressing, we obtain the necessary graces to pray well and win the indulgences of this holy devotion. So be it.
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day He arose again; He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father; 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 body, and life everlasting. Amen.
V: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name: Thy kingdom come: Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
A: 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.
V: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
A: Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen
V: Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
A: As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Mary, Mother of grace (after each mystery)
Mary, Mother of Grace, Mother of mercy, defend us from the enemy and seal us now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Oh My Jesus (after each mystery)
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of Hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.
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, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.