Prayers, Chaplets & Novenas
The Brown Scapular
St. Benedict Medal
The Divine Mercy
Catholics and Mary / Rosary
Essential Messages for Mankind - Medjugorje
"The Rosary is the
greatest weapon given by the Blessed Virgin Mary. It must
be prayed with sacrifice and repentance."
to Pray the Rosary:
The complete Rosary consists of
fifteen decades, but it is divided into three
distinct parts, each containing five decades. The
first part is called the Five Joyful Mysteries,
the second part the Five Sorrowful Mysteries,
and the third part the Five Glorious Mysteries.
We begin the Rosary by making the
sign of the cross with the crucifix + then pray
the Apostles' Creed
Pray one Our Father,
Pray three Hail Mary's,
And pray one Glory Be on
the small chain.
Announce the first mystery and
pray one Our Father
Pray ten Hail Mary's
while meditating on the mystery
Pray one Glory Be and O My Jesus
Announce the second mystery and
pray the Our Father
Repeat the same for each of the
At the end of the Rosary, recite
the Hail Holy
Queen and O God
Mysteries of the Rosary:
Joyful Mysteries (Mon.
& Thurs.; Sun. Advent - Lent)
Annunciation - The Archangel Gabriel
announces to the Blessed Virgin Mary the
incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ and Mary's
elevation to be the Mother of God. Mary accepts,
declaring herself to be simply the handmaid of
the Lord. Let us learn and ask for Mary's
Visitation - The Blessed Virgin Mary
hastens to visit and serve her cousin Elizabeth.
Let us admire and ask for Mary's love toward our
Nativity - Born in the stable of
Bethlehem, Jesus is laid in a manger amid utter
poverty. Let us esteem the detachment and
serenity of the Holy Family and ask them for the
grace of imitation.
Presentation of Jesus in the Temple -
Although not bound by duty, Mary presents Jesus
in the Temple and perfectly fulfills the Mosaic
requirements for purification. Let us consider
and ask for Mary's reverence and docility.
Finding of Jesus in the Temple - As an
adolescent, Jesus remains for three days among
the doctors in the Temple listening to them and
asking them questions on matters regarding his
Father. Let us ask Jesus for the grace to seek
the Father's will as he did.
Sorrowful Mysteries (Tues.
& Fri.; Sun. During Lent)
Agony in the Garden - In the Garden of
Gethsemane, Jesus sweats blood and prays with
humility, confidence and perseverance. The angel
comforts him. Let us ask for the spirit of
Scourging at the Pillar - Tied to a
pillar, Jesus is cruelly scrourged to repair for
the many sins of impurity. Let us ask for the
virtue of chastity.
Crowning with Thorns - Jesus is crowned
with thorns and mocked in atonement for many evil
thoughts and sentiments. Let us ask for purity of
mind and heart.
Carrying of the Cross - Condemned to
death, Jesus carries the heavy cross to Calvary.
Let us admire our Savior's patience and ask for
patience in our sufferings.
Crucifixion - Jesus is crucified,
suffers for three hours and dies to save us from
hell. Let us love the holy Mass which perpetuates
the sacrifice of Calvary.
Glorious Mysteries (Wed.
& Sat.; Sun. Easter - Advent)
Resurrection - Jesus Christ rises
gloriously from the sepulchre. This
resurrection invites us to "spiritual
resurrection." Lord, increase our faith.
The Ascension -
Our Savior ascends into heaven with wonderful
glory and triumph. By the power of his ascension,
let us ask for detachment from the honors, goods
and pleasures of the earth, and to desire only
The Descent of the Holy
Spirit - The Holy Spirit descends upon
the apostles to enlighten, comfort and sanctify
them. Let us ask for the gifts of the Holy
Spirit, especially wisdom, fortitude and zeal.
The Assumption of Mary
into Heaven - After her earthly
pilgrimage, the Blessed Virgin Mary is assumed
into heaven, body and soul, with marvelous glory.
Let us ask for a holy life so as to die in the
holy love of God.
The Coronation of Mary -
Mary is crowned Queen of heaven and earth,
dispenser of all graces and our most loving
mother. Let us resolve to be devoted to the
Blessed Virgin and ask her to keep us faithful to
her Son until death.
Fifteen Promises of Mary to Christians Who Recite the
faithfully serve me by the recitation of the
Rosary, shall receive signal graces.
I promise my
special protection and the greatest graces to all
those who shall recite the rosary.
The rosary shall
be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy
vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.
It will cause
virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain
for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will
withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the
world and its vanities, and will lift them to the
desire of eternal things. Oh, that soul would
sanctify themselves by this means.
The soul which
recommends itself to me by the recitation of the
rosary, shall not perish.
recite the rosary devoutly, applying himself to
the consideration of its sacred mysteries shall
never be conquered by misfortune. God will not
chastise them in His justice, they shall not
perish by an unprovided death; if they are just,
they shall remain in the grace of God, and become
worthy of eternal life.
Whoever shall have
a true devotion for the rosary shall not die
without the sacrament of the Church.
Those who are
faithful to recite the rosary shall have during
their life and at their death the light of God
and the plentitude of His graces; at the moment
of death they shall participate in the merits of
the saints in paradise.
I shall deliver
from purgatory those who have been devoted to the
children of the rosary shall merit a high degree
of glory in heaven.
You shall obtain
all you ask of me by the recitation of the
All those who
propagate the holy rosary shall be aided by me in
I have obtained
from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the
rosary shall have for intercessors the entire
celestial court during their life and at the hour
All who recite the
rosary are my children, and brothers and sisters
of my only son Jesus Christ.
Devotion to my
rosary is a great sign of predestination.
"Jesus, Mary, I love You, Save