“Due to it’s obscurity today and unique character of its’ devotion of Mysteries, six decades and their symbolism, the Brigittine Rosary actually provides an opportunity to refresh our Rosary Prayer focus and deepen our faith..” MTJMTJ How to Pray the Brigittine Rosary E-Book, April 2023, due to interest in this Rosary I created a beautiful e-book of this post for download below. If you download it for free, just give this this post a Like and a Shout-out comment, Please and God Bless you..You can print only pages 5-8 if you wish to save the rosary prayer and instructions only, thank you.
St. Bridget of Sweden Image
The Brigittine Order, also known as the Order of the Most Holy Savior, was founded by Saint Birgitta (Bridget) of Sweden. St. Bridget was inspired to found the Brigittine Rosary in the 14 century. The Brigittine Rosary is similar to the Dominican Rosary, except it has 6 decades instead of 5. It is a devotion of the Carmelites, originating from St Bridget of Sweden
St. Bridget was inspired to introduce what is now known as the six decade Brigittine Rosary; for in the 14th century the Dominican Rosary was not in general use, except in the Dominican Order. and people said their beads according to their own private devotion. Pope Urban V approving of St. Bridget’s Rosary devotion … enriched it with indulgences of a hundred days for each bead prayed. Bridget’s custom was to say sixty-three Aves (Hail Mary’s) in honour of the 63 years of Our Lady’s life, seven ‘Our Fathers (or Paters)’ in memory of the 7 Dolours (Sorrows) and 7 Joys of Our Lady. Learn more about the Mary’s Sorrows and Joys here!
About the image: St Bridget (Brigitta, Brigitta, Birgite) 1302-1373. Daughter of Birger, Prince of Sweden. Wrote Revelations, translated into various languages. The Trinity of God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost appear above the saint. 19th century French coloured woodcut
The Brigittine Rosary Mysteries and Rosary prayers, followed by instructions on how to pray the Brigittine Rosary.
The Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
The Apostles’ 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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He arose 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 Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen
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
The Fatima Prayer
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy. (Our Lady at Fatima, 13th July 1917)
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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 unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus; O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
The Final Prayer
Let us pray. O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech Thee, that meditating upon 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.
How to pray the Carmelite and Brigittine Rosary
Make the Sign of The Cross and pray the Apostles’ Creed.
- On the first bead pray the Our Father.
- Pray a Hail Mary on each of the next three beads.
- Pray the Our Father on the additional Pater bead
- Announce the first mystery.
- Recite one Hail Mary on each of the next ten beads while meditating on the first mystery.
- Pray the Apostles’ Creed
- Pray The Fatima Prayer
- Announce the second mystery and pray the Our Father. Continue in this manner until you have reached the center medal.
- On the center medal recite the Hail, Holy Queen, the Closing Prayer and finish by making the Sign of The Cross.
(Optional side medal prayer: On the side medal, often a St. Bridget medal, pray an additional prayer of your choice, or pray one of St. Bridget’s own below, or pray a meaningful prayer of your own choosing.)
O Sweet Jesus! Pierce my heart so that my tears of penitence and love will be my bread day and night; may I be converted entirely to Thee, may my heart be Thy perpetual habitation, may my conversation be pleasing to Thee, and may the end of my life be so praiseworthy that I may merit Heaven and there with Thy saints, praise Thee forever. Amen.
The French Woodcut St. Bridget image throughout this site is licensed from Alamy; Brigittine 6 decade Rosary pictured is handmade by the Carmelite Sisters of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA https://www.sistersofcarmel.com
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