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THE 3RD METHOD OF SAYING THE HOLY ROSARY 

Let us pray the Rosary to draw into our souls the graces of the mysteries of the life, passion and glory of Jesus and Mary. This method of praying the Rosary is adapted from Methods for Saying the Rosary by St Louis Marie de Montfort.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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.

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

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; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come 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.

1 Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

5 DECADES OF ROSARY

In each mystery, after the word Jesus, add a word to recall and honour the particular mystery. For example: Jesus incarnate, Jesus sanctifying, etc. as it is indicated at each decade.

PRAYER TO OBTAIN DIVINE WISDOM

O God of our fathers,

Acknowledging the great need I have

of your Divine Wisdom,

I come before you today,

To beg this grace of you

With all possible earnestness and the greatest humility.

 

Send us, O Lord, this wisdom which sits by your throne,

To strengthen us when we are weak,

To enlighten our minds,

To inflame our hearts,

To speak and to act,

To work and suffer in union with you,

To direct our footsteps and

To fill our souls with the virtues of Jesus Christ

and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

For only Wisdom can bring us these gifts.

 

O Father of mercy, God of all consolation,

We ask you for this infinite treasure

of your Divine Wisdom.

Hear and grant our prayers.

Amen.

PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH

Hail Joseph the just, Wisdom is with you; blessed are you among all men and blessed is Jesus, the fruit of Mary, your faithful spouse. Holy Joseph, worthy foster-father of Jesus Christ, pray for us sinners and obtain divine Wisdom for us from God, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.