10:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 pm Central / 8:00 pm Mountain / 7:00 pm Pacific / 6:00 pm Alaska / 4:00 pm Hawaii
Meeting ID is 58 77 21 20 64
🌹 How We Do
We begin with brief introductions by name, location, any prayer intentions. Cameras are usually on for introductions and then if you’d like, you can turn off your camera, get comfy and ready to begin.
We enter the garden of this rosary of prayer together and to make it easier to follow for those new to the rosary or those who have been away for a while we have co-leaders in the form of a Gardener 👩🏽🌾 and a Tender 🌿.
The Gardener 👩🏽🌾 The main prayers of the rosary are the Hail Mary, the Our Father and the Glory Be. The Gardener (👩🏽🌾 co-leader) leads these prayers saying the first part (in green below) and the group continues the prayer which is in blue.
The Tender 🌿 The Tender for the evening begins the rosary by inviting ancestors, angels and guides to join us in this circle of prayer. They then read the Memorare as our first prayer on the path into the rosary garden. Each Mystery will be read by the Tender at the beginning of each decade (after the Glory Be).
After the 5 decades (groupings of 10 Hail Marys) of the rosary we pray the Salve Regina together at the centerpiece. We finish with the Mother Mary prayer lead by the Tender 🌿.
This should be about an hour. It’s always a delight to have a chat and discuss whatever comes up after we’ve finished the rosary with anyone who wants to stay on and hang out.
(Slightly updated versions of the traditional prayers. The Gardener prays the section in green and the group joins in for the blue.)
The Memorarae (to begin the Path)
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, never was it known
that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother;
to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Oh Thou! (Translated Our Father) for the first Pater bead
O Thou! The Breathing Life of all, Creator of the Shimmering Sound that touches us.
Help us breathe one holy breath feeling only you –this creates a shrine inside, in wholeness.
Desire with and through us the rule of universal fruitfulness onto the earth.
Create in me a divine cooperation-from many selves, one voice, one action.
Grant what we need each day in bread and insight; substance for the call of growing life.
Erase the inner marks our failures make, just as we scrub our hearts of others’ faults.
Deceived neither by the outer nor the inner – free us to walk your path with joy.
From you is born all ruling will, the power and life to do, the song that beautifies all – from age to age it renews.
The Our Father
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.
The Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us,now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Hail Mary in Spanish
Dios te salve María,
llena eres de Gracia,
el Señor es contigo.
Bendita Tú eres entre todas las mujeres,
y bendito es el fruto de Tu vientre,
Santa María, Madre de Dios,
ruega por nosotros, pecadores,
ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte.
The Glory Be
The Glory Be is an Honoring of the Eternal Return of Life. It is usually said at the end of every grouping of Hail Marys.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Child, and to the Holy Mother,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
🌎 👑 Salve Regina (The 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, O most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us,
and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Pray for us, holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Life.
🌺 Mother Mary (closing prayer)
May we rest in your heart.
May we be open to grace.
May we be peaceful.
May we be safe.
May we be kind as you are kind.
May we love ourselves just as we are.
Holy Mary, Mother of us all
hold us in your arms
and teach us to love; without boundary, in infinite mercy. Amen.
The Fifteen Mysteries
Think of the mysteries like the sharply pointed end of one of those old circle-drawing compasses. We position that point on a page and then can draw whatever circles we need to around it. We can stay close to that story or venture very, very far away from it. But that center allows to return and land where we began. Each of the mysteries is like this.
🌟 The Joyful Mysteries
- The Annunciation
The Angel Gabriel appears to Mary and announces that, if she is willing, she may bring forth a child without a husband. In medieval art, Mary is often depicted illuminated by a shaft of sunlight, wearing over her red dress a robe of the deepest blue—the color of the ocean.
- The Visitation
Now with child, Mary visits the home of her cousin Elizabeth who, despite her advanced age, is also miraculously with child. The young woman and the old woman celebrate together the rising life force within them and its power to transform the world.
- The Nativity
Mary gives birth in a cave used as a stable. In the darkness of the night, surrounded only by the animals, she brings her child into the world and lays him in a manger.
- The Presentation
Mary presents her child to the greater community. On her way into the Temple, she encounters two ancient seers who recognize her as the Mother of God, but predict that a sword shall pierce her heart.
- The Finding at the Temple
Mary loses her twelve-year-old son in Jerusalem. For three days she searches for him and eventually finds him discussing scripture with the elders in the Temple. Rather than leave him with these men, she brings him home to be with her.
💔 The Sorrowful Mysteries
- The Agony in the Garden
Jesus remains awake in the garden at night. The disciples have fallen asleep, unaware of the coming danger. Alone, he experiences the full weight of all the many sorrows to come.
- The Scourging at the Pillar
Just as the land is furrowed by ploughs and the beasts are beaten into submission, the body of Mary’s child is scourged. In the name of Empire, Jesus is flogged by soldiers who are following the orders of their commanders.
- The Crowning with Thorns
In the central mystery of the rosary, Jesus is mocked by those still fearful of the power he represents. He is given a red robe and a reed for a scepter—each an ancient symbol of the goddess. On his head is placed not a wreath of roses but a crown of thorns.
- The Carrying of the Cross
A crowd gathers as Jesus is marched to his execution. No one intervenes. After Jesus stumbles and falls, a random onlooker who has come for the spectacle is forced by the soldiers to assume responsibility for carrying the cross.
- The Crucifixion
The tree that once stood at the center of devotion to the Mother has been stripped of life and made an instrument of execution instead. When Jesus is dead, he is lowered into Mary’s arms.
🦋 The Glorious Mysteries
- The Resurrection
Following an ancient pattern whereby a slain god is resurrected by a mother or a lover, Mary Magdalene observes a sacred vigil at Jesus’s tomb. On the third day, he appears to her at last. When she tells the other disciples, they refuse to believe her.
- The Ascension
After his resurrection Jesus appears unexpectedly to various other disciples. On the fortieth day he disappears into a cloud, surrendering to the ceaseless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth that includes all life on Earth.
- The Descent of the Holy Spirit
The disciples pray together with Mary for nine days after the Ascension. Finally, a mighty wind fills the room and the Holy Spirit descends upon them. The Hebrew word for spirit is ruach, which is feminine. In art, the Holy Spirit is often depicted as a dove—another sign of the Goddess.
- The Assumption
Legend has it that Mary never dies but simply falls asleep and is “assumed” into heaven, her body and her spirit undivided. The body of the Great Mother is the body of the Earth and the body of the Heavens, the body of all that is.
- The Coronation
In the final mystery of the rosary, Our Lady is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. Medieval statues of the Coronation showed Mary in the fullness of her power and glory, and yet mysteriously reborn and young again, holding the infant Christ. Life is a journey that circles back to where it started. This is where the rosary ends, and where it begins again.
Hail Mary in Hawaiian
O aloha ‘oe e Malia
Ua piha ‘oe i ka maikai
Ua noho pu ka Haku me ‘oe
Pomaikai ‘oe i waena nā wahine a pau
Pomaikai Iesu ka hua o kou opu
Ê Malia hemolele
Makuahine o ke Akua
E pule aku ‘oe
I ka Haku no mākou no ka poe
Kina nui i keia
Manawa a i ko mākou manawa
E make ai hola