Rosary is a medieval prayer of the Catholic Church, originally known as the Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The rosary prayer is based on the Gospel according to St. Luke. The rosary is also a prayer cord used to say the rosary. The vast majority of the devotees of La Santa Muerte, especially in Mexico, are Catholics who pray to God and give special veneration to the Virgin Mary. Virgin Mary of Guadalupe has been venerated since 1999 as the Patroness of the Americas, the Empress of all Americas.
Naturally, over time, the rosary began to be used to say prayers to the Angel of Death La Santa Muerte. The rosary prayer is therefore offered to both the Virgin Mary and La Santa Muerte.
The La Santa Muerte rosary is a prayer to Our Lady, expressing reverence and praise to the Most Holy Death. Like the litanies and novenas to Our Lady, according to tradition, it was created on the basis of the Roman Rite. The prayer "Our Father" is recited traditionally because La Santa Muerte is an Angel serving the Lord and all power has been given to Her by God. However, when it comes to the "Hail Mary" prayer, there is more options here. Many devotees create the prayers to La Santa Muerte on the rosaries individually and in accordance with their own spirit. This is the best way to establish a close relationship with the Holy Lady, showing our will to personally, directly invite Her to our life as the person closest to our hearts. Traditionally, any equivalent prayer of "Hail Mary" must be a prayer and a direct turn to the Most Holy Death, but there is no rule of how or with what exact words a devotee should pray to Our Lady on the Rosary.
The rosary is a name derived from the Middle Ages, meaning a rose wreath. Roses play a special role in the cult of La Santa Muerte. They are our Lady's favorite and most often placed flowers on altars.
In the traditional cult of the Most Holy Death, white roses are "Hail Mary" prayed to La Blanca, La Santa Muerte in white robe, black roses are "Hail Mary" prayed to La Negra, La Santa Muerte in black robe, and red roses are prayers to La Roja - La Santa Muerte in a red robe. La Santisima is often called by the devotees La Rosa Blanca, the White Rose. Thus, other symbolism of the rosary La Santa Muerte shows all "Hail Mary" as white roses and "Our Father" are red roses of the Blood of Christ.
Many devotees feel the power of the La Santa Muerte rosary in such a way that when they pray it, they have the impression that the whole world is trembling, many are overwhelmed by a deep peace, others with great joy and blessing of Our Lady. The rosary prayer is above all for us, for the devotees. It is for worship, and La Santa Muerte rejoices when we pray it. All over the world, there are rosary services in honor of La Santa Muerte, common prayers of the rosary by the devotees, most often in front of a publicly displayed statue of the Holy Death, in Our Lady's shrines, in the deserts, mountains and streets.
The La Santa Muerte rosary is based on the Catholic rosary to the Blessed Virgin Mary, it was directly incorporated into the cult of the La Santa Muerte Angel of Death. The vast majority of rosaries on which the devotees of Our Lady pray are traditional Catholic rosaries, ended with a cross, although there are also rosaries in which instead of a cross there is a small figure of the Most Holy Death. There are also versions at the end of which there is both the image of the Holy Death and the cross, connected in such a way that Our Lady spreads Her hands or angelic wings over Christ hanging on the cross.
We begin with: The Sign of the Cross - In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
On the crucifix, we recite the Apostolic Creed, ending with a confession of faith in the Angel of Death La Santa Muerte: I believe in God, the father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. I believe in La Santa Muerte, the Angel of Death, Who protects, guards and guides us to Paradise. Amen.
We traditionally say "Our Father" on a large bead: 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.
On 3 small beads, we say the prayer to La Santa Muerte, the Angel of Death: 3 times: Most Holy Death, Santa Muerte, full of grace, glory to you, blessed are you among people and blessed are the fruits of your omnipotence. Santa Muerte, Angel of Death, stay with us now and always, and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Holding a large bead, say: 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.
On the next 10 small beads, we say the prayer to La Santa Muerte the Angel of Death 10 times: Most Holy Death, Santa Muerte, full of grace, glory to you, blessed are you among people and blessed are the fruits of your omnipotence. Santa Muerte, Angel of Death, stay with us now and always, and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Holding a large bead we say: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
On every next 10 small beads we say the prayer to La Santa Muerte of the Angel of Death 10 times, and on each next large bead "Glory be to the Father", until the whole rosary is prayed.
At the end of one part or the whole of the Rosary, the antiphon Hail Queen (Salve Regina) to La Santa Muerte is traditionally recited: Hail Holy Queen, Santa Muerte, 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, lead us to eternal life, give us your blessing. O clement, O loving, O sweet Santa Muerte!
Mateusz, La Santa Muerte Poland