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 SORROWFUL MYSTERY

The Agony in the Garden of Olives

O most sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Agony of Our Lord in the Garden, when, in the grotto of the Garden of Olives, Jesus saw the sins of the world unfolded before Him by Satan, who sought to dissuade Him from the sacrifice He was about to make; when, His soul shrinking from the sight, and His Precious Blood flowing from every pore at the vision of the torture and death He was to undergo, thy own sufferings, dear Mother, the future sufferings of His Church, and His Own sufferings in the Blessed Sacrament, He cried in anguish," Abba! Father! if it be possible, let this chalice pass from Me!" But immediately resigning Himself to His Father's will, He prayed, "Not as I will, but as Thou wilt!"

I humbly pray;

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


I bind these blood-red roses with a petition for the virtue of RESIGNATION TO THE WILL OF GOD and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.









THE SECOND SORROWFUL MYSTERY

The Scourging at the Pillar

O most sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Scourging of the Lord, when, at Pilate's command, thy Divine Son, stripped of His garments and bound to a pillar, was lacerated from head to foot with cruel scourges and His flesh torn away until His mortified body could bear no more,

I humbly pray:

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


I bind these blood-red roses with a petition for the virtue of MORTIFICATION OF THE SENSES and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.












THE THIRD SORROWFUL MYSTERY

The Crowning with Thorns

O most sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Crowning of Our Lord with Thorns, when, the soldiers, binding about His head a crown of sharp thorns, showered blows upon it, driving the thorns deeply into His head; then in mock adoration, knelt before Him, crying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"

I humbly pray:

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


I bind these blood-red roses with a petition for the virtue of HUMILITY (MORTIFICATION OF PRIDE) and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.









THE FOURTH SORROWFUL MYSTERY

The Carrying of the Cross

O most sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Carrying of the Cross, when, with the heavy wood of the Cross upon His shoulders, thy Divine Son was dragged, weak and suffering, yet patient, through the streets, amidst the revilements of the people, to Calvary; falling often, but urged along by cruel blows of His executioners,

I humbly pray:

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


I bind these blood-red roses with a petition for the virtue of PATIENCE IN ADVERSITY and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.










THE FIFTH SORROWFUL MYSTERY

The Crucifixion

O most sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Crucifixion, when, having been stripped of His garments, thy Divine Son was nailed to the Cross, upon which He died after three hours of indescribable agony, during which time He begged from His Father forgiveness for His enemies,

I humbly pray:

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


I bind these blood-red roses with a petition for the virtue of LOVE OF OUR ENEMIES 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