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In personal prayer, especially in contemplation, we deepen our relationship with God. Prayer opens our hearts to radical faith, compassionate concern and action on behalf of others.
Mary, a woman of faith, a woman of hope for those who are suffering and oppressed, a contemplative woman, is a model for us in our prayer. Praying the Rosary and contemplating the joyful, sorrowful, glorious and luminous mysteries draws us into the faith, trust, surrender and fidelity born of Mary's love of God and helps to shape our own response in love.
We invite the public to join us in a weekly reflection on the mysteries of the Rosary as they are manifested in lives of families in the United States today. Every third Tuesday of the Month from 7:30-8:30 in the Motherhouse Chapel. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-449-7554 for more information.
THE DOMINICAN ROSARY
+ Let us Pray…
- In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
- V: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
R: Blessed art though amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
R: And my mouth will proclaim your praise.
- V: God, come to my assistance.
R: Lord, make haste to help me.
- V: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
R: As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. (Alleluia).
Joyful Mysteries (Mondays & Saturdays)
1. The Annunciation 2. The Visitation 3. The Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ 4. Presentation in the Temple 5. Finding in the Temple
Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesdays & Fridays)
1. Agony in the Garden 2. Scourging at the Pillar 3. Crowning with Thorns 4. Carrying of the Cross 5. Jesus is Crucified and Dies on the Cross
Glorious Mysteries (Wednesdays & Sundays)
1. The Resurrection 2. The Ascension 3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit 4. The Assumption 5. The Coronation of the Blessed Mother in Heaven
Luminous Mysteries (Thursdays)
1. Jesus is Baptized in the River Jordan 2. Self-Realization at the Wedding at Cana 3. Proclamation of the Kingdom of God 4. The Transfiguration 5. The Institution of the Holy Eucharist
Conclusion of the Holy Rosary
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail our life, our sweetness and our hope; to thee do we cry, poor 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!
V: Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us.
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 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.
V: May the Divine Assistance remain always with us.
V: May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.
V: May the blessing of Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit descend upon us and remain with us always.
R: Amen. “In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”