The Holy Rosary
PRAYER OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS
TO MARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2020
Under your protection we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God.
In the present dramatic situation, full of sufferings and anxieties that grip the whole world, we turn to you, Mother of God and our Mother, and seek refuge under your protection.
O Virgin Mary, turn your merciful eyes to us in this coronavirus pandemic, and comfort those who are lost and weeping for their dear dead, sometimes buried in a way that hurts the soul. Support those who are distressed by sick people to whom they cannot stay close to prevent contagion. Give confidence to those who are anxious about the uncertain future and the consequences on the economy and work.
Mother of God and our Mother, implore for us from God, Father of mercy, that this hard trial ends and that a horizon of hope and peace returns. As in Cana, intervene with your Divine Son, asking him to comfort the families of the sick and the victims and to open their hearts to trust.
Protect the doctors, nurses, health workers, volunteers who are at the forefront of this emergency and put their lives at risk to save other lives. It accompanies their heroic effort and gives them strength, goodness and health.
Be close to those who assist the sick night and day and to the priests who, with pastoral concern and evangelical commitment, try to help and support everyone.
Holy Virgin, illuminate the minds of men and women of science, so that they find the right solutions to overcome this virus.
Assist the leaders of the nations, so that they work with wisdom, concern and generosity, helping those who lack the necessary to live, planning social and economic solutions with foresight and with a spirit of solidarity.
Most Holy Mary, touches the consciences because the large sums used to increase and perfect the armaments are instead intended to promote adequate studies to prevent similar catastrophes in the future.
Beloved mother, make the sense of belonging to a single large family grow in the world, in the awareness of the bond that unites us all, because with a fraternal and supportive spirit we come to the aid of many poverty and situations of misery. Encourage firmness in faith, perseverance in serving, constancy in praying.
O Mary, Comforter of the afflicted, embrace all your troubled children and get God to intervene with his almighty hand to free us from this terrible epidemic, so that life can serenely resume its normal course.
We entrust ourselves to You, who shine on our path as a sign of salvation and hope, or merciful, or pious, or sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.
The Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen
The 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 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.
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed by 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 full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are 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 To The Father
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.
O my Jesus, have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of thy mercy. Amen.
The Hail Holy Queen
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 unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
V – Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God
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 you, that we who meditate on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the blessed Virgin Mary, may both imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Joyful Mysteries
- The Annunciation
- The Visitation
- The Nativity
- The Presentation at the Altar
- The Finding in the Temple
The Mysteries of Light
- The Baptism in the Jordan
- The Wedding at Cana
- The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God
- The Transfiguration
- The Institution of the Eucharist
The Sorrowful Mysteries
- The Agony in the Garden
- The Scourging at the Pillar
- The Crown of Thorns
- The Carrying of the Cross
- The Crucifixion
The Glorious Mysteries
- The Resurrection
- The Ascension
- The Descent of the Holy Spirit
- The Assumption
- The Crowning of the Queen Mother