The Glorious Mysteries Dominican Friars Rosary

V: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

R: Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

V: O Lord, open my lips.

R: And my mouth shall declare Your praise

V: O God, come to my assistance.

R: O Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory be .... Amen. Alleluia. (in Lent: Praise to You, Lord Christ, King of endless glory.)

First Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection. "After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it." Matthew 28:1 (our father...)

1. He said to them, "Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; he is not here." Mark 16:6 (Hail Mary ...)

2. "Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day." Luke 24:6b-7(Hail Mary ...)

3. Mary [Magdalene] stayed outside the tomb weeping…she turned around and saw Jesus there, but did not know it was Jesus…Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabbouni," which means Teacher. John 20:11-16 (Hail Mary ...)

4. Behold, Jesus met [the women] on their way and greeted them. They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me." Matthew 28:9-10 (Hail Mary ...)

5. Peter got up and ran to the tomb, bent down, and saw the burial cloths alone; then he went home amazed at what had happened. Luke 24:12 (Hail Mary ...)

6. Now that very day two of them were going to a village… called Emmaus… while they were conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and walked with them, but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him. Luke 24:13-16 (Hail Mary ...)

7. He went in to stay with them… while he was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them. With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight. Luke 24:29-31 (Hail Mary ...)

8. They found gathered together the eleven and those with them who were saying, "The Lord has truly been raised and has appeared to Simon!" Luke 24:33-34 (Hail Mary ...)

9. On the evening of that first day of the week…Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. John 20:19-20 (Hail Mary ...)

10. Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came... Now a week later… Thomas was with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked… he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe." Thomas answered and said to him, "My Lord and my God!" John 20:24-28 (Hail Mary ... Glory Be ...)

Second Glorious Mystery: The Ascension. "I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught until the day he was taken up, after giving instructions through the holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them by many proofs after he had suffered, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God." Acts 1:1-3 (OUR FATHER ...)

1. Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias… the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord." John 21:1a, 7a (Hail Mary ...)

2. "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, "Do you love me?" and he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." [Jesus] said to him, "Feed my sheep." John 21:17 (Hail Mary ...)

3. The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted. Matthew 28:16-17 (Hail Mary ...)

4. "All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me." Matthew 28:18 (Hail Mary ...)

5. "But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (Hail Mary ...)

6. "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." Matthew 28:19-20a (Hail Mary ...)

7. "And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." Matthew 28:20b (Hail Mary ...)

8. He led them [out] as far as Bethany, raised his hands, and blessed them. As he blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven. They did him homage. Luke 24:50-52a (Hail Mary ...)

9. As they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight. Acts 1:9 (Hail Mary ...)

10. While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going, suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them. They said, "Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven." Acts 1:10-11 (Hail Mary ... Glory Be ...)

Third Glorious Mystery: The Descent of the Holy Spirit. "While meeting with them, he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for 'the promise of the Father about which you have heard me speak; for John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the holy Spirit.' ” Acts 1:4-5 (our father ...)

1. When they entered the city they went to the upper room where they were staying... All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers… there was a group of about one hundred and twenty persons in the one place. Acts 1:13-14 (Hail Mary ...)

2. When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Acts 2:1-2 (Hail Mary ...)

3. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. Acts 2:3 (Hail Mary ...)

4. And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. Acts 2:4 (Hail Mary ...)

5. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem. At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd... in amazement they asked, "Are not all these people who are speaking Galileans? Then how does each of us hear them in his own native language... of the mighty acts of God[?]" Acts 2:5-11 (Hail Mary ...)

6. Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice, and proclaimed to them, "...this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: ...'It will come to pass in the last days,' God says, 'that I will pour out a portion of my spirit upon all flesh.'" Acts 2:14-17a (Hail Mary ...)

7. "Jesus the Nazorean was a man commended to you by God with mighty deeds, wonders, and signs, which God worked through him in your midst, as you yourselves know. This man, delivered up by the set plan and foreknowledge of God, you killed, using lawless men to crucify him." Acts 2:22-23 (Hail Mary ...)

8. "God raised this Jesus; of this we are all witnesses. Exalted at the right hand of God, he received the promise of the holy Spirit from the Father and poured it forth, as you both see and hear." Acts 2:32-33 (Hail Mary ...)

9. They asked Peter and the other apostles, "What are we to do, my brothers?" Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the holy Spirit." Acts 2:37b-38 (Hail Mary ...)

10. Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand persons were added that day. Acts 2:41 (Hail Mary ... Glory Be ...)

FOURTH Glorious MYSTERY: Assumption of Mary into heaven. "Who is this that comes forth like the dawn,/ beautiful as the white moon, pure as the blazing sun,/ fearsome as celestial visions?" Song of Solomon 6:10 (OUR FATHER ...)

1. A princess arrayed in Ophir's gold/ comes to stand at your right hand. Psalm 45:10 (Hail Mary ...)

2. All glorious is the king's daughter as she enters,/ her raiment threaded with gold;/ In embroidered apparel she is lead to the king./ They are led in with glad and joyous acclaim; they enter the palace of the king. Psalm 45:14-16 (Hail Mary ...)

3. Listen, my daughter, and understand;/ pay me careful heed./ Forget your people and your father's house,/ that the king might desire your beauty./ He is your lord;/ honor him. Psalm 45:11-13a (Hail Mary ...)

4. You were taken aloft in a whirlwind,/ in a chariot with fiery horses. Sirach 48:9 (Hail Mary ...)

5. The throne of your fathers your sons will have;/ you shall make them princes through all the land./ I will make your name renowned through all generations;/ thus the nations shall praise you forever. Psalm 45:17-16 (Hail Mary ...)

6. When the dragon saw that it had been thrown down to the earth, it pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child... and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep God’s commandments and bear witness to Jesus. Rev elation 12:13, 17 (Hail Mary ...)

7. But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle, so that she could fly to her place. Revelation 12:14 (Hail Mary ...)

8. Wisdom has built her house,/ she has set up her seven columns;/ She has prepared her meat, mixed her wine,/ yes, she has spread her table… "Come, eat of my food,/ and drink the wine I have mixed!/ Forsake foolishness that you may live;/ advance in the way of understanding." Proverbs 9:1-2, 5-6 (Hail Mary ...)

9. "The vault of heaven I compassed alone,/ and walked through the deep abyss./ Over waves of the sea, over all the land,/ over every people and nation I held sway./ Among all these I sought a resting place./ In whose inheritance should I abide?" Sirach 24:5-7 (Hail Mary ...)

10. The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." Let the hearer say, "Come." Let one who thirsts come forward, and the one who wants to receive the gift of life-giving water. Rev. 22:17 (Hail Mary ... Glory Be ...)

Fifth Glorious Mystery: Coronation of Mary. "A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars." Revelation 12:1 (our Father ...)

1. The king stood up to meet [his mother] and paid her homage. Then he sat down upon his throne, and a throne was provided for the king's mother, who sat at his right. 1 Kings 1:19b (Hail Mary ...)

2. "In the heights of heaven I dwelt,/ and my throne was in a pillar of cloud." Sirach 24:4 (Hail Mary ...)

3. "I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue." Ecclesiasticus 24:24-25 (Hail Mary ...)

4. "Blessed are you, daughter, by the Most High God, above all the women on earth; and blessed be the Lord God, the creator of heaven and earth, who guided your blow at the head of the leader of our enemies." Judith 13:18 (Hail Mary ...)

5. "Many are the women of proven worth,/ but you have excelled them all." Proverbs 31:29 (Hail Mary ...)

6. "Your deed of hope will never be forgotten by those who recall the might of God. May God make this redound to your everlasting honor, because…when our people were being oppressed…you averted our disaster, walking in the straight path before our God." Judith 13:19-20 (Hail Mary ...)

7. "YOU ARE THE GLORY OF JERUSALEM!/ YOU ARE THE GREAT PRIDE OF ISRAEL!/ YOU ARE THE GREAT BOAST OF OUR NATION!" JUDITH 15:9-10 (HAIL MARY ...)

8. Let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help. Hebrews 4:16 (Hail Mary ...)

9. [The Queen Mother] replied, "I will speak to the king for you." 1 Kings 2:18 (Hail Mary ...)

10. The king said to her, "Ask it, my mother, for I will not refuse you." 1 Kings 2:20 (Hail Mary ...)
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 VALE OF TEARS. TURN THEN, MOST GRACIOUS ADVOCATE, THINE EYES OF MERCY TOWARD US, AND AFTER THIS OUR EXILE, SHOW UNTO US THE BLESSED FRUIT OF THY WOMB, JESUS. O CLEMENT, O LOVING, O SWEET VIRGIN MARY! V. PRAY FOR US, O QUEEN OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY. R. THAT WE MAY BE MADE WORTHY OF THE PROMISES OF CHRIST.
LET US PRAY. O GOD, WHOSE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, BY HIS LIFE, DEATH, AND RESURRECTION, HAS PURCHASED FOR US THE REWARDS OF ETERNAL LIFE, GRANT, WE BESEECH THEE, THAT MEDITATING UPON THESE MYSTERIES OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, WE MAY IMITATE WHAT THEY CONTAIN AND OBTAIN WHAT THEY PROMISE, THROUGH THE SAME CHRIST OUR LORD. AMEN. V. MAY THE DIVINE ASSISTANCE REMAIN ALWAYS WITH US. R. AND MAY THE SOULS OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE.

V. May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

R. Amen.

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