The Most Holy Rosary of The Blessed Virgin Mary - The Joyful Mysteries


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 Spirit, 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, and sits 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.

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.

Three Hail Mary's...

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.

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.

The First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation

Our Father...

1. In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. (Lk. 1:26-27)

Hail Mary....

2. And he came to her and said, "Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!" (Lk.1:28)

Hail Mary....

3. But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. (Lk. 1:29)

Hail Mary....

4. And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. (Lk. 1:30)

Hail Mary....

5. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. (Lk. 1:31)

Hail Mary....

6. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end."(Lk. 1:32-33)

Hail Mary...

7. And Mary said to the angel, "How shall this be, since I have no husband?" (Lk. 1:34)

Hail Mary...

8. And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; (Lk. 1:35)

Hail Mary...

9. therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. (Lk. 1:35)

Hail Mary...

10. And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her. (Lk. 1:38)

Hail Mary...

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.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.

The Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation

Our Father...

1. In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zechari'ah and greeted Elizabeth. (Lk. 1:39-40)

Hail Mary...

2. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; (Lk. 1:41)

Hail Mary....

3. and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit (Lk. 1:41)

Hail Mary....

4. and she exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! (Lk. 1:42)

Hail Mary...

5. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her from the Lord." (Lk. 1:45)

Hail Mary....

6. And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, (Lk. 1:46-47)

Hail Mary....

7. for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; (Lk. 1:48)

Hail Mary...

8. for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. (Lk. 1:49)

Hail Mary...

9. And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation. (Lk. 1:50)

Hail Mary...

10. And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her home. (Lk.1:56)

Hail Mary...

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.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.

The Third Joyful Mystery: The Nativity

Our Father...

1. But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; (Mt. 1:20)

Hail Mary...

2. she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." (Mt. 1:21)

Hail Mary...

3. All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: "Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel" (which means, God with us). (Mt. 1:22-24)

Hail Mary....

4. In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. (Lk. 2:1), (Lk. 2:3-5)

Hail Mary....

5. And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. (Lk. 2:6-7)

Hail Mary....

6. And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. (Lk. 2:8)

Hail Mary....

7. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. (Lk. 2:9)

Hail Mary...

8. And the angel said to them, "Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (Lk. 2:10-11)

Hail Mary....

9. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!" (Lk. 2:13-14)

Hail Mary....

10. And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they saw it they made known the saying which had been told them concerning this child; and all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart.(Lk. 2:16-19)

Hail Mary....

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.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.

The Fourth Joyful Mystery: The Presentation

Our Father...

1. And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. (Lk. 2:22)

Hail Mary....

2. Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. (Lk. 2:25)

Hail Mary....

3. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. (Lk. 2:26)

Hail Mary...

4. And inspired by the Spirit he came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the law, he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, (Lk. 2:27-28)

Hail Mary...

5. "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word; (Lk. 2:29)

Hail Mary...

6. for mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples, (Lk. 2:30-31)

Hail Mary....

7. and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against (Lk. 2:34)

Hail Mary...

8. (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed." (Lk. 2:35)

Hail Mary...

9. And when they had performed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth. (Lk. 2:39)

Hail Mary...

10. And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him. (Lk.2:40)

Hail Mary...

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.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.

The Fifth Joyful Mystery: The Finding Of Jesus In The Temple

Our Father...

1. And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom; (Lk. 2:42)

Hail Mary....

2. and when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, (Lk. 2:43)

Hail Mary....

3. but supposing him to be in the company they went a day's journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances; (Lk. 2:44)

Hail Mary....

4. and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him. (Lk. 2:45)

Hail Mary....

5. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions; and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. (Lk. 2:46-47)

Hail Mary....

6. And when they saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously." (Lk. 2:48)

Hail Mary....

7. And he said to them, "How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" (Lk. 2:49)

Hail Mary....

8. And they did not understand the saying which he spoke to them. (Lk.2:50)

Hail Mary....

9. And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. (Lk. 2:51)

Hail Mary....

10. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man. (Lk. 2:52)

Hail Mary....

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.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy..

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!

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 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.


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