Announce with reverence each mystery of the Rosary. Traditionally, the mysteries are prayed according to the day of the week. Begin by announcing the corresponding mystery, followed by a meditation on that moment in the life of Our Lord or of Mary. It’s not a simple repetition, but a true journey through the main events of the life of Jesus Christ and the Holy Virgin Mary, while, at the same time, we offer, thank, and ask for the intercession of Our Mother for our intentions.
After having announced the mystery, we pray an Our Father followed by ten Hail Marys, and finish with a Glory be. After the Glory be, we say the Fátima Prayer:
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.
The Joyful Mysteries (Monday and Saturday)
The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
The Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday and Friday)
The Agony in the Garden
The Scourging at the Pillar
The Crowning with Thorns
The Carrying of the Cross
The Glorious Mysteries (Wednesday and Sunday)
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Luminous Mysteries (Thursday)
The Baptism in the Jordan
The Wedding at Cana
Proclamation of the Kingdom
Institution of the Eucharist
We finish the Rosary after having prayed the five mysteries corresponding to each day (or after having finished one mystery when we’re praying a decade). As a final prayer, hold the medal of the rosary and say the Hail Holy Queen, as a sign of praise and recognition to Our Mother.
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 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 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. Amen.