The Rosary is an important devotion that honors Mary while focusing on the events in the life of Jesus Christ. On rosary for the holy souls in purgatory pdf single bead just above the cross, pray the “Our Father. This and all prayers of the rosary are meditative prayers. The next cluster has 3 beads.
The “Hail Mary” prayer is said on these three beads. On the next bead, which is a single bead, you announce the first divine mystery of contemplation. For example, if it were a Monday, you would say the first Joyful Mystery is “The Annunciation”, at this point you pray the “Our Father” prayer. Now this will bring you to the first decade, or set of 10 beads of the Rosary.
You will then pray 10 Hail Marys while contemplating the first mystery, example: The Annunciation. After the 10th Hail Mary you will have completed the first of 5 decades which make up a Chaplet of the Rosary. For example: if its Monday and your praying the Joyful Mysteries, the second Joyful Mystery is The Visitation. At this point you pray the Our Father. You will now come to the second decade or group of 10 beads, you will now pray the 10 Hail Marys while contemplating the appropriate mystery. You continue to pray the rosary the same way throughout.