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Old Jun 10, '12, 10:54 am
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Default How to pray a decade of the Rosary

I'd like to start saying a family Rosary every evening, but my children are 3 years old and 8 months old. So, I was thinking of just doing a decade every evening instead of the whole thing.

Does anyone know the proper way to pray a single decade? Is it just the Our Father, Hail Marys and the Glory Be? And is there a particular way to choose the mystery? I know certain days are dedicated to a certain set of mysteries (ex, Sunday - Glorious). Would it be best to keep with the appropriate day's mysteries then simply cycle through each week?

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a Decade of the Rosary is one Pater, ten Aves, one Gloria, and the Fatima Prayer, and idk, just choice one of the mysterys you feel you want 2 meditate on at that moment God bless anf happy praying
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Old Jun 10, '12, 12:10 pm
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This is an excellent Rosary site...its

Rosary Center

Dominican Fathers


Welcome! We are the headquarters of the Rosary Confraternity of the Catholic Church, a world-wide movement of prayer for peace. We are administered by the Dominican Fathers, Fr. Reginald Martin, O.P., Director. We are located next to the Holy Rosary Church in Portland, Oregon, USA, the city of roses. Included is how to pray the rosary. Those who pray the Rosary regularly would do well to be enrolled in the Confraternity to gain extra spiritual benefits for each Rosary they pray.
This Dominican way of beginning the The Rosary might be very suitable for you if you pray one...or even five decades (one set of the mysteries). The Dominicans begin this way if they pray one, five or all 20 decades/mysteries
Make the Sign of the Cross
V: Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with thee.
R: Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

V: O Lord, open my lips.
R: And my mouth shall declare Your praise.

V: O God, come to my assistance.
R: O Lord, make haste to help me.

Say the "Glory be to the Father."

Announce the First Mystery; then say the "Our Father."
Say ten "Hail Marys," while meditating on the Mystery.
Say the "Glory be to the Father."
Lastly...I strongly admire and commend you for making time to pray Rosary as fits your primary vocation duties...Our Lady will surely meet you where you are...and your children/family.
Pax Christi
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One our father

10 hail Mary's

1 Glory be

1 Fatima


O my Jesus
Forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of Hell
lead all souls to Heaven
especially those most in need of thy mercy.
" wherever Jesus Christ is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch (Letter to the Smyrneans 8:2 [A.D. 110])

pray the Rosary now -
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How wonderful to start a family Rosary!

There isn't really a "correct" way to do it, and I would go with

Sign of the Cross
Our Father
10 Hail Marys
Glory be
Fatima prayer
Sign of the Cross again

I would choose a particular mystery to suit your children - may be your 3 year old would respond to the birth of Jesus, or the crowning of Our Lady Queen of Heaven - they don't have to be on a particular day as this early stage

Don't forget to give them big hugs when you finish!

God bless you all
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Old Jun 10, '12, 1:02 pm
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Default Re: How to pray a decade of the Rosary

What everyone else said. As for choosing mysteries, I would start in order say with the Joyful, and go through them each day. Every 5 days, you move on to the next set of mysteries. I've started doing it with my kids, although we're not very consistent. I take a couple minutes to explain what's happening in the mystery. I figure after a couple years they'll have it down.

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