Rosary

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The Rosary is a Catholic prayer that is said while meditating on the life of Jesus and Mary.

Bible passages meditated on during the Rosary

Joyful Mysteries (Monday & Saturday)

First Decade: The Annunciation of Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:26-38)

Second Decade: The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56)

Third Decade: The Birth of Our Lord (Luke 2:1-21)

Fourth Decade: The Presentation of Our Lord (Luke 2:22-38)

Fifth Decade: The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52)

Luminous Mysteries (Thursday)

First Decade: The Baptism of Our Lord in the River Jordan (Matthew 3:13-16)

Second Decade: The Wedding at Cana, when Christ manifested Himself (Jn 2:1-11)

Third Decade: The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14-15)

Fourth Decade: The Transfiguration of Our Lord (Matthew 17:1-8)

Fifth Decade: The Last Supper, when Our Lord gave us the Holy Eucharist (Mt 26)

Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday & Friday)

First Decade: The Agony of Our Lord in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-56)

Second Decade: Our Lord is Scourged at the Pillar (Matthew 27:26)

Third Decade: Our Lord is Crowned with Thorns (Matthew 27:27-31)

Fourth Decade: Our Lord Carries the Cross to Calvary (Matthew 27:32)

Fifth Decade: The Crucifixion of Our Lord (Matthew 27:33-56)

Glorious Mysteries (Wednesday & Sunday)

First Decade: The Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord (John 20:1-29)

Second Decade: The Ascension of Our Lord (Luke 24:36-53)

Third Decade: The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-41)

Fourth Decade: The Assumption of Mary into Heaven (Sg 2:2,10-11)

Fifth Decade: The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth (Gn 3:15a) (Jdt 13:18) (Jdt 15:9) (Rv 12:1) (Sir 24:4) (Sir 14:9) (Cor 4:17) (Lk 8:21)(Gal 4:19)

Quotes

St. Padre Pio

The Rosary is my weapon.

St. Josemaria Escriva

Today as in other times, the rosary must be a powerful weapon, to enable us to win in our interior struggle, and to help all souls.

Links

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