COMMANDER   CROSS     ROSARY

Joyful Mysteries


spiritual battle mission:

U.S.A


The Step-by-Step

Mission USA Rosary

(Dominica prima Adventus - Adventus Domini - Festum Sancti Andrea apostoli)


"Each day recite the prayer of the Rosary"

(Our Lady of Akita, on October 13, 1973)


JOYFUL MYSTERIES

MYSTERIUM GAUDIÓSA


- Daily Rosary Through the Season of Advent -

Penance, preparation, and sacrifice



Prayer for Protection


We always commence our Rosary prayers with the Archangel St. Michael prayer

for protection of our Rosary prayer and intentions.

Detail: Defeat of Sennacherib. Frans de Francken, t.Y.

(2 Kings 32: 20-21; Isaiah 37:36-37). Princely Collection, GE747. Used with Permission.

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen


+ In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen

Sancte Michael Archángele,

defénde nos in prœlio;

contra nequítiam et insídias diáboli esto præsídium.

Imperet illi Deus, súpplices deprecámur;

tuque, Princeps militiae cæléstis, Sátanam aliósque spíritus malignos,

qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in mundo,

divina virtúte in inférnum detrúde.

Ámen

PRAYERS TO St. JOSEPH

Patron Saint of Universal Church. 

Patron Saint of Fathers, -Families and Married People. 

Head of the Holy Family and Terror of Demons.


(Oratio ad sanctum Josephum, Original prayer: Leo XIII, Quamquam Pluries. 15 aug. 1889 )

The Dream of St Joseph, Jan Luyken, Pieter Mortier, 1703. The Art of Christianity Collection. Used with Permission.

Defend O most watchful guardian of the Holy family, the chosen offspring of Jesus Christ.

Keep from us, O most loving Father, all blight of error and corruption.

Aid us from on high, most valiant defender,

in this conflict with the powers of darkness,

and even as of old, You did rescue the Child Jesus from the peril of His life,

so now defend God's Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity.

Shield us ever under your patronage, that, following your example and strengthened by your help, we may live a holy life, die a happy death,

and attain everlasting bliss in Heaven.

Amen

- OPTIONAL PRAYER FOR PROTECTION -

SAINT PATRICK’S LORICA 


I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.


I arise today
Through the strength of Christ’s birth with His baptism,
Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension,
Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.


I arise today
Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
In the obedience of angels,
In the service of archangels,
In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In the prayers of patriarchs,
In the predictions of prophets,
In the preaching of apostles,
In the faith of confessors,
In the innocence of holy virgins,
In the deeds of righteous men.


I arise today, through
The strength of heaven,
The light of the sun,
The radiance of the moon,
The splendor of fire,
The speed of lightning,
The swiftness of wind,
The depth of the sea,
The stability of the earth,
The firmness of rock.


I arise today, through
God’s strength to pilot me,
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s host to save me
From snares of devils,
From temptation of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
afar and near.


I summon today
All these powers between me and those evils,
Against every cruel and merciless power
that may oppose my body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man’s body and soul;
Christ to shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that there may come to me an abundance of reward.


Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

Detail: Flight To Egypt, Jacob Jordeans.1652. The Art of Christianity Collection. Used with Permission.

A PRAYER AGAINST THE PERSECUTORS OF THE HOLY MOTHER CHURCH

Raccolta #718

Copy. Madonna with Vetch Flower, Meister Wilhelm von Köln.

The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00013. Used with Permission.

Graciously hear the prayers of Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord

that her enemies and all heresies may be brought to naught,

and that she may serve Thee in perfect security and freedom.

Through Christ our Lord. 

Amen

Ecclésiæ tuæ, quæsumus, Dómine, preces placátus admítte: ut, destrúctis adversitátibus et erróribus univérsis, secúra tibi sérviat libertate.

Per Christum Dóminum nostrum.  

Amen


MEMORARE - PRAYER TO MARY, MOTHER OF GOD

Memorare, Coeleste Palmetum 1866

 

REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary,

that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,

implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence,

I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come;

before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate,

despise not my petitions,

but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen

MEMORARE, O piissima Virgo Maria, non esse auditum a saeculo,

quemquam ad tua currentem praesidia, tua implorantem auxilia,

tua petentem suffragia, esse derelictum.

Ego tali animatus confidentia,

ad te, Virgo Virginum, Mater, curro, ad te venio, coram te gemens peccator assisto.

Noli, Mater Verbi, verba mea despicere; sed audi propitia et exaudi.

Amen.


Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation!


The Raccolta, Pope Pius XI, 1852.

Blessed Jacinta Marto of Fatima, 1917

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PREPETATORY PENITENCE PRAYERS


- OPTIONAL -

ACT of CONTRITION

Actus Contritionis

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace, henceforth to sin no more and avoid the next occasion to sin.

Amen

Deus meus, ex toto corde pænitet me omnium meorum peccatorum,

eaque detestor, quia peccando, non solum pœnas a Te iuste statutas promeritus sum, sed præsertim quia offendi Te, summum bonum, ac dignum qui super omnia diligaris.

Ideo firmiter propono, adiuvante gratia Tua, de cetero me non peccaturum peccandique occasiones proximas fugiturum.

Amen

CONFITEOR

I confess to almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the archangel, to blessed John the Baptist, to the holy apostles Peter and Paul, to all the saints, and to thee, father that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed,


through my fault,    through my fault,    through my most grievous fault.


Therefore, I beseech blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy apostles Peter and Paul, all the saints, and thee father to pray for me to the Lord our God.

Amen


Confiteor Deo omnipotenti,

beatae Mariae semper Virgini, beato Michaeli Archangelo,

beato Joanni Baptistae, sanctis Apostolis Petro et Paulo, omnibus Sanctis, et tibi pater, quia peccavi nimis cogitatione, verbo et opere:


mea culpa,    mea culpa,    mea maxima culpa  


Ideo precor beatam Mariam semper Virginem, beatum Michaelem Archangelum, beatum Joannem Baptistam, sanctos Apostolos Petrum et Paulum, omnes Sanctos, et te, pater orare pro me ad Dominum Deum nostrum.

Amen.

MY GOD, I BELIEVE IN THEE

Deus meus credo in te

#29. Pious Exercise of the Christian Acts, Raccolta, Pope Leo XIII, 1885.


My God I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee, I love Thee above all things

with all my soul, with all my heart and with all my strength;

I love Thee because Thou art infinitely good and worthy of being loved; and because I love Thee,

I repent with all my heart of having offended Thee;

have mercy on me, a sinner.

Amen


Deus meus credo in te, spero in te, amo te super omnia ex tota anima mea, ex toto corde meo, ex totis viribus meis: amo te quia es infinite bonus et dignus qui ameris; et quia amo te, me paeitet ex toto corde te offendisse: miserere mihi peccatori.

Amen.

"with contrite heart and devotion"

The Raccolta, ed. 1910., #49


I adore thee at every moment, O living bread of heaven, great sacrament!

Jesus, heart of Mary, I pray you , bless my soul. Holiest Jesus, my Saviour,

I give thee my heart.

Amen


OFFERING PRAYER before the Rosary:

 

 

Eternal Father, I offer you this Rosary,

by Marie Immaculate Heart in union with her Son,

Jesus Christ's precious blood,

as thanksgiving for all your good deeds,

according to Jesus' Sacred Heart intentions;

for all grace and blessing that will

make us close this beloved Heart

in life, in death, in time and eternity;

for the sick; the dying;

for the conversion of sinners and for the souls in Purgatory;

for those who have asked for our prayers

and we are obliged to ask for and the family's intentions,

to You, God, may all lead to your greater honour

and glory and a glorious death for us all.

Amen


INTENTIONS of the ROSARY

(free to add any intentions)


We offer this Rosary intentions and prayers for UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and its people . Let Your Divine virtues; Faith, Hope and Love shine through the darkness!


We commit an act of spiritual works of mercy to pray for:


* for all Souls in Purgatory.

* for all Souls who have died during the pandemic.

* for all Souls who have died for our freedom.


Requiem æternam dona eis Domine

- Et lux perpetua luceat eis -

Requiescant in pace

Amen




Let us pray, (in unity through our Faith, uniformly all over the world and in the entire Catholic Church):

(feel free to add your own sugggested intention/s)



We pray for reparation and that the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist to make up for all the outrages and sins that are committed against Our Lord. 


We pray for reparation of the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


We pray for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Queen of the Holy Rosary, who vanquishes all heresy as we pray for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!


We pray for the intercession of St. Joseph, Patron Saint of Universal Church and Terror of Demons to protect Our Mother Church.


We pray for protection of our bishops and priests and for the preservation without restrictions of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum in the Church through the unity of the Latin rite in our respective languages and cultures.


We ask Our Lady of the Rosary and St. Michael the Archangel to protect our bishops and priests who are under attack from evil forces and to give them strenght to stand against wickedness.


We ask for priestly vocations.




The Immaculata prayer

by St. Maximilian Kolbe


Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God

that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

O Immaculata, Queen of Heaven and earth,

I renew my consecration to you for this day and for always,

so that you might use me

for the coming of the Kingdom of Jesus in the whole world.

To this end I offer you

all my prayers, actions and sacrifices of this day.

Amen

NOW THE HOLY ROSARY COMMENCE

Journee of the Three Kings, Leopold Kupelwieser, 1825.

Princely Collection, GE2499. Used with Permission.

©CommanderCrossRosary2019/07201


On the Crucifix of Rosary:

One begins by holding the Crucifix of the Holy Rosary,

kiss it,

do the sign of the Cross/Signum Crucis and pray:

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen


+ In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen

Thereafter (still at the Cross) pray the Apostles' Creed.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

Creator of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ,

His only Son, our Lord,

                                      Let us kneel

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

                                    Let us arise

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell;

on the third day He rose again

from the dead;

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God

the Father almighty,

from there He shall come to judge

the living and the dead.

                                

I believe

in the Holy Spirit,

the Holy Catholic Church,

the Communion of Saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body

and life everlasting.    

Amen


Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem,

Creatorem coeli et terrae.

Et in Jesum Christum,

Filium ejus unicum, Dominum nostrum,

Flectámus génua

qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto,

natus ex Maria virgine,

Leváte

passus sub Pontio Pilato,

crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus,

descendit ad infernos,

tertia die resurrexit a mortuis,

ascendit ad coelos,

sedet ad dexteram Dei Patris omnipotentis,

inde venturus est judicare vivos et mortuos.

 

Credo

in Spiritum Sanctum,

sanctam ecclesiam catholicam,

sanctorum communionem,

remissionem peccatorum,

carnis resurrectionem

et vitam aeternam.              

Amen

Christ descended into Hell, Johannes Sadeler, 1579. The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00078. Used with Permission.

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At the First Pearl after the Cross


Our Father  

Detail: Annunciation to the Shepherds, Rembrandt, 1634. The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00125. Used with Permission.

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us,

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

Amen

Pater noster, qui es in caelis:

sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;

adveniat Regnum Tuum;

fiat voluntas Tua,

sicut in caelo, et in terra.            

Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;

et dimitte nobis debita nostra,

Sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;

et ne nos inducas in tentationem;

sed libera nos a malo.

Amen

Hail Mary     (at the Three Cluster Pearls)   (Pearl 2-4)

which stands for the Divine Virtues Faith, Hope and Love 

Hail Mary


Hail Mary, full of grace, 

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus

who increases our Faith


Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen

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Hail Mary, full of grace, 

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus

who increases our Hope


Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen

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Hail Mary, full of grace, 

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus

who increases our Love


Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen

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Ave Maria

(Fides, Spes et Caritas)

in Fides

Ave Maria, gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen



in Spes

Ave Maria, gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen



in Caritas

Ave Maria, gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen

Doxology     (Single Pearl right Before the Connectiong Medallion)   (Pearl 5).

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.

Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.

Amen


Next Step is the Connecting Centerpiece (Medallion)

and

the Joyful Mysteries

Mysterium Gaudiósa

©CommanderCrossRosary2019/07201, ®Society of the Holy Rosary2019/06291, ™The Penitent’s Rosary2020/02501

Announce (on Medallion)

The First Joyful mystery - primum mysterium Gaudiósa


Annunciation - Annuncio

Luk 1:26-38


(We do the Sign of the Cross in    Faith,   Hope   and   Love    which both opens and closes the sequence of prayer)

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.

And he came to her and said,

“Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!”


But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her,

“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,

and you shall call his name Jesus.

He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High;

and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,

and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever;

and of his kingdom there will be no end.”


And Mary said to the angel,

“How can this be, since I have no husband?”


And the angel said to her,

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you,

and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;

therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.

And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.

For with God nothing will be impossible.”


And Mary said,

“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.”


And the angel departed from her.

Detail: The Annunciation, Bolswert Schelte Adamz, after Rubens, c. 1630. 

The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00012. Used with Permission.

(still on the medallion)

3rd apparition of our Lady of Fatima, 13 July 1917: “When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery: “

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell,

and lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

Amen

After each Mystery follows a short moment of silence to contemplate over the Mystery.“

"keep me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 5 mysteries of the rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”

Our Lady of Fatima's apparition on Dec. 10, 1925.

Our Father (still on the single Pearl, soon moving along the Chain towards the ten Pearls)

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us,

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

Amen

Pater noster, qui es in caelis:

sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;

adveniat Regnum Tuum;

fiat voluntas Tua,

sicut in caelo, et in terra.            

Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;

et dimitte nobis debita nostra,

Sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;

et ne nos inducas in tentationem;

sed libera nos a malo.

Amen

Let’s Pray 10 Hail Mary for the intentions

Hail Mary, full of grace, 

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen

Ave Maria,

gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen

Doxology     (on the Chain right before the Single Pearl) 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.

Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.

Amen

Miraculous Medal Prayer:

St. Maximilian Kolbe


O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee,

and for all those who do not have recourse to Thee,

especially the Freemasons and for those who are recommended to Thee.

Amen.


Detail: Credo...et vitam aeternam, Johann Sadeler, The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00085. Used with Permission.

Announce on single Pearl

The Second Joyful mystery - secundum mysterium Gaudiósa


The Visitation - Visitatio

Luk 1:39-45


(We do the Sign of the Cross in    Faith,   Hope   and   Love    which both opens and closes the sequence of prayer)

 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry,


“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!

And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears,

the babe in my womb leaped for joy.

And blessed is she who believed

that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”

Detail: The Visitation, Cornelius Galle after Rubens, The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00099. Used with Permission.

(still on the medallion)

3rd apparition of our Lady of Fatima, 13 July 1917: “When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery: “

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell,

and lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

Amen

After each Mystery follows a short moment of silence to contemplate over the Mystery.“

"keep me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 5 mysteries of the rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”

Our Lady of Fatima's apparition on Dec. 10, 1925.

Our Father (still on the single Pearl, soon moving along the Chain towards the ten Pearls)

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us,

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

Amen

Pater noster, qui es in caelis:

sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;

adveniat Regnum Tuum;

fiat voluntas Tua,

sicut in caelo, et in terra.            

Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;

et dimitte nobis debita nostra,

Sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;

et ne nos inducas in tentationem;

sed libera nos a malo.

Amen

Let’s Pray 10 Hail Mary for the intentions

Hail Mary, full of grace, 

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen

Ave Maria,

gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen

Doxology     (on the Chain right before the Single Pearl) 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.

Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.

Amen

Miraculous Medal Prayer:

St. Maximilian Kolbe


O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee,

and for all those who do not have recourse to Thee,

especially the Freemasons and for those who are recommended to Thee.

Amen.


Detail:Baptism, Johann Collaert, 1598.The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00024. Used with Permission.

Announce on single Pearl

The Third Joyful mystery - tertium mysterium Gaudiósa


The Nativity - Nativita

Luk 2:1-7


(We do the Sign of the Cross in    Faith,   Hope   and   Love    which both opens and closes the sequence of prayer)

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled.

This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.


And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.


Detail: Adoration of the Shepherds, Peter de Jode, after Jacob Jordeans, 1660. The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00121. Used with Permission.

(still on the medallion)

3rd apparition of our Lady of Fatima, 13 July 1917: “When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery: “

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell,

and lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

Amen

After each Mystery follows a short moment of silence to contemplate over the Mystery.“

"keep me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 5 mysteries of the rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”

Our Lady of Fatima's apparition on Dec. 10, 1925

Our Father (still on the single Pearl, soon moving along the Chain towards the ten Pearls)

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us,

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

Amen

Pater noster, qui es in caelis:

sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;

adveniat Regnum Tuum;

fiat voluntas Tua,

sicut in caelo, et in terra.            

Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;

et dimitte nobis debita nostra,

Sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;

et ne nos inducas in tentationem;

sed libera nos a malo.

Amen

Let’s Pray 10 Hail Mary for the intentions

Hail Mary, full of grace, 

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen

Ave Maria,

gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen

Doxology     (on the Chain right before the Single Pearl) 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.

Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.

Amen

Miraculous Medal Prayer:

St. Maximilian Kolbe


O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee,

and for all those who do not have recourse to Thee,

especially the Freemasons and for those who are recommended to Thee.

Amen.


Holy Family and Crush of Serpent, Rembrandt. 1654. The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00045. Used with Permission.

Announce on single Pearl

The Fourth Joyful mystery - quartum mysterium Gaudiósa


The Presentation - Presentatio

Luk 2:22-35


(We do the Sign of the Cross in    Faith,   Hope   and   Love    which both opens and closes the sequence of prayer)

And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.”

Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. And inspired by the Spirit he came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the law, he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,

“Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word;

for mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples,

a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to thy people Israel.”


And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him;  and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother,


“Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel,

and for a sign that is spoken against that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed.”

Detail: Presentation in the Temple, Rembrandt. 1654. The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00056. Used with Permission.

(still on the medallion)

3rd apparition of our Lady of Fatima, 13 July 1917: “When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery: “

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell,

and lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

Amen

After each Mystery follows a short moment of silence to contemplate over the Mystery.“

"keep me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 5 mysteries of the rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”

Our Lady of Fatima's apparition on Dec. 10, 1925.

Our Father (still on the single Pearl, soon moving along the Chain towards the ten Pearls)

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us,

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

Amen

Pater noster, qui es in caelis:

sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;

adveniat Regnum Tuum;

fiat voluntas Tua,

sicut in caelo, et in terra.            

Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;

et dimitte nobis debita nostra,

Sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;

et ne nos inducas in tentationem;

sed libera nos a malo.

Amen

Let’s Pray 10 Hail Mary for the intentions

Hail Mary, full of grace, 

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen

Ave Maria,

gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen

Doxology     (on the Chain right before the Single Pearl) 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.

Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.

Amen

Miraculous Medal Prayer:

St. Maximilian Kolbe


O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee,

and for all those who do not have recourse to Thee,

especially the Freemasons and for those who are recommended to Thee.

Amen.


Detail: Engelsreigen um das Christuskind mit dem Lamm, Paul Troger. Princely Collection, GR00945. Used with Permission.

Announce on single Pearl

The Fifth Joyful mystery - quintum mysterium Gaudiósa


The finding in the Temple - Inventio in Templo

Luk 2:41-52


(We do the Sign of the Cross in    Faith,   Hope   and   Love    which both opens and closes the sequence of prayer)

Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom; and when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem.

His parents did not know it, but supposing him to be in the company they went a day’s journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances; and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him.


After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions; and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.

And when they saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him,

“Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.”


And he said to them,

“How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”


They did not understand the saying which he spoke to them. And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.

And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man.

Detail: The 12 year old in Temple, unknown after Jacobus de Bie, 1643. The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00124. Used with Permission.

(still on the medallion)

3rd apparition of our Lady of Fatima, 13 July 1917: “When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery: “

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell,

and lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

Amen

After each Mystery follows a short moment of silence to contemplate over the Mystery.“

"keep me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 5 mysteries of the rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”

Our Lady of Fatima's apparition on Dec. 10, 1925.

Our Father (still on the single Pearl, soon moving along the Chain towards the ten Pearls)

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us,

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

Amen

Pater noster, qui es in caelis:

sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;

adveniat Regnum Tuum;

fiat voluntas Tua,

sicut in caelo, et in terra.            

Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;

et dimitte nobis debita nostra,

Sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;

et ne nos inducas in tentationem;

sed libera nos a malo.

Amen

Let’s Pray 10 Hail Mary for the intentions

Hail Mary, full of grace, 

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen

Ave Maria,

gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen

Doxology     (on the Chain right before the Single Pearl) 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.

Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.

Amen

Miraculous Medal Prayer:

St. Maximilian Kolbe


O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee,

and for all those who do not have recourse to Thee,

especially the Freemasons and for those who are recommended to Thee.

Amen.


St. John the Baptist as a child, Simone Cantarini, c. 1645.

Princely Collection, GE00042. Used with Permission.

Concluding Rosary Prayer of the wreath of the Rosary,

right before the Connecting Medallion.

Oratio ad Finem Rosarii Dicenda

Detail:: Virgin with Child, Schelte Adamsz Bolswert, after Rubens, c. 1650.  The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00036. Used with Permission.

O God, whose only begotten Son,

by His life, death, and resurrection,

has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation.

Grant, we beseech Thee: that while meditating on these mysteries

of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

that we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, 

through Christ our Lord.

Amen

Déus, cújus Unigénitus per vítam,

mortem, et resurrectiónem súam nóbis salútis ætérnæ præmia comparávit:

concéde, quæsumus: ut hæc mystéria sacratíssimo beátæ Maríæ Vírginis Rosário recoléntes,

et imitémur quod cóntinent, et quod promíttunt, assequámur.

Per eúndem Chrístum Dóminum nóstrum.

Amen

Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Jonas Umbach, ca. 1665.

The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00009. Used with Permission.

AT THE CONNECTING MEDALLION


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 the 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.

Salve Regina,

Mater misericórdiae.

Vita, dulcedo et spes nostra, salve.

Ad te clamámus, éxsules fílii Evae.

Ad te suspirámus geméntes et flentes in hac lacrimárum valle.

Eia ergo, advocáta nostra, illos tuos misericórdes óculos ad nos convérte.

Et Iesum, benedíctum fructum ventris tui, nobis, post hoc exsílium, osténde.

O clémens,

O pia,

O dulcis Virgo Maria!

AT THE CROSS OF THE ROSARY


- LET US UNITE AGAINST EVIL -

at the foot of the Cross


Detail: Deposition of Christ, Rembrandt. ca. 1633. The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00026. Used with Permission.

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen


+ In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen

Let's pray (for our Shepherds):


In the Name of Jesus Christ, our God and Lord, strengthened by the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Blessed Michael the Archangel, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul and all the Saints, we confidently undertake to repulse the attacks and deceits of the devil.

 

O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the Saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen


O Jesus, this is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, for the Holy Father and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


O Holy Mother of Priests, protect all priests from the dangers of their holy profession and lead the stray cardinals, bishops and priests who have failed their sublime vocation, with your kind motherly hand, back to the good shepherd!

Amen



Let us pray for our Holy Father – Pope Francis I - and his eternal soul and pray for the Popes Raccolta intentions:

May the Lord preserve him and give him life and make him to be blessed upon the earth and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.


May Thy hand be upon Thine holy servant and upon Thy son whom Thou hast anoited.


Lord Jesus, shelter our Holy Father the Pope under the protection of Thy Sacred Heart.

Be Thou his light, his strength and his consolation.

Amen




+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen


+ In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen



LITANY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

- Litany of Loreto -

- Prepare the way for the Lord -

originally approved in 1587 by Pope Sixtus V


Lord, have mercy on us.

R. Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

R. Christ, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.

R. Christ, graciously hear u.


GOD the FATHER of heaven,   

R. have mercy on us.

GOD the SON, REDEEMER of the world,   

R. have mercy on us.

GOD the HOLY GHOST,   

R. have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one GOD,   

R. have mercy on us.


Holy Mary,   

R. pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins

R. pray for us.


Mother of Christ, 

R. pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. pray for us.

Mother most Pure, 

R. pray for us.

Mother most Chaste, 

R. ...

Mother Inviolate,  

R. ...

Mother Undefiled,

R. ...

Mother most Amiable, 

R. ...

Mother most Admirable,

R. ...

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. ...

Mother of our Creator, 

R. ...

Mother of our Savior,

R. ...

Virgin most Prudent,

R. ...

Virgin most Venerable, 

R. ...

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. ...

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. ...

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. ...

Virgin most Faithful,

R. ...

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. ...

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. ...

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. ...

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,

R. ...

Mary, Vessel of Honor,

R. ...

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. ...

Mary, Mystical Rose,

R. ...

Mary, Tower of David, 

R. ...

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. ...

Mary, House of Gold, 

R. ...

Mary, Ark of the Covenant,

R. ...

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. ...

Mary, Morning Star, 

R. ...

Mary, Health of the Sick, 

R. ...

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. ...

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted, 

R. ...

Mary, Help of Christians,

R. ...

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. ...

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs, 

R. ...

Mary, Queen of Prophets,

R. ...

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. ...

Mary, Queen of Martyrs, 

R. ...

Mary, Queen of Confessors,

R. ...

Mary, Queen of Virgins,

R. ...

Mary, Queen of all Saints,

R. ...

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. ...

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. ...

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,

R. ...

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. ...

Mary, Queen of Peace,   

R. ...


Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,  

R. spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,

R. graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,

R. have mercy on us.


V.   Pray for us,
O glorious St. John the Baptist,

R.   That we may be made worth of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Grant, we beg Thee, O Lord God, that we Thy servants,

may enjoy lasting health of mind and body,

and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,

be delivered from present sorrow and enter into the joy of eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen

St. Michael, unknown master. 15th C.

Princely Collection. GE01369.  Used with Permission.

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen

Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio,

contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium.

Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur:

tuque, Princeps militiae caelestis,

Satanam aliosque spiritus malignos,

qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo,

divina virtute, in infernum detrude.

Amen

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen


+ In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen 


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