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How To Pray The Rosary

How To Pray The Rosary

We hope this will help you in praying the Rosary, a simple and everyday prayer, so dear to the Virgin Mary.

We are giving for granted that you know the prayers of the Hail Mary, Our Father, Creed, and Glory.

The Rosary begins with the sign of the Cross, then the Creed, and optional, a prayer to the Holy Spirit or the act of contrition.

The first bead after the cross is the Our Father, then three beads, for three Hail Mary, after that, another bead, before the centerpiece, is a Glory.

After that, there are 5 decades. Each bead is for a Hail Mary; among each decade there is a single bead, it is the Our Father prayer.

The Rosary is usually prayed with the Mysteries, which are moments of reflection and prayers  associated with some important moments of Jesus Christ's life.

They vary, depending on the day of the week you are praying the Rosary.

If it's the first time for you, and want to approach in a simpler way, our personal advice for you is to choose at the beginning of each decade intention you are offering your prayers for, something close to you, you wish to pray for.

At the end of the Rosary, concluded the five decades,  is suggested the Salve Regina prayer, and the Saints litanies.

If you don't know these prayers, say, at the end of the Rosary, a prayer of thanksgiving instead, and conclude with the sign of the Cross.

God Bless you,
Vatican Gift

P.S: Let us know how you do pray the Rosary! We'll be glad to hear from you-