COMMANDER    CROSS     ROSARY

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT

SORROWFUL MYSTERIES


CARRY THE CROSS & PRAY THE ROSARY DAILY



WE DO NOT ABANDONS OUR MOTHER.

WE LOOK UP TO OUR FATHER


"BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS, WHO COME TO YOU IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING 

but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

(Matt 7:15)


This was already a problem back in the days of Jesus.

Judas betrayed him with a kiss.

PREPERATORY PRAYERS BEFORE THE ROSARY


PRAYER TO ARCHANGEL S.t MICHAEL

We always commence our Rosary prayers with a 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. 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 BEFORE THE INTENTION


Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
By St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


O Sacred Heart of Jesus, to Thee I consecrate and offer up my person and my life, my actions, trials, and sufferings, that my entire being may henceforth only be employed in loving, honoring and glorifying Thee. This is my irrevocable will, to belong entirely to Thee, and to do all for Thy love, renouncing with my whole heart all that can displease Thee.

I take Thee, O Sacred Heart, for the sole object of my love, the protection of my life, the pledge of my salvation, the remedy of my frailty and inconstancy, the reparation for all the defects of my life, and my secure refuge at the hour of my death. Be Thou, O Most Merciful Heart, my justification before God Thy Father, and screen me from His anger which I have so justly merited. I fear all from my own weakness and malice, but placing my entire confidence in Thee, O Heart of Love, I hope all from Thine infinite Goodness. Annihilate in me all that can displease or resist Thee. Imprint Thy pure love so deeply in my heart that I may never forget Thee or be separated from Thee.
I beseech Thee, through Thine infinite Goodness, grant that my name be engraved upon Thy Heart, for in this I place all my happiness and all my glory, to live and to die as one of Thy devoted servants.

Amen

THE OFFERING PRAYER BEFORE ROSARY


(incl. Blessed Eucharist prayer from Our Lady of Fatima’s first apparition on 13th May 1917.)

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.


O most Holy Trinity, I adore You.

My God, my God,

I love You in the most Blessed Sacrament.

Amen

PLACE FOR INTENTIONS

(free to add any intentions)


 

Through acts of reparation, fasting, penance, charity, and prayer we call upon the power of God to release ourselves and our families from all demonic influence and oppression.


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 cardinals, bishops and priests who are under attack from evil forces and to give them strenght to stand against wickedness.

Please, I ask you to protect (name of priest/s________________________________________)


We ask for priestly vocations.



 

The grace of God will be our comfort

 

Amen

NOW THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES COMMENCE

Traditionally prayed on Tuesday and Friday


(Normally prayed daily from Lent to Easter Saturday)


On the Crucifix of Rosary:

One begins by holding the Crucifix of the Holy Rosary, kiss it,

do the sign of the Cross 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,

                                       Bow /kneel

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

                                    end of bow/kneel

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,


qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto,

natus ex Maria virgine,


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, Lukas van der Leyden, 1521. Art of Christianity Collection. Used with Permission.

Our Father     (First Pearl after the Cross)   (CCC 2759 &Matt 6:9-13).

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

or


Fides, Spes et Caritas


Virgin and Child, Schelte Adamsz Bolswert, after Pieter Paul Rubens, c. 1652. 

Art of Christianity Collection. Used with Permission.

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


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

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

3 x Ave Maria

1) in Fides, 2) in Spes, 3) 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     (on the single Pearl right before the Connecting 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 Sorrowful Mysteries (Mysterium Dolorósa)

Announce the First Sorrowful mystery    (primum mysterium Dolorósa)


The Agony of Jesus in the Garden    Iesu in Horto Olivarum             (Mark 14:32-42)


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

They come to a place, which is named Gethsemane; and he says to his disciples:

Sit here till I pray.

 

He took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be distressed and in anguish, and said to them:

My soul is encompassed with sorrow even to death: remain here and keep watch.


And going forward a little he fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it was possible, the hour might pass away from him; and he said:

Abba, Father, all things are possible for thee; remove this cup from me: yet not what I will, but what thou want.

 

He returned and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter:

Simon, sleepest thou? hadst thou not strength to watch one hour? Watch and pray, pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

 

And again, he went away and prayed, saying the same words.

Agony in the Garden, Anthony Wierix, 1611.

The Art of Christianity Collection. AP00022. Used with Permission.

And, when he returned, he found them sleeping again; for their eyes were heavy; and they knew not what to answer him.


He comes back the third time and says to them:

Sleep the remaining time, and rest?

 

it is enough; the hour has come:

Behold, the Son of man is delivered into the hands of sinners.

Rise, let us go:

Behold, he that delivers me up - is at hand.

Bacio di Giuda, Lucas van Leyden, 1521.

The Art of Christianity Collection. AP00016.  Used with Permission.

(still on the single Pearl)

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 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

(on the 10 consecutive Pearls)


Madonna with Vetch Flower.

Meister Wilhelm of Cologne, copy.

Art of Christianity Collection.

Used with Permission.

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

Announce the Second Sorrowful mystery    (secundum mysterium Dolorósa)


Jesus Before Pilate    Iesu Flagellatus         (Mark 15:1-15, Matt 27:17, 19, 21, 24-26)


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

1And immediately in the morning, the chief priests holding consultation, with the elders and the scribes, and the whole Council. They bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him to Pilate.


2And Pilate asked him: Art thou the King of the Jews?

And Jesus answered and said to him: Thou sayest.

 

3And the chief priests accused him of many things. 4Pilate again asked him:

Answerest thou nothing? See of how many things they accuse thee,

 

5But Jesus no longer answered any thing: so that Pilate wondered.

6At every feast Pilate released to them one prisoner whom they chose. 7And there was one called Barabbas who was put in prison with some seditious men, who in the insurrection had committed murder. 8The multitude then came and began to ask Pilate to do for them according to his custom. 17Pilate said to them:

Whom will you that I release to you, Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?

 

19And while he sat on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying: Have nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered much this day in a dream because of him.

 

20The chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd that they should ask for Barabbas, that Pilate should rather release Barabbas to them. 11The chief priests instigated the crowd  to have Jesus destroyed.


21And the governor said to them: Which of the two will you that I release to you?

They said: Barabbas.

 

12And Pilate again answered and said to them:

What then will you that I shall do with him whom who is called Christ?

 

13They again cried out: Crucify him.

14But Pilate said to them: Why, what evil has he done?

But they cried out vehemently: Crucify him.

 

24And Pilate seeing that nothing avails, but rather that a tumult is rising, took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying:


I am innocent of the blood of this man: see you to it.

 

Detail: Ecce Homo, Ludovicus, ca. 1623.. The Art of Christianity Collection. AP00023. Used with Permission.

15And so Pilate, willing to satisfy the multitude, released Barabbas, and handed over Jesus, after he had scourged him, to be crucified.

Flagellatus of Jesus, Johann Galle, c. 1591.  The Art of Christian Collection. AP00091. Used with Permission.

(still on the single Pearl)

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 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

(on the 10 consecutive Pearls)


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

Announce the Third Sorrowful mystery    (tertium mysterium Dolorósa)


Jesus is Crowned with Thorns    Iesu Spinis Coronatus      (Matt 27:26-31)


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

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the palace and brought together to him the whole cohort.

 

Life of Christ - Flagellation, Philip Galle, c. 1591. The Art of Christian Collection. Used with Permission.

Having stripped him they put on him a purple cloak, having plaited a crown of thorns they put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand, and bowing the knee before him they mocked him, saying:

Hail, King of the Jews;

Detail: Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bolswert, 1637. The Art of Christiani Collection. Used with Permission.

... and having spit upon him they took the reed and struck upon his head.


When they had mocked him, they took off him the cloak

and put his own garments on him and led him away - to crucify him.


(still on the single Pearl)

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 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

(on the 10 consecutive Pearls)


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

Announce the Fourth Sorrowful mystery    (quartum mysterium Dolorósa)


Jesus Carried the Cross    Iesu Crucem Portans     (Joh 19-16, Luk 23:26-33)


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

16Then therefore Pilate delivered Jesus to the Chief Priests to be crucified.

 

26And as they led him away, they lay hold on Simon, a Cyrenian, coming from the country, they laid the cross on him, that he might bear it after Jesus.

 

17…And bearing the cross, he went forth to that place called Calvary, or in Hebrew called Golgotha.

Detail: Arrmengaud,  nach Raphael, 1866. The Art of Christianity Collection. AP00004. Used with Permission.

27And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women that bewailed and lamented him.

 

28But Jesus turned to them and said:

Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me; but weep for yourselves and for your children; 29for behold, there are coming days in which they shall say: Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that did not give suck. 30Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall on us, and to the hills: Cover us; 31for if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

 

32And there were also two others, two evildoers, to be crucified with Jesus.

 

18… they crucified him, and with him two others,

one on each side, and Jesus in the midst.


Detail: Crucifixion, Jan Luyken, Mortier, 1700. The Art of Christianity Collection. AP00110. Used with Permission.

(still on the single Pearl)

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 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

(on the 10 consecutive Pearls)


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

Announce the Fifth Sorrowful mystery    (quintum mysterium Dolorósa)


The Crucifixion of Jesus        (Luk 23:33-46, Mark 15:31-32, Matt 27:35-52)


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

33at the place, called Calvary, they crucified Jesus and the two evildoers, one on the right and the other on the left of Jesus.

 

34Jesus said: Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.

 

The soldiers mocked him and were dividing his clothing among them, they cast lots.


35The people stood looking on; …


31In like manner also the chief priests deriding among themselves with the scribes said:

Others he saved, himself he cannot save. Christ the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, that we may see and believe.


38there was also a superscription over him:

 

THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

 

39And one of the evildoers who were hanged blasphemed him, saying:

If thou be Christ? save thyself and us.


40But the other, answering, rebuked him and said:

Do not even thou fear God, seeing that thou art in the same condemnation?

We indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of what we have done;

but this man has done nothing evil.


42Then he said: Jesus, remember me when thou come in thy kingdom.


43Jesus said to him:

Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with me in Paradise. 


44 And it was almost the sixth hour; and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 

46 And Jesus crying out with a loud voice, said:

Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.


And saying this, he gave up the ghost.



45 And the sun was darkened,

and the veil of the temple was rent of two, from the top to the bottom,

in the midst as the earth quaked.

Deposition, Christ.J de Gheyn.1600. The Art of Christianity Collection. AP00028. Used with Permission.

(still on the single Pearl)

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 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

(on the 10 consecutive Pearls)


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 Connecting Medallion) 

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

CONCLUDING PRAYER

- filled of Glory -

before the Connecting Medallion.

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

The Rosary is a perfect wreath and we have now reached the connecting medallion where we through our Marian Hymn, unite the intentions and prayers.


The antiphons; Alma Redemtoris Mater, Ave Regina Caelorum, Regina Caeli and Salve Regina, have its own season.

  • Alma Redemtoris Mater is Advent season to Candlemas.
  • Ave Regina Caelorum is up to Holy Saturday
  • Regina Caeli is from Holy Saturday to Trinity Sunday:
  • and Salve Regina thereafter.


Salve Regina,

Mater misericordiae,

vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.

Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Hevae.

Ad te suspiramus,

gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle.

Eia ergo, advocata nostra,

illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte.

Et Iesum,

benedictum fructum ventris tui,

nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.

O clemens, o pia,

o dulcis Virgo Maria.



O, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,

Hail 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. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,


R. Ut digni efficamur promissionibus Christi.

R. that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.




Oremus:
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,

qui gloriosae Virginis Matris Mariae corpus et animam,

ut dignum Filii tui habitaculum effici mereretur,

Spiritu Sancto cooperante, praeparasti:

da, ut cuius commemoratione laetamur;

eius pia intercessione, ab instantibus malis,

et a morte perpetua liberemur.

Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum.

Amen


Let us Pray:

O almighty, everlasting God,

who by the cooperation of the Holy Spirit,

didst prepare the body and soul of Mary,

glorious Virgin and Mother,

to become a worthy dwelling for Thy Son;

grant that we who rejoice in her commemoration may,

by her gracious intercession,

be delivered from present evils and from everlasting death.

Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen



OPTIONAL ENDING


Litanie Lauretane

beatae Mariae Virginis


CHRISTUS VINCIT    CHRISTUS REGNAT    CHRISTUS IMPERAT


Kyrie, eleison.

R. Kyrie, eleison.
Christe, eleison.
R. Christe, eleison.
Christe, audi nos.
R. Christe, exaudi nos.


Pater de caelis, Deus,   

R. miserere nobis.
Fili, Redemptor mundi, Deus,   

R. miserere nobis.
Spiritus Sancte, Deus,  

R. miserere nobis.
Sancta Trinitas, unus Deus,   

R. miserere nobis.
Sancta Maria,   

R. miserere nobis.
Sancta Dei Genetrix,   

R. miserere nobis.
Sancta Virgo virginum,  

R. miserere nobis.

Mater Christi,  

R. ora pro nobis.
Mater Ecclesiae,  

R. ora pro nobis.
Mater divinae gratiae,  

R. ora pro nobis.
Mater purissima, 

R. ora pro nobis.
Mater castissima,  

R. 
Mater inviolata,  

R. 
Mater intemerata,  

R. 
Mater amabilis,  

R. 
Mater admirabilis,   

R. 
Mater boni consilii,   

R. 
Mater Creatoris,  

R. 
Mater Salvatoris, 

R. 
Virgo prudentissima, 

R. 
Virgo veneranda,   

R. 
Virgo praedicanda,   

R. 
Virgo potens,  

R. 
Virgo clemens,  

R. 
Virgo fidelis,   

R. 
Speculum iustitiae,  

R. 
Sedes sapientiae,   

R. 
Causa nostrae laetitiae,   

R. 
Vas spirituale,   

R. 
Vas honorabile,   

R. 
Vas insigne devotionis,  

R. 
Rosa mystica,   

R. 
Turris Davidica,   

R. 
Turris eburnea, 

R. 
Domus aurea,   

R. 
Foederis arca,  

R. 
Ianua coeli,   

R. 
Stella matutina, 

R. 
Salus infirmorum,  

R. 
Refugium peccatorum,  

R. 
Consolatrix afflictorum,   

R. 
Auxilium Christianorum, 

R. 
Regina Angelorum,  

R. 
Regina Patriarcharum,   

R. 
Regina Prophetarum,   

R. 
Regina Apostolorum,  

R. 
Regina Martyrum,  

R. 
Regina Confessorum, 

R. 
Regina Virginum,  

R. 
Regina Sanctorum omnium,  

R. 
Regina sine labe originali concepta,

R. 
Regina in caelum assumpta,   

R. 
Regina sacratissimi Rosarii, 

R. 
Regina familiae,

R. 
Regina pacis,  

R. 


Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,   parce nobis, Domine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,   exaudi nos, Domine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,   miserere nobis.

Sancta Maria, succurre miseris, iuva pusillanimes, refove flebiles, ora pro populo, interveni pro clero, intercede pro devoto femineo sexu; sentiant omnes tuum iuvamen quicumque celebrant tuum sanctum patrocinium.


V.   Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix,
R.   Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.


Oremus:
Concede nos famulos tuos, quaesumus, Domine Deus, perpetua mentis et corporis sanitate gaudere: et, gloriosa beatae Mariae semper Virginis intercessione, a praesenti liberari tristitia, et aeterna perfrui laetitia.

Per Christum Dominum nostrum.

Amen


Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, Sancta Dei Genitrix;

nostras deprecationes ne dispicias in necessitatibus,

sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper,

Virgo gloriosa et benedicta.


V.   Ora pro nobis, Sancta Dei Genitrix.
R.   Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.


Oremus:
Gratiam tuam, quaesumus Domine, mentibus nostris infunde, ut qui, angelo nuntiante, Christi filii tui incarnationem cognovimus, per passionem eius et crucem ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur.

Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum.

Amen


PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH

Patron Saint of Universal Church

Patron Saint of Fathers, Patron Saint of Families. Patron Saint of Married People

Terror of Demons

and

Head of the Holy Family 


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.

O blessed Joseph,

Defend, O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family,

the chosen off-spring 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 thou didst 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 thy patronage, that, following thine example

and strengthened by thy help,

we may live a holy life,

die a happy death,

and attain to everlasting bliss in Heaven.

Amen


Original prayer: Leo XIII, Quamquam Pluries. 15 aug. 1889.

St. Joseph, Patron of departed souls – pray for me.

St. Joseph, Patron of Universal Church – pray for us.

Holy Family,Jacob Frey, c. 1740.. The Art of Christianity Collection. AP00145. Used with Permission.

MEMORARE

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

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