Sorrowful Mysteries

The Step-by-Step Rosary:

Sorrowful Mysteries

MYSTERIUM DOLORÓSA

Prayer for Protection

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

for protection of our Rosary prayer and intentions.

Signum Crucis


+ 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

MEMORARE - PRAYER TO MARY, MOTHER OF GOD


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,

that never was it known that anyone

who fled to thy protection,

implored thy help, or sought thine intercession

was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence,

I fly unto 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

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

A PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS

(COMMUNION OF THE FAITHFUL)

Recommended daily prayer by Fulton J. Sheen


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, and all the Saints,
and to you, Father, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed:


Mea Culpa       Mea Culpa       Mea Maxima Culpa  


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 you Father, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

OFFERING PRAYER before the Rosary:

 

 

Eternal Father, I offer you this Rosary,

by Mary's Immaculate Heart

in union with her Son's, Jesus Christ, precious blood,

as thanksgiving for all your good deeds,

according to the intentions of Jesus' Sacred Heart

for all grace and blessing that will

make us close this beloved Heart

in life, in death, in time and eternity;

for the sick; for 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 the Holy Rosary intentions and prayers  ...


FOR ALL SOULS IN PURGATORY

due to death infected with the corona virus and many who have died alone;


Requiem æternam dona eis Domine

- Et lux perpetua luceat eis -

Requiescant in pace

Amen



We pray for: SALVATION OF SOULS

&

FOR SOULS LOST



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 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.


Virgin and Child, Schelte Adamsz Bolswert, after Pieter Paul Rubens, c. 1652. 

The Art of Christianity Collection. Used with Permission

©The Society of the Holy Rosary, 2019®, Stockholm.

NOW THE HOLY ROSARY COMMENCE

On the Crucifix of Rosary:


One begins by holding the Crucifix of the Holy Rosary,

kiss it,

do the sign of the Cross 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


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

Our Father     (First Pearl after the Cross)   (CCC 2759 & Matt 6:9-13).

Detail: Annunciation to the Shepherds, Rembrandt, 1634.  The Art of Christianity Collection. 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

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

which stands for the Divine Virtues Faith, Hope and Love (Fides, Spes et Caritas)

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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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

Next Step is the Connecting Centerpiece (Medallion)

and

the Sorrowful Mysteries

Announce (on Medallion)

The First Sorrowful mystery - primum mysterium Dolorósa


The Agony of Jesus in the Garden - Horto Olivarum

Mark 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 come to a place, named Gethsemane; and he says to his disciples:

Sit here till I pray.

 

He took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be

distressed and in anguish, and said to them:

My soul is encompassed with sorrow even to death: remain here and keep watch.

 

And going forward a little he fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it was possible, the hour might pass away from him; and he said:

Abba, Father, all things are possible for thee; remove this cup from me:

yet not what I will, but what thou want.

 

And he comes back and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter:

Simon, sleepest thou? hadst thou not strength to watch one hour? Watch and pray,

pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.


And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words.


And, when he returned, he found them sleeping again; for their eyes were heavy; and they knew not what they should answer him. Returning the third time he says to them:

Sleep ye now and take your rest?

It is enough; the hour has come:

behold, the Son of man is delivered into the hands of sinners.

 

Rise, let us go: Behold, he that betray me is at hand.

3rd apparition of our Lady of Fatima -   Our Lady states in her third appartion: "When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery"

Our Fatima intepretation is right 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


Pater Noster 


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



We pray 10 Hail Mary for the intention:


10 Pearls, 1 Ave Maria per Pearl


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



Right before the Single Pearl - Doxology - bow -


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

Announce on single Pearl

The Second Sorrowful mystery - secundum mysterium Dolorósa


Jesus before Pilate - Iesus Flagellatus

Mark 15:1-15, Matt 27-17, 19, 21, 24-26


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

Immediately in the morning, the chief priests holding consultation, with the elders, the scribes and the whole Council. They bound Jesus and led him away, and delivered him to Pilate.


Pilate asked him:

Art thou the King of the Jews?

And Jesus answered and said to him:

Thou sayest.

 

The chief priests accused him of many things and Pilate again asked him:

Answerest thou nothing? See of how many things they accuse thee.


Jesus no longer answered any thing: so that Pilate wondered.

 

At every feast Pilate released to them one prisoner whom they chose.

And there was one called Barabbas who was put in prison with some seditious men, who in the insurrection had committed murder.The multitude then came and began to ask Pilate to do for them according to his custom. Pilate said to them:

Whom will you that I release to you, Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?

 

And while he sat on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying:

Have nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered much this day in a dream because of him.

 

The chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd that they should ask for Barabbas, and to have Jesus destroyed. The governor said to them:

Which of the two will you that I release to you?


They said: Barabbas.


Pilate again answered and said to them:

What then will you that I shall do with him whom you call King of the Jews?


They again cried out: Crucify him.

Pilate said to them: Why, what evil has he done?

The crowed cried out vehemently: Crucify him.

 

And Pilate seeing that nothing avails, but rather that a tumult is rising, took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying:

I am innocent of the blood of this man: see you to it.

3rd apparition of our Lady of Fatima -   Our Lady states in her third appartion: "When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery"

Our Fatima intepretation is right 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


Pater Noster 


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



We pray 10 Hail Mary for the intention:


10 Pearls, 1 Ave Maria per Pearl


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



Right before the Single Pearl - Doxology - bow -


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

Announce on single Pearl

The Third Sorrowful mystery - tertium mysterium Dolorósa


Jesus is Crowned with Thorns - Iesus Spinis Coronatus

Matt 27:26-31


(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 palace and brought together to him the whole band. Having stripped him they put on him a purple cloak, and having plaited a crown

of thorns they put it on his head,

and a reed in his right hand, and bowing the knee before him they mocked him, saying:

Hail, King of the Jews;

 

and having spit upon him they took the reed and struck upon his head.

And when they had mocked him, they took off from him the cloak and put his own garments on him and led him away to crucify him.

Immediately in the morning, the chief priests holding consultation, with the elders, the scribes and the whole Council. They bound Jesus and led him away, and delivered him to Pilate.


Pilate asked him:

Art thou the King of the Jews?

And Jesus answered and said to him:

Thou sayest.

 

The chief priests accused him of many things and Pilate again asked him:

Answerest thou nothing? See of how many things they accuse thee.


Jesus no longer answered any thing: so that Pilate wondered.

 

At every feast Pilate released to them one prisoner whom they chose.

And there was one called Barabbas who was put in prison with some seditious men, who in the insurrection had committed murder.The multitude then came and began to ask Pilate to do for them according to his custom. Pilate said to them:

Whom will you that I release to you, Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?

 

And while he sat on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying:

Have nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered much this day in a dream because of him.

 

The chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd that they should ask for Barabbas, and to have Jesus destroyed. The governor said to them:

Which of the two will you that I release to you?


They said: Barabbas.


Pilate again answered and said to them:

What then will you that I shall do with him whom you call King of the Jews?


They again cried out: Crucify him.

Pilate said to them: Why, what evil has he done?

The crowed cried out vehemently: Crucify him.

 

And Pilate seeing that nothing avails, but rather that a tumult is rising, took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying:

I am innocent of the blood of this man: see you to it.

3rd apparition of our Lady of Fatima -   Our Lady states in her third appartion: "When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery"

Our Fatima intepretation is right 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


Pater Noster 


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



We pray 10 Hail Mary for the intention:


10 Pearls, 1 Ave Maria per Pearl


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



Right before the Single Pearl - Doxology - bow -


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

Announce on single Pearl

The Fourth Sorrowful mystery - quartum mysterium Dolorósa


Jesus Carried the Cross - Iesus Crucem Portans

Joh 19:16-18, Luk 23:26-32


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

Then therefore Pilate delivered Jesus to the Chief Priests to be crucified.

 

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. …And bearing the cross, he went forth to Calvary, in Hebrew Golgotha.

 

There followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women that bewailed and lamented him.


Jesus turned to them and said:

Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me; but weep for yourselves and for your children;

for behold, there are coming days in which they shall say:

Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that did not give suck.

Then shall they begin to say to the mountains:

Fall on us,

and to the hills:

Cover us;

for if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

 


And there were also two others, two evildoers, to be crucified with Jesus.


… they crucified Jesus,

and with him two others, one on each side,

and Jesus in the midst.

3rd apparition of our Lady of Fatima -   Our Lady states in her third appartion: "When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery"

Our Fatima intepretation is right 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


Pater Noster 


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



We pray 10 Hail Mary for the intention:



10 Pearls, 1 Ave Maria per Pearl


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



Right before the Single Pearl - Doxology - bow -


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

Announce on single Pearl

The Fifth Sorrowful mystery - quintum mysterium Dolorósa


Crucificion of Jesus - Iesus Cruce Moritur

Luk 23:33-46, Mark 15:31-32


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

At Calvary, they crucified Jesus and the two evildoers.

 Jesus said:

Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.

 

The soldiers were dividing his clothing among them, they cast lots.

 

The people stood looking on; …In like manner also the chief priests deriding among themselves with the scribes said:

Others he saved, himself he cannot save.

Christ the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, that we may see and believe.


here was also a superscription over him:

 THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS

 

And one of the evildoers that were hanged blasphemed him:

If thou be Christ? save thyself and us.


But the other, answering, rebuked him and said:

Do not even thou fear God, seeing that thou art in the same condemnation? We indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of what we have done; but this man has done nothing evil.


Then he said to Jesus: 

Jesus, remember me when thou come in thy kingdom.

 

Jesus said to him: I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with me in Paradise.

 

 

3rd apparition of our Lady of Fatima -   Our Lady states in her third appartion: "When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery"

Our Fatima intepretation is right 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


Pater Noster 


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





10 Pearls, 1 Ave Maria per Pearl


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



Right before the Medallion - Doxology - bow -


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

Concluding Rosary Prayer of the wreath of the Rosary,

right before the Connecting Medallion.

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

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!


V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix. 


R. Ut digni efficamur promissionibus Christi.

AT THE CROSS OF THE ROSARY

at the foot of the Cross

- LET US UNITE AGAINST EVIL -


Detail: Deposition of Christ, Rembrandt. ca. 1633. The Art of Christianity Collection. 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

LITANY OF LORETO

Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis

per request from Pope Leo XIII


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