The Rosary Apostolate

Closing Prayers

Oh Sovereign Sanctuary, Tabernacle of the Eternal Word, free those who pray your Rosary from hell.  O Powerful Empress, Comfort of Mortals, open Heaven to us, O Virgin, with a happy death, you who are so powerful.

Let us pray for the Intentions of the Pope
Our Father…     Hail Mary …     Glory Be …

Three Special Hail Marys
These are prayed asking Our Lady, who is Daughter, Mother and Spouse of God
to help us persevere in the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity.

V. Hail Mary, Daughter of God the Father, Virgin most pure before giving birth, in your hands we entrust our faith so that it may increase, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee,
blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

R. Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

V. Hail Mary, Mother of God the Son, Virgin most pure whilst giving birth, in your hands we entrust our hope so that it may increase, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee, blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

R. Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

V. Hail Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, Virgin most pure after giving birth, in your hands we entrust our charity so it becomes inflamed, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee, blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

R. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

V. Hail, Holy Queen, Temple, Throne and Sanctuary of the Holy Trinity, Virgin conceived without original sin.

R. 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 thy 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.

The Litany is a series of pleas or petitions.  Firstly in an act of recognition to God for Whom we live, move and exist, we confess our absolute dependence on Him; we then proclaim His presence; and finally we exalt the Blessed Virgin in all her virtues, attributions and names which are given to Her in different places.  We finish by saying a prayer to God the Father through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Litany of Lorreto

V. Lord, have mercy.
R. Christ have mercy.
V. Christ hear us.
R. Christ graciously hear us.

V. God the Father of heaven. 
R. Have mercy on us.
V. God the Son, Redeemer of the world.

R. Have mercy on us.
V. God the Holy Spirit.
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Holy Trinity, one God.

R. Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us
Holy Mother of God, pray for us
Holy Virgin of Virgins, pray for us.
Mother of Christ, pray for us.
Mother of the Church, pray for us.
Mother of divine grace, pray for us.

Mother most pure, pray for us.
Mother most chaste, pray for us.
Mother inviolate, pray for us.
Mother undefiled, pray for us.
Mother most amiable, pray for us.
Mother most admirable, pray for us.
Mother of good Counsel, pray for us.
Mother of our Creator, pray for us.
Mother of our Savior, pray for us.
Virgin most prudent, pray for us.
Virgin most venerable, pray for us.
Virgin most renowned, pray for us.
Virgin most powerful, pray for us.
Virgin most merciful, pray for us.
Virgin most faithful, pray for us.
Mirror of justice, pray for us.
Seat of wisdom, pray for us.
Cause of our joy, pray for us.
Spiritual vessel, pray for us.
Vessel of honour, pray for us.
Singular vessel of devotion, pray for us.
Mystical rose, pray for us.
Tower of David, pray for us.
Tower of ivory, pray for us.
House of gold, pray for us.
Ark of the covenant, pray for us.
Gate of heaven, pray for us.
Morning star, pray for us.
Health of the sick, pray for us.
Refuge of sinners, pray for us.
Comforter of the afflicted, pray for us.
Help of Christians, pray for us.
Queen of Angels, pray for us.
Queen of Patriarchs, pray for us.
Queen of Prophets, pray for us.
Queen of Apostles, pray for us.
Queen of Martyrs, pray for us.
Queen of Confessors, pray for us.
Queen of Virgins, pray for us.
Queen of all Saints, pray for us.
Queen conceived without original sin, pray for us.
Queen assumed into heaven, pray for us.
Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us.
Queen of families, pray for us.
Queen of peace, pray for us.

V. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
R. Spare us, O Lord.
V. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
R. Graciously hear us, O Lord
V. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
R. Have mercy on us.

V. We fly to your patronage…
R. O Holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin.  Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

V. O God Whose only begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech Thee, that, while meditating on these sacred 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.
R. Amen.

Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, we look upon your Most Sacred Heart with humility and trust, with reverence and hope, with a profound wish to glorify, honour and praise you.  Lord Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world, thank You for all You are and all You do.  Lord Jesus, Son of the Living God, we praise You for the love You have revealed to us through Your Sacred Heart, which was pierced for us and has become a fountain of our happiness, a spring of eternal life gathered here in Your Name, which is above all names, behold each one of us consecrates himself today to Your Most Sacred Heart, where the plenitude of truth and charity abides.  As we consecrate to You (name of the people consecrating themselves or the place), we renew our wish to correspond with love to the rich effusion of your merciful and full love. Lord Jesus Christ, IKing of Love and Prince of Peace, reign in our hearts and in our homes.  Conquer all the powers of the evil one and make us participants in the victory of your Sacred Heart.  Let everyone proclaim and glorify You, the Father, and the Holy Spirit, one God who lives and reigns forever and ever.  Amen.


Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Oh Immaculate Heart of Mary, by your perfect communion of love with the Heart of Jesus, you are the living school and total consecration and dedication to the Heart of Jesus. Teach us to love the Heart of your Son without divisions; to listen to Him with complete openness and docility; to obey Him with diligence and exactness; to serve Him with generosity and to cooperate actively and responsibly in the designs of His Heart in the historic moment in which we live.  We consecrate ourselves to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, the perfect path to get to the Heart of Jesus.  Your Heart is a safe refuge of grace and sanctity, where we are freed and healed from all of our obscurities and miseries.  We wish to belong to your Heart, oh Most Holy Virgin, with no reservations and with a complete disposition of love to The Will of God through your maternal mediation.  In virtue of this consecration, oh Immaculate Heart, we ask you to guard us and defend us from all spiritual and physical dangers.  May our hearts be inflamed with the fire of The Holy Spirit as your Heart is inflamed, and untied to you, who are the carrier per excellentiam of Christ to the world, and anointed with the power of the Holy Spirit, may we be instruments for the Glory of God the Father and for the salvation of souls.  Amen.

Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
Blessed Michael the Archangel, defend us in the hour of conflict.  Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil.  May God restrain him, we humbly pray and you thou O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast satan down to hell and with him the other wicked spirits who wander the world for the ruin of souls. Amen

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart of Mary, pray for us.
Chaste Heart of St Joseph, pray for us.

Mysteries

Intentions

Holy Mother of God

Mother of the Church

Mystical Rose

Health of the Sick — Refuge of Sinners

Help of Christians