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How To Pray The Rosary

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On the Crucifix:

 Sign of the Cross
 Pray the Apostles' Creed

At the first large bead:

 Pray the Lord's Prayer

On the next three small beads pray three Hail Mary's. Say "I offer these three Hail Marys for the increase in the virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity":

 Hail Mary

On the chain or string before the next large bead, pray one Glory Be:

 Glory Be

On the next large bead, pray the Lord's Prayer and announce the First Mystery:

 The Lord's Prayer

Announce one of the First Mysteries:

 1st Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
 1st Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation of the Lord to Mary
 1st Luminous Mystery: The Baptism in the Jordan
 1st Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony of Jesus in the Garden

Now you should be at the medallion or large bead that joins the beads. Here is where you announce any prayer intentions you may have and then pray Hail, Holy Queen.

 Hail, Holy Queen (Salve Regina)

On each of the ten small beads, pray a Hail Mary

 Hail Mary

On the chain or string before the next large bead, pray one Fatima Prayer and one Glory Be:

 Fatima Prayer
 Glory Be

On the next large bead, pray the Lord's Prayer and announce the Second Mystery:

 The Lord's Prayer

Announce one of the Second Mysteries:

 2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
 2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
 2nd Luminous Mystery: The Wedding at Cana
 2nd Sorrowful Mystery: The The Scourging at the Pillar

On the chain or string before the next large bead, pray one Fatima Prayer and one Glory Be:

 Fatima Prayer
 Glory Be

On the next large bead, pray the Lord's Prayer and announce the Third Mystery:

 The Lord's Prayer

Announce one of the Third Mysteries:

 3rd Glorious Mystery: The Descent of the Holy Ghost
 3rd Joyful Mystery: The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
 3rd Luminous Mystery: The Proclamation of the Kingdom
 3rd Sorrowful Mystery: Jesus is Crowned with Thorns

On the chain or string before the next large bead, pray one Fatima Prayer and one Glory Be:

 Fatima Prayer
 Glory Be

On the next large bead, pray the Lord's Prayer and announce the Fourth Mystery:

 The Lord's Prayer

Announce one of the Fourth Mysteries:

 4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
 4th Joyful Mystery: The Presentation of our Lord
 4th Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration
 4th Sorrowful Mystery: Jesus Carried the Cross

On the chain or string before the next large bead, pray one Fatima Prayer and one Glory Be:

 Fatima Prayer
 Glory Be

On the next large bead, pray the Lord's Prayer and announce the Fifth Mystery:

 The Lord's Prayer

Announce one of the Fifth Mysteries:

 5th Glorious Mystery: Mary is Crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth
 5th Joyful Mystery: Finding Jesus in the Temple at age 12
 5th Luminous Mystery: The Institution of the Eucharist
 5th Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion of our Lord