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The Holy Rosary for Vocations

Joyful Mysteries (Mondays and Saturdays)

1. The Annunciation of the Angel to the Virgin Mary and the Incarnation of the Son of God.

Let us ask Our Lady that young people may be open to God’s call and ready to say Yes to Him, like she did.

2. The visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth.

Let us pray that consecrated persons may be signs of Jesus Christ and a living Gospel in the service and love to others.

3. The birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.

Let us pray that Jesus may continue to be born in the hearts of the faithful, through the word and witness of the priests.

4. The purification of Mary Most Holy and the presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple.

Let us pray that parents may accept as a gift from God the possible priestly or consecrated vocation of their children.

5. The Child Jesus lost and found in the temple.

Let us pray to God, through the intercession of Our Lady, that the seminarians may be faithful to their vocation and be well formed.

Luminous Mysteries (Thursday)

1. The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan.

Let us pray that all Christians may live the vocation to holiness as a fruit of Baptism.

2. The wedding at Cana.

Let us pray to Mary that the spouses may faithfully live their vocation to marriage and make their home a domestic Church.

3. The preaching of Jesus and the call to conversion.

Let us pray that there will be no lack of priests in the Church who preach the Gospel and administer the Sacrament of Forgiveness.

4. The Transfiguration of the Lord.

Let us pray for contemplative life, and that all Christians may discover in prayer the beauty of following Jesus.

5. The Institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper.

Let us pray for the holiness of priests, that they may imitate in their lives what they do in the Eucharist.

Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesdays and Fridays)

1. The prayer of Jesus in the Garden of Olives.

Let us pray that we may always seek God’s will in our lives with generosity and fortitude.

2. The scourging of the Lord.

Let us pray for consecrated people who suffer persecution, because of being faithful witnesses of Jesus in word and deed.

3. The crowning with thorns.

Let us pray that we may discover the suffering face of Christ in the poor and needy, and that there may be young people who consecrate their lives to his service.

4. Jesus carrying the Cross.

Let us pray that the young people of today may hear the call of Jesus to take up their daily cross and follow him.

5. The Death of Christ on the Cross.

Let us pray that God will grant a good old age and a holy death to those who have given their lives to the service of the Gospel.

Glorious Mysteries (Wednesdays and Sundays)

1. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Let us ask to Our Lady that with their joy and hope, priests and religious, may bear witness to the Risen Christ.

2. The Ascension of the Lord into heaven.

Let us pray that the young people of today may seek the meaning of life and true happiness, which is God revealed in Jesus Christ.

3. The coming of the Holy Spirit.

Let us ask our Lady to watch over those who are preparing themselves in the seminaries to be apostles of her Son, that they receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit in an abundant way

4. The Assumption of Mary body and soul into heaven.

Let us pray to Mary that priests and religious may live consecrated chastity with fidelity and joy.

5. The Coronation of Mary as Queen of all creation.

Let us pray to Mary that all Christians, laity, priests and religious, may collaborate in the building of the Kingdom of God, each according to his or her vocation.


Prayer to Our Lady for Vocations

“Mary, humble handmaid of the Most High, the Son whom you begot has made you the servant of humanity. Your life has been a humble and generous service:

you were the handmaid of the Word when the angel announced to you the divine plan of salvation.

You have been the handmaid of the Son, giving him life and remaining open to the mystery.


You have been a servant of the Redemption,

remaining courageously at the foot of the Cross,

next to the suffering Servant and Lamb, who immolated himself for our love.


You were the servant of the Church, on the day of Pentecost

And through your intercession you continue generating the Church in every believer,

even in these difficult and hard times.


To you, Young Daughter of Israel, who have known the confusion of the young heart

at the proposal of the Eternal,

that through your intercession the young people of the third millennium turn their gaze to God with confidence.


Make them capable of accepting the imitation of your son

to make of their lives a total gift for the glory of God.


Make them understand that serving God satisfies the heart,

and that only in His service we are fulfilled according to the divine plan

so that life becomes a hymn of glory to the Most Holy Trinity.




(Prayers and petitions of H.H. John Paul II)