How to Pray the Rosary

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

1. Holding the Crucifix, make the Sign of the Cross and pray the Apostles Creed

2. On the first large bead, pray the Our Father

3. On each of the next three beads pray one Hail Mary (for the virtues of faith, hope, and charity).

4. On the chain before the next large bead, pray the Glory be and the Fatima Prayer

5. Announce the First Mystery.

6. On the next large bead, pray the Our Father

7. Pray ten Hail Mary s (one on each small bead) while meditating on the Mystery.

8. On the chain before the next large bead, pray the Glory be and the Fatima Prayer

9. Announce the Second Mystery.

10. Repeat steps 6-8 and then continue with the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Mysteries in the same manner.

11. On the medal in the middle of the Rosary, pray the final prayers: Hail Holy Queen , Prayer at the end of the Rosary , and Prayer to St Michael

12. End how you began, by invoking the Blessed Trinity while holding the Crucifix and making the Sign of the Cross

Please note: this video has some great images and even Latin prayers but is not a Catholic production, so we do not recommend any content beyond this limited section. The video goes on to point out that there are some other religions that also incorporate prayer beads. While this is true, those elements in other religions only point to reinforce the veracity and universality of the one true religion of the Catholic faith.