The M+G+R Foundation

The Holy Rosary

with

Scriptural Meditations


[Indulgences Associated with the Holy Rosary may be found at the end of this document]


OUTLINE Of  DOCUMENT

Importance of Praying the Rosary

Why is it so important?

The Prayers of the Rosary
For those who may be a little rusty on the exact words of the prayers, we have spelled them out.

The Mysteries of the Rosary

A general overview of the four Mysteries of the Rosary - Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous - is presented followed by the Scriptural Readings and Images to be meditated upon while offering the prayers.





IMPORTANCE of the ROSARY

In a number of verifiable Marian Apparitions of the last two centuries (1), the Virgin Mary, the Mother of the Son of God, Jesus, the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity.

Several Popes have officially endorsed it (*), and miguel de Portugal (2), a practicing scientist before his abandoning the world at the call of God, prays the Holy Rosary and endorses it without question. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass the Rosary it is the most important prayer that any Christian can offer.

If the Mother of the Son of God - our Lord Jesus Christ - encourages us to pray it, even a scientist with Eyes to See and Ears to Hear cannot - should not! - refuse Her request.

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(*)
The Rosary of the Virgin Mary, which gradually took form in the second millennium under the guidance of the Spirit of God, is a prayer loved by countless Saints and encouraged by the Magisterium. The Rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christocentric prayer. - John Paul II (2)


         THE PRAYERS OF THE ROSARY

The Apostles Creed

(prayed on the Crucifix)

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 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died , and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day he rose again; He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom shall have no end.

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.


The Our Father

(prayed on the one large bead)

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 let us not fall into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. Amen.


The Hail Mary

(prayed on the ten small beads)

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


The Glory Be

(prayed after the last Hail Mary of each the decade)

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.


Prayer of Fatima

(prayed after the Glory Be)
Oh, My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy Mercy.
[note: "..those who are in most need of Thy Mercy" refers to the forgotten souls in Purgatory who have no one to pray for them.]

The Hail, Holy Queen

(prayed at the conclusion of the Rosary.)

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail, 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 vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this, our exile, show 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.


           THE MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY
 


[Please Note: The following is a brief outline. Below you will find the Scriptural Verses for Meditation]

[At this late a time we recommend that any three Mysteries be offered every day]


The Joyful Mysteries
1. The Annunciation of God's Plan to Mary (humility)
2. The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (charity)
3. The Nativity (love of God)
4. The Presentation of the baby Jesus at the temple (spirit of sacrifice)
5. The Finding of the twelve-year-old Jesus in the temple (zeal)

The Luminous Mysteries
1. The Baptism of the Lord (call to conversion)
2. The Wedding at Cana (all is possible for God)
3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom (the Good News)
4. The Transfiguration (have Faith)
5. The Institution of the Eucharist (spiritual nourishment)

The Challenging Mysteries

1. Jesus Proclaims Himself the Messiah (The reality of His manifestation)
2.
Jesus forgives sins and ministers to tax collectors and sinners (He came for all of us)
3.
Jesus proclaims that we must "...eat His flesh, and drink His blood..." to have life (the ultimate gift)
4.
Jesus warns that only those who do the Fathers' will can enter His Kingdom (defining the Elect)
5.
Jesus proclaims Himself the Son of God before Caiaphas (could not be any clearer)

 
The Sorrowful Mysteries
1. Agony in the garden at Gethsemane (true repentance)
2. Scourging of Jesus at the pillar (mortification)
3. Crowning with thorns (moral courage)
4. Carrying of the Cross to Calvary (patience)
5. The Crucifixion (final perseverance)
The Glorious Mysteries
1. The Resurrection (faith)
2. The Ascension of Jesus into heaven (hope)
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (zeal)
4. The Assumption of Mary into heaven (happy death)
5. The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven (love for Mary)


THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES

The Annunciation

This is the beginning of our Redemption - miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a virgin; and the virgin's name was Mary. [Luke 1:26-27]
(Hail Mary...)

Rejoice, so highly favored! The Lord is with you. [Luke 1:28]
(Hail Mary...)

She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greeting could mean. [Luke 1:29]
(Hail Mary...)

But the angel said to her, "Mary do not be afraid; you have won God's favor." [Luke 1:30]
(Hail Mary...)

"Listen! You are to conceive and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus." [Luke 1:31]
(Hail Mary...)

"He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High; and his reign will have no end." [Luke 1:32]
(Hail Mary...)

Mary said to the angel: "But how can this come about, since I am a virgin?" [Luke 1:34]
(Hail Mary...)

"The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow." [Luke 1:35]
(Hail Mary...)

"And so the child will be holy, and will be called the son of God." [Luke 1:35]
(Hail Mary...)

"I am the hand maid of the Lord, said Mary, let what you have said be done to me." [Luke 1:38]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be...)

 
 

The Visitation

The message of the angel becomes confirmed - miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

Mary set out at that time and went to the hill country. And she went into Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth. [Luke 1:39-40]
(Hail Mary...)

Now as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. [Luke 1:41]
(Hail Mary...)

She gave a loud cry and said: "Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb." [Luke 1:42]
(Hail Mary...)

"Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled." [Luke 1:45]
(Hail Mary...)

And Mary said: "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit exults in God my savior; because he has looked upon his lowly handmaid." [Luke 1:46-48]
(Hail Mary...)

"Yes, from this day forward all generations will call me blessed, for the Almighty has done great things for me." [Luke 1:48-49]
(Hail Mary...)

"Holy is his name, and his mercy reaches from age to age for those who love him." [Luke 1:49-50]
(Hail Mary...)

"He has shown the power of his arm, hi has routed the proud of heart." [Luke 1:51]
(Hail Mary...)

"He has pulled down princes from their thrones, and exalted the lowly." [Luke 1:52]
(Hail Mary...)

"The hungry he has filled with good thins, the rich sent empty away." [Luke 1:53]
(Hail Mary...)


(Glory Be...)
The Nativity

Our Redemption is at hand - miguel de Portugal
(Our Father..)

Now while Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem, the time came for her to have her child. [Luke 2:6]
(Hail Mary...)

And she gave birth to a son, her first-born, and she wrapped him in swaddling clothes. [Luke 2:7]
(Hail Mary...)

And she laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them at the inn. [Luke 2:7]
(Hail Mary...)

In the countryside close by there were shepherds, and the angel of the Lord appeared to them. [Luke 2:8-9]
(Hail Mary...)

"Do not be afraid. Listen, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people." [Luke 2:10]
(Hail Mary...)

"Today in the town of David a savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." [Luke 2:11]
(Hail Mary...)

"Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace to men who enjoy his favor." [Luke 2:14]
(Hail Mary...)

And some wise men came from the east, and going in they saw the child with His mother Mary. [Matt 2:1,11]
(Hail Mary...)

And falling to their knees they did him homage. Then they offered him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh. [Matt 2:11]
(Hail Mary...)

And Mary kept in mind all these things, and pondered them in her heart. [Luke 2:19]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be...)


The Presentation

The meeting of the two covenants - miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

Observing the Law of Moses, they took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. [Luke 2:22]
(Hail Mary...)

Now in Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He was an upright and devout man. [Luke 2:25]
(Hail Mary...)

It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death, until he had set eyes on the Christ of the Lord. [Luke 2:26]
(Hail Mary...)

And when the parents brought in the child Jesus, he took him into his arms. [Luke 2:28]
(Hail Mary...)

"Now, master, you can let your servant go in peace, just as you promised." [Luke 2:29]
(Hail Mary...)

"Because my eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared for all the nations to see." [Luke 2:30-31]
(Hail Mary...)

"A light to enlighten the pagans, and the glory of your people Israel." [Luke 2:32]
(Hail Mary...)

And he said to Mary his mother, "You see this child: he is destined for the fall and for the rising of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is rejected." [Luke 2:34]
(Hail Mary...)

"And a sword will pierce your own soul too - so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare." [Luke 2:35]
(Hail Mary...)

And they went back to Nazareth, and the child grew to maturity, and he was filled with wisdom; and God's favor was with him. [Luke 2:39-40]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be...)


The Finding Of Christ In The Temple

He came to teach; to fulfill the Law and the Prophets - miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

When Jesus was twelve tears old, they went up to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. [Luke 2:41]
(Hail Mary...)

When they were on their way home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem without his parents knowing it. [Luke 2:43]
(Hail Mary...)

They went back to Jerusalem looking for him everywhere. Three days later, they found him in the Temple. [Luke 2:45-46]
(Hail Mary...)

He was sitting among the doctors, listening to them, and asking them questions. [Luke 2:46]
(Hail Mary...)

And all those who heard him were astounded at his intelligence and his replies. [Luke 2:47]
(Hail Mary...)

"My child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you." [Luke 2:48]
(Hail Mary...)

"Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be busy with my Father's affairs?" [Luke 2:49]
(Hail Mary...)

But they did not understand what he meant. [Luke 2:50]
(Hail Mary...)

He went down with them and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority. [Luke 2:51]
(Hail Mary...)

And Jesus increased in wisdom, in stature, and in favor with God and men. [Luke 2:52]
(Hail Mary...)
(Glory Be...)

THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES


The Baptism of the Lord

Our soul is prepared to receive the Holy Spirit of God
- miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

In those days John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea.
[Matthew 3:1]
(Hail Mary...)

He said: "I am 'the voice of one crying out in the desert, "Make straight the way of the Lord,"' as Isaiah the prophet said."
[John 1:23]
(Hail Mary...)

And this is what he proclaimed: "One mightier than I is coming after me."
[Mark 1:7]
(Hail Mary...)

I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the holy Spirit."
[Mark 1:8]
(Hail Mary...)

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world."
[John 1:29]
(Hail Mary...)

After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon him.
[Matthew 3:16]
(Hail Mary...)

And a voice came from the heavens, saying, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."
[Matthew 3:17]
(Hail Mary...)

"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit"
[Matthew 28:19]
(Hail Mary...)

"I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the holy Spirit.' Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God."
[John 1:33 34]
(Hail Mary...)

Filled with the holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days, to be tempted by the devil.
[Luke 4:1-2]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be…)

The Wedding at Cana

Even if God does not intend to act, He Will if Mary intercedes
- miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.
[John 2:1-2]
(Hail Mary...)

The pleasant vineyard, sing about it! I, the LORD, am its keeper, I water it every moment; lest anyone harm it, night and day I guard it.
[Isaiah 27:2-3]
(Hail Mary...)

When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine."
[John 2:3]
(Hail Mary...)

Jesus said to her, "Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet com
e." [John 2:4]
(Hail Mary...)

His mother said to the servers, "Do whatever
he tells you." [John 2:5]
(Hail Mary...)

Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gal
lons. [John 2:6]
(Hail Mary...)

Jesus told them, "Fill the jars with water." So they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, "Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter." [John 2:7-8]
(Hail Mary...)

And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine...(he) called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now." [John 2:9-10]
(Hail Mary...)

Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him. [John 2:11]
(Hail Mary...)

"For this reason a man shall leave father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."  This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the church. [Ephesians 5:31-32]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be…)


The Proclamation of the Kingdom

The Kingdom of God is reserved for those who do the Will of Our Father - miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

From that time on, Jesus began to preach and say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." [Matthew 4:17]
(Hail Mary...)

"The coming of the Kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, 'Look, here it is,' or, 'There it is.' For behold, the Kingdom of God is among you." [Luke 17: 20-21]
(Hail Mary...)

"Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit." [John 3:5]
(Hail Mary...)

"Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it." [Mark 10:14-15]
(Hail Mary...)

"Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do. I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners." [Luke 5:31-32]
(Hail Mary...)

"But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father," [Matthew 5:44-45]
(Hail Mary...)

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." [Matthew 5:3]
(Hail Mary...)

"Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied." [Matthew 5:6]
(Hail Mary...)

"Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." [Matthew 5:10]
(Hail Mary...)

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides." [Matthew 6:33]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be…)


The Transfiguration

Our transfiguration commences the moment we choose God over Mammon - miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. [Luke 9:28]
(Hail Mary...)

And he was transfigured before them; [Matthew 17:2]
(Hail Mary...)

His face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. [Matthew 17:2]
(Hail Mary...)

He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and rise after three days. [Mark 8:31]
(Hail Mary...)

From now on I am telling you before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe that I AM. [John 13:19]
(Hail Mary...)

And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. [Luke 9:30-31]
(Hail Mary...)

While Peter was still speaking,  behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, "this is My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him." [Matthew 17:5]
(Hail Mary...)

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill." [Matthew 5:17]
(Hail Mary...)

As they were coming down from the mountain, he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone, except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead. [Mark 9:9]
(Hail Mary...)

For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father's glory, and then he will repay everyone according to his conduct. [Matthew 16:27]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be…)



The Institution of the Eucharist


Nourished with His Body you will never go hungry - miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

"I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer," [Luke 22:15]
(Hail Mary...)

While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, and said, "Take it; this is my body." [Mark 14:22]
(Hail Mary...)

And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you. [Luke 22:20]
(Hail Mary...)

Do this in memory of me. [Luke 22:19]
(Hail Mary...)

"The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world." [John 6:51]
(Hail Mary...)

I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do. [John 13:15]
(Hail Mary...)

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. [John 6:56]
(Hail Mary...)

As though it were holocausts of rams and bullocks, or thousands of fat lambs, So let our sacrifice be in your presence today as we follow you unreservedly; for those who trust in you cannot be put to shame. [Daniel 3:40]
(Hail Mary...)

So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help. [Hebrews 4:16]
(Hail Mary...)

By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. [John 15:8]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be…)


THE CHALLENGING MYSTERIES

[Readings for these Mysteries from the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible on-line]


Jesus Proclaims Himself the Messiah


He Challenges us to believe in Him fully. [anon.]
(Our Father...)

And he came to Nazareth, where he was brought up: and he went into the synagogue, according to his custom, on the sabbath day; and he rose up to read. And the book of  Isaias the prophet was delivered unto him. [Luke 4: 16-17]
(Hail Mary...)

And as he unfolded the book, he found the place where it was written: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. Wherefore he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the contrite of heart,  To preach deliverance to the captives, and sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of reward. [Luke 4: 18-19]
(Hail Mary...)

And when he had folded the book, he restored it to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. [Luke 4:20]
(Hail Mary...)

And he began to say to them: This day is fulfilled this scripture in your ears. [Luke 4: 21]
(Hail Mary...)

And all gave testimony to him: and they wondered at the words of grace that proceeded from his mouth, and they said: Is not this the son of Joseph? [Luke 4: 22]
(Hail Mary...)

And he said to them: Doubtless you will say to me this similitude: Physician, heal thyself: as great things as we have heard done in Capharnaum, do also here in thy own country. [Luke 4: 23]
(Hail Mary...)

And he said: Amen I say to you, that no prophet is accepted in his own country.  In truth I say to you, there were many widows in the days of Elias in Israel, when heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there was a great famine throughout all the earth. And to none of them was Elias sent, but to Sarepta of Sidon, to a widow woman. And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet: and none of them was cleansed but Naaman the Syrian. [Luke 4: 24-27]
(Hail Mary...)

And all they in the synagogue, hearing these things, were filled with anger.  And they rose up and thrust him out of the city; and they brought him to the brow of the hill, whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. [Luke 4:28-29]
(Hail Mary...)

But he passing through the midst of them, went his way. [Luke 4:30]
(Hail Mary...)

And he went down into Capharnaum, a city of Galilee, and there he taught them on the sabbath days.  And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his speech was with power. [Luke 4:31-32]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be...)
 
 

Jesus forgives sins and ministers to tax collectors and sinners


Jesus challenges us to refrain from judgment. [anon.]
(Our Father...)

And again he entered into Capharnaum after some days.  And it was heard that he was in the house, and many came together, so that there was no room; no, not even at the door; and he spoke to them the word. And they came to him, bringing one sick of the palsy, who was carried by four. And when they could not offer him unto him for the multitude, they uncovered the roof where he was; and opening it, they let down the bed wherein the man sick of the palsy lay. [Mark 2: 1-4]
(Hail Mary...)

And when Jesus had seen their faith, he saith to the sick of the palsy: Son, thy sins are forgiven thee. [Mark 2: 15]
(Hail Mary...)

And there were some of the scribes sitting there, and thinking in their hearts: Why doth this man speak thus? he blasphemeth. Who can forgive sins, but God only? [Mark 2: 6-7]
(Hail Mary...)

Which Jesus presently knowing in his spirit, that they so thought within themselves, saith to them: Why think you these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the sick of the palsy: Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say: Arise, take up thy bed, and walk?  But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)  I say to thee: Arise, take up thy bed, and go into thy house. [Mark 2: 8-11]
(Hail Mary...)

And immediately he arose; and taking up his bed, went his way in the sight of all; so that all wondered and glorified God, saying: We never saw the like. [Mark 2: 12]
(Hail Mary...)

And he went forth again to the sea side; and all the multitude came to him, and he taught them. [Mark 2: 13]
(Hail Mary...)

And when he was passing by, he saw Levi the son of Alpheus sitting at the receipt of custom; and he saith to him: Follow me. And rising up, he followed him. [Mark 2: 14]
(Hail Mary...)

And it came to pass, that as he sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat down together with Jesus and his disciples. For they were many, who also followed him. [Mark 2: 15]
(Hail Mary...)

And the scribes and the Pharisees, seeing that he ate with publicans and sinners, said to his disciples: Why doth your master eat and drink with publicans and sinners? [Mark 2: 16]
(Hail Mary)

Jesus hearing this, saith to them: They that are well have no need of a physician, but they that are sick. For I came not to call the just, but sinners. [Mark 2: 17]
(Hail Mary)

(Glory Be...)


Jesus proclaims that we must "...eat His flesh, and drink His blood..." to have life

  


Jesus challenges us to believe in the reality of transsubstantiation. [anon.]
(Our Father..)

Amen, amen I say unto you: He that believeth in me, hath everlasting life. I am the bread of life. [John 6: 47-48]

        (Hail Mary...)

Your fathers did eat manna in the desert, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven; that if any man eat of it, he may not die. [John 6: 49-50]
(Hail Mary...)

I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever; and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, for the life of the world. [John 6: 51-52]
(Hail Mary...)

The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say unto you: Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day. [John 6: 53-55]
(Hail Mary...)

For my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in him.  As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father; so he that eateth me, the same also shall live by me. [John 6: 56-58]
(Hail Mary...)

This is the bread that came down from heaven. Not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead. He that eateth this bread, shall live for ever. These things he said, teaching in the synagogue, in Capharnaum. [John 6: 59-60]
(Hail Mary...)

Many therefore of his disciples, hearing it, said: This saying is hard, and who can hear it? But Jesus, knowing in himself, that his disciples murmured at this, said to them: Doth this scandalize you? If then you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? [John 6: 61-63]
(Hail Mary...)

It is the spirit that quickeneth: the flesh profiteth nothing. The words that I have spoken to you, are spirit and life. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning, who they were that did not believe, and who he was, that would betray him. [John 6: 64-65]
(Hail Mary...)

And he said: Therefore did I say to you, that no man can come to me, unless it be given him by my Father. After this many of his disciples went back; and walked no more with him. [John 6: 66-67]
(Hail Mary...)

Then Jesus said to the twelve: Will you also go away? And Simon Peter answered him: Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we have believed and have known, that thou art the Christ, the Son of God. [John 6: 68-70]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be...)



Jesus warns that only those who do the Fathers' will can enter His Kingdom


Jesus remind us that it's not enough to say the right words. [anon.]
(Our Father...)

Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat. [Matthew 7: 13]
(Hail Mary...)

How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it! [Matthew 7: 14]
(Hail Mary...)

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. [Matthew 7: 15]
(Hail Mary...)

By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? [Matthew 7: 16]
(Hail Mary...)

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit. [Matthew 7: 17-18]
(Hail Mary...)

Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them. [Matthew 7: 19-20]
(Hail Mary...)

Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. [Matthew 7: 21]
(Hail Mary...)

Many will say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in thy name, and cast out devils in thy name, and done many miracles in thy name? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity. [Matthew 7: 22-23]
(Hail Mary...)

Every one therefore that heareth these my words, and doth them, shall be likened to a wise man that built his house upon a rock. [Matthew 7: 24]
(Hail Mary...)

And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it was founded on a rock. [Matthew 7: 25]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be...)


Jesus proclaims Himself the Son of God


You shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming with the clouds of heaven. [anon.]
(Our Father...)

And they brought Jesus to the high priest; and all the priests and the scribes and the ancients assembled together. And Peter followed him from afar off, even into the court of the high priest; and he sat with the servants at the fire, and warmed himself. [Mark 14: 53-54]
(Hail Mary...)

And the chief priests and all the council sought for evidence against Jesus, that they might put him to death, and found none. [Mark 14: 55]
(Hail Mary...)

For many bore false witness against him, and their evidences were not agreeing. [Mark 14: 56]
(Hail Mary...)

And some rising up, bore false witness against him, saying: [58] We heard him say, I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another not made with hands. [Mark 14: 57-58]
(Hail Mary...)

And their witness did not agree. [Mark 14: 59]
(Hail Mary...)

And the high priest rising up in the midst, asked Jesus, saying: Answerest thou nothing to the things that are laid to thy charge by these men? [Mark 14: 60]
(Hail Mary...)

But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said to him: Art thou the Christ the Son of the blessed God? [Mark 14: 61]
(Hail Mary...)

And Jesus said to him: I am. And you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming with the clouds of heaven. [Mark 14: 62]
(Hail Mary...)

Then the high priest rending his garments, saith: What need we any further witnesses? You have heard the blasphemy. What think you? Who all condemned him to be guilty of death. [Mark 14: 63-64]
(Hail Mary...)

And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him: Prophesy: and the servants struck him with the palms of their hands. [Mark 14: 65]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be...)




THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES

The Agony In The Garden

It is Your Will that I seek, Father - miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

Jesus came with them to Gethsemane; and sadness came over him, and great distress. [Matt 26:36-37]
(Hail Mary...)

Then he said: My soul is sorrowful to the point of death. Wait here and keep awake with me. [Matt 26:38]
(Hail Mary...)

Then he withdrew from them, and knelt down and prayed. [Luke 22:41]
(Hail Mary...)

"Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me. Nevertheless, let your will be done, not mine." [Luke 22:42]
(Hail Mary...)

The an angel appeared to him, coming from heaven to give him strength. [Luke 22:43]
(Hail Mary...)

In his anguish, he prayed even more earnestly. [Luke 22:43]
(Hail Mary...)

And his seat fell to the ground like great drops of blood. [Luke 22:44]
(Hail Mary...)

The he came back to his disciples and found them sleeping, and he said: "So you had not the strength to keep awake with me one hour?" [Matt 26:40]
(Hail Mary...)

"You should be awake, and praying not to be put to test." [Matt 26:41]
(Hail Mary...)

"The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." [Matt 26:41]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be...)


The Scourging At The Pillar

Father, forgive our many sins of the flesh - miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

They had Jesus bound and handed him over to Pilate. Pilate questioned him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" [Mark 15:1-2]
(Hail Mary...)

Jesus replied, "Mine is not a kingdom of this word; but yes, I am a king." [John 18:36-37]
(Hail Mary...)

"I came into this world for this: to bear witness to the truth; and all who are on the side of the truth listen to my voice." [John 18:37]
(Hail Mary...)

"Truth?", said Pilate, "What is that?" - And with that he went out again to the Jews and said, "I find no case against him." [John 18:38]
(Hail Mary...)

"So I will have him flogged and then let him go." Pilate then had Jesus taken away and scourged. [Luke 23:16; John 19:1]
(Hail Mary...)

Despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows. [Isaiah 53:3]
(Hail Mary...)

Harshly dealt with, he bore it humbly, like a lamb that is led to the slaughterhouse. [Isaiah 53:7]
(Hail Mary...)

Yet, he was pierced through for our faults, crushed for our sins. [Isaiah 53:5]
(Hail Mary...)

Ours were the sufferings he bore, ours the sorrows he carried. [Isaiah 53:4]
(Hail Mary...)

On him lies a punishment that brings us peace, and through his wounds, we are healed. [Isaiah 53:5]
(Hail Mary...)


(Glory Be...)


The Crowning With Thorns

The Real Kings will suffer for their subjects - miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

The soldiers led him away to the Praetorium. Then they stripped him and dressed him up in purple. [Mark 15:16-17; Matt 27:27-28]
(Hail Mary...)

And having twisted some thorns into a crown, they put this on his head and placed a reed in his right hand. [Matt 27:29]
(Hail Mary...)

To make fun of him, they knelt to him saying, Hail, King of the Jews! [Matt 27:29]
(Hail Mary...)

And they spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head. [Matt 27:30]
(Hail Mary...)

Then Pilate took some water, washed his hands in front of the crowd, and said, "I am innocent of this man's blood. It is your concern." [Matt 27:24]
(Hail Mary...)

Jesus then came out waring the crown of thorns and the purple robe. [John 19:5]
(Hail Mary...)

"Here is your king, said Pilate. "Take him away!", they said. "Crucify him!" [John 19:15]
(Hail Mary...)

"Why, what harm has he done?" But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!" [Mark 15:14]
(Hail Mary...)

"Do you want me to crucify your king?" The chief priests answered: "We have no king except Caesar." [John 19:15]
(Hail Mary...)

So Pilate, anxious to placate the crowd, handed him over to be crucified. [Mark 15:15]
(Hail Mary...)


(Glory Be...)


The Carrying Of The Cross

My crosses.... they are my opportunities to earn my Salvation - miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

"If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself." [Luke 9:23]
(Hail Mary...)

"And take up his cross every day, and follow me." [Luke 9:23]
(Hail Mary...)

And carrying his own cross, He went out of the city to Calvary. [John 19:17]
(Hail Mary...)

And they seized on a man, Simon from Cyrene, and made him shoulder the cross and carry it behind Jesus. [Luke 23:26]
(Hail Mary...)

"Shoulder my yoke, and learn from me." [Matt 11:29]
(Hail Mary...)

"For I am gentle, and humble in heart." [Matt 11:29]
(Hail Mary...)

"And you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden is light." [Matt 11:29-30]
(Hail Mary...)

Large numbers of people followed him, and of women too, who mourned and lamented for him. [Luke 23:27]
(Hail Mary...)

But Jesus turned to them and said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep rather for yourselves and for your children." [Luke 23:28]
(Hail Mary...)

"For, if men use the green wood like this, what will happen when it is dry?" [Luke 23:31]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be...)


The Crucifixion

Father, into Your hands I also place my spirit - miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself. [Luke 23:37]
(Hail Mary...)

Whoever holds out to the end will be saved. [Matt 10:22]
(Hail Mary...)

Father, forgive them; they do not know what they are doing. [Luke 23:34]
(Hail Mary...)

It was about twelve o'clock when the sun stopped shining and darkness covered the whole country until three o'clock; and the curtain hanging in the temple was torn in two. [Luke 23:44-45]
(Hail Mary...)

Father! In Your hands I place My spirit! [Luke 23:46]
(Hail Mary...)

Eloi, eloi, lema sabachthani! [Mark 15:34]
(Hail Mary...)

Jesus drank the wine and said, It is finished! Then He bowed His head and died. [John 19:30]
(Hail Mary...)

This Man was really the Son of God. [Mark 15:39]
(Hail Mary...)

Remember me, Jesus, when You come as King. [Luke 23:42]
(Hail Mary...)

Be still and know that I am God. [Psalm 46:11]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be...)


THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES

The Resurrection

If Jesus promised it, I believe it, Father!  - miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

"I tell you most solemnly, you will be sorrowful, But your sorrow will turn to joy." [John 16:20]
(Hail Mary...)

"For I shall see you again, and your hearts will be full of joy, and that joy no one shall take from you." [John 16:22]
(Hail Mary...)

At the first sign of dawn, they went to the tomb with the spices they had prepared. [Luke 24:1]
(Hail Mary...)

And all at once the angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled away the stone and sat on it. [Matt 28:2]
(Hail Mary...)

"I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here." [Matt 28:5-6]
(Hail Mary...)

"He has risen from the dead. Come and see the place where he lay." [Luke 24:6; Matt 28:6,7]
(Hail Mary...)

"And now he is going before you to Galilee; It is there you will see him." [Matt 28:7]
(Hail Mary...)

And the women came out from the tomb filled with awe and great joy. [Mark 16:8; Matt 28:8]
(Hail Mary...)

"I am the resurrection and the life. If anyone believes in me, even though he dies he will live." [John 11:25]
(Hail Mary...)

"And whoever lives and believes in me will never die." [John 11:26]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be...)


The Ascension

He will come just as He has gone into Heaven - miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

Jesus took them out as far as the out-skirts of Bethany. And lifting his hands blessed them. [Luke 24:50]
(Hail Mary...)

He said: All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. [Matt. 28:18]
(Hail Mary...)

Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations. [Matt. 28:19]
(Hail Mary...)

Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. [Matt. 28:19]
(Hail Mary...)

And teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. [Matt. 28:20]
(Hail Mary...)

He who believes and is baptized will be saved. [Mark 16:16]
(Hail Mary...)

He who does not believe will be condemned. [Mark 16:16]
(Hail Mary...)

And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time. [Matt. 28:20]
(Hail Mary...)

As he said this he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight. [Acts 1:9]
(Hail Mary...)

And so the Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven; there at the right hand of God he took his place. [Mark 16:19]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be...)
Pentecost

Come Holy Spirit and come and renew the face of the Earth - miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

When Pentecost day came around, they had all met in one room. [Acts 2:1]
(Hail Mary...)

Suddenly they heard what sounded like a powerful wind from heaven, the noise of which filled the entire house. [Acts 2:2]
(Hail Mary...)

And something appeared to them that seemed like tongues of fire; these separated and come to rest on the head of each of them. [Acts 2:3]
(Hail Mary...)

They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak about the marvels of God. [Acts 2:4, 11]
(Hail Mary...)

Now there were devout men living in Jerusalem from every nation under heaven. [Acts 2:5]
(Hail Mary...)

And Peter stood up with the Eleven and addressed them in a loud voice. [Acts 2:14]
(Hail Mary...)

Repent and be baptized, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. [Acts 2:38]
(Hail Mary...)

And they accepted what he said and were baptized. That very day about three thousand were added to their number. [Acts 2:41]
(Hail Mary...)

Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created; and you shall renew the face of the earth. [Psalm 103:30]
(Hail Mary...)

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful: and kindle in them the fire of your love. [Pentecost Alleluia]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be...)


The Assumption

The confirmation of Her Immaculate Conception - miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

Come then, my love, my lovely one, come. [Song 2:10]
(Hail Mary...)

For see, winter is past, the rains are over and gone. [Song 2:11]
(Hail Mary...)

Show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet and your face is beautiful. [Song 2:14]
(Hail Mary...)

Then the sanctuary of God in heaven opened: Then came flashes of lightning and peals of thunder. [Rev. 11:19]
(Hail Mary...)

Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, adorned with the sun. [Rev.12:1]
(Hail Mary...)

She was standing on the moon, with twelve stars on her head for a crown. [Rev. 12:1]
(Hail Mary...)

With jewels set in gold, and dressed in brocades, the king's daughter is led in to the king. [Psalm 45:13, 14]
(Hail Mary...)

May you be blessed, my daughter, by God Most High, beyond all women on earth. [Judith 13:23]
(Hail Mary...)

The trust you have shown shall not pass from the memories of men, but shall ever remind them of the power of God. [Judith 13:25]
(Hail Mary...)

You are the glory of Jerusalem! You are the great pride of Israel! You are the highest honor of our people. [Judith 15:10]
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be...)


The Crowning Of Mary

Our Mother and our Queen - take us to Your Son - miguel de Portugal
(Our Father...)

Who is this arising like the dawn, Fair as the moon, resplendent as the sun? [Song 6:10]
(Hail Mary...)

Like the rainbow gleaming against brilliant clouds; like blossoms in the days of spring. [Ecclus 50:7,8]
(Hail Mary...)

"I am the rose of Sharon, I am the lily of the valleys." [Song 2:1]
(Hail Mary...)

"My throne is in a pillar of cloud, and for eternity I shall remain." [Ecclus 24:4,9]
(Hail Mary...)

"Approach me, you who desire me, and take your fill of my fruits." [Ecclus 24:19]
(Hail Mary...)

"I am like a vine putting out graceful shoot; my blossoms are sweeter than honey." [Ecclus 24:17,20]
(Hail Mary...)

"And now, my children, listen to me; listen to instruction and learn to be wise." [Prov 8:32, 33]
(Hail Mary...)

"Happy are those who keep my ways, who day after day watch at my gates." [Prov 8:32, 34]
(Hail Mary...)

"For those who find me find life, and win favor from the Lord." [Prov 8:35]
(Hail Mary...)

Hail, Queen of mercy, protect us from the enemy, and receive us at the hour of death.
(Hail Mary...)

(Glory Be...)

Concluding Prayers

The Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail, 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 vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this, our exile, show 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 life, 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.

Indulgences associated with the Holy Rosary:   (4)

A plenary indulgence is granted, if the Rosary is recited in a church or public oratory or in a family group, a religious Community or pious Association; a partial indulgence is granted in other circumstances.

Now the Rosary is a certain formula of prayer, which is made up of fifteen decades of 'Hail Marys' with an 'Our Father' before each decade, and in which the recitation of each decade is accompanied by pious meditation on a particular mystery of our Redemption. (Roman Breviary)

The name 'Rosary,' however, is commonly used in reference to only a third of the fifteen decades.

 The gaining of the plenary indulgence is regulated by the following norms: 
    1. The recitation of a third part only of the Rosary suffices; but the five decades must be recited continuously.
    2. The vocal recitation MUST be accompanied by pious meditation on the mysteries.
    3. In public recitation the mysteries must be announced in the manner customary in the place; for private recitation, however, it suffices if the vocal recitation is accompanied by meditation on the mysteries.
    4. For those belonging to the Oriental rites, amongst whom this devotion is not practiced, the Patriarchs can determine some other prayers in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary (for those of the Byzantine rite, for example, the Hymn 'Akathistos' or the Office 'Paraclisis'); to the prayers thus determined are accorded the same indulgences as for the Rosary.
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(1) Marian Apparitions
(1) Who is miguel de Portugal
(3) Apostolic Letter
(4) Enchiridion of Indulgences  - 1968 - No. 48,  p.  67


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