The rosary has been prayed since the thirteenth century.
While meditating on the life of Jesus, one recites the prayers that brings one closer to Him and to His Mother, Mary.
The Rosary is divided into three parts, each having five mysteries. While meditating on the Mysteries, recite:
for each Mystery.
After each Mystery the "Fatima Prayer" is said.
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.
All together this makes up one decade.
After the completion of the five mysteries (five decades), the "Hail Holy Queen" is said:
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 toward us, and after this our exile show 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.
( Mondays and Saturdays, may be said on Sundays during Advent and Christmas):
(Tuesdays and Fridays, may be said on Sundays during Lent ):
(Wednesdays and Sundays):