How Dominicans Pray the Rosary



How Dominicans Pray the Rosary

The Dominican family follows the medieval custom of beginning the Rosary like the Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary—for the Rosary is known as Mary’s prayer.
Let us pray.    In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,    Amen.
V.   Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
R.    Blessed art though amongst women & blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
V.   Lord, X open my lips. [trace cross on lips]
R.    And my mouth will proclaim your praise.
V.   O God X come to my assistance. [bless self]
R.    Lord make haste to help me.
V.   Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
R.    As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
Now begin the mysteries.  Begin each decade with an “Our Father,” 10 “Hail Marys,” and end each decade with a “Glory to the Father.”
After each decade say the following:
Mary, mother of grace, mother of mercy, shield me from the enemy and receive me at the hour of my death.      Amen.

Conclude with these prayers:
Hail, holy queen, Mother of mercy, hail 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.   Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us.
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 do 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.
May the divine assistance remain always with us.        Amen.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.                        Amen.
May the blessing of Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit descend upon us and remain with us always.                      Amen.

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