The Rosary

O God, come to my assistance; O LORD, make haste to help me! Amen.

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

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, thou hast deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three shepherd children there the treasures of grace hidden in the Rosary. Inspire my heart with a sincere love of this devotion, in order that by meditating on the Mysteries of our Redemption which are recalled in it, I may be enriched by its fruits and obtain peace for the world, the conversion of sinners and of Russia, and the graces which I ask of thee in this Rosary. (Here mention your request) I ask this for the greater glory of God, for thine own honor, and for the good of souls, especially for my own. Amen.

I offer this Rosary for...

For those who don’t believe, I pray: I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, 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 will 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.

For the needs of the Catholic Church, and for the intentions of Pope Francis, I pray:

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.

For an increase of Faith, Hope, and Charity in our souls and in our world, I pray:

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

The Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection

Spiritual fruit: Faith

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this eleventh decade in honor of Thy glorious Resurrection, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, love of God and fervor in Thy service. Amen.

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.

1. The body of Jesus is placed in the tomb on the evening of Good Friday.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

2. His soul descends into the realm of the dead to announce to the Just the tidings of their redemption.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

3. Fearing the body of Jesus will be taken, the chief priests place guards at the tomb.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

4. On the third day Jesus rises from the dead, glorious and immortal.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

5. The earth quakes as the angel rolls back the stone, the guards flee in terror.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

6. The holy women coming to anoint the body of Jesus are amazed and frightened to find the tomb open.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

7. An angel calms their fears: “He is not here. He has risen as He said.”

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

8. Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene and Peter and two disciples on the way to Emmaus.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

9. That evening He appears to the apostles behind locked doors: “Peace be unto you… do not be afraid.”

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

10. Jesus breathes on them and gives them the power to forgive sin.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

Chapter 28 The Resurrection of Jesus. 1 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. 3 His appearance was like lightning and his clothing was white as snow. 4 The guards were shaken with fear of him and became like dead men. 5 Then the angel said to the women in reply, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. 6 He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ Behold, I have told you.” 8 Then they went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed, and ran to announce* this to his disciples. 9 And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them. They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”

Chapter 16 The Resurrection of Jesus. 1 When the sabbath was over, a Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint him. 2 Very early when the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb. 3 They were saying to one another, “Who will roll back the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” 4 When they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back; it was very large. 5 On entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed. 6 He said to them, “Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him. 7 But go and tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you.’” 8 Then they went out and fled from the tomb, seized with trembling and bewilderment. They said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

Chapter 24 The Resurrection of Jesus. 1 But at daybreak on the first day of the week they took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them. 5 They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. They said to them, “Why do you seek the living one among the dead? 6 He is not here, but he has been raised.* Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day.” 8 And they remembered his words. 9 Then they returned from the tomb and announced all these things to the eleven and to all the others. 10 The women were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James; the others who accompanied them also told this to the apostles, 11 but their story seemed like nonsense and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter got up and ran to the tomb, bent down, and saw the burial cloths alone; then he went home amazed at what had happened.

Chapter 20 The Empty Tomb. 1 On the first day of the week,a Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran* and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.” 3 So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. 4 They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; 5 he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in. 6 When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, 7 and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place. 8 Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed. 9 For they did not yet understand the scripture that he had to rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples returned home.

Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.

2. The Ascension

Spiritual fruit: Hope

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this twelfth decade in honor of Thy triumphant Ascension, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, an ardent desire for Heaven, our true home. Amen.

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.

1. Jesus remains on earth forty days after His Resurrection to prove He has truly risen from the dead.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

2. He commissions the apostles to preach the gospel to every creature, and promises to be with them forever.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

3. He will not leave them orphans, but will send the Holy Spirit to enlighten and strengthen them.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

4. Jesus proceeds to Mt. Olivet accompanied by His Mother and the apostles and disciples.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

5. Extending His pierced hands over all in a last blessing, He ascends into heaven.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

6. As He ascends a cloud takes Him from their sight.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

7. Jesus ascends to take His place at the right hand of the Father.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

8. What jubilation there must be amid the angels of heaven at the triumphant entry of Jesus.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

9. The wounds in His glorified body are an endless plea before the Father on our behalf.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

10. The disciples leave Mt. Olivet and “return to Jerusalem with great joy.”

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

Chapter 1 6 When they had gathered together they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He answered them, “It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the Father has established by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 9 When he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight. 10 While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going, suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them. 11 They said, “Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.” 12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away.

Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.

3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit

Spiritual fruit: Gifts of the Holy Spirit

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this thirteenth decade in honor of the Mystery of Pentecost, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, the coming of the Holy Spirit into our souls. Amen.

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.

1. The apostles are gathered in the upper room where Jesus had held the Last Supper.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

2. They are persevering in prayer with Mary the Mother of Jesus.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

3. A sound comes from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it fills the whole house.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

4. The Holy Spirit descends on each of them in the form of tongues of fire.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

5. Filled with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, they are enlightened and strengthened to spread the Gospel.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

6. Having lost all fear of the Jewish leaders, the apostles boldly preach Christ crucified.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

7. The multitudes are confounded because every man hears them speak in his own tongue.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

8. The Holy Spirit comes upon the Infant Church never to leave it.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

9. That first day Peter goes forth to preach and baptizes three thousand.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

10. The feast of Pentecost is the birthday of the Church, for on that day it begins to grow.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

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Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.

4. The Assumption of Mary

Spiritual fruit: Desire for Heaven

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this fourteenth decade in honor of the resurrection and triumphant Assumption of Thy holy Mother into Heaven, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through her intercession, a tender devotion for so good a Mother. Amen.

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.

1. After the apostles have dispersed, the Blessed Mother goes to live with John, the beloved disciple.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

2. Mary lives many years on earth after the death of Christ.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

3. She is a source of comfort, consolation and strength to the apostles.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

4. As she had nourished the infant Jesus, so she nourishes spiritually the infant Church.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

5. Mary dies, not of bodily infirmity, but is wholly overcome in a rapture of divine love.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

6. Her body as well as her soul is taken up into heaven.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

7. After her burial the apostles go to the tomb and find only fragrant lilies.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

8. Jesus does not permit the sinless body of His Mother to decay in the grave.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

9. Corruption of the body is an effect of original sin from which Mary is totally exempted.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

10. The bodies of all mankind, at the last judgment, will be brought back and united again to the soul.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

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Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.

5. The Coronation of Mary

Spiritual fruit: Love of Mary, Grace of Final Perseverance

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this fifteenth decade in honor of the Coronation of Thy holy Mother, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through her intercession, perseverance in grace and a crown of glory hereafter. Amen.

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.

1. As Mary enters heaven, the entire court of heaven greets with joy this masterpiece of God’s creation.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

2. Mary is crowned by her divine Son as Queen of heaven and earth.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

3. More than we can ever know the Hearts of Jesus and Mary overflow with joy at this reunion.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

4. Only in heaven will we know the great majesty of that coronation, and the joy it gave to the angels and saints.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

5. Even the angels, who by nature are greater than humans, hail Mary as their Queen.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

6. Mary shares so fully in the glory of Christ because she shared so fully in His suffering.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

7. Only in heaven will we see how central is the role of Mary in the divine plan of redemption.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

8. The angels and saints longed for the coming of her whose heel crushes the head of the serpent.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

9. Mary pleads our cause as a most powerful Queen and a most merciful and loving Mother.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

10. A great sign appeared in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.

Hail Mary Full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though 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.

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Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.

Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this, our exile, show us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.

Let us Pray. O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech Thee, that meditating on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain, and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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 hosts, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world, seeking the ruin of souls. O Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here. Ever this night be at my side, to light, to guard, to rule, and to guide. Amen.

May the Divine Assistance remain always with us, and may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our tribulation, and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also. Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities. O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be kind to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness. As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you do I come; before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. We fly to thy protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin. Amen.