Rosary Novena: The Joyful Mysteries

Prayer before the Recitation.

In the Name of the Father,
And the Son,
And the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Say the Hail Mary…

[Is this Novena in Petition or in Thanksgiving?
Choose the appropriate prayer below.]

In Petition.

Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary,
my Mother Mary, hail!
At thy feet I humbly kneel to offer thee
a Crown of Roses,
snow white buds to remind thee of thy joys,
each bud recalling to thee a holy mystery;
each ten bound together with my petition
for a particular grace.

O Holy Queen,
dispenser of God’s graces,
and Mother of all who invoke thee!
Thou cannot look upon my gift
and fail to see its binding.
As thou receive my gift,
so wilt thou receive my petition;
from thy bounty thou wilt give me
the favor I so earnestly seek.

I despair of nothing that I ask of thee.
Show thyself my Mother!

In Thanksgiving.

Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary,
my Mother Mary, hail!
At thy feet I gratefully kneel to offer thee
a Crown of Roses,
snow white buds to remind thee of thy joys,
each bud recalling to thee a holy mystery;
each ten bound together with my petition
for a particular grace.

O Holy Queen,
dispenser of God’s graces,
and Mother of all who invoke thee!
Thou cannot look upon my gift
and fail to see its binding.
As thou receive my gift,
so wilt thou receive my thanksgiving;
from thy bounty thou wilt given me
the favor I so earnestly and trustingly sought.

I despair not of what I asked of thee,
and thou hast truly shown thyself my Mother.

Say the Creed…

Say the Our Father…

Say 3 Hail Mary…

Say the Glory Be…

THE FIRST JOYFUL MYSTERY

The Annunciation

Sweet Mother Mary,
meditating on the Mystery of the Annunciation,
when the angel Gabriel appeared to thee with,
the tidings that thou were to become the Mother of God;
greeting thee with that sublime salutation,
“Hail, full of grace! the Lord is with thee!”
and thou didst humbly submit thyself to the will of the Father,
responding: “Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
Be it done unto me according to thy word,”

I humbly pray:

Say the Our Father…

Say 10 Hail Mary…

Say the Glory Be…

I bind these snow-white buds with a petition
for the virtue of HUMILITY
and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

THE SECOND JOYFUL MYSTERY

The Visitation.

Sweet Mother Mary,
meditating on the Mystery of the Visitation,
when, upon thy visit to thy holy cousin, Elizabeth,
she greeted thee with the prophetic utterance,
“Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb!”
and thou didst answer with that canticle of canticles,
the Magnificat,

I humbly pray:

Say the Our Father…

Say 10 Hail Mary…

Say the Glory Be…

I bind these snow-white buds with a petition
for the virtue of CHARITY
and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

THE THIRD JOYFUL MYSTERY

The Nativity of Our Lord.

Sweet Mother Mary,
meditating on the Mystery of the Nativity of Our Lord,
when thy time being completed,
thou didst bring forth, O holy Virgin,
the Redeemer of the world
in a stable at Bethlehem;
whereupon choirs of Angels filled the heavens
with their exultant song of praise,
“Glory to God in the highest
and on earth peace to men of good will,”

I humbly pray

Say the Our Father…

Say 10 Hail Mary…

Say the Glory Be…

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I bind these snow-white buds with a petition
for the virtue of DETACHMENT FROM THE WORLD
and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

THE FOURTH JOYFUL MYSTERY

The Presentation.
[Also called the Purification]

Sweet Mother Mary,
meditating on the Mystery of the Presentation,
when, in obedience to the Law of Moses,
thou didst present thy Child in the Temple,
where the first drops of His precious blood were shed,
and where the holy prophet Simeon,
taking the Child in his arms,
offered thanks to God for sparing Him
to look upon his Saviour,

I humbly pray

Say the Our Father…

Say 10 Hail Mary…

Say the Glory Be…

I bind these snow-white buds with a petition
for the virtue of PURITY
and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

THE FIFTH JOYFUL MYSTERY

The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple.

Sweet Mother Mary,
meditating on the Mystery of the Finding
of the Child Jesus in the Temple,
when, having sought Him for three days,
sorrowing, thy heart was gladdened
upon finding Him in the Temple
speaking to the doctors;
and when, upon thy request,
He obediently returned home with thee,

I humbly pray

Say the Our Father…

Say 10 Hail Mary…

Say the Glory Be…

I bind these snow-white buds with a petition
for the virtue of OBEDIENCE TO THE WILL OF GOD
and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

My Jesus, really present
in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar,
since I cannot now receive Thee
under the sacramental veil,
I beseech Thee,
with a heart full of love
and longing to come spiritually
into my soul through the Immaculate Heart
of Thy most holy Mother,
and abide with me forever;
Thou in me, and I in Thee,
in time and in eternity, in Mary.

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!

Amen.

In Petition

Sweet Mother Mary,
I offer thee this Spiritual Communion
to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow.
O my Mother!
Look with favor upon my gift,
and in thy love obtain for me

(specify request)

Say the Hail Mary…

In Thanksgiving

Sweet Mother Mary,
I offer thee this Spiritual Communion
to bind my bouquets in a wreath
to place upon they brow in thanksgiving for

(specify request)

which thou in thy love hast obtained for me.
Say the Hail Mary…

PRAYER

O God!
Whose only-begotten Son, by His Life,
Death, and Resurrection,
has purchased for us the reward 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.

May the Divine assistance remain always with us.

Amen.

And may the Souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Amen.

Holy Virgin, with thy loving Child,
thy blessing give to us this day (night).

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

Amen.

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