Joyful Mysteries

The Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary


Sign of the Cross


† In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen


In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen




Miraculous Medal Prayer

Medal of Our Lady of Graces, The Raccolta, ed. 1910, #255

 

 

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

 

O MARIA sine labe concépta, ora pro nobis, qui ad te confúgimus.


THE OFFERING PRAYER and INTENTIONS OF THE ROSARY



Let us pray:


Eternal Father,

I offer you this Rosary,

through Mary's Immaculate Heart in union with her Son, Jesus Christ's precious blood, as thanksgiving for all your almighty acts,

according to Jesus' Sacred Heart intentions;

for all grace and blessing that will make us close to this beloved Heart

in life, in death, in time and eternity;

for the sick;

for the dying;

for the conversion of sinners and for the souls in Purgatory;

for those who have asked for our prayers and we are obliged to ask for and the family's intentions, to You, God, may all lead to your greater honour and glory and a glorious death for us all.

Amen.





Let us pray:


We pray for reparation of the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


We pray for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Queen of the Holy Rosary, who vanquishes all heresy as we pray for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!


We pray for the intercession of St. Joseph, Patron Saint of Universal Church and Terror of Demons to protect Our Mother Church.


We pray for protection of our cardinals, bishops and priests.


We pray for priestly vocations and vocations to Holy Orders, and for the preservation without restrictions of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.


We pray for Pope N.



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NOW THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES COMMENCE


On the Crucifix of Rosary:


One begins by holding the Crucifix of the Holy Rosary, kiss it, do the sign of the Cross and pray:

Sign of the Cross


† In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.



In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen.


Apostles' Creed(still at the Crucifix of the Rosary).

The Church is a mystery in as much as in her visible reality there is present and active a divine spiritual reality which can only be seen with the eyes of faith.

 

 

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

Creator of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ,

His only Son, our Lord,


Let us kneel


who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,


Let us arise


suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell;

on the third day He rose again

from the dead;

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God

the Father almighty,

from there 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.


Our father    (First Pearl after the Cross)

The Word of God communicates the mystery of salvation. Through the Lord’s Prayer, we are therefore aware of our being sons of the Father in the Son.



Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

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.


Hail Mary (The three Cluster Pearls, pearl 2-4)

The Divine Virtues Fides, Spes et Caritas (Faith, Hope and Love). Mary becomes the mother of Jesus, she gave herself entirely to serve the mystery of redemption, by God's grace.



Hail Mary, full of grace, 

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus


- who increases our Faith


Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.




Hail Mary, full of grace,

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus


- who increases our Hope


Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.





Hail Mary, full of grace,

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus


- who increases our Faith


Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.




Doxology  (the single Pearl right before the Connecting Medallion)

The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of the Christian faith and of Christian life, and it is the source of all the other mysteries.



Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen.



Fatima prayer  (Card. Burke prays it right here as it is after the mysteries of Our father, Hail Mary, and the Doxology).

The 3rd apparition of our Lady of Fatima, 13 July 1917: "When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery;


O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell,

and lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


Next Step is the Connecting Centerpiece (Medallion)


On the Medallion, present the Mystery


The First Joyful mystery

- primum mysterium Gaudiósa -



Annunciation

- Annuncio -


Luk 1:26-38



In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.

And he came to her and said,

“Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!”


But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her,

“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,

and you shall call his name Jesus.

He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High;

and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,

and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever;

and of his kingdom there will be no end.”


And Mary said to the angel,

“How can this be, since I have no husband?”


And the angel said to her,

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you,

and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;

therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.

And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son;

and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.

For with God nothing will be impossible.”


And Mary said,

“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.”


And the angel departed from her.

Our Father - the mystery of salvation

(still on the single pearl)


Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

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.



10 Hail Mary - the mystery of redemption


Hail Mary, full of grace,

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.





Doxology - the mystery of the Christian faith

(on the chain towards the medallion)



Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

As it was in the beginning,

is now and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen.


Fatima prayer


O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell,

and lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


The Second Joyful mystery

- secundum mysterium Gaudiósa -



The Visitation

- Visitatio -


Luk 1:39-45



 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry,


“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!

And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears,

the babe in my womb leaped for joy.

And blessed is she who believed

that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”


Our Father - the mystery of salvation

(still on the single pearl)


Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

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.



10 Hail Mary - the mystery of redemption


Hail Mary, full of grace,

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.





Doxology - the mystery of the Christian faith

(on the chain towards the medallion)



Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

As it was in the beginning,

is now and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen.


Fatima prayer


O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell,

and lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


The Third Joyful mystery

- tertium mysterium Gaudiósa -



The Nativity

- Nativita -


Luk 2:1-7



In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled.

This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.


And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.



Our Father - the mystery of salvation

(still on the single pearl)


Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

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.



10 Hail Mary - the mystery of redemption


Hail Mary, full of grace,

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.





Doxology - the mystery of the Christian faith

(on the chain towards the medallion)



Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

As it was in the beginning,

is now and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen.


Fatima prayer


O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell,

and lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those in most need of Your Mercy.



The Fourth Joyful mystery

- quartum mysterium Gaudiósa -


The Presentation

- Presentatio -  


Luk 2:22-35


And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.”

Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. And inspired by the Spirit he came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the law, he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,

“Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word;

for mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples,

a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to thy people Israel.”


And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him;  and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother,


“Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel,

and for a sign that is spoken against that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed.”


Our Father - the mystery of salvation

(still on the single pearl)


Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

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.



10 Hail Mary - the mystery of redemption


Hail Mary, full of grace,

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.





Doxology - the mystery of the Christian faith

(on the chain towards the medallion)



Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

As it was in the beginning,

is now and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen.


Fatima prayer


O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell,

and lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those in most need of Your Mercy.



The Fifth Joyful mystery

- quintum mysterium Gaudiósa -



The finding in the Temple

- Inventio in Templo -


Luk 2:41-52


Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom; and when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem.

His parents did not know it, but supposing him to be in the company they went a day’s journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances; and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him.


After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions; and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.

And when they saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him,

“Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.”


And he said to them,

“How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”


They did not understand the saying which he spoke to them. And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.


And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man.

The 12 year old returns home, after Rembrandt. The Art of Christianity Collection. Used with Permission

Our Father - the mystery of salvation

(still on the single pearl)


Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

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.



10 Hail Mary - the mystery of redemption


Hail Mary, full of grace,

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.





Doxology - the mystery of the Christian faith

(on the chain towards the medallion)



Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

As it was in the beginning,

is now and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen.


Fatima prayer


O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell,

and lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those in most need of Your Mercy.



AT THE CONNECTING MEDALLION


THE CONCLUDING PRAYER BEFORE THE CROSS

(which concludes the Wreath for a fruitful perfection)



The Rosary is a perfect wreath!  We have now reached the connecting medallion which unites our intentions and prayers. We pray Salve Regina, and the Marian hymn may be sung the end of the Rosary;



Let us pray:

O, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,

Hail our life, our sweetness and our hope.

To thee do we cry, Poor banished children of Eve;

To thee do we send up our sighs,

Mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn then, most gracious advocate,

Thine eyes of mercy toward us;

And after this our exile,

Show unto us the blessed fruit of thy 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.



Oremus:

Salve Regina,

Mater misericordiae,

vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.

Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Hevae.

Ad te suspiramus,

gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle.

Eia ergo, advocata nostra,

illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte.

Et Iesum,

benedictum fructum ventris tui,

nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.

O clemens, o pia,

o dulcis Virgo Maria.


V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix.

R. Ut digni efficamur promissionibus Christi.


Let us Pray:

O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection,

has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation.

Grant, we beseech Thee: that while meditating on these mysteries

of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

that we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise,

through Christ our Lord.

Amen.



Oremus:

Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,

qui gloriosae Virginis Matris Mariae corpus et animam,

ut dignum Filii tui habitaculum effici mereretur,

Spiritu Sancto cooperante, praeparasti:

da, ut cuius commemoratione laetamur;

eius pia intercessione, ab instantibus malis,

et a morte perpetua liberemur.

Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum.

Amen



† In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen


In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen



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This is where both Cardinal Leo Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider finish their Rosary prayers in Latin.


The Step-by-Step Rosary concept follows the pearls leading us back to the Cross ...


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LET US PRAY AT THE CROSS



Let us pray:

for our Holy Father, Pope N.  and for the Papal intentions:

 

May the Lord preserve him and give him life and make him to be blessed upon the earth and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.


May Thy hand be upon Thine holy servant and upon Thy son whom Thou hast anoited.


Lord Jesus, shelter our Holy Father the Pope under the protection of Thy Sacred Heart.

 

Be Thou his light, his strength and his consolation.

Amen.




Per request from our Holy Father, on 29 Sept. 2018, he asks us to finish the Rosary by praying:



We fly to Thy patronage, O Holy Mother of God;

despise not thou our petitions in our necessities.

but deliver us always from all dangers, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin. 

 


Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, Sancta Dei Genetrix.

Nostras deprecationes ne despicias in necessitatibus,

sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper,

Virgo gloriosa et benedicta.


 

 

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;

be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray.

And do thou, O prince of the heavenly host,

by the power of God

thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits

who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

 


Sancte Michael Archángele,

defénde nos in prælio;

contra nequítiam et insídias diáboli esto præsídium.

Imperet illi Deus, súpplices deprecámur;

tuque, Princeps militiae cæléstis,

Sátanam aliósque spíritus malignos,

qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in mundo,

divina virtúte in inférnum detrúde.

Ámen

 



† In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen


In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen.



You may want to finish your Rosary with a Marian antiphons which all have its own season. Before the hymn, you may want to pray the Litany of Loreto.



LITANY OF LORETO

Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis

per request from Pope Leo XIII