The rosary is a prayer consisting of the mysteries of the crucifixion, resurrection, and the glory of Jesus Christ.
It is a powerful prayer that can be used to deepen our faith and connect us to God.
This blog aims to explain on how to say the Roman Catholic rosary in 8 easy steps!
So whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rosary-holder, read on and start strengthening your faith today.
What is the Roman Catholic rosary?
The Roman Catholic rosary is a prayer consisting of nine simple prayers that Catholics use to remember Jesus Christ.
It is a popular devotion, and is often said as part of daily prayers or during special occasions like Lent.
On the rosary, include the eight Glorias (a hymn about praising God), the five Hail Marys (each saying “Hail Holy Queen” after the “Holy”), the Our Father, and the Gloria (a prayer thanking God for everything).
8 steps on how to say the Roman Catholic rosary
To say the rosary correctly, follow these 8 easy steps:
- On the crucifix (cross), make the sign of the cross and then pray the Apostles’ Creed.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified; died, and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
- On the next large bead, say the Our Father.
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, Amen.
- On the following three small beads, pray three Hail Marys.
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. Amen.
- On the chain, pray The Glory Be.
Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
- On the large bead, meditate on the first mystery and pray the Our Father.
You pray mysteries for each of the five sections (decades) of the rosary.
- Skip the centerpiece medallion, and on the ten beads after that, pray a Hail Mary on each bead; on the chain, pray a Glory Be. Although a decade is 10, these 12 prayers form a decade of the rosary.
- Repeat Steps 5 and 6 four more times to finish the next four decades.
- At the end of your Rosary, say the Hail Holy Queen.
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation; grant we beseech Thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Roman Catholic rosary is a prayerful way to connect with the divine.
It is made up of seven sets of prayers, each of which are said one after the other. In this blog, we will teach you the 8 easy steps to say the rosary.
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