How to Pray the Holy Rosary
Joyful Mysteries on Monday and Saturday
Annunciation: The Angel Gabriel appears to Mary, announcing She is to be the Mother of God.
Visitation: Elizabeth greets Mary: "Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb!".
Nativity: The Virgin Mary gives birth to the Redeemer of the world.
Presentation at the Temple: The Blessed Mother presents the Child Jesus in the Temple.
Finding in the Temple: The Blessed Mother finds Jesus in the Temple.
Light Mysteries on Thursday
Baptism of Jesus: Christ descends into the waters and the voice of the Father declares him the beloved Son, while the Spirit descends on him.
Wedding of Cana: Christ changes water into wine and opens the hearts of the disciples to faith, thanks to the intervention of Mary.
The proclamation of the Kingdom of God: Jesus proclaims the coming of the Kingdom of God, calls to conversion and forgives sins.
The Transfiguration: The glory of God shines forth from the face of Christ as the Father commands the astonished Apostles to 'listen to him'.
The institution of the Eucharist: Christ offers his body and blood as food under the signs of bread and wine.
Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesday and Friday
Agony of Jesus in the Garden: At Gethsemane Jesus prays as He contemplates the sins of the world.
Scourging of Jesus at Pillar: Jesus is cruelly scourged until His mortified body could bear no more.
Crowning with Thorns: A crown of thorns is placed on the head of Jesus.
Carrying the Cross: Jesus carries the heavy cross upon His shoulders to Calvary.
Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the Cross and dies after three hours of Agony.
Glorious Mysteries on Wednesday and Sunday
Resurrection of Jesus: Jesus rises glorious and immortal, three days after His death.
Ascension of Jesus: Jesus ascends into Heaven forty days after His Resurrection.
Descent of Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit descends upon Mary and the Apostles.
Assumption of the Virgin Mary: The Blessed Mother is united with her Divine Son in heaven.
Coronation of Blessed Virgin Mary: Mary is Gloriously crowned Queen of Heaven and earth.
Besides the Indulgences attached to the Rosary, Our Lady revealed to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan de la Roche additional benefits for those who devoutly pray the Rosary.
These promises mean that by faithfully and devoutly praying the Rosary, Our Lady will obtain for us the necessary Graces to obtain said promises. It is still up to each individual soul to respond to those Graces in order to obtain salvation.