Why do some recite the Fatima prayer before each mystery and some do not? Is this just a personal preference?:confused:
God Bless


It’s what Mary, our Mother asked us to do at Fatima.
Maybe those who do not recite it just don’t know it, or have never heard to do it.

Hope this helped! God Bless!


I do not pray this prayer before each mystery. But then, I have never heard of it.


Essentially yes. Those who pray the Fatima prayer after the Glory Be in each decade are those (usually, unless they haven’t heard of it or were taught the Rosary this way so just continue it) with a strong, particular devotion to Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima. The Rosary is a personal devotion anyway, so different people pray it somewhat differently.


DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit