In accordance with out tradition, the Dominican Rosary begins with the Invitatory from the Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
[ ✚ ] In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
V. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
R. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
V. O Lord, open my lips. (trace sign of cross on lips)
R. And my mouth will announce your praise.
V. ✚ Incline unto my aid, O God.
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
R. As it was in the beginning is now and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia. (except in Lent)
NOTE: The Rosary begins with the first mystery and the “Leader” (if in community) announces each mystery.
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! Hail, 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 in this valley of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
V. Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
V: May the Divine Assistance remain always with us;
R: And may the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Let us pray:
O God, who’s only begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant we beseech thee, 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.