Prayers of the Rosary in English and Latin
When the Rosary is said in a group, the most of the prayers are divided into two
parts, of which one person, or part of the group, says the first, while the others respond
with the second. The divisions are are indicated below with an asterisk (*). Where no
division is indicated, the entire prayer is recited by all. (The sign of the cross is
recited by all or by the leader alone, the others responding "Amen.")
The Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Sign of the Cross is made with the right hand by touching the forehead at
the word "Father," the chest at "Son," and the left and right
shoulders at "Holy Spirit."
The Apostles' Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ,
His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell;
the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven and sits at the right
hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the
dead. * I believe the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the
forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
Lord's Prayer (Our Father)
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed by 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, 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.
Glory be to the Father
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.
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to
heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.
Hail, Holy Queen
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 to 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.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
The following prayer may be added after the "Hail, Holy Queen":
Let us pray. O God, Whose Only-Begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has
purchased for us the rewards of eternal life: grant, we beseech Thee, that by 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.
In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.
Credo in Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, creatorem caeli et terrae. Et in Iesum Christum,
Filium eius unicum, Dominum nostrum, qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria
Virgine, passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus et sepultus. Descendit ad inferos,
tertia die resurrexit a mortuis. Ascendit ad caelos, sedet ad dextram Dei Patris
omnipotentis. Inde venturus est iudicare vivos et mortuos. * Credo in Spiritum Sanctum,
sanctam Ecclesiam catholicam, sanctorum communionem, remissionem peccatorum, carnis
resurrectionem, vitam aeternam. Amen.
Dominica oratio (Pater noster)
Pater noster, qui es in caelis: Sanctificetur nomen tuum: Adveniat regnum tuum: Fiat
voluntas tua, sicut in caelo, et in terra. * Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie: Et
dimitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in
tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. 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.
Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. * Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et
semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
Domine Iesu, dimitte nobis debita nostra, salva nos ab igne inferiori, perduc in caelum omnes animas, praesertim eas quae misericordiae tuae maximae indigent.
Salve, Regina, mater misericordiae; vita, dulcedo et spes nostra, salve. Ad te clamamus
exsules filii Hevae. Ad te suspiramus gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle. Eia
ergo, advocata nostra, illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte. Et Iesum,
benedictum fructum ventris tui, nobis post hoc exsilium ostende. O clemens, o pia, o
dulcis Virgo Maria.
V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix.
R. Ut digni efficamur promissionibus Christi.
Oratio sequens post «Salve, Regina» dici potest:
Deus, cuius Unigenitus per vita, mortem et resurrectionem suam nobis salutis aeternae
praemia comparavit: concede, quaesumus; ut, haec mysteria sacratissimo beatae Mariae
Virginis Rosario recolentes. et imitemur quod continent, et quod promittunt, assequamur.
Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
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