Prayer before the Recitation:

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Then say: Hail Mary.




In Petition

Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I humbly kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses--snow white buds to remind thee of thy joys--each bud recalling to thee a holy mystery; each ten bound together with my petition for a particular grace.

O Holy Queen, dispenser of God's graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee! Thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my petition; from thy bounty thou wilt give me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly seek.

I despair of nothing that I ask of thee. Show thyself my Mother!
In Thanksgiving

Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I gratefully kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses--snow white buds to remind thee of thy joys--each bud recalling to thee a holy mystery; each ten bound together with my petition for a particular grace.

O Holy Queen, dispenser of God's graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee! Thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my thanksgiving; from thy bounty thou hast given me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly sought.

I despaired not of what I asked of thee, and thou hast truly shown thyself my Mother.


Creed, Our Father, 3 Haily Marys,
Glory Be to the Father.





THE FIRST JOYFUL MYSTERY

The Annuciation

Sweet Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel appeared to thee with, the tidings that thou wert to become the Mother of God; greeting thee with that sublime salutation, "Hail, full of grace! the Lord is with thee!" and thou didst humbly submit thyself to the will of the Father. responding: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord. Be it done unto me according to thy word,"

I humbly pray;

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys,
Glory be to the Father.


I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of HUMILITY and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.









THE SECOND JOYFUL MYSTERY

The Visitation

Sweet Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Visitation, when, upon thy visit to thy holy cousin, Elizabeth, she greeted thee with the prophetic utterance, "Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb!" and thou didst answer with that canticle of canticles, the Magnificat,

I humbly pray:

Our Father, 10 Haily Marys,
Glory Be to the Father.


I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of CHARITY and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.












THE THIRD JOYFUL MYSTERY

The Navtivity of Our Lord

Sweet Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Nativity of Our Lord, when thy time being completed, thou didst bring forth, O holy Virgin, the Redeemer of the world in a stable at Bethlehem; whereupon choirs of Angels filled the heavens with their exultant song of praise--"Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men of good will,"

I humbly pray:

Our Father, 10 Haily Marys,
Glory Be to the Father.


I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of DETACHMENT FROM THE WORLD and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.









THE FOURTH JOYFUL MYSTERY

The Presentation
[Also called the Purification]

Sweet Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Presentation, when, in obedience to the Law of Moses, thou didst present thy Child in the Temple, where the first drops of His precious blood were shed, and where the holy prophet Simeon, taking the Child in his arms, offered thanks to God for sparing Him to look upon his Saviour,

I humbly pray:

Our Father, 10 Haily Marys,
Glory Be to the Father.


I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of PURITY and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.










THE FIFTH JOYFUL MYSTERY

The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple

Sweet Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple, when, having sought Him for three days, sorrowing, thy heart was gladdened upon finding Him in the Temple speaking to the doctors; and when, upon thy request, He obediently returned home with thee,

I humbly pray:

Our Father, 10 Haily Marys,
Glory Be to the Father.


I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of OBEDIENCE TO THE WILL OF GOD and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.












SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

My Jesus, really present in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar, since I cannot now receive Thee under the sacramental veil, I beseech Thee, with a heart full of love and longing, to come spiritually into my soul through the Immaculate Heart of Thy most holy Mother, and abide with me forever; Thou in me, and I in Thee, in time and in eternity, in Mary.




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. Pray for us O Holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.






In Petition

Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this Spiritual Communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow. O my Mother! Look with favor upon my gift, and in thy love obtain for me (specify request) Hail Mary, etc.
In Thanksgiving

Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this Spiritual Communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow in thanksgiving for (specify request) which thou in thy love hast obtained for me. Hail Mary, etc.





PRAYER

O God! Whose only-begotten Son, by His Life, Death, and Resurrection, has purchased for us the reward 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.

May the Divine assistance remain always with us. Amen. And may the Souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Holy Virgin, with thy loving Child, thy blessing give to us this day (night).

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen