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Como Rezar el Rosario en Ingles

To learn how to pray the complete rosary, it is necessary to begin with the sign of the cross, followed by an Our Father, three Hail Mary, a Glory Be, the five mysteries of the day, and end with the Hail Holy Queen prayer.

El propósito del Rosario es ayudar a recordar ciertos hechos principales de la historia de nuestra salvación. Hay veinte misterios reflejados en el Rosario, y estos se dividen en los cinco Misterios Gozosos (dichos el lunes y sábado), los cinco Misterios Luminosos (dichos el jueves), los cinco Misterios Dolorosos (dichos los martes y viernes), y los cinco misterios gloriosos (dichos el miércoles y el domingo). Como excepción, los Misterios Gozosos pueden decirse los domingos durante el Adviento y Navidad, mientras que los Misterios Dolorosos pueden decirse los domingos de Cuaresma.

A veces se pregunta por qué, de todos los incidentes en la vida de nuestro Señor, el Rosario solo considera estos veinte en particular. Los misterios del Rosario se basan en los incidentes de la vida de Nuestro Señor y Su Madre que se celebran en la Liturgia. Existe un paralelo entre las principales fiestas en honor a nuestro Señor y su Madre en el año litúrgico y los veinte misterios del Rosario. En consecuencia, quien reza los veinte misterios del Rosario en un día reflexiona sobre todo el ciclo litúrgico que la Iglesia conmemora durante el transcurso de cada año. Por eso algunos Papas se han referido al Rosario como un compendio del Evangelio. No se pueden cambiar los misterios del Rosario sin perder las indulgencias que la Iglesia concede para el rezo del Rosario.

En este artículo te enseñamos como rezar el rosario en ingles. 

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Table of Contents

Step 1: The Sign of the Cross

Holding the rosary in your hands, make the sign of the cross (presign yourself) on your forehead, then on your mouth, and finally on your chest by repeating the following prayer:

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.”

Step 2: Apostles Creed

Once you have made the sign of the cross, you will read the apostles creed while taking the cross in your hands. Aside from reading the Apostles Creed, it is optional that you read an act of contrition.

  • 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, and sitteth 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.”
  • Act of Contrition
    My Lord Jesus Christ, God and true Man, my Creator, Father and Redeemer; because you are who you are, infinite goodness, and because I love you above all things, I regret with all my heart that I have offended you; It also weighs on me because you can punish me with the penalties of hell. Helped by your divine grace, I firmly propose never to sin again, confess and fulfill the penance that will be imposed on me. Amen

Step 3: Holy Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be

With the rosary in your hands, you will continue with the first bead, which is read using the first five points of the rosary. The Hail Mary tradition stems from a way in which believers increase their faith, their hope, and also their charity.

  • First point: Our Father
  • Second point: A Hail Mary
  • Third point: A Hail Mary
  • Fourth point: A Hail Mary
  • Fifth point: Glory Be

Our Father
Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be 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
Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art  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 death. Amen

Glory Be
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.”

Step 4: First Mistery

After the Glory Be, the first mystery is read followed by our Father. In total, five mysteries will be read. The mysteries, which are a total of twenty, symbolize the life of Jesus and Mary and five of them are read depending on the day of the week. Following is the guide to which mysteries are read every day:

Joyful Mysteries (Mondays and Saturdays)

First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation 

The time for the Incarnation is at hand.
Of all women God prepared Mary from her conception to be the Mother of the Incarnate Word.
The Angel Gabriel announces: “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with thee.”
Mary wonders at this salutation.
The Angel assures her: “Fear not . . . you shall conceive in your womb, and give birth to a Son.”
Mary is troubled for she has made a vow of virginity.
The Angel answers that she will conceive by the power of the Holy Spirit, and her Son will be called the Son of God.
The Incarnation awaits Mary’s consent.
Mary answers: “Behold the handmaid of the Lord. Be it done unto me according to your word.”
The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.

Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation

Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out in a loud voice: ‘Blest are you among women and blest is the fruit of your womb.’” – Luke 1:41-42.

Third Joyful Mystery: The Nativity of Our Lord

“Joseph and Mary go to Bethlehem to comply with the decree of Caesar Augustus.
The hour for Mary to give birth is near, but there is no room in the inn.
In the stillness of the night, the Savior is born in a cave, Mary remaining a Virgin.
She wraps Him in swaddling clothes and lays Him in a manger.
In unspeakable joy Mary gathers to her bosom the Flower of her virginity.
Jesus enters the world in poverty to teach the lesson of detachment from earthly things.
The angel announces to the shepherds: “Today there is born to you in the town of David a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord.”
The angelic chorus sing: “Glory to God in the highest, and peace to His people on earth.”

Fourth Joyful Mystery: The Presentation

“When the day came to purify them according to the law of Moses, the couple brought Him up to Jerusalem so that He could be presented to the Lord, for it is written in the law of the Lord, ‘Every first-born male shall be consecrated to the Lord.‘” – Luke 2: 22-23.

Fifth Joyful Mystery: Finding Jesus in the Temple

When Jesus is twelve years old, He goes with His parents to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover.
After the feast of the Passover, Joseph and Mary unknowingly set out for Nazareth without Jesus.
At the end of the first day’s journey they discover Jesus is missing.
His parents return immediately looking for Him.
This loss causes grief and anxiety beyond our understanding to the hearts of Mary and Joseph.
On the third day, they find Jesus in the Temple among the Doctors who were astonished at His wisdom.
Mary: “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been searching for You in sorrow.”
Jesus: “Why did you search for Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”
Jesus goes down with them to Nazareth, and is subject to them.
Mary keeps all these things in her heart.

Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesdays and Fridays)

First Sorrowful Mystery: Agony in the Garden 

Jesus comes with his disciples to Gethsemani: “Stay here, while I go yonder and pray.”
Entering the garden with Peter, James, and John, Jesus prays, “My soul is sorrowful unto death.”
Jesus sees the sins of all mankind, whose guilt He has taken upon Himself.
He sees the wrath of the Father which His sufferings must appease.
So great is his anguish that His sweat becomes as drops of blood falling to the ground.
An angel appears to Him from heaven to strengthen Him.
“Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet, not My will but Yours be done.”
Finding the disciples asleep: “Could you not watch one hour with me?”
Jesus is betrayed by Judas, cruelly bound and led away.
Father, by the merits of the agony of Jesus in the Garden, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Second Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar 

Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged.
The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they struck him in the face.
Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews, “Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him.”
When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”
As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!” But Pilate answered, “You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him.”
The Jews insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.” When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid, and he went back inside the palace. “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer.
“Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?”
Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”
From then on, Pilate tried to set Jesus free, but the Jews kept shouting, “If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar. Anyone who claims to be a king opposes Caesar.” (John:19)

Third Sorrowful Mystery: Crowning with Thorns.

They stripped off His clothes and wrapped Him in a scarlet military cloak. Weaving a crown out of thorns they fixed it on His head, and stuck a reed in His right hand….” – Matthew 27:28-29. 

The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery – Carrying of the Cross

One condemned to death by crucifixion is forced to carry the cross to the place of execution.
The suffering of Jesus is intense as the cross is laid on His bruised and wounded back and shoulders.
Weak and exhausted from loss of blood, lack of food and rest, Jesus falls three times under the cross.
Jesus meets His afflicted Mother causing untold anguish in the Hearts of Son and Mother.
The countenance of Jesus is disfigured with blood and sweat, with dust and spittle.
Veronica wipes His face, leaving on her towel the image of His countenance.
Fearing that Jesus might die on the way, the soldiers force Simon of Cyrene to carry the cross behind Jesus.
Jesus speaks to weeping women: “Weep not for Me, but for yourselves and your children.”
“If anyone is to be My disciple, let him take up his cross and follow Me.”
Father, by the merits of this painful journey to Calvary, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Cruxification 

As the soldiers led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him.Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’” Then

“‘they will say to the mountains, “Fall on us!”
and to the hills, “Cover us!”’

For if people do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”

Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”

The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”

There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the Jews.

One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”

But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”

Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom”

Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.

Glorious Mysteries (Wednesdays and Sundays)

First Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection of Jesus 

The body of Jesus is placed in the tomb on the evening of Good Friday.
His soul descends into the realm of the dead to announce to the Just the tidings of their redemption.
Fearing the body of Jesus will be taken, the chief priests place guards at the tomb.
On the third day Jesus rises from the dead, glorious and immortal.
The earth quakes as the angel rolls back the stone, the guards flee in terror.
The holy women coming to anoint the body of Jesus are amazed and frightened to find the tomb open.
An angel calms their fears: “He is not here. He has risen as He said.”
Jesus appears to Mary Magdalen and Peter and two disciples on the way to Emmaus.
That evening He appears to the apostles behind locked doors: “Peace be unto you… do not be afraid.”
Jesus breathes on them and gives them the power to forgive sin.

Second Glorious Mystery: The Ascension 

Then, after speaking to them, the Lord Jesus was taken up into Heaven and took His seat at God’s right hand.” – Mark 16:19.

Third Glorious Mystery: Holy Spirit Comes to Mary and the Apostles 

The apostles are gathered in the upper room where Jesus had held the Last Supper.
They are persevering in prayer with Mary the Mother of Jesus.
A sound comes from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it fills the whole house.
The Holy Spirit descends on each of them in the form of tongues of fire.
Filled with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, they are enlightened and strengthened to spread the Gospel.
Having lost all fear of the Jewish leaders, the apostles boldly preach Christ crucified.
The multitudes are confounded because every man hears them speak in his own tongue.
The Holy Spirit comes upon the Infant Church never to leave it.
That first day Peter goes forth to preach and baptizes three thousand.
The feast of Pentecost is the birthday of the Church, for on that day it begins to grow.

Fourth Glorious Mystery: The Assumption

You are the glory of Jerusalem!
You are the great pride of Israel!
You are the great boast of our nation!
By your own hand you have done all this.
You have done good things for Israel,
and God is pleased with them.
May the Almighty Lord bless you forever!

Fifth Glorious Mystery: The Coronation as Mary Queen of Heaven and Earth

As Mary enters heaven, the entire court of heaven greets with joy this masterpiece of God’s creation.
Mary is crowned by her divine Son as Queen of heaven and earth.
More than we can ever know the Hearts of Jesus and Mary overflow with joy at this reunion.
Only in heaven will we know the great majesty of that coronation, and the joy it gave to the angels and saints.
Even the angels, who by nature are greater than humans, hail Mary as their Queen.
Mary shares so fully in the glory of Christ because she shared so fully in His suffering.
Only in heaven will we see how central is the role of Mary in the divine plan of redemption.
The angels and saints longed for the coming of her whose heel crushes the head of the serpent.
Mary pleads our cause as a most powerful Queen and a most merciful and loving Mother.
A great sign appeared in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.

Luminous Mysteries (Thursdays)

First Luminous Mystery: The Baptism of Jesus

As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” ( Matthew 3:16-17)

Second Luminous Mystery: The Wedding in Cana

Jesus, His Mother and disciples were invited to a wedding in Cana.
During the wedding feast the wine ran short.
Mary turned to Jesus: “They have no wine.”
Jesus replied: “What would you have Me do? My hour has not yet come.”
Mary said to the waiters: “Do whatever He tells you.”
There were six stone water jars, each holding fifteen to twenty gallons.
Jesus bids the waiters to fill the jars with water, and then draw some out and take it to the chief steward.
The chief steward said to the groom: “Every man serves the good wine first… but you have saved the good wine until now.”
At Mary’s request, Jesus worked His first miracle.
By His presence, Christian marriage was raised to the dignity of a Sacrament.

Third Luminous Mystery: Proclaiming the Kingdom

As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give. (Matthew 10:7-8)

Fourth Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration

Jesus took Peter, James and John up a high mountain to pray.
Jesus was transfigured before them.
“His face became as dazzling as the sun, his clothes as radiant as light.”
This was to fortify their faith to withstand the coming tragedy of the Passion.
Jesus foresaw the ‘scandal of the cross,’ and prepared them for it by this manifestation of His glory.
Moses and Elias (representing the Law and the prophets of the Old Testament) were conversing with Jesus about His Passion.
“Do not think I have come to destroy the Law or the Prophets… but to fulfill them.”
From a cloud came a voice: “This is my beloved Son, listen to Him.”
Jesus admonishes them not to tell the vision to anyone until the Son of Man rises from the dead.
We too will behold the transfigured Jesus on the Last Day.

Fifth Luminous Mystery: Institution of the Eucharist

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you. (Luke 22:19-20)

Step 5: Hail Mary and Glory Be

After having recited the Our Father and the mystery of the day, it continues with 10 Hail Mary’s and ends with the Glory Be. 

Following the Glory Be, between each mystery, an ejaculatory prayer is recited that calls itself the Prayer of Fatima.

Prayer of Fatima
“O my Jesus, forgive us, save us from the fire of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are most in need.”

Step 6: Rest of the Mysteries

After having recited the Fatima Prayer, the second mystery is read, followed by one Our Father, and continued by another 10 Hail Marys and the Glory Be. The following process is continued successively until reaching the fifth mystery:

  • Second Mystery followed by our Father
  • 10 Hail Mary plus 1 Glory
  • Fatima prayer
  • Third Mystery followed by our Father
  • 10 Hail Mary plus 1 Glory
  • Fatima prayer
  • Fourth Mystery followed by our Father
  • 10 Hail Mary plus 1 Glory
  • Fatima prayer
  • Fifth Mystery followed by our Father
  • 10 Hail Mary plus 1 Glory
    Fatima prayer

Step 7: Hail Holy Queen

To finish the rosary after having read the 5 mysteries that correspond to the day, a final prayer called Hail Holy Queen p is read, which symbolizes an acknowledgment of Our Lady. 

Hail Holy Queen
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 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! Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Amen.

To continue learning how to pray the rosary you must practice, but it is not always necessary to memorize all the prayers, since these can be printed with the purpose of having them accessible every time you go to pray the rosary.