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The Holy Rosary is to be prayed not simply recited. And so it is prayed here, not to the end of praying it as quickly as one can, but as thoughtfully and prayerfully as one can.

You will not “get through” the 5 Mysteries quickly in the Rosary prayed below. It is prayed as one speaking to another, as the soul speaks to God and to Mary ... who are listening. Very often, when we pray, is at a tempo that we would never use in speaking with a friend, let alone one beloved. Such conversations are an intimate sharing ... not rote recitations. Even if we repeat ourselves, it is with a new emphasis. Who ever tires of being told that they are loved? The words are the same but the moment is new. Only in a desperate parting are such words spoken quickly.

One single “Hail Mary” prayed from the heart is worth a thousand spoken only upon the lips. Yes, in prayer, especially repetitive prayer, our minds tend to wander, to drift away from the one to whom we are praying. This is our human frailty, and God understands this. It is our perseverance in prayer that matters, despite all distractions. Let us, then, as Saint Paul encourages us, “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

he Rosary consists of 3 Mysteries that are divided into 15 decades (or prayers) each.

(NOTE: This is the Traditional Rosary. If you prefer the additional Luminous Mysteries added by John-Paul II in 2002 click here)


 Listen to, and pray along with, each Mystery of the Holy Rosary of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary belowin its entirety below:       
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Joyful Mysteries

The Joyful Mysteries

  • The Annunciation
  • The Visitation
  • The Nativity
  • The Presentation
  • The Finding in the Temple
Glorious Mysteries

The Glorious Mysteries

  • The Resurrection
  • The Ascension
  • The Descent of the Holy Ghost
  • The Assumption of Mary
    into Heaven, body and soul
  • The Coronation of Mary
    as Queen of Heaven


  Sorrowful Mysteries

The Sorrowful Mysteries


  • The Agony in the Garden
  • The Scourging at the Pillar
  • The Crowning with Thorns
  • Jesus carries the Cross
  • The Crucifixion




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Traditional  Holy Rosary prior to addition of "Luminous Mysteries" in 2002 introduced by John Paul II

Traditional Days and Mysteries of the Rosary prior to 2002



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