The Sorrowful Mysteries

Start the rosary by making the Sign of the Cross:

In name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Next recite the Creed:

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.  He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary.  He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.  He descended into hell.  On the third day He rose again.  He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.  He will come again 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, and the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

Next say one 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.

Next say one Hail Mary for the virtue of Faith

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.

Next say one Hail Mary for the virtue of Hope

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.

Next say one Hail Mary for the virtue of Charity

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.

Then say one Glory Be

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 Sorrowful Mystery
- the Agony in the Garden

In his anguish he prayed with all the greater intensity, and his sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.
Luke 22:44

First say one 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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead One

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Two

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Three

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Four

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Five

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Six

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Seven

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Eight

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Nine

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Ten

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.

Then say one Glory Be

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.

Finally recite the Fatima Prayer

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

 

The Second Sorrowful Mystery
- the Scourging at the Pillar

Continually striking Jesus on the head with a reed and spitting at him, they genuflected before him and pretended to pay him homage.
Mark 15:19

First say one 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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead One

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Two

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Three

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Four

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Five

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Six

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Seven

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Eight

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Nine

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Ten

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.

Then say one Glory Be

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.

Finally recite the Fatima Prayer

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

 

The Third Sorrowful Mystery
- the Crowning with Thorns

The soldiers then wove a crown of thorns and fixed it on his head, throwing around his shoulders a cloak of royal purple.
John 19:1-2

First say one 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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead One

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Two

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Three

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Four

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Five

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Six

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Seven

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Eight

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Nine

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Ten

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.

Then say one Glory Be

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.

Finally recite the Fatima Prayer

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

 

The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery
- the Carrying of the Cross

Jesus was led away; and carrying the cross, went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew Golgotha.
John 19:16-17

First say one 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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead One

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Two

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Three

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Four

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Five

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Six

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Seven

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Eight

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Nine

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Ten

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.

Then say one Glory Be

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.

Finally recite the Fatima Prayer

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

 

The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery
- the Crucifixion

When they came to Skull Place, as it was called, they crucified him there and the criminals as well, on on his right and the other on his left.
Luke 23:33

First say one 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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead One

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Two

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Three

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Four

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Five

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Six

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Seven

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Eight

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Nine

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.

Next say one Hail Mary-Bead Ten

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.

Then say one Glory Be

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.

Finally recite the Fatima Prayer

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

At the completion of the fifth mystery, 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 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.

One may recite at this point one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be for the intentions of the Holy Father.

The Holy Rosary is then ended with the Sign of the Cross.

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.