MYSTERIA DOLORÓSA

THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES

Christus Vincit   Christus Regnat   Christus Imperat



SORROWFUL MYSTERIES

MYSTERIUM DOLORÓSA


- Daily Rosary on Tuesdays and Fridays - 

(Through the Season of Lent - until Easter Sunday)

Penance, preparation, and sacrifice


"I am the Lord your God: you shall not have strange Gods before me."

 "I am the Lady of the Rosary.

Continue always to pray the Rosary every day.

The war is going to end" ,


"They must amend their lives and ask forgiveness for their sins."  

The Sixth aparitioin of Our Lady in Fatima, Oct. 13, 1917.

Prayer for Protection

We always commence our Rosary prayers with the Archangel St. Michael prayer

for protection of our Rosary prayer and intentions.

Detail: Defeat of Sennacherib. Frans de Francken, t.Y.

(2 Kings 32: 20-21; Isaiah 37:36-37). Princely Collection, GE747. Used with Permission.

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen


+ In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen

Sancte Michael Archángele,

defénde nos in prœlio;

contra nequítiam et insídias diáboli esto præsídium.

Imperet illi Deus, súpplices deprecámur;

tuque, Princeps militiae cæléstis, Sátanam aliósque spíritus malignos,

qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in mundo,

divina virtúte in inférnum detrúde.

Ámen

Copy. Madonna with Vetch Flower, Meister Wilhelm von Köln.

The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00013. Used with Permission.

PRAYER TO MARY, THE MOTHER OF GOD

St. Francis of Assisi.


Holy Virgin Mary, among women, there is no one like you born into the world:
You are the daughter and the servant of the most high and supreme King and Father of heaven,
You are the mother of our most holy Lord Jesus Christ
You are the spouse of the Holy Spirit.


Pray for us with Saint Michael the Archangel

and all the powers of the heavens

and all the saints
To your most holy beloved Son, the Lord and Master.

Amen

A PRAYER AGAINST THE PERSECUTORS OF THE HOLY MOTHER CHURCH

Raccolta #718

Graciously hear the prayers of Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord

that her enemies and all heresies may be brought to naught,

and that she may serve Thee in perfect security and freedom.

Through Christ our Lord. 

Amen

Ecclésiæ tuæ, quæsumus, Dómine, preces placátus admítte: ut, destrúctis adversitátibus et erróribus univérsis, secúra tibi sérviat libertate.

Per Christum Dóminum nostrum.  

Amen


MEMORARE - PRAYER TO MARY, MOTHER OF GOD

Memorare, Coeleste Palmetum 1866

 

REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary,

that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,

implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence,

I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come;

before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate,

despise not my petitions,

but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen

MEMORARE, O piissima Virgo Maria, non esse auditum a saeculo,

quemquam ad tua currentem praesidia, tua implorantem auxilia,

tua petentem suffragia, esse derelictum.

Ego tali animatus confidentia,

ad te, Virgo Virginum, Mater, curro, ad te venio, coram te gemens peccator assisto.

Noli, Mater Verbi, verba mea despicere; sed audi propitia et exaudi.

Amen.


Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation!


The Raccolta, Pope Pius XI, 1852.

Blessed Jacinta Marto of Fatima, 1917

PREPETATORY PENITENCE PRAYERS

as an examination of conscience


- OPTIONAL -

ACT of CONTRITION

Actus Contritionis

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace, henceforth to sin no more and avoid the next occasion to sin.

Amen

Deus meus, ex toto corde pænitet me omnium meorum peccatorum,

eaque detestor, quia peccando, non solum pœnas a Te iuste statutas promeritus sum, sed præsertim quia offendi Te, summum bonum, ac dignum qui super omnia diligaris.

Ideo firmiter propono, adiuvante gratia Tua, de cetero me non peccaturum peccandique occasiones proximas fugiturum.

Amen

CONFITEOR

I confess to almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the archangel, to blessed John the Baptist, to the holy apostles Peter and Paul, to all the saints, and to thee, father that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed,


through my fault,    through my fault,    through my most grievous fault.


Therefore, I beseech blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy apostles Peter and Paul, all the saints, and thee father to pray for me to the Lord our God.

Amen


Confiteor Deo omnipotenti,

beatae Mariae semper Virgini, beato Michaeli Archangelo,

beato Joanni Baptistae, sanctis Apostolis Petro et Paulo, omnibus Sanctis, et tibi pater, quia peccavi nimis cogitatione, verbo et opere:


mea culpa,    mea culpa,    mea maxima culpa  


Ideo precor beatam Mariam semper Virginem, beatum Michaelem Archangelum, beatum Joannem Baptistam, sanctos Apostolos Petrum et Paulum, omnes Sanctos, et te, pater orare pro me ad Dominum Deum nostrum.

Amen.

MY GOD, I BELIEVE IN THEE

Deus meus credo in te

#29. Pious Exercise of the Christian Acts, Raccolta, Pope Leo XIII, 1885.


My God I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee, I love Thee above all things

with all my soul, with all my heart and with all my strength;

I love Thee because Thou art infinitely good and worthy of being loved; and because I love Thee,

I repent with all my heart of having offended Thee;

have mercy on me, a sinner.

Amen


Deus meus credo in te, spero in te, amo te super omnia ex tota anima mea, ex toto corde meo, ex totis viribus meis: amo te quia es infinite bonus et dignus qui ameris; et quia amo te, me paeitet ex toto corde te offendisse: miserere mihi peccatori.

Amen.

"with contrite heart and devotion"

The Raccolta, ed. 1910., #49


I adore thee at every moment, O living bread of heaven, great sacrament!

Jesus, heart of Mary, I pray you , bless my soul. Holiest Jesus, my Saviour,

I give thee my heart.

Amen


Christ Blessing

Josef Ritter von Führich, ca. 1850.

The Art of Christianity Collection. Used with Permission.

OFFERING PRAYER before the Rosary:

 

 

Eternal Father, I offer you this Rosary,

by Marie Immaculate Heart in union with her Son,

Jesus Christ's precious blood,

as thanksgiving for all your good deeds,

according to Jesus' Sacred Heart intentions;

for all grace and blessing that will

make us close this beloved Heart

in life, in death, in time and eternity;

for the sick; the dying;

for the conversion of sinners and for the souls in Purgatory;

for those who have asked for our prayers

and we are obliged to ask for and the family's intentions,

to You, God, may all lead to your greater honour

and glory and a glorious death for us all.

Amen


INTENTIONS of the ROSARY

(free to add any intentions)


 

We offer this Holy Rosary intentions and prayers for ...


All Souls in Purgatory



All Souls who died during the Pandemic

and 

All Souls who have given their lives for our freedom.


Requiem æternam dona eis Domine

- Et lux perpetua luceat eis -

Requiescant in pace

Amen



We pray for reparation of the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


We pray for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Queen of the Holy Rosary, who vanquishes all heresy as we pray for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!


We pray for the intercession of St. Joseph, Patron Saint of the Jubilee Year and Universal Church and Terror of Demons to protect Our Mother Church.


We pray for protection of our cardinals, bishops and priests and we pray for priestly vocation.

The Immaculata prayer

by St. Maximilian Kolbe


Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God

that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

O Immaculata, Queen of Heaven and earth,

I renew my consecration to you for this day and for always,

so that you might use me

for the coming of the Kingdom of Jesus in the whole world.

To this end I offer you

all my prayers, actions and sacrifices of this day.

Amen

Madonna Immaculate, Martin Johann Schmidt, 1764. 

The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00127. Used with Permission.

©CommanderCrossRosary2019/07201, ®Society of the Holy Rosary2019/06291, ™The Penitent’s Rosary2020/02501


NOW THE HOLY ROSARY COMMENCE

Detail: Our Lady of Rosary, Unknown. Seville School. ca. 1760.

The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00011. Used with Permission.

On the Crucifix of Rosary:

One begins by holding the Crucifix of the Holy Rosary,

kiss it,

do the sign of the Cross/Signum Crucis and pray:

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen


+ In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen

Thereafter (still at the Cross) pray the Apostles' Creed.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

Creator of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ,

His only Son, our Lord,

                                       Bow /kneel

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

                                    end of bow/kneel

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell;

on the third day He rose again

from the dead;

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God

the Father almighty,

from there 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


Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem,

Creatorem coeli et terrae.

Et in Jesum Christum,

Filium ejus unicum, Dominum nostrum,

Genu flectere/ cruci genuflexione

qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto,

natus ex Maria virgine,

Genu flectere finis

passus sub Pontio Pilato,

crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus,

descendit ad infernos,

tertia die resurrexit a mortuis,

ascendit ad coelos,

sedet ad dexteram Dei Patris omnipotentis,

inde venturus est judicare vivos et mortuos.

 

Credo

in Spiritum Sanctum,

sanctam ecclesiam catholicam,

sanctorum communionem,

remissionem peccatorum,

carnis resurrectionem

et vitam aeternam.              

Amen

Christ descended into Hell, Lukas van der Leyden, 1521. The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00078. Used with Permission.

©CommanderCrossRosary2019/07201, ®Society of the Holy Rosary2019/06291, ™The Penitent’s Rosary2020/02501


At the First Pearl after the Cross


Our Father  

Detail: Annunciation to the Shepherds, Rembrandt, 1634. The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00125. Used with Permission.

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

Pater noster, qui es in caelis:

sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;

adveniat Regnum Tuum;

fiat voluntas Tua,

sicut in caelo, et in terra.            

Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;

et dimitte nobis debita nostra,

Sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;

et ne nos inducas in tentationem;

sed libera nos a malo.

Amen

Hail Mary     (at the Three Cluster Pearls)   (Pearl 2-4)

which stands for the Divine Virtues Faith, Hope and Love 

Hail Mary


Hail Mary, full of grace, 

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus

who increases our Faith


Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen

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Hail Mary, full of grace, 

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus

who increases our Hope


Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen

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Hail Mary, full of grace, 

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus

who increases our Love


Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen

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Ave Maria

(Fides, Spes et Caritas)

in Fides

Ave Maria, gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen



in Spes

Ave Maria, gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen



in Caritas

Ave Maria, gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen

Doxology     (Single Pearl right Before the Connectiong Medallion)   (Pearl 5).

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

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.

Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.

Amen


Next Step is the Connecting Centerpiece (Medallion)

and

the Sorrowful Mysteries

Mysterium Dolorósa

©CommanderCrossRosary2019/07201, ®Society of the Holy Rosary2019/06291, ™The Penitent’s Rosary2020/02501

Announce (on Medallion)

The First Sorrowful mystery - primum mysterium Dolorósa


The Agony of Jesus in the Garden - Iesus in Horto Olivarum

Marc 14:32-42


(We do the Sign of the Cross in    Faith,   Hope   and   Love    which both opens and closes the sequence of prayer)

"They went to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples,

“Sit here while I pray.”


He took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be distressed and agitated. And he said to them,

“I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and keep awake.”


And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. He said,

“Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want.”


He came and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter,

“Simon, are you asleep? Could you not keep awake one hour? Keep awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”


And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words. And once more he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they did not know what to say to him. He came a third time and said to them,

“Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Enough! The hour has come; the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up, let us be going. See, my betrayer is at hand.”

(still on the medallion)

3rd apparition of our Lady of Fatima, 13 July 1917: “When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery: “

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell,

and lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

Amen

After each Mystery follows a short moment of silence to contemplate over the Mystery.“

"keep me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 5 mysteries of the rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”

Our Lady of Fatima's apparition on Dec. 10, 1925.

Our Father (still on the single Pearl, soon moving along the Chain towards the ten Pearls)

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

Pater noster, qui es in caelis:

sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;

adveniat Regnum Tuum;

fiat voluntas Tua,

sicut in caelo, et in terra.            

Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;

et dimitte nobis debita nostra,

Sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;

et ne nos inducas in tentationem;

sed libera nos a malo.

Amen

Let’s Pray 10 Hail Mary for the intentions

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

Ave Maria,

gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen

Doxology     (on the Chain right before the Single Pearl) 

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

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.

Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.

Amen

Miraculous Medal Prayer:

St. Maximilian Kolbe


O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee,

and for all those who do not have recourse to Thee,

especially the Freemasons and for those who are recommended to Thee.

Amen.


Detail: Betrayal in Getsemane,Lucas van Leyden, The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00040. Used with Permission.

Announce on single Pearl

The Second Sorrowful mystery - secundum mysterium Dolorósa


Jesus before Pilate - Iesu Flagellatus

Mark 15:1-15, Matt 27:19, 21, 24-25


(We do the Sign of the Cross in    Faith,   Hope   and   Love    which both opens and closes the sequence of prayer)

“As soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. They bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate.

Then the chief priests accused him of many things. Pilate asked him again, “Have you no answer? See how many charges they bring against you.” But Jesus made no further reply, so that Pilate was amazed.


At the festival Pilate used to release a prisoner for them, anyone for whom they asked. Now a man called Barabbas was in prison with the rebels who had committed murder during the insurrection. The crowd came and began to ask Pilate to do for them according to his custom. While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with that innocent man, for today I have suffered a great deal because of a dream about him.”


The governor again said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas.” Then he answered them, “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?” For he realized that it was out of jealousy that the chief priests had handed him over.


But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release Barabbas for them instead. Pilate spoke to them again, “Then what do you wish me to do with the man you call the King of the Jews?”


They shouted back, “Crucify him!”

Pilate asked them, “Why, what evil has he done?”

But they shouted all the more, “Crucify him!”

Detail: Ecce Homo, Jean-Pierre Norblin de la Gourda, The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00005. Used with Permission.

When Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took some water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood; see to it yourselves.”


Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, he released Barabbas; but Jesus, after he had scourged him, he delivered him over to be crucified.

Detail: Death Sentence - Pilate wash his hands, Jacques Callot, The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00005. Used with Permission.

(still on the medallion)

3rd apparition of our Lady of Fatima, 13 July 1917: “When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery: “

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell,

and lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

Amen

After each Mystery follows a short moment of silence to contemplate over the Mystery.“

"keep me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 5 mysteries of the rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”

Our Lady of Fatima's apparition on Dec. 10, 1925.

Our Father (still on the single Pearl, soon moving along the Chain towards the ten Pearls)

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

Pater noster, qui es in caelis:

sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;

adveniat Regnum Tuum;

fiat voluntas Tua,

sicut in caelo, et in terra.            

Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;

et dimitte nobis debita nostra,

Sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;

et ne nos inducas in tentationem;

sed libera nos a malo.

Amen

Let’s Pray 10 Hail Mary for the intentions

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

Ave Maria,

gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen

Doxology     (on the Chain right before the Single Pearl) 

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

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.

Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.

Amen

Miraculous Medal Prayer:

St. Maximilian Kolbe


O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee,

and for all those who do not have recourse to Thee,

especially the Freemasons and for those who are recommended to Thee.

Amen.


Detail: Flaggelatus, Joseph Mulder, Mortier c. 1700.The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00107. Used with Permission.

Announce on single Pearl

The Third Sorrowful mystery - tertium mysterium Dolorósa


Jesus is Crowned with Thorns - Iesus Spinis Coronatus

Matt 27:27-31


(We do the Sign of the Cross in    Faith,   Hope   and   Love    which both opens and closes the sequence of prayer)

"Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole cohort around him. They stripped him and put a purple cloak on him, and having plaited a crown of thorns, they put it on his head. They put a reed in his right hand and kneeing before him and mocked him, saying,

“Hail, King of the Jews!”  

 


They spat on him, took the reed and struck him on the head. After mocking him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him.


Then they led him away to crucify him.”


 

Detail: Christ Crowned with Thorns, Schelte Adamsz Bolswert, c. 1637. The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00002. Used with Permission.

(still on the medallion)

3rd apparition of our Lady of Fatima, 13 July 1917: “When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery: “

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell,

and lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

Amen

After each Mystery follows a short moment of silence to contemplate over the Mystery.“

"keep me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 5 mysteries of the rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”

Our Lady of Fatima's apparition on Dec. 10, 1925

Announce on single Pearl

The Fourth Sorrowful mystery - quartum mysterium Dolorósa


Jesus Carried the Cross - Iesu Crucem Portans

Joh 19:16-18, Luk 23:26-33


(We do the Sign of the Cross in    Faith,   Hope   and   Love    which both opens and closes the sequence of prayer)

And as they led him away, they lay hold on Simon, a Cyrenian, coming from the country, they laid the cross on him, that he might bear it after Jesus.

So they took Jesus; and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called Calvary, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha.


A great number of the people followed him, and among them were women who were wailing for him. But Jesus turned to them and said,

“Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For the days are surely coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.’ Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us’; and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”


Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him."

Detail: Carrying of the Cross, Jean Armengaud, c. 1866. The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00004. Used with Permission.

(still on the medallion)

3rd apparition of our Lady of Fatima, 13 July 1917: “When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery: “

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell,

and lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

Amen

After each Mystery follows a short moment of silence to contemplate over the Mystery.“

"keep me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 5 mysteries of the rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”

Our Lady of Fatima's apparition on Dec. 10, 1925.

Our Father (still on the single Pearl, soon moving along the Chain towards the ten Pearls)

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

Pater noster, qui es in caelis:

sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;

adveniat Regnum Tuum;

fiat voluntas Tua,

sicut in caelo, et in terra.            

Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;

et dimitte nobis debita nostra,

Sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;

et ne nos inducas in tentationem;

sed libera nos a malo.

Amen

Let’s Pray 10 Hail Mary for the intentions

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

Ave Maria,

gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen

Doxology     (on the Chain right before the Single Pearl) 

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

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.

Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.

Amen

Miraculous Medal Prayer:

St. Maximilian Kolbe


O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee,

and for all those who do not have recourse to Thee,

especially the Freemasons and for those who are recommended to Thee.

Amen.


Detail: Christ on Cross, Alessandro Algardi. Princely Collection, SK01407. Used with Permission.

Announce on single Pearl

The Fifth Sorrowful mystery - quintum mysterium Dolorósa


The Crucifixion of Jesus - Iesus in Cruce Moritur

Luk 23:33-46, Mark 15:32


(We do the Sign of the Cross in    Faith,   Hope   and   Love    which both opens and closes the sequence of prayer)

When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” They cast lots to divide his clothing. And the people stood by, watching; but the leaders scoffed at him, saying, “let the Messiah, the King of Israel, come down from the cross now, so that we may see and believe.” There was also an inscription over him,


“This is the King of the Jews.”


The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine, and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!”

One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”

But the other rebuked him, saying,

“Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said, Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”

He replied,

“Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

 

It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”

 Having said this, he breathed his last.

Detail: Crucifixion at Golgata, Jan Luyken, P. Mortier., 1700. The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00110. Used with Permission.

(still on the medallion)

3rd apparition of our Lady of Fatima, 13 July 1917: “When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery: “

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell,

and lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

Amen

After each Mystery follows a short moment of silence to contemplate over the Mystery.“

"keep me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 5 mysteries of the rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”

Our Lady of Fatima's apparition on Dec. 10, 1925.

Our Father (still on the single Pearl, soon moving along the Chain towards the ten Pearls)

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

Pater noster, qui es in caelis:

sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;

adveniat Regnum Tuum;

fiat voluntas Tua,

sicut in caelo, et in terra.            

Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;

et dimitte nobis debita nostra,

Sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;

et ne nos inducas in tentationem;

sed libera nos a malo.

Amen

Let’s Pray 10 Hail Mary for the intentions

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

Ave Maria,

gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen

Doxology     (on the Chain right before the Single Pearl) 

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

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.

Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.

Amen

Miraculous Medal Prayer:

St. Maximilian Kolbe


O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee,

and for all those who do not have recourse to Thee,

especially the Freemasons and for those who are recommended to Thee.

Amen.


Concluding Rosary Prayer of the wreath of the Rosary,

right before the Connecting Medallion.

Oratio ad Finem Rosarii Dicenda

Christ as the Man of Sorrows, Naddo Ceccarelli, ca. 1347., Princely Collection. Used with Permission.


O God, whose only begotten Son,

by His life, death, and resurrection,

has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation.

Grant, we beseech Thee: that while meditating on these mysteries

of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

that we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, 

through Christ our Lord.

Amen

Déus, cújus Unigénitus per vítam,

mortem, et resurrectiónem súam nóbis salútis ætérnæ præmia comparávit:

concéde, quæsumus: ut hæc mystéria sacratíssimo beátæ Maríæ Vírginis Rosário recoléntes,

et imitémur quod cóntinent, et quod promíttunt, assequámur.

Per eúndem Chrístum Dóminum nóstrum.

Amen

Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Jonas Umbach, ca. 1665.

The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00009. Used with Permission.

AT THE CONNECTING MEDALLION



(at medallion)

Mater Dolorosa, Italian School, 18th c..

The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00071. Used with Permission.

Salve Regina,

Mater misericórdiae.

Vita, dulcedo et spes nostra, salve.

Ad te clamámus, éxsules fílii Evae.

Ad te suspirámus geméntes et flentes in hac lacrimárum valle.

Eia ergo, advocáta nostra, illos tuos misericórdes óculos ad nos convérte.

Et Iesum, benedíctum fructum ventris tui, nobis, post hoc exsílium, osténde.

O clémens,

O pia,

O dulcis Virgo Maria!

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 the 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.

AT THE CROSS OF THE ROSARY


- LET US UNITE AGAINST EVIL -

at the foot of the Cross


Detail: Deposition of Christ, Rembrandt. ca. 1633. The Art of Christianity Collection, AP00026. Used with Permission.

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen


+ In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen

Let's pray (for our Shepherds):


In the Name of Jesus Christ, our God and Lord, strengthened by the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Blessed Michael the Archangel, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul and all the Saints, we confidently undertake to repulse the attacks and deceits of the devil.

 

O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the Saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen


O Jesus, this is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, for the Holy Father and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


O Holy Mother of Priests, protect all priests from the dangers of their holy profession and lead the stray cardinals, bishops and priests who have failed their sublime vocation, with your kind motherly hand, back to the good shepherd! Amen



Let us pray for our Holy Father – Pope Francis I - and his eternal soul and pray for the Popes Raccolta intentions:

May the Lord preserve him and give him life and make him to be blessed upon the earth and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.


May Thy hand be upon Thine holy servant and upon Thy son whom Thou hast anoited.


Lord Jesus, shelter our Holy Father the Pope under the protection of Thy Sacred Heart.

Be Thou his light, his strength and his consolation.

Amen

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen


+ In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen



The jubilee Year (2021) of St Joseph - patron of the Universal Church, pray for us.


The extended jubilee Year (2021) of Our Lady of Loreto, pray for us.


""the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent are taking it by force" 

(Mt 11:12)

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