Mysteries and Prayers

07/10/2013 10:00 am

Stained Glass Window

The Rosary is made up of four mysteries that find their focus in the life of Jesus Christ.

A. The Joyful Mysteries
The Annunciation of the Lord
TheVisitation of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth
The Nativity of the Lord
The Presentation of the Lord
The Finding of the Lord in the Temple

B. The Mysteries of Light
The Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan
The Sign at the Wedding Feast of Cana
The Preaching of the Kingdom
The Transfiguration

The Institution of the Eucharist

C. The Sorrowful Mysteries
The Agony in the Garden
The Scourging at the Pillar
The Crowning with Thorns
The Carrying of the Cross
The Crucifixion of the Lord

D. The Glorious Mysteries
The Resurrection of the Lord
The Ascension of the Lord
The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven
The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven


The following prayers are said when reciting the rosary:

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. 
Thy kingdom come.
 Thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
 Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who
trespass against us, 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

The ‘Hail Mary’
Hail Mary, full of grace
the Lord is with thee. 
Blessed art thou among women and blessed is
the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.

The ‘Glory Be’
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
 and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

This material has been collated by the Bishops’ Conference Home Mission Desk in support of the Year of Faith, Oct. 2012 – Nov. 2013