In 1951, Venerable Fulton J. Sheen created the World Mission Rosary, Archbishop and former Director of the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith in the USA. Prayers are said for the five continents and a rosary is used in which the colors of the decades recall the continents.

Each set of beads on the World Mission Rosary is a different color:

Green is for AFRICA
Red is for the AMERICAS
White is for EUROPE
Blue is for OCEANIA
Yellow is for ASIA

At the end of the Rosary prayer, a round-the world tour is ideally accomplished.

Mysteries of light (Thursday)

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Prayer for one continent at a time at the beginning of the decade of each Rosary





1 The Baptism of the Lord 

"And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on him; and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, 'This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased"' (Mt 3:16-17).

2. The Wedding Feast at Cana

"On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples. When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, 'They have no wine.' And Jesus said to her, 'O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come.' His mother said to the servants, 'Do whatever he tells you"' (Jn 2:1-5).

3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom

"The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel" (Mk 1:15).

4. The Transfiguration

"And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain apart. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his garments became white as light" (Mt 17:1-2).

5. The Institution of the Eucharist

"Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, 'Take, eat; this is my body"' (Mt 26:26).

Hail, holy Queen


The Litany of Loreto