Praying the Rosary


Jesus says: “Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden” (Matthew 11:28). We want to come to him in prayer. The Rosary is a method of prayer which has helped countless thousands of people to come to Jesus Christ.

- 1936 Tract on The Rosary by the Brothers of SSJE

At a moment when many of us are "heavy-laden," the Rosary might be an inviting way to pray, especially in this season of Lent. We invite you to pray along with us the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.

The Sorrowful Mysteries (with short instructions upfront)

The Sorrowful Mysteries (without instructions)

To accompany your prayer, we're offering a booklet of the full text of the Sorrowful Mysteries, illuminated by the beautiful stained glass windows in SSJE's Lady Chapel.

If you'd like to purchase a rosary, made by Br. Todd, click here >

We hope to release a full prayer booklet of the Rosary, including the Joyful and Glorious Mysteries, and the complete teaching from SSJE's 1936 booklet on the topic, following Lent.


  1. Kizzy Joseph on April 11, 2021 at 21:56

    Thank you so much for providing the rosary prayer…

  2. Gretchen Crawford on March 19, 2021 at 18:44

    Thank you for guiding through praying the sorrowful mysteries on the rosary. Long ago a rosary with a prayer booklet “fell into my hands” and I made songs to each of the prayers , I sang around the rosary. It was healing. I am grateful to be reintroduced to praying this rosary , and look forward to your upcoming complete (how to be praying) the rosary prayers pdf . In more recent decades I have made and prayed on the newer Anglican rosary, which has 4 groups of 7 smaller beads, and gave Lenten (Anglican) olivewood bead and crosses workshops in local Episcopal churches which raised money for the Ahli hospital in Gaza (an institution of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem). Episcopalians were shown how to make their own, then did a practice round together, and left with strung rosaries of their own 4 large bead and seed bead choice/design/length and handwork , prayers and instructions. When I saw that SSJE has been more than “okay” with the traditional rosary for a long time , it made me feel excited and happy. Thank you again for reminding me of the powerful practice of praying using the tactile rosary practice, and for sharing the sorrowful mysteries with us this Lenten season. God bless you all!

  3. Selina Martin on March 11, 2021 at 11:37

    Thank you so much for your instructions on the Rosary. For the first time in my life I am praying with one and am finding the practice very contemplative and life changing. I need such concrete aids to keep me grounded.

  4. J on February 28, 2021 at 14:07

    Thank you so much for providing this opportunity to pray together

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