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St Francis Xavier Cathedral!
The oldest Roman Catholic Church in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

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St. Francis Xavier Cathedral!
Located on West & West Hill Streets in Nassau, Bahamas.

Prayers to Our Lady

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The Holy Rosary of the Blessed Mary

Catholic rosary is a devotion dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, the Mother of God. (CCC 971).
The rosary consists of fifteen decades. Each decade focuses upon a particular mystery in the life of Christ and his Blessed Mother.

It is customary to say five decades at a time, while meditating upon one set of mysteries. 

Joyful Mysteries - Prayed on Mondays & Saturdays    

I. The Annunciation 

II. The Visitation 

III. The Birth of our Lord 

IV. The Presentation of our Lord 

V. The Finding of our Lord in the Temple

The Luminous Mysteries - Prayed on Thursdays    

I. The Baptism of Our Lord

II. The Wedding at Cana

III. The Proclamation of the Kingdom

IV. The Transfiguration of Our Lord 

V. The Last Supper

Sorrowful Mysteries - Prayed on Tuesdays & Fridays    

I. The Agony in the Garden 

II. The Scourging at the Pillar 

III. The Crowning with Thorns 

IV. The Carrying of the Cross 

V. The Crucifixion and Death of our Lord 

Glorious Mysteries - Prayed on Wednesdays & Sundays    

I. The Resurrection 

II. The Ascension 

III. The Descent of the Holy Spirit 

IV. The Assumption of our Blessed Mother into Heaven 

V. The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth 



1 While holding the crucifix make the Sign of the Cross and then recite the Apostles Creed

2 Recite the Our Father on the first large bead.
3 Recite a Hail Mary for an increase of faith, hope and charity on each of the three small beads.
4 Recite the Glory Be to the Father on the next large bead.
5 Recite the Fatima Prayer "O my Jesus" on the large bead.
6 Recall the first Rosary Mystery and recite the Our Father on the large bead.
7 On each of the adjacent ten small beads (also referred to as a decade) recite a Hail Mary while reflecting on the mystery.
8 On the next large bead, recite the Glory Be to the Father, the Fatima prayer.
9 Each succeeding decade is prayed in a similar manner by recalling the appropriate mystery, reciting the Our Father, ten Hail Mary's while reflecting on the mystery, the Glory Be to the Father, and the Fatima prayer.
10 When the fifth mystery is completed, the Rosary is usually concluded with the Hail Holy Queen and the Sign of the Cross.

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