Steps to Praying the Rosary
(click on the prayer titles to go to that prayer)1. While holding the crucifix make the Sign of the Cross. and then recite the Apostles Creed.
2. Recite the Our Father on the first large bead.3. Recite a Hail Mary for an increase of faith, hope and charity on each of the three small beads.4. Recite the Glory Be to the Father on the next large bead.5. Recite the Fatima Prayer "O my Jesus" on the large bead.6. Recall the first Rosary Mystery and recite the Our Father on the large bead.7. On each of the adjacent ten small beads (also refered to as a decade) recite a Hail Mary while reflecting on the mystery.8. On the next large bead, recite the Glory Be to the Father, the Fatima prayer.9. Each succeeding decade is prayed in a similar manner by recalling the appropriate mystery, reciting the Our Father, ten Hail Marys, the Glory Be to the Father, and theFatima prayer while reflecting on the mystery.10. When the fifth mystery is completed, the Rosary is Customarily concluded with the Hail Holy Queen, and the Sign of the Cross.More HelpClick on the beads of the image of the rosary below to go to that prayer for that bead.
| Prayers of the Rosary
| The Sign of the CrossIn the name of the Father of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
| The Apostles' CreedI 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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He decended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven,and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgivness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen
| The Our FatherOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name: Thy...
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