To pray our online Rosary, just click on the appropriate weekday link below.
When and How Much Should I Pray?
We should strive to pray the Holy Rosary as frequently as we can - weekly, or daily is great! We can pray it first thing in the morning, last thing before we fall asleep, or during any quiet time during our day...alone, in a group, with family or with a friend. When pressed for time, we can even pray it while driving, on our way to work or church.
If you are new to the Rosary or any time you are dealing with a short time or attention span - as with young children - you may choose to pray just one Mystery, which takes about 5 minutes. Although all 20 Mysteries may be prayed within a day or at one sitting (which would take well over an hour), most people pray one set of 5 Mysteries (which takes about 20 minutes) according to the day of the week, as follows.
On this day: Pray the:
Sunday .................. Glorious Mysteries (Resurrection & what followed)
Monday .................. Joyful Mysteries (Jesus' incarnation & childhood)
Tuesday ................. Sorrowful Mysteries (Jesus' Passion & death)
Wednesday ............ Glorious Mysteries (Resurrection & what followed)
Thursday ................ Luminous Mysteries (Jesus' baptism & ministry)
Friday .................... Sorrowful Mysteries (Jesus' Passion & death)
Saturday ................ Joyful Mysteries (Jesus' incarnation & childhood)
To increase & deepen your understanding of the Rosary, see our page of inspiring rosary books. To enhance personal, family or group rosary recitations, visit our page of rosary CDs and tapes.
What this Online Rosary Offers
This online rosary allows you to study and proceed through the Holy Rosary at your own pace. Each Mystery is:
+ enhanced with an audio-video recitation for each Mystery IN PROGRESS!
+ illustrated with a classical painting
+ accompanied by a generous scripture passage(s), with bolded core
+ correlated to a pertinent article in the Catechism of the Catholic Church
+ marked with its acknowledged spiritual fruit (effect on the soul)
+ linked to a scriptural rosary decade!
Here, you may now pray the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful or Glorious Rosary!
Other Online Rosaries
Flash Version: (Picture depicts Our Lady of Lourdes (France), with 14-year old Bernadette Soubirous, 1858.)
A silent guide through the Rosary (click on the set of Mysteries to pray, then on 'Next Bead'). It displays the text of the current prayer, while highlighting the bead you are on! This one is from the University of Tulsa's St. Philip Neri Newman Center.
A nice audio recitation of the Rosary (www.missionla.com) from the Los Angeles Mission Office of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith
The Vatican's silent online Rosary
A silent 'Mission Rosary' (click on the picture of the Mission Rosary to begin) from the Society for the Propagation of the Faith's website. Their online rosary features soft background music, text prayers/information, and a slide show of pictures from international missions.
For a great variety of daily reflections
on the Rosary Mysteries, see
Holy Cross Family Ministries website.