Mary Prayers Recommended

The Rosary

‘You always leave the Rosary for later, and you end up not saying it at all because you are sleepy.

If there is no other time, say it in the street without letting anybody notice it. It will, moreover, help you to have presence of God.’

St Jose María Escrivá

Sign of the Cross

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

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;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will 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. Amen.

Our Father (The Lord’s Prayer)

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.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst 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 our death.

Glory Be (The Doxology)

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.

Oh My Jesus

O my Jesus, forgive us of our sins.
Save us from the fires of hell.
Lead all souls into heaven,
especially those in most need of thy mercy.

Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina)

Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our Life, our Sweetness, and our hope.
To thee we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To thee we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale 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.

Final Rosary Prayer

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 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.

Joyful Mysteries

The Annunciation
The Visitation
The Nativity
The Presentation in the Temple
The Finding in the Temple


The Baptism of Jesus
The Wedding of Cana
The Proclamation of the Kingdom
The Transfiguration
The Institution of the Eucharist


The Agony in the Garden
The Scourging at the Pillar
The Crowning with Thorns
The Carrying of the Cross
The Crucifixion


The Resurrection
The Ascension
The Coming of the Holy Spirit
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Franciscan Crown : 7 Decades

The Annunciation
The Visitation
The Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ
The Adoration of the Magi
The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple
The Appearance of Christ to Mary after the Resurrection
The Assumption and Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven

Photo Above : St Colman’s, Cosham, Portsmouth
“StainedGlassArtist” on Flickr : Jude Tarrant
Stained Glass Artists, Southsea Commissions Photo Gallery

Image : St Dominic receiving the rosary from Mary
Stained Glass Window : Dominican Nuns chapel in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Photo Copyright : Fr Lawrence Lew OP

In religious artwork St Dominic is often accompanied by a dog carrying a torch.  There are two possibilities for this.   The first being a play on the word “Dominican” in Latin as “Domini canes” meaning the Dogs of the Lord.  The other reason is that whilst pregnant with Dominic his mother had a vision of a dog bearing a torch, a torch of truth, of the light of God.

Elizabeth is a member of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. She has had an interest in Franciscan Spirituality for over 20 years.