The Holy Rosary of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary
Prayed in English
Listen to the The Mysteries
of the Holy Rosary or download them as Audio Files
Dedicated to Mary, Auxilium
the Most Holy Mother of God, Help of Christians,
and the most perfect of all God’s creation
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).
Rosary consists of 3 Mysteries that are divided into
(NOTE: This is the
Traditional Rosary. If you prefer the additional
Luminous Mysteries added by John-Paul II in 2002 click
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along with, each Mystery
of the Holy
Rosary of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary below — in its
(audio only — no video)
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