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What is the


The meaning of the Rosary is simply a Catholic prayer based upon the Bible that focuses on the events in the life of Jesus and that of Mary the Mother of Jesus.

In the Rosary prayer you make use of both vocal and mental prayer

Sign of the Cross The Apostles Creed The Our Father Prayer The Hail Mary Prayer The Glory Be Prayer The Fatima Prayer The Hail Holy Queen Prayer The "Let Us Pray" Prayer from the Breviary The Saint Michael Prayer The Rosary Mysteries

Vocal prayer consists of the prayers the following prayers

Mental prayer is meditating upon the Rosary Mysteries, which tell the life of Jesus and his mother Mary.

What are symbols of the


Beads Necklace Cross Different prayers for different beads

The 3 basic prayers that make up the Rosary are: the Our Father prayer, the Hail Mary prayer and the Glory Be prayer. But since the Rosary consists of many other prayers it is usually prayed upon rosary beads so as to keep track of the prayers and free your mind to meditate upon the events in the lives of Jesus and Mary.

Today we are
1. Looking at the prayers 2. Reading the prayers

3. Thinking about where we have heard them

4. Discussing the significance

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 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 power of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence 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.

Our Father
Our Father, who art in heaven; hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory Be
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Where have we heard these before? What significance do they have?