The Step-by-Step Rosary follows our developed format; the way the Pearls “converge upon the Crucifix, which both opens and closes the unfolding sequence of prayer."
Our Lady of Fatima said to the children; pray the Rosary every day and
"Pray the rosary for peace and an end to the war."
Our Lady of Akita said in 1973; "Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary.
Ven. Fulton J. Sheen said:
"I am proposing to you, one daily continous hour in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament
... no 15 minutes visits... For the laity I am recommending to you 15 minutes a day and it need not to be in the presence of the blessed sacrament, you may make it at home reading the gospels ... and if you are your responsibility do the hour, as many lay people are doing."
Our Lord asked for it(Matt 26:40-41):
“So you had not strength to watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
At the Commander Cross Rosary, we then asked ourselves:
How can we honour Our Lord for one simple hour per day?
Can we pray the Rosary for one hour a day and use the Mysteries as our 15 minutes meditation?
Can our Rosary become a Holy Hour to honour Our Lady and Our Lord?
SO - we developed and filled the Rosary with prayers before the Rosary, we pray the the actual Rosary with scriptures for us to meditate over (5 mysteries x 3 minutes = 15 minutes meditation) and we follow what Popes through history asks us to do.
We ask for forgiveness and we pray for others through our intentions.
Warm-up prayers such as Prayers to St. Michael, penitent prayer, Memorare, and prayers to St. Joseph and Our Lady.
2. THE ROSARY
The Actual Mystery texts are included. Not the Headline, Not the bible reference.
The actual texts with the reference to the bible texts for users to use themselves if wanted to.
For more - see below
There are a few suggestions of post-prayers to follow the pearls from the medallion to the Cross..
Pray the Jesus Prayer as well as Holy Joseph- and Holy Family prayers.
4. PRAYERS FOR PRIESTS
The origin of this form of prayer is divine rather than human.
"The Rosary is then ended with a prayer for the intentions of the Pope" (Pope JP II in Rosarium Virginis Mariae 2002).
Our Lady of Akita said in her third apparition on Oct 13, 1973:
"With the Rosary pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests."
For more - see below
5. LITANY OF LORETO
The Pentitent's Rosary offers an optional finally; Praying the Litany of Loreto. This was requested by Pope Leo XIII in his Supremi Apostolatus Officio of September 1883, Superiore Anno in August 1884 and in Iucunda Semper Expectatione in 1894.
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Our Lady of Akita said to Sister Agnes in 1973:
"The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres, churches and altars will be sacked."
The first Commandment was breached at the beginning and through the Amazon Synod with the five wooden "statues"
Our Lady of Akita Stated:
"The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son.
Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary.
With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and priests.
The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops.
The priests who venerate me
will be scorned and opposed by their confreres;
churches and altars will be sacked;
the Church will be full of those who accept compromises
and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord."
Our Lady of Fatima stated at her third apparition on July 13, 1917:
"When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery:
“O my Jesus, forgive us, save us from the fire of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are most in need.”"
Therefore, we place the "O my Jesus... " prayer right after the actual Mystery- and Not after Glory Be.../Gloria Patri. We have no problems if the user prays the O my Jesus after the Glory be which is still "after the mystery".
Pope Paul VI writes in his Marialis Cultus (about Our Father, Ave Maria and Glory be: "Glory be to the Father which, in conformity with an orientation common to Christian piety concludes the prayer with the glorifying of God"
The Rosary offers an optional finally; praying the Litany of Loreto.
This follows the request from Pope Leo XIII, in his Supremi Apostolatus Officio of September 1883 and Superiore Anno in August 1884 and Iucunda Semper Expectatione in 1894.