Rosary : the prayer
The prayer of the Rosary takes place three times a day in the Sanctuary: at the Grotte at 3:30 pm (in French) and at 6:00 pm (in Italian) and during the period of the pilgrimages at 9:00 pm.
In the Sanctuary, every day, one of the four series of mysteries of the Rosary is proposed for the prayer of the pilgrims.
A decade of the Rosary begins with the "Our Father" followed by ten "Hail, Mary's" and concluded by a prayer of praise to God the Trinity : "Glory be to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen."
Every day, you can pray with us live from the Grotto of Massabielle.
You can also find the daily Rosary of the week delayed.
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 ;
the third day He arose again from the dead ;
He ascended into heaven,
and sits at the right hand of God,
the Father Almighty ;
from thence He shall 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.
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.
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.
full of grace ;
the Lord is with thee :
blessed art thou among 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.
The Angel of the Lord announced to Mary that she would become the Mother of the Saviour.
The Word became flesh and lived among us.
I- The Annunciation :
A. Mary said to the Angel: "I am the servant of the Lord."
B. In the Eucharist, Jesus shows himself as the True Bread come down from Heaven.
C. Let us pray that we may always remain faithful to our vocation.
II- The Visitation :
A. Mary exclaimed; "My soul rejoices in the Lord. He has looked on his lowly servant."
B. In the Eucharist, Jesus fulfils his promise to be with us always, until the end of time.
C. Let us pray in thanksgiving for the wonderful things God has accomplished in each of us.
III- The Birth of Our Lord :
A. After the birth of Jesus we are told in the Gospels that Mary pondered all these things in her heart.
B. In the Eucharist, Jesus fulfils his promise to give us life in abundance.
C. Let us pray that we may always meditate on the Word of God and the Mystery of his Love.
IV-The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple :
A. Simeon said to Mary; " A sword of sorrow will pierce your heart."
B. In the Eucharist, Jesus fulfils his promise to be forever our light and our food for the journey.
C. Let us pray for the grace to bear witness to Christ at all times, in spite of persecution.
V- The finding of Jesus in the Temple :
A. Jesus said to his parents: "Did you not know that I must be about my Father's affairs". They did not understand what he was saying. Mary, however, treasured all these words in her heart.
B. In the Eucharist Jesus fulfils his promise to lead us to the Father.
C. Let us pray for awareness of God and of his love in all our trials.
Christ frees us from our sins by revealing to us, from the Cross, the never ending love of God.
In Lourdes, Mary calls us to do penance and to pray for sinners.
I - The Agony in the Garden :
A. Jesus said: "Watch and pray not to be led into temptation."
B. In the Eucharist, Jesus becomes our mediator with the Father.
C. Together with Mary let us ask the Father that we may be faithful to his loving will.
II - The Scourging at the Pillar :
A. Jesus is tortured by the solders.
B. In the Eucharist, Jesus shows us the value of suffering for love.
C. Together with Mary, let us pray for all the sick and those who suffer in their bodies.
III - The Crowning with Thorns :
A. Christ the King is mocked and ridiculed.
B. In the Eucharist, Jesus shows us his complete humbling of himself in love and his being raised.
C. Together with Mary, let us pray to the Father for those who are misunderstood or rejected by society.
IV - Jesus carried his Cross :
A. Father, lead us not into temptation.
B. Let us pray for those who struggle with temptation.
V - The Crucifixion :
A. Jesus carries his cross to the place of punishment.
B. In the Eucharist, Jesus gives us the strength to carry our crosses behind him.
C. Together with Mary let us pray for those who are tempted to cowardice or despair, let us pray for sinners.
Christ, yesterday, Christ, to-day Christ for all eternity.
In the Church at Lourdes we journey together towards the light of the risen Christ.
I - The Resurrection :
A. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, Jesus your Son has risen as he said.
B. In the Eucharist, Jesus fulfils his promise to be our resurrection and our life.
C. Let us pray for those who can see no direction in their lives.
II - The Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven :
A. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, Jesus your Son Jesus has gone to the Father to prepare a place for us.
B. In the Eucharist Jesus, Jesus fulfils his promise to be our food for eternal life.
C. Let us pray for all who are unable to believe in the reality of an eternal life.
III - The descend of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles :
A. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, the Spirit of Love sends us to bring the Good News to the poor.
B. In the Eucharist, Jesus fulfils his promise to make us One Body in the Spirit.
C. Let us that we may be true witnesses of the Gospel to those who listen to what we say.
IV - The Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven :
A. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, you have found favour before God. Happy are you who believed.
B. In the Eucharist, we celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Christ until he comes again in glory.
C. Let us pray for those who search and who doubt for those who are tempted to despair.
V - The Coronation of Mary in Heaven :
A. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, the Spirit of God will bring together in one family all the peoples of the earth.Mary proclaims again : "He remembers his servant in her nothingness."
B. In the Eucharist, Jesus gathers people from every nation, language and way of life around the one table
C. Let us pray for peace in our families, our communities and between nations.
The First Mystery of Light: The Baptism of the Lord in the Jordan
1 "You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you."
2. With Mary, let us realise fully that we are children of God.
The Second Mystery of Light: The Wedding at Cana
1. "Mary said to the servants: 'Do whatever he tells you.'"
2. Like Mary, let us do what the Lord tells us.
The Third Mystery of Light: Jesus proclaims the Kingdom of God
1. "Jesus said: Repent and believe in the Good News."
2. In Lourdes and elsewhere, Mary calls us to conversion. Let us listen to that call.
The Fourth Mystery of Light: The Transfiguration
1. "Lord, it is good for us to be here."
2. Like Mary, let us allow ourselves to be transfigured by the Holy Spirit
The Fifth Mystery of Light: Jesus gives us the Eucharist.
1. Jesus says to us; "Do this as a memorial of me"
2. With Mary, let us be united in Christ's saving passion and resurrection.
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.