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59 Beads

Why does a rosary have 59 beads? What do they mean? How do the decades work?

First of all, there are 53 Hail Mary beads and 6 Our Father beads. As you pray, you hold one bead at a time, moving from one to the next. So if you're holding an Our Father bead (crystal beads in the diagram below), you pray the Our Father. If you're holding a Hail Mary bead (black beads in the diagram below), you pray the Hail Mary. Those are the basics.

The full text of all prayers, in order, is available on my "How To Pray The Rosary" page. Continue here to see what you should hold and when.

Using the diagram below as a reference, follow these steps. Note that #6 and #18 in the diagram are spots where you hold the chain, not a bead.

rosary diagram

 

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Apostle's Creed

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 rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father almighty. He shall come again 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. Amen.

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Lord's Prayer

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. Amen.

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Hail Mary

Hail Mary, 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. Amen.

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Glory Be

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. Amen.

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Fatima Prayer

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.