Prayers of Introduction

1. The Sign of the Cross

The symbolism of the Sign of the Cross, the Cross which is at the very heart of Redemption, and the profession of faith that it implies are part and parcel of the Christian patrimony.
The Sign of the Cross also evokes the fullness of the mystery of the Trinity, since we make this sign ‘in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit’.

2. The FIAT Prayer

Here is the text which introduces and accompanies the FIAT rosary. It directs it straight away towards the Holy Spirit so that his breath gives it life and helps us to meditate the mysteries of Jesus in our hearts.

Most Holy Spirit

Help us to relive, in union with Mary, the joyful, luminous, sorrowful and glorious mysteries of Jesus. Amen.

Grant that we may be
– inspired by the faith of our Baptism,
– nourished by the Eucharist,
– renewed in the grace of Pentecost.

So as to live
– in word and deed,
– always and everywhere,
– as faithful witnesses of Christ and
of the love of His Divine Heart. Amen.


If the FIAT rosary is said in a family or in other groups, those present should express aloud an intention corresponding to one or other of the following areas:
– praying for the Church;
– praying for the World;
– For all our own intentions;

The Lords prayer

Our Father,
who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done on eart 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.

How to pray the FIAT rosary: Prayers of Introduction