The Holy Rosary according to the Method of St. Louis de Montfort

Written by St. Louis Marie de Montfort

 

Introductory Prayer
I unite with all the saints in heaven, with all the just on earth, and with all the faithful here present. I unite with you, my Jesus, in order to praise your holy Mother worthily and to praise you in her and through her. I renounce all distractions which may arise during this Rosary. I desire to say it with attention and devotion as if it were the last of my life. Amen. We offer you, Lord Jesus, this Creed in honour of all the mysteries of our faith, the Our Father and three Hail Marys in honour of the unity of your being and the Trinity of your persons. We ask of you a lively faith, a firm hope and an ardent charity. Amen.

We offer Thee, O most Holy Trinity, this Creed in honor of all the mysteries of our Faith; this Our Father and these three Hail Marys in honor of the unity of Thy Essence and the Trinity of Thy Persons. We ask of Thee a lively faith, a firm hope and an ardent charity. Amen.

 

Apostles' Creed, Our Father, three Hail Marys, Glory Be ...

 

The Five Joyful Mysteries

 

1. The Annunciation

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this first decade in honor of Thine Incarnation in Mary's womb, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through her intercession, a profound humility. Amen.

 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father. O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. (Prayer to be said at the end of each decade in accord with Our Lady of Fatima's requests in 1917).

 

May the grace of the Mystery of the Annunciation come down into our souls. Amen.

 

2. The Visitation

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this second decade in honor of the Visitation of Thy holy Mother to her cousin St. Elizabeth and the sanctification of St. John the Baptist, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, charity toward our neighbor. Amen.

 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father, O my Jesus.

 

May the grace of the Mystery of the Visitation come down into our souls. Amen.

 

3. The Nativity

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this third decade in honor of Thy Nativity in the stable of Bethlehem, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, detachment from the things of the world, contempt of riches and love of poverty. Amen.

 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father, O my Jesus.

 

May the grace of the Mystery of the Nativity come down into our souls. Amen.

 

4. The Presentation in the Temple

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this fourth decade in honor of Thy Presentation in the Temple and the Purification of Mary, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, purity of body and soul. Amen.

 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father, O my Jesus.

 

May the grace of the Mystery of the Presentation in the Temple come down into our souls. Amen.

 

5. The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this fifth decade in honor of Mary's finding Thee in the Temple, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through her intercession, the gift of true wisdom. Amen.

 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father, O my Jesus.

 

May the grace of the Mystery of the Finding of Our Lord in the Temple come down into our souls. Amen.

 

The Five Sorrowful Mysteries

 

1. The Agony in the Garden

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this sixth decade in honor of Thine Agony in the Garden of Olives, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, contrition for our sins. Amen.

 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father, O my Jesus.

 

May the grace of the Mystery of the Agony in the Garden come down into our souls. Amen.

 

2. The Scourging

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this seventh decade in honor of Thy bloody Scourging, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, the grace of mortifying our senses. Amen.

 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father, O my Jesus.

 

May the grace of the Mystery of the Scourging come down into our souls. Amen.

 

3. The Crowning with Thorns

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this eighth decade in honor of Thy being crowned with thorns, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, contempt of the world.

 

Amen.

 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father, O my Jesus.

 

May the grace of the Mystery of the Crowning with Thorns come down into our souls. Amen.

 

4. The Carrying of the Cross

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this ninth decade in honor of Thy carrying of the Cross, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, patience in bearing our crosses. Amen.

 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father, O my Jesus.

 

May the grace of the Mystery of the Carrying of the Cross come down into our souls. Amen.

 

5. The Crucifixion

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this tenth decade in honor of Thy Crucifixion and ignominious death on Calvary and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, the conversion of sinners, the perseverance of the just and the relief of the souls in Purgatory. Amen.

 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father, O my Jesus.

 

May the grace of the Mystery of the Crucifixion come down into our souls. Amen.

 

The Five Glorious Mysteries

 

1. The Resurrection

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this eleventh decade in honor of Thy glorious Resurrection, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, love of God and fervor in Thy service. Amen.

 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father, O my Jesus.

 

May the grace of the Mystery of the Resurrection come down into our souls. Amen.

 

2. The Ascension

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this twelfth decade in honor of Thy triumphant Ascension, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, an ardent desire for Heaven, our true home. Amen.

 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father, O my Jesus.

 

May the grace of the Mystery of the Ascension come down into our souls. Amen.

 

3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this thirteenth decade in honor of the Mystery of Pentecost, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, the coming of the Holy Spirit into our souls. Amen.

 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father, O my Jesus.

 

May the grace of the Mystery of Pentecost come down into our souls. Amen.

 

4. The Assumption

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this fourteenth decade in honor of the resurrection and triumphant Assumption of Thy holy Mother into Heaven, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through her intercession, a tender devotion for so good a Mother. Amen.

 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father, O my Jesus.

 

May the grace of the Mystery of the Assumption come down into our souls. Amen.

 

5. The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this fifteenth decade in honor of the Coronation of Thy holy Mother, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through her intercession, perseverance in grace and a crown of glory hereafter. Amen.

 

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father, O my Jesus.

 

May the grace of the Mystery of the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin come down into our souls. Amen.

 

Concluding Prayer

 

Hail Mary, beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father, admirable Mother of the Son, faithful Spouse of the Holy Spirit, august Temple of the most Holy Trinity! Hail, sovereign princess, to whom all owe subjection in Heaven and on earth! Hail, sure refuge of sinners, Our Lady of Mercy, who hast never refused any request. All sinful though I am, I cast myself at thy feet and beseech thee to obtain from Jesus, thy beloved Son, contrition and pardon for all my sins, as well as the gift of divine wisdom. I consecrate myself entirely to thee with all that I have. I choose thee today for my Mother and Mistress. Treat me, then, as the least of thy children and the most obedient of thy servants. Listen, my princess, listen to the sighs of a heart that desires to love and serve thee faithfully. Let it never be said that of all those who have had recourse to thee, I was the first to be abandoned. O my hope, O my life, O my faithful and Immaculate Virgin Mary, defend me, nourish me, hear me, teach me and save me. Amen.

 

This was excerpted from True Devotion to Mary, TAN Books & Publishers, 1985.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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