Closing Prayers

Here are the closing prayers of the Most Holy Rosary:



Holding the rosary's metal center, recite the 'Hail Holy Queen':
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,
from 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!
Pray for us, o Holy Mother of God,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ!



Holding the rosary's crucifix/cross, make the sign of the cross on yourself:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.


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Other prayers that may be recited after the Rosary:

'Prayer After the Rosary' :
O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His Life, Death, and Resurrection
has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life;
grant, we beseech You, that, meditating on 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. Amen.


The 'Memorare' :
The 'Memorare', Latin for 'remember', thought to have been composed by the Cisterian St. Bernard of Clairvaux, was popularized in the 15th century by French priest Claude Bernard. A believing Christian who recites this prayer is granted a partial indulgence.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help, and sought thy intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother!
to thee I come, before thee I stand sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate! despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.


Prayer to St. Michael, the Archangel :
St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him we humbly pray;
and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God,
cast into hell satan and all the other evil spirits, who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.


Prayer to St. Joseph, for the month of October :
This prayer was prescribed by Pope Leo XIII for recitation after the Rosary, during the month October, which is dedicated to the Rosary (the Feast of the Holy Rosary is October 7).

In our tribulation we fly to Thee, O blessed Joseph;
and, after imploring the help of thy most holy Spouse,
we ask also with confidence for thy patronage.
By the affection which united thee to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God,
and the paternal love with which thou didst embrace the Child Jesus,
we beseech thee to look kindly upon the inheritance
which Jesus Christ acquired by His precious Blood,
and by thy powerful aid to help us in our needs.
Protect, most careful Guardian of the Holy Family,
the chosen people of Jesus Christ.
Keep us, most loving father,
from all pestilence of error and corruption.
Be mindful of us, most powerful protector,
from thy place in heaven, in this warfare with the powers of darkness:
and, as thou didst snatch the Child Jesus from danger of death,
so now defend the holy Church of God
from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity.
Guard each one of us by thy perpetual patronage,
so that, sustained by thine example and help,
we may live in holiness,
die a holy death,
and obtain the everlasting happiness of heaven.
Amen.