FRANCISCAN CROWN ROSARY
This is a seven decade rosary in honor of the seven joys of Mary.
Say 1 Our Father, 10 Hail Marys and 1 Glory Be on each decade.
1.The first Joy in the Crown of Mary, is the joy of our Lady at
the Annunciation: "behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done
to me according to your word." Luke 1:
R: May I become your humble servant, Lord.
2.The second Joy in the Crown of Mary, is the joy of our Lady at
the Visitation: Rising up, Mary went into the hillcountry and
saluted her cousin Elizabeth. Luke 1:
R:Grant us true love of neighbor, Lord.
3.The third Joy in the Crown of Mary, is the joy of our Lady at
the Birth of Jesus and the Adoration of the Magi: She brought
fourth her first born son ...and layed him in a manger.
R:Give us true poverty of spirit, Lord.
4.The Fourth Joy in the Crown of Mary, is the joy of our Lady at
the Presentation and Purification: They carried him to
Jerusalem to present him to the Lord ...as it written in the
Law of the Lord. Luke 1:
R:Help me obey all just laws.
5.The Fifth Joy in the Crown of Mary, is the joy of our Lady at
the Finding of Jesus in the Temple: Not finding him, they
returned to Jerusalem seeking him.
R:May I never lose you through serious sin, Lord.
6.The Sixth Joy in the Crown of Mary, is the joy of our Lady at
the Ressurection of Jesus: "The Lord is not here...He is
R:May we share your glory, Lord.
7.The Seventh Joy in the Crown of Mary, is the joy of our Lady
at her Assumption into heaven and her Corronation: a woman
clothed with the Sun...upon her head a crown of twelve stars.
R:Mary, may we share your crown of eternal life.
( The Crown is concluded with two additional Hail Marys in
honor of the tradition of the seventy-two years of Mary's life.
This is followed by an Our Father, a Hail Mary, and a Gloria for
the intention of the Holy Father.)