How to recite the Holy Rosary

The premise:

This scheme of recitation of the Holy Rosary refers to the traditional one which includes three main Mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious. As already indicated by the Blessed Great Dane of the Rupee, the number of 15 Pater Noster and 150 Marie Ave contained in the Salterium of Jesus and Mary,is not random, but underpes a precise inner order. In fact, says the Blessed, “This number is not due to superstition, but emulates the Salterium of the Church[1], which has the same number of Psalms.” Among the 8 reasons he explains why this issue is why we mention two:

“II. PROFETIC REASON: since Christ (Jesus) and Holy Mary were prophesied in the Psasiery of David with so many Virtues and excellent Heights (always exalted by the Holy Fathers), how many are the Hail Marys to be honored (in the Rosary).

Iii. MYSTIC RAGIONE: The number 150 holds a mystery that is repeatedly found, both in the measures of the Ark, the Tabernacle of Moses and the Temple of Solomon, and in the measurements of the new facade of the Temple, which Ezekiel had in a divine Vision. Well, the ancient number (150) foreshadowed a future reality, and it was necessary that a sacred and biblical number, (foreshadowed) rightly a sacred and biblical reality. Thus, (the Rosary), the Salterio of Jesus and Mary, encloses, now unveiled, the number (150), foreshadowed (in the Salterio) of David.” [2] [2]

For the practice of the Perpetual Rosary of EXURGE CHRISTIANITAS it is advisable to adopt this scheme while not constituting this an obligation.

[1] Blessed Great Dane of the Rock – The Holy Rosary: The Salterium of Jesus and Mary – Book I, Cap.5, I

[2] Ibid. – Book I, Cap.5, II-III

Inner dispositions in the recitation of the Holy Rosary

From the book of Blessed Bartolo Longo: The Meditation of Mysteries can be done in two ways. Some, and they are most, consider a little the Mystery that runs, giving a look and a loving thought, or painful, to Mary, to the Passion, to the Plagues of Jesus Christ etc., and then they pass to Pater Noster and in the profphers wait to make those petitions with consideration and affection, and so again in saying the Hail Mary.

Others stop to contemplate the Mystery before or after the decade, and speak to God with their hearts, occupying the intellect to think and reflect, and igniting the will to holy acts, affections and resolutions.

In general, we must always mind what is said, intending to speak with God and with Mary SS.

Language: English vs Latin

The language in which to recite the Pater, Ave, Gloria, Salve Regina and Litanie, can be Italian and Latin at the choice of the speaker. For those who regularly participate in the prayer chain, the occasional use of Latin is encouraged.

The Holy Rosary begins

Sign of the cross: in nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiae, vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve. Ad te clamamus exules filii Hevae. Ad te suspiramus gementes et fientes in hac lacrymarum valle. Eja ergo, advocate nostra, illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte. Et Jesum benedìctum fructum ventris tui, nobis post hoc exilium ostende, o clemens, o pia, o dulcis Virgo Maria!

  1. I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth.
  2. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
  3. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary.
  4. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
  5. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again.
  6. He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
  7. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
  8. I believe in the Holy Spirit,
  9. The Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints,
  10. the forgiveness of sins,
  11. the resurrection of the body,
  12. and life everlasting. So be it.


Supplicationem servorum tuorum Deus miserator exaudi, ut qui in sacred societies Rosarii Dei Genitricis et Virginis congregamur, ejus intercessionibus a te de instantibus periculis eruamur. For eumdem Cristum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

Oration before reciting the Rosary.

Holy Immaculate Virgin, Mother of the Incarnate Word, Our Queen of the Rosary, Treasurer of All Graces and Refuge of Us Miserable Sinners; we turn to your maternal love with deep faith, we ask you the grace to always do the will of God and of You. We put our hearts in your most holy hands, and we ask you in this hour consecrated to you the health of the soul and the body, the conversion of sinners, the aid to the agonizing, the suffrage to the holy souls of Purgatory, for which we intend to earn and apply all the Holy Indulgences and the Plenary granted by the Popes. And we certainly hope that you, our loving Mother, will satisfy us by interceding for us; I will meet with deep faith we will grant you this hour to woo you as Queen of Heaven and praise and bless you a hundred and fifty times with this holy Rosary; intending to combine our praises and blessings with all those that give you the Saints in heaven and the souls of yours devoured on earth.

Our Angels Custodì, St. Dominic our Father, and St. Catherine our Mother, and you all Angels and Saints of Paradise, refresh for us the wounds of Jesus Christ and crown Mary with a precious crown.

v. Come, oh God, to my rescue. A. Ladies, hurry to help me.

V. Glory to both the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

R. As it was in the beginning now and again and over the centuries, of the centuries. So be it.

Always praised both the Name of Jesus and Mary.

AntiphonMary, Mother of Grace and Mother of Mercy, You defend us from the infernal enemy, and in the hour of our death welcome our soul.

Maria, Mater Gratiae, Mater Misericordiae, Tu nos ab hoste protege et mortis hora suscipe.