The Secret of the Rosary
by St. Louis De Montfort
PART I - WHAT THE ROSARY IS
First RoseThe prayers of the Rosary
In the first five decades we must honor the five Joyous Mysteries and meditate on them; in the second five decades the Sorrowful Mysteries and in the third group of five, the Glorious Mysteries. So the Rosary is a blessed blending of mental and vocal prayer by which we honor and learn to imitate the mysteries and virtues of the life, death, passion and glory of Jesus and Mary.