The Rosary

  On the beds we pray 'Hail Marys' in sets of ten called decades.  Each decade is framed by an 'Our Father' and a Doxology (Glory to the Father).  While praying these prayers, we reflect on the mysteries or events in the life of Jesus, a different mystery for each decade.  (Link: off-site Multimedia Rosary (off site); decade = ten)  
The Mysteries of the Rosary

Joyful Mysteries
The Annunciation
the Visitation
The Birth of Our Lord
The Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple
The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

Sorrowful Mysteries
The Agony in the Garden
The Scourging at the Pillar
The Crowning with Thorns
The Carrying of the Cross
The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus

Glorious Mysteries
The Resurrection
The Ascension
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
The Crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

Mysteries of Light
Jesus´┐Ż Baptism in the Jordan
His self-manifestation at the wedding of Cana
His proclamation of the Kingdom of God, with the call to conversion.
Transfiguration of Jesus
Institution of the Eucharist, as sacramental expression of the Paschal Mystery.


  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. Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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. (For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are Yours, now and for ever.) Amen.

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

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



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