Our Lady of Tears Novena

Christ The KingThis month we celebrate Christ the King. November 22nd is the Feast of Christ the King of the Universe. 

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Rosary Novena:

The faithful, moreover, by meditating upon these truths, will gain much strength and courage, enabling them to form their lives after the true Christian ideal. If to Christ our Lord is given all power in heaven and on earth; if all men, purchased by His precious blood, are by a new right subjected to His dominion; if this power embraces all men, it must be clear that not one of our faculties is exempt from His empire. He must reign in our minds, which should assent with perfect submission and firm belief to revealed truths and to the doctrines of Christ. He must reign in our wills, which should obey the laws and precepts of God. He must reign in our hearts, which should spurn natural desires and love God above all things, and cleave to Him alone. He must reign in our bodies and in our members, which should serve as instruments for the interior sanctification of our souls, or to use the words of the Apostle Paul, as instruments of justice unto God.

This novena is to be said along with a daily Rosary.

How to Pray the Rosary:

How to Pray the Rosary

The Sign of the Cross:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The 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 sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come 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. 

Then say one Our Father, three Hail Marys  and one Glory Be:

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.

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.

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.

The Decades and Mysteries

The traditional Rosary is divided into three parts, each having five mysteries: Glorious, Joyful and Sorrowful. In his apostolic letter The Rosary of the Virgin Mary, Pope John Paul II proposed a new set of mysteries, which he called the Luminous, and which concern the period of the public life of Our Lord. For those who wish to say all 20 decades at once during the course of a day, they may be said in the following order: Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious. 

For each decade of the rosary, announce the mystery and pray one Our Father, ten Hail Marys, and One Glory be while meditating upon some aspect of that mystery.

The Fatima Prayer*:
Prayed after each Glory Be
O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have the most need of Thy mercy.

After the completion of five mysteries (5 decades), or 15 or 20, the following is customarily said:

Hail Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy, 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 toward us, and after this our exile show us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.  

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Rosary Prayer*

Let us pray, 

O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation. Grant, we beseech Thee, that while meditating on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, that we may both imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Joyful Mysteries (Mondays and Saturdays)
  • The Annunciation
  • The Visitation
  • The Birth of Our Lord
  • The Presentation
  • The Finding in the Temple
Luminous Mysteries (Thursdays)
  • Baptism of Jesus Christ
  • Christ Reveals Himself at Cana
  • Proclamation of the Kingdom and Call to Conversion
  • The Transfiguration
  • Institution of the Eucharist
Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesdays and Fridays)
  • The Agony in the Garden
  • The Scourging
  • The Crowning With Thorns
  • The Carrying of the Cross
  • The Crucifixion
Glorious Mysteries (Wednesdays and Sundays)
  • The Resurrection
  • The Ascension
  • The Coming of the Holy Spirit
  • The Assumption of Our Lady
  • The Coronation of Our Lady
*optional prayer