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Pray the rosary!

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    For anyone who is interested in learning about the rosary.....



    First, some of the prayers used in a rosary devotion:



    Sign Of The Cross

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

    The Apostles Creed

    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,He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; he ascended into Heaven sits 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.

    Our Father

    Our Father, who art in Heaven; hallowed by 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

    Hail Mary

    Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. 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

    Glory Be

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

    O My Jesus

    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.

    Hail, Holy Queen Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope.
    To thee 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 towards us,
    And after this our exile, show unto us the blessed Fruit of they womb, Jesus.
    O clememt. 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.
     
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    1. Make the sign of the cross
    2. Say the Apostles Creed
    3. Say the Our Father
    4. Say three Hail Marys
    5. Say the Glory Be
    6. Announce the first Mystery and say the Our Father
    7. Say ten Hail Marys while meditating on the Mystery
    8. Say the Glory Be
    9. Say the O My Jesus
    10. Announce the second Mystery and say the Our Father
    11. Say ten Hail Marys while meditating on the Mystery
    12. Say the Glory Be
    13. Say the O My Jesus
    14. Announce the third Mystery and say the Our Father
    15. Say ten Hail Marys while meditating on the Mystery
    16. Say the Glory Be
    17. Say the O My Jesus
    18. Announce the fourth Mystery and say the Our Father
    19. Say ten Hail Marys while meditating on the Mystery
    20. Say the Glory Be
    21. Say the O My Jesus
    22. Announce the fifth Mystery and say the Our Father
    23. Say ten Hail Marys while meditating on the Mystery
    24. Say the Glory Be
    25. Say the O My Jesus
    26. Say the Hail Holy Queen
     
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    Mysteries of the Rosary

    The Joyful Mysteries

    Said on Mondays and Saturdays.
    1. The Annunciation (Humility) Luke 1:26-38
      The Angel Gabriel appears to Mary, announcing she is to be the Mother of God
    2. The Visitation (Charity) Luke 1:39-56
      Elizabeth greets Mary: "Blessed art Thou amoung women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb!"
    3. The Nativity (Poverty) Luke 2:1-20
      The Virgin Mary gives birth to the Redeemer of the World.
    4. The Presentation (Obedience) Luke 2:22-39
      The Blessed Mother presents the Child Jesus in the Temple
    5. Finding in the Temple (Piety) Luke 2:42-52
      The Blessed Mother finds Jesus in the Temple.
    The Luminous Mysteries John 8:12

    Said on Thursdays.
    1. The Baptism of Christ in the Jordan John 1:29-34
      The heavens open wide and the voice of the Father declares Jesus the beloved Son
    2. The Wedding Feast at Cana John 2:1-11
      The first of the signs, when Christ changes water into wine and opens the hearts of the disciples to faith, thanks to the intervention of Mary, the first among believers.
    3. The Announcement of the Kingdom Matthew 4:17
      Jesus proclaims the coming of the Kingdom of God, calls us to conversion and forgives the sins of all who draw near to Him in humble trust.
    4. The Transfiguration Matthew 17:1-8
      The glory of the Godhead shines forth from the face of Christ as the Father commands the astonished Apostles to "listen to him."
    5. The Institution of the Eucharist (food for our salvation) Matthew 26:26-30
      Christ offers his body and blood as food under the signs of bread and wine, and testifies "to the end" His love for humanity, for whose salvation He will offer Himself in sacrifice.
    The Sorrowful Mysteries

    Said on Tuesdays and Fridays.
    1. The Agony in the Garden (Contrition) Luke 22:39-44
      At Gethsemane, Jesus prays as He contemplates the sins of the world.
    2. The Scourging at the Pillar (Purity) Matthew 27:26
      Jesus is cruelly scourged until His mortified body could bear no more.
    3. Crowning with Thorns (Courage) Matthew 27:28-31
      A crown of thorns is placed on the head of Jesus.
    4. Carrying of the Cross (Patience) Luke 23:26-32
      Jesus carries the heavy cross upon His shoulders to Calvary.
    5. The Crucifixion (Self-Denial) Matthew 27:33-50
      Jesus is nailed to the cross and dies after hours of agony.
    The Glorious Mysteries

    Said on Wednesdays and Sundays.
    1. The Resurrection (Faith) Matthew 28:1-20
      Jesus rises glorious and immortal, three days after His death.
    2. The Ascension (Hope) Luke 24:50-51
      Jesus ascends into Heaven forty days after His Resurrection.
    3. Descent of the Holy Spirit (Love) Acts 2:24
      The Holy Spirit descends upon Mary and the Apostles.
    4. The Assumption (Eternal Happiness)
      The Blessed Mother is united with her Divine Son in Heaven.
    5. The Coronation (Devotion to Mary)
      Mary is gloriously crowned Queen of Heaven and earth.
     
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    Don't have a rosary, but would like to pray the rosary?

    http://www.virtualrosary.org/

    Enjoy! Your life will be blessed by the Holy Mother of God and her Divine son, Jesus Christ.

    Peace,
    Scott
     
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    The CONFRATERNITY OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY

    The Rosary Confraternity is a spiritual association (of the Catholic Church), the members of which strive to pray the entire Rosary during the course of each week.

    http://www.rosary-center.org/nroscon.htm
     
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    This program stems from an old tradition that dates back to the early Christians. In the Old Testament when the extended family came together to pray, they would say the prayers that they had learned in the synagogue. These prayers were called the Psalms. There are 150 Psalms. Since most of the people at that time could not read, what they did was to collect 150 stones into a leather bag, one for each Psalm. When it came time to pray they would take out a stone and try to remember as much as the Psalm prayer as they could: “The Lord is my Shepherd. He leads me to green pastures…”

    If they could not remember the words to the Psalm they would simply rub the stone and Think Good Thoughts. They would use the stone as something that would draw them into a spirit of prayer.

    In the early centuries of monasticism, Christian Monks used the same method to keep track of their prayers. They, too, prayed the Psalms and used 150 stones or beads, which they treaded together. Some just tied knots in a rope that they wore around their waist.

    At some point the monks decided that they wanted to pray together, so they began saying common prayers on each bead. The “Our Father,” which they said 150 times, was probably the first such common prayer for the beads. But while they were saying the prayers out loud, they were encouraged to think of Good Thoughts from scripture. What events from the life of Jesus related to their life and times? Their meditation on the Psalms was giving way to a meditation on the life and mysteries of Jesus.

    Over time, as devotion to the Blessed Mother increased, the Our Father that were said in common were replaced by a devotional, scripture-based prayer to the Blessed Virgin, ‘Hail Mary, full of grace…”

    The Rosary as we know it today has evolved from an ancient tradition of prayer. We say five “decades” of beads (50) three times. Each decade is begun and ended with another bead that helps us “keep track” of where we are in the prayer. During the recitation of the words of each decade we are encouraged to meditate on the mysteries of the life of Jesus and relate these mysteries to our own life.

    Servant of God Father Patrick Peyton, CSC, the founder of Family Rosary, believed and taught that the Rosary was a prayer for every age. The attention of little children could be held for these few minutes of prayer simply by fingering the beads. Someone else might actually dwell intently on the words that were being said. Someone else might meditate on the mysteries of the Rosary as the mysteries of life. And still someone else might be completely lost in a spirit of contemplation. There are many creative ways to use this simple prayer as an individual or as a group looking to pray together.

    The program begins with Stones. Have the group sit in a circle. Keeping in mind what they have just learned about the connection between stones and the psalms, prayer and good thoughts, gather a bunch of stones in a basket or leather bag. Distribute the stones. While they rub the stones, help everyone to realize that to Think Good Thoughts is to pray.

    Relate the story of Jeremy’s Egg. The egg is a symbol of Resurrection, new life. There is an ancient Greek icon that shows a picture of Mary Magdalen standing in front of the empty tomb holding an egg. Distribute plastic eggs to the group.

    Next skeins of yarn need to be rolled into a good-sized ball. Pass the ball, holding onto the end of the string. You can create a “Web” by passing it back and forth across the circle. Or you can simply pass it around the circle from one to another.

    Explain to everyone that our hope here is to have an opportunity to share a good thought, a prayer, and to show how our prayers and our faith are what bind us together. As each person puts their stone, the “prayer” in the open plastic egg, they snap the egg closed over their piece of yarn. When the circle is completed what we have constructed is a Rosary, a symbol of our faith and our connectedness through prayer. You may want to hang this in your classroom as a reminder of this prayer experience or you may want to cut the yarn so that each participant can take their egg home, explain it to family members and have it as a reminder of their unity with their group. You may also come up with other symbolic gestures that would be meaningful for your group.
     
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    "Once in Bogota, Columbia, as he had completed a Crusade and was mingling with the crowd - a young priest laughed at him. He cried out, "Father Pat, the people need bread and meat, and you give them the Rosary!" Father Pat's response was gentle, but firm. "Son, they need both - yes, bread for the body - and bread for the soul."

    Father Patrick Peyton [​IMG]
     
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    VATICAN CITY, OCT. 12, 2004 (Zenit.org).- The rosary is an "intensely contemplative" and powerful prayer with a long history, says a Vatican aide. "Personally, I have seen miracles with the rediscovery of this prayer," said Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino, secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, in an interview on Vatican Radio.

    He recalled encountering "people who have found in this prayer food for the soul and a reason for conversion."

    At last Wednesday's general audience, John Paul II invited the faithful in this "month of the rosary" to make the Marian devotion "your daily prayer."

    The recitation of the rosary began "in a very modest way in the first centuries of the second millennium," Archbishop Sorrentino said in his interview.

    "At that time, the Psalms were recited in their liturgical organization, the Psalter with lauds and vespers, but there were many who could not pray ... in Latin, and the Psalms then began to be replaced by the 'Pater' and 'Ave' prayers, which little by little were given a certain organization that varied according to circumstances," the archbishop explained.

    "Then, gradually, meditation of the mysteries was added," he continued. "The prayer grew until it took on the typical form that we are used to reciting, and this occurred in particular with St. Pius V, when he instituted the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, which was then linked to a special historical circumstance: the Christian victory over the Ottoman menace."

    "The Pope believed that this victory was due to the insistent prayer of Christians, through the intercession of the Mother of God," Archbishop Sorrentino noted.

    Since then, the rosary "has been recited by the Christian community following this scheme, until John Paul II, two years ago, with the Year of the Rosary," altered this prayer, "focusing more on its Christological and biblical aspect, in particular, by adding the 'mysteries of light,'" the archbishop said.

    "If it is well understood," it "is a prayer that says much," he said. The rosary is intensely "contemplative. The repetition, which often from a distance might seem to be mechanical, in fact serves as a breath of the soul which, gazing on Jesus Christ, assumes a contemplative attitude through Mary's eyes and heart."

    If understood from this perspective, one can appreciate how this Marian prayer "can really give tone to the Christian spirit, it can help a Christian in his daily living to remain well anchored in the mystery of our salvation, especially in Jesus Christ, who is the heart, the center of the life of a Christian," the prelate said.

    "Sadly, sometimes this prayer is recited in the least of its possibilities," he said. "It would be good if the People of God became conscious of the potential of this prayer by following closely the suggestions made by the Pope."
     
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    A great resource with tons of free downloads and pamphlets.
     
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