THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
PRAYERS OF THE ROSARY
of The Cross:
Make the Sign of The Cross: In the Name of The Father, of The
Son, and of The Holy Sprit, Amen.(back on top)
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; the third day He rose again from the
dead; He ascended into heaven, is seated 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.(back on top)
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.(back
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.(back on top)
GLORY BE to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world
without end. Amen.(back on top)
O MY JESUS, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of
Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are
in most need of Thy mercy.(back on top)
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 towards us. And after this our exile,
show unto 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.(back on top)
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
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The Agony in the Garden.
Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane,
and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray
yonder. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee,
and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto
them: "My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death:
tarry ye here, and watch with me". And he went a little
farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying: "O my
Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless
not as I will, but as thou wilt". (Mat 26,36-39). And being
in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it
were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. (Luk 22,44)
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Scourging at Pillar
When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders
of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death.
And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered
him to Pontius Pilate the governor. And Jesus stood before the
governor: and the governor asked him, saying: "Art thou
the King of the Jews?" And Jesus said unto him: "Thou
sayest". And when he was accused of the chief priests and
elders, he answered nothing. Then said Pilate unto him:"
Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?"
And he answered him to never a word Pilate saith unto them:
"What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?"
They all say unto him: "Let him be crucified!" And
the governor said:" Why, what evil hath he done?"
But they cried out the more, saying: "Let him be crucified!"
(Mat 27). And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released
Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged
him, to be crucified. (Mar 15,15)
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The Crowning with Thorns
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common
hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And
they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they
had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and
a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him,
and mocked him, saying:" Hail, King of the Jews!"
And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on
the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the
robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him
away to crucify him. (Mat 27,27-31)
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The Carrying of the Cross
And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian,
coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that
he might bear it after Jesus. And there followed him a great
company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented
him. But Jesus turning unto them said: "Daughters of Jerusalem,
weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say,
Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the
paps which never gave suck". ... And there were also two
other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.. (Luk 23,26-32)
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Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's
sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When
Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by,
whom he loved, he saith unto his mother:" Woman, behold
thy son!" Then saith he to the disciple: "Behold thy
mother!" And from that hour that disciple took her unto
his own home. ( Joh 19,25-27)
OF THE SAINTS
ST. EDMUND CAMPION
St. Edmund lived in the sixteenth century. He was a very popular young English student who was a great speaker.
St. Bibiana's father Flavian had been prefect of the city of Rome in early Christian times.
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER
St. Francis Xavier, the great missionary, was born at Xavier Castle in Spain in 1506.
ST. JOHN DAMASCENE
St. John lived in the eighth century. He was born in the city of Damascus of a good Christian family
St. Sabas, born in 439, is one of the most famous monks of Palestine.
St. Nicholas is the great patron of children and of Christmas giving.
St. Ambrose was born around 340. He was the son of the Roman governor of Gaul.
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF MARY
Our first parents offended God by sinning seriously.
BLESSED JUAN DIEGO
St. Juan Diego is well-known because the Mother of God appeared to him.
ST. JOHN ROBERTS
St. John was born in Wales in 1577. Although he was not a Catholic, he was taught by an elderly priest.
ST. DAMASUS I
ST. Damasus was born in Rome and lived in the fourth century-exciting times for the Church.
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
We celebrate the event of Mary's appearances on Tepyac Hill in Mexico.
St. Lucy, the beloved saint, lived in Syracuse, Sicily. She was born toward the end of the third century.
ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS
St. John was born in Spain in 1542. He was the son of a weaver.
St. Nino was a Christian girl who lived in the fourth century.
St. Adelaide was born in 931. At the age of sixteen, this Burgundian princess was married to King Lothair.
St. Olympias was born around the year 361. She belonged to a great family of Constantinople.
St. Flannan lived around the seventh century. He was the son of an Irish chieftain named Turlough. Flannan was educated by the monks.
BLESSED URBAN V
Blessed Urban's name before he became pope was William de Grimoard.
ST. DOMINIC OF SILOS
St. Dominic, a Spanish shepherd boy, was born at the beginning of the eleventh century.
ST. PETER CANISIUS
ST. Peter, a Dutch man, was born in 1521. His father wanted him to be a lawyer.
ST. CHAEREMON AND ST. ISCHYRION AND OTHER MARTYRS
The third century was marked by Roman persecutions of the Church.
ST. JOHN OF KANTY
St. John, the Polish saint, was born in 1390, the son of good country folk.
ST. MARGUERITE D'YOUVILLE
St. Marguerite was born in Quebec, Canada, on October 15, 1701.
St. Charbel was born Youssef Makhlouf on May 8, 1828, in a mountain village in Lebanon.
CHRISTMAS, THE BIRTHDAY OF JESUS
The time had come for the Son of God to become man for love of us.
St. Stephen's name means crown. He was the first disciple of Jesus to receive the martyr's crown.
ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE
St. John was a fisherman in Galilee. He was called to be an apostle.
THE HOLY INNOCENTS
When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the Wise Men came from the east to worship him.
ST. THOMAS BECKET
St. Thomas Becket was born in 1118, in London, England.
St. Anysia lived in Thessalonica toward the end of the second century.
St. Sylvester dates back to early Christian times, to the reign of Constantine.
PHOTO OF THE MONTH
of the Relics of the Passion
for Holy Relics)
Why did Jesus, the sinless one sent from the Father in heaven,
submit himself to John’s baptism? John preached a
baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Luke
3:3). In this humble submission we see a foreshadowing of
the “baptism” of Jesus bloody death upon the
cross. Jesus’ baptism is the acceptance and the beginning
of his mission as God’s suffering Servant (Isaiah
52:13-15; 53:1-12). He allowed himself to be numbered among
sinners. Jesus submitted himself entirely to his Father’s
will. Out of love he consented to this baptism of death
for the remission of our sins. Do you know the joy of trust
and submission to God?