This was originally posted at another blog of mine that I have deleted.   I have combined all my blogs into this one for the sake of simplicity in my already busy life.   Jen – 6/13/09.

There are several optional prayers that can be said in conjunction with the Rosary.

You can say the Offeratory after Hail Holy Queen at the end:

O God, Whose Only-begotten Son (Offertory)
Let us pray. O God, whose only-begotten Son, by his life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for use 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.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

You can also pray for the popes intentions after that:

For the intentions of the Holy Father.

Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be.

You may also choose to add the Eucharist prayer after the Fatima prayer between each decade:

O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine

The Sorrowful Mysteries are typically said on Tuesdays & Fridays and are as follows:

Sorrowful Mysteries

  1. The Agony in the Garden.
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar.
  3. The Crowning of Thorns.
  4. The Carrying of the Cross.
  5. The Crucifixion.

The next & final post will discuss St. Louis de Montefort’s method for saying the Rosary, plus the last memorization piece, Hail Holy Queen.

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