How to Pray the Rosary

The Rosary Centre have provided instructions and guidance on how to pray the Rosary. In the words of one old Rosary card “The family that prays together stays together” hence a family praying the Rosary might be a great way of strengthening family unity. It is also a way in which the home acts as an “Ecclesia Domestica” (“Domestic Church”).

The following instructions and more can be found on their website:

  1. Make the Sign of the Cross and say the “Apostles’ Creed”
  2. Say the “Our Father”
  3. Say three “Hail Marys” for Faith, Hope, and Charity
  4. Say the “Glory Be”
  5. Announce the First Mystery and then say the “Our Father”
  6. Say ten “Hail Marys” while meditating on the Mystery
  7. Say the “Glory Be” (Optional: Say the “O My Jesus” prayer requested by Mary at Fatima)
  8. Announce the Next Mystery; then say the “Our Father” and repeat these steps (6 through 8) as you continue through the remaining Mysteries.
  9. Say the closing prayers: the “Hail Holy Queen” and “Final Prayer”
  10. Make the “Sign of the Cross”