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Let us pray. O most prudent Virgin, who, entering the heavenly palaces, didst fill the angels with joy and man with hope ; vouchsafe to intercede for us at the hour of our death, that, being delivered from the illusions and temptations of the devil, we may joyfully and securely pass out of this temporal state, to enjoy the happiness of eternal life. Amen.

V. The Coronation of the most Blessed Virgin Mary in

Heaven. Let us contemplate, in this mystery, how the glorious Virgin Mary was, to the great jubilee and exultation of the whole court of heaven, and particular glory of all the Saints, crowned by her Son with the brightest diadem of glory. Our Father. Ten Hail Mary's. Glory, &c.

Let us pray. O glorious Queen of all the heavenly host; we beseech thee accept this Rosary, which, as a crown of roses, we offer at thy feet; and grant, most gracious Lady, that, by thy intercession, our souls may be inflamed with so ardent a desire of seeing thee so gloriously crowned, that it may never die within us, until it shall be changed into the happy fruition of thy blessed sight. Amen.

Salve Regina, or Hail holy Queen, &c.

Prayer. Hear, O merciful God, &c., or O God, whose only-begotten Son, &c.

SECOND METHOD.
The Five Joyful Mysteries.

I. The Angelical Salutation.
Let us adore the Son of God hidden within the womb of
Mary, the most lowly handmaid of the Lord, beseeching of him
the virtue of humility.

Our Father. Ten Hail Mary's.

Ejaculation. Jesus, whom thou didst conceive, remaining Ever Virgin.

Glory be to the Father, &c. Prayer.

II. The Visitation. Let us adore the Son of God, inspiring his most holy Mother to visit St. Elisabeth ; beseeching of him the virtue of charity to our neighbour.

Our Father. Ten Hail Mary's.

Ejaculation. Jesus, whom thou didst bear with thee to visit St. Elisabeth.

Glory be to the Father, &c. Prayer.

III. The Birth of Jesus Christ. Let us adore the Son of God, born in a poor stable, of a Mother whose only treasure was her Virginal purity; begging the grace of purity in soul and body.

Our Father. Ten Hail Mary's.

Ejaculation. Jesus, whom thou didst bring forth, remaining Ever Virgin.

Glory be to the Father, &c. Prayer.

IV. The Presentation. Let us adore the Son of God, presented in the Temple to his heavenly Father by the hands of Mary; begging that our hearts may be set free from the love of all earthly things.

Our Father. Ten Hail Mary's.
Ejaculation. Jesus, by thee presented in the Temple.
Glory be to the Father, &c. Prayer.

V. Mary finds Jesus in the Temple. Let us adore the Son of God, who left even his own most tender Mother, when the glory of his heavenly Father called him, and was found by Mary in the Temple sitting in the midst of the doctors. Let us beg of our Lord an ardent seal to instruct ourselves in our holy faith, and bring others to the knowledge of it.

Our Father. Ten Hail Mary's.
Ejaculation. Jesus, whom thou didst find in the Temple.
Glory be to the Father, &c. Prayer.

The five Sorrowful Mysteries. I. The Prayer and Bloody Sweat of our Blessed Saviour in the

Garden, Let us adore our Lord Jesus Christ in the Garden of Olives, accepting all the horrors of his most cruel Passion, whereby the soul of his most tender Mother was so bitterly afflicted ; begging that in all things, however painful and hard, we may seek only the holy will of God.

Our Father. Ten Hail Mary's.

Ejaculation. Jesus, who for us wast bathed in a sweat of Blood.

Glory be to the Father, &c. Prayer.

II. The Scourging of Jesus Christ. Let us adore our Lord Jesus Christ, enduring for our sakes that most cruel scourging, by every stroke of which the most tender heart of Mary was torn. Let us beg of him the spirit of mortification.

Our Father, &c. Ten Hail Mary's.
Ejaculation. Jesus scourged for our sins.
Glory be to the Father, &c. Prayer.

III. The Crowning with Thorns. Let us adore Jesus our King, crowned in derision with a crown of thorns; the sight of which increased yet more the grief of Mary. Let us ask the grace to overcome human respect. “Our Father. Ten Hail Mary's.

Ejaculation. Jesus crowned for us with thorns.
Glory be to the Father, &c. Prayer.

IV. Jesus carrying his Cross.
Let us adore our Lord Jesus, bowed down beneath the
heavy burden of his cross, in the sight of his most tender
Mother, resolved to drink with him the same cup of bitterness.
Let us ask the spirit of meekness and patience.

Our Father, Ten Hail Mary's.
Ejaculation. Jesus, who for us didst bear the cross.
Glory be to the Father, &c. Prayer.

V. Jesus Crucified. Let us adore our Lord Jesus, finishing, by his deat upon the cross, the great work of our redemption. Let us ask of him, through the tears of his most sorrowful Mother, the spirit of holy compunction.

Our Father. Ten Hail Mary's.
Ejaculation. Jesus, who died for us upon the cross.
Glory be to the Father, &c. Prayer

The five Glorious Mysteries.

I. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Let us adore our Divine Saviour, the glorious Conqueror of death; and let us ask of Mary, by the joy which filled her soul at the resurrection of her Son, to obtain for us the triumph of Jesus and Mary within our hearts.

Our Father. Ten Hail Mary's.
Ejaculation. Jesus, who rose again from the dead.
Glory be to the Father, &c. Prayer.

II. The Ascension of Jesus Christ. Let us adore our Divine Saviour, ascending into heaven to prepare a place for us ; and let us ask of Mary, who followed Jesus in spirit, to obtain for us a great desire after our heavenly country.

Our Father. Ten Hail Mary's.
Ejaculation. Jesus, now ascended into heaven.
Glory be to the Father, &c. Prayer.

III. The Holy Ghost descends upon the Blessed Virgin and the

Apostles.
Let us adore our Divine Saviour, sending from above his
Holy Spirit; and let us ask of Mary, whom he has appointed
to dispense his graces, to obtain for us all the gifts of the
Holy Ghost.

Our Father. Ten Hail Mary's.
Ejaculation. Jesus, who didst send the Holy Ghost.
Glory be to the Father, &c. Prayer.

IV. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin.
Let us adore our Divine Saviour receiving his most gra-

! Jus Mother into the bosom of his glory, and let us ask her to obtain for us the desire of perfection.

Our Father. Ten Hail Mary's.
Ejaculation. Jesus, who hath called thee to himself.
Glory be to the Father, &c. Prayer.

V. The Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Let us adore our Divine Saviour crowning the virtues of his most holy Mother in heaven: let us beg her to obtain for us the grace to love and imitate them.

Our Father. Ten Hail Mary's. ,
Ejaculation. Jesus, who hath crowned thee in the hea-

venis.

Glory be to the Father, &c. Prayer.

THIRD METHOD.
The five Joyful Mysteries.

Word.

1. The most Holy Trinity consents to the Incarnation of Jesus Christ.

2. Mary is chosen to be the Mother of the Incarnate, 3. The Angel Gabriel announces that happiness to Mary. 4. Mary prays in her holy solitude.

5. The Angel salutes her, saying, “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee."

6. Mary is troubled at the sight and speech of the Angel.,

7. The Angel says, “ Fear not, Mary, thou shalt conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost.”

8. Mary answers, “ Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me according to thy word.

9. The Holy Ghost overshadows her. 10. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.

11. 1. Mary, with great humility and charity, goes to visit her cousin St. Elisabeth.

2. Mary guided by the Holy Ghost, and accompanied by the holy angels.

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