Well hello there!
My name is Sr. Mary Kate and I’m really excited that you decided to visit my page about the Rosary!
The Rosary is a really beautiful way to grow closer to Jesus you know! By praying the Rosary and meditating on the life of Christ you can really get to know Jesus better, grow in faith and love for him. You can also really get to know his Holy Mother Mary as she guides you along the way, leading you to her son Jesus and the goodness, beauty, and truth that the Catholic Church has to offer you and the whole world!
Try to pray the Rosary and not just ‘say’ the Rosary okay. Being prayerful in the way you say it. Think of Jesus and the mysteries as you are praying,ask Mary to intercede for you, to pray for you, to be with you as you pray the Rosary, leading you to her son Jesus.
Try to pray the Rosary nice and slowly. Not super slow like ‘slo-mo’ or a turtle but not fast like the Flash! Take time to pray from you heart without rushing through the Rosasry, while you think of the words you are saying and think of the mystery you are praying.
- Start with the Sign of the Cross
- Next, say the “Apostles’ Creed”
- Then on the first large bead, say the “Our Father”
- On the next three small beads you then say three “Hail Marys” for an increase in Faith, Hope, and Charity
- After the three Hail Mary’s comes the the “Glory Be”
- At the Large “Our Father bead, announce the First Mystery and then say the “Our Father”
- Now, as you think about, and pray about the mystery, you then pray ten “Hail Marys”
- After the ten Hail Marys say the “Glory Be” and as requested by Mary at Fatima you can say the “O My Jesus” prayer
- Keep repeating the pattern of announcing the mystery, saying the 10 Haily Marys and then the Glory Be etc. for each “decade” / mystery for the remaining Mysteries.
- After the last decase you then say the closing prayers: the “Hail Holy Queen”.
- Some people will also pray an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be for the intentions of the Pope (Holy Father)
- Also, you may want to include a prayer to St. Michael at the end!
- To finish the Rosary, you can then make the “Sign of the Cross”
- Most people will like to add ‘intentions’ at the beginning of the Rosary. In other words, think of what you would like to pray for or who you would like to pray for her etc. You might even want to add an extra special intention before each Our Father at the beginning of the decade.