Pray for us.
The rosary is a devotion in honor of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the faithful witness of his mother, the Virgin Mary. Mary gave St. Dominic the rosary in the same form we know today. Years later, Mary has come back again to ask that we continue to pray the rosary.
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For each bead, including the cross where you begin the rosary, a prayer or multiple prayers is said. Once you finish saying the prayers for the bead marked , you continue around the rosary, ending at the yellow center bead marked .
Following the diagram on the page, these are the prayers that are said while praying the rosary. Words in bold are said by the leader; words that are italicized are notes and are not said. Words that are not bolded or italicized are said by the congregation.
The Mysteries are events that center around the life of our Lord Jesus Christ. Certain Mysteries are used depending on the day that you are praying the rosary.
While praying the rosary, it is customary to say the order and fruit of the Mystery as you say the given Mystery. For example, when we reach the bead marked , we would say; "The 1st joyful mystery, the annunciation of the Lord to Mary. The fruit of this mystery is humility." The next red bead where we say a Mystery, we would say; "The 2nd joyful mystery, the visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. The fruit of this mystery is love of neighbor." and so on.The Joyful Mysteries (Monday and Saturday)
Mary has come to us in different times telling us these things about the rosary:To Saint Dominic (13th century)