Praying the Rosary

Many of the popes and saints regularly prayed the rosary. Padre Pio prayed several rosaries per day and his last words were, “Love the Blessed Virgin and make Her loved. Always say the Rosary!” Pope John Paul II is one “saint” who was very devoted to the rosary. He wrote an apostolic letter on it called The Rosary of the Virgin Mary in which he called the rosary a “path to contemplation”. I’d highly recommend that you read it here.

Welcome! We are the headquarters of the Rosary Confraternity of the Catholic Church, a world-wide movement of prayer for peace. We are administered by the Dominican Fathers, Fr. Reginald Martin, O.P., Director. We are located next to the Holy Rosary Church in Portland, Oregon, USA, the city of roses. Included is how to pray the rosary. Those who pray the Rosary regularly would do well to be enrolled in the Confraternity to gain extra spiritual benefits for each Rosary they pray.

  1. Make the Sign of the Cross and say the “Apostles’ Creed.”
  2. Say the “Our Father.”
  3. Say three “Hail Marys.”
  4. Say the “Glory be to the Father.”
  5. Announce the First Mystery; then say the “Our Father.”
  6. Say ten “Hail Marys,” while meditating on the Mystery.
  7. Say the “Glory be to the Father.”
  8. Announce the Second Mystery; then say the “Our Father.” Repeat 6 and 7 and continue with Third, Fourth and Fifth Mysteries in the same manner.

After the Rosary:

HAIL, HOLY QUEEN, Mother of Mercy, 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.

Let us pray. O GOD, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech Thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

After each decade say the following prayer requested by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima: “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.”

As suggested by the Pope John Paul II the Joyful mysteries are said on Monday and Saturday, the Luminous on Thursday, the Sorrowful on Tuesday and Friday, and the Glorious on Wednesday and Sunday (with this exception: Sundays of Christmas season – The Joyful; Sundays of Lent – Sorrowful)

Italian

Sign of the Cross Nel nome del Padre, e del Figlio, e dello Spirito Santo. Amen.
Apostles Creed Io credo in Dio, Padre onnipotente, creatore del cielo e della terra; e in Gesù Cristo, suo unico Figlio, nostro Signore, il quale fu concepito di Spirito Santo, nacque da Maria Vergine, patì sotto Ponzio Pilato, fu crocifisso, morì e fu sepolto; discese agli inferi; il terzo giorno risuscitò da morte; salì al cielo, siede alla destra di Dio Padre onnipotente; di là verrà a giudicare i vivi e i morti. Credo nello Spirito Santo, la santa Chiesa Cattolica, la Comunione dei santi, la remissione dei peccati, la risurrezione della carne, la vita eterna. Amen.
Our Father Padre nostro, che sei nei cieli, sia santificato il tuo nome, venga il tuo regno, sia fatta la tua volontà come in cielo così in terra. Dacci oggi il nostro pane quotidiano, e rimetti a noi i nostri debiti come noi li rimettiamo ai nostri debitori, e non ci indurre in tentazione, ma liberaci dal male. Amen.
Hail Mary Ave, o Maria, piena di grazia, il Signore è con te. Tu sei benedetta fra le donne e benedetto è il frutto del tuo seno, Gesù Santa Maria, Madre di Dio, prega per noi peccatoti, adesso e nell’ora della nostra morte. Amen.
Glory Be Gloria al Padre e al Figlio e allo Spirito Santo. Come era nel principio, ora e sempre nei secoli dei secoli. Amen.
Oh My Jesus O Gesù, perdona le nostre colpe, preservaci dal fuoco dell’inferno, porta in cielo tutte le anime, specialmente le più bisognose della vostra misericordia. Amen.
Hail Holy Queen Salve, Regina, madre di misericordia, vita, dolcezza e speranza nostra, salve. A te ricorriamo, esuli figli di Eva; a te sospiriamo, gementi e piangenti in questa valle di lacrime. Orsù dunque, avvocata nostra, rivolgi a noi gli occhi tuoi misericordiosi. E mostraci, dopo questo esilio, Gesù, il frutto benedetto del tuo seno. O clemente, o pia, o dolce Vergine Maria. Amen.
Final Prayer Signore Gesù, per questi misteri della tua Vita, Passione, Morte e Gloria e per i meriti della tua santa Madre, ti preghiamo: converti i peccatori, aiuta i morenti, libera le anime del purgatorio. Concedi a tutti noi la tua grazia per ben vivere e ben morire, e la tua gloria per contemplare il tuo volto e amarti per l’eternità. Signore. Amen.

Joyful Sorrowful Glorious
L’annunciazioneMaria SS. visita S.Elisabetta

Gesù nasce povero a Betlemme

Gesù viene presentato al tempio

Gesù viene ritrovato al tempio

Gesù agonizza nel giardinoGesù viene falgellato alla colonna

Gesù viene incoronato di spine

Gesù viene caricato della croce

Gesù muore in croce

Gesù risorgeGesù sale al cielo

Lo Spirito Santo discende

Maria SS. è assunta in cielo

Maria SS. è incoronata Regina

15 Promises Made by the Blessed Virgin to St. Dominic and Blessed Alanus.

  • To all those who recite my Rosary devoutly, I promise my special protection and very great graces.
  • Those who will persevere in the recitation of my Rosary shall receive some signal grace.
  • The Rosary shall be a very powerful armor against hell; it shall destroy vice, deliver from sin, and shall dispel heresy.
  • The Rosary shall make virtue and good works flourish, and shall obtain for souls the most abundant divine mercies; it shall substitute in hearts love of God for love of the world, elevate them to desire heavenly and eternal goods. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means!
  • Those who trust themselves to me through the Rosary, shall not perish.
  • Those who will recite my Rosary piously, considering its Mysteries, shall not be overwhelmed by misfortune nor die a bad death. The sinner shall be converted; the just shall grow in grace and become worthy of eternal life.
  • Those truly devoted to my Rosary shall not die without the consolations of the Church, or without grace.
  • Those who will recite my Rosary shall find during their life and at their death the light of God, the fullness of His grace, and shall share in the merits of the blessed.
  • I will deliver very promptly from purgatory the souls devoted to my Rosary.
  • The true children of my Rosary shall enjoy great glory in heaven.
  • What you ask through my Rosary, you shall obtain.
  • Those who propagate my Rosary shall obtain through me aid in all their necessities.
  • I have obtained from my son that all the confreres of the Rosary shall have for their brethren in life and death the saints of heaven.
  • Those who recite my Rosary faithfully are all my beloved children, the brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ.
  • Devotion to my Rosary is a special sign of predestination
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