The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary

The Five Joyful Mysteries are traditionally prayed on the Mondays, Saturdays, and Sundays of Advent:

Begin with the Sign of the Cross

Apostles’ Creed

Our Father

3 Hail Mary’s

Glory be

First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation

Our Father…

10 Hail Mary’s

Glory be…

Oh, my Jesus…


Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation

Our Father…

10 Hail Mary’s

Glory be…

Oh, my Jesus…


Third Joyful Mystery: The Nativity

Our Father…

10 Hail Mary’s

Glory be…

Oh, my Jesus…

 


Fourth Joyful Mystery: The Presentation in the Temple

Our Father…

10 Hail Mary’s

Glory be…

Oh, my Jesus…


Fifth Joyful Mystery: The Finding in the Temple

Our Father…

10 Hail Mary’s

Glory be…

Oh, my Jesus…


The Hail Holy Queen (The Salve Regina)

Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy,
our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To you we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
to you we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us;
and after this, our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.


Optional closing prayers:

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray: 

O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life. Grant, we beseech Thee, that by meditating on 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.

Pour forth we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His passion and cross be brought to the glory of His resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.