Retreat with Our Lady of the Rosary, pray with the Carmelites

Let us respond to the call of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary to pray the Holy Rosary in the company of the Saints of Carmel in order to deepen our faith and our relationship with Christ.


Venerable Sor María Lucía of Jesus, OCD, seer of Fatima and Discalced Carmelite nun (+2005), who spoke to and prayed with the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, gives us 7 cogent reasons for praying the Holy Rosary everyday:

  • "It's the most pleasing prayer we can offer to God and brings great benefit to our souls".
  • "It enables us to be more receptive to the Eucharist".
  • "It puts us in communication with God".
  • "It helps us to accomplish our daily offerings".
  • "It prevents us from becoming materialistic".
  • "It preserves the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity".

"God and Our Lady know better than anyone what is most appropriate for us as well as what we need. Moreover, the Rosary is a powerful means by which to preserve our faith, our hope and our charity".

For the month of the Rosary, join us in prayer with the Rosary.


The Joyful Mysteries

Day 1 First Mystery - The Incarnation of the Son of God

Venerable Sor María Lucía of Jesus, Seer of Fatima

Day 2 Second Mystery - The Visitation of Mary

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

Day 3 Third Mystery - The birth of Jesus

St. John of the Cross

Day 4 Fourth Mystery - The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

St. Teresa of Jesus

Day 5 Fifth Mystery - The child Jesus lost & found in the Temple

St. Titus Brandsma

The Luminous Mysteries

Day 6 First Mystery - The Baptism of Jesus

St. John of the Cross

Day 7 Second Mystery - Jesus at the Wedding at Cana

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus

Day 8 Third Mystery - The preaching of the Kingdom

Bld. Francisco Palau

Day 9 Fourth Mystery - The transfiguration of the Lord

St. Teresa of Jesus

Day 10 Fifth Mystery - The Institution of the Eucharist

Bld. Francisco Palau

The Sorrowful Mysteries

Day 11 First Mystery - Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemani

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus

Day 12 Second Mystery - The Flagellation of Jesus

St. Teresa of Jesus

Day 13 Third Mystery - The crowning with thorns

St. Teresa of the Andes

Day 14 Fourth Mystery - Jesus bearing his Cross

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Day 15 Fifth Mystery - The crucifixion & death of Jesus

St. Maravillas of Jesus

The Glorious Mysteries

Day 16 First Mystery - The Resurrection of the Lord

St. Teresa of Jesus

Day 17 Second Mystery - The Ascension into Heaven

St. Mary Magdalena de Pazzi

Day 18 Third Mystery - The coming of the Holy Spirit

St. Mariam of Crucified Jesus

Day 19 Fourth Mystery - The Assumption of Mary

St. Raphael Kalinowski

Day 20 Fifth Mystery - The Coronation of Our Lady

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Written and compiled

by  María Pilar Vila, Doctor in Theology, lay Teresian Carmelite, Barcelona 2018.

Translated by Chantal Roxane Haigh, OCDS

In depth studies, articles relating to Carmel may be found on María Pilar Vila's website, which has an automatic translator for items not already in English:

The Discalced Carmelite Secular Order (OCDS)

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Prayer from the retreat

Salve Regina

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us, and after this exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.