INTRODUCTION

There exists a renewed interest in various forms of the Rosary which in fact have little to do with the classical rosary prayer itself. The term used commonly to designate these prayer forms is chaplet, probably because of their use of the beads. Some of these chaplets have a strong Marian connotation, others are more directly related to some saints. Not all of these variants of the authentic rosary are based on solid theology and devotional practice. The following are examples of chaplets. They are not researched as to historical accuracy and theological orthodoxy. If you have suggestions to improve this feature let us know.

Chaplets of Our Lord

Blessed Sacrament Beads

These consist of a medal of the Blessed Sacrament and thirty-three beads, recalling the thirty-three years of Christ's life on earth.

On the medal one makes a spiritual communion as follows: As I cannot now receive Thee, my Jesus, in Holy Communion, come, spiritually into my heart, and make it Thine own forever. On each bead say: Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, have mercy on us!

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CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY

Method: The Chaplet of Mercy is recited using ordinary rosary beads of five decades. At the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts the Chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Blessed Faustina and followed by a closing prayer.

OPTIONAL OPENING PRAYER

You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of   Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.

O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

Begin the Chaplet with the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Apostles' Creed. Then, on the large bead before each decade pray:

Eternal Father,
I offer you the Body and Blood,
Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son,
Our Lord, Jesus Christ,
in atonement for our sins
and those of the whole world.

On the ten small beads of each decade, say:

For the sake of His
sorrowful Passion,
have mercy on us
and on the whole world.

Conclude with:

Holy God,
Holy Mighty One,
Holy Immortal One,
have mercy on us
and on the whole world. (repeat three times)

OPTIONAL CLOSING PRAYER

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion-inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.

* Celebrated on the Sunday after Easter.

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CHAPLET OF THE INFANT JESUS

Beads: There are three and twelve for this chaplet.
History: This chaplet to the Holy Infant owes its origin to the zeal of Venerable Marguerite of the Blessed Sacrament of Beaune (France) who died in 1648 at age 27.  It centers on the mystery of Jesus Christ's infancy, highlighting especially purity of heart and innocence.
Method: This Chaplet is said as follows:

 --Our Father (3x) in honor of the Holy Family (3 beads)
  Before each Our Father say: And the word became flesh, and lived among us.

--Hail Mary (12x) in honor of the twelve years of Jesus' infancy
  Before the first Hail Mary say:
And the word became flesh, and lived among us.

At the end of the chaplet say: Holy Infant Jesus, bless and protect us.

This chaplet (3 and 12 beads) has a medal with the image of the Holy Infant. It bears on its back the following invocation:

Divine Infant Jesus, I adore Your Cross, and I accept all the crosses You will be pleased to send me.

Adorable Trinity, I offer You for the glory of the Holy Name of God all the adorations of the Sacred Heart of the Holy Infant Jesus.

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Chaplet of the Sacred Heart

The Chaplet consists of thirty-three small beads, six large beads, a centerpiece, a Crucifix and a Sacred Heart Medal.

On the cross pray: Soul of Christ, sanctify me ...

On the large beads: O sweetest Heart of Jesus, I implore that I may ever love Thee more and more.

On the small beads: Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my love.

At the end of each decade: Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.

At the conclusion: May the Heart of Jesus in the most blessed Sacrament be praised and adored and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time. 

Amen

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The Chaplet of the Holy Face

The purpose of the Crown or Chaplet of the Holy face is to honor the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and to ask of God the Triumph of His Holy Church. This chaplet is composed of a cross and thirty-nine beads; of these six are large beads and thirty-three are small. To this chaplet is attached a medal of the holy Face. The thirty-three beads represent the years of Jesus' mortal life. The first thirty beads recall Our Lord's hidden life and are divided into five parts of six beads each, in honor of the senses of touch, hearing, smell, and taste of Jesus.

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Chaplet of the Precious Blood

This devotion consists of seven mysteries in which we meditate on the seven principal sheddings of the Most precious Blood of Jesus

The Our Father without the Hail Mary is said five times after each mystery except the last, when it is said three times--in all, thirty three times in honor of the thirty-three years of Our Lordís life on earth.

  1. mystery: Jesus shed his blood in the circumcision--Let us ask for chastity in body and soul.
  2. mystery: Jesus shed his blood in the agony while praying in the Garden of Olives.--Let us ask for the spirit of prayer.
  3. mystery: Jesus shed his blood in the scourging at the pillar.--Let us ask for patience and self-control.
  4. mystery: Jesus shed his blood in the crowning with thorns.--Let us ask for humility to atone from pride.
  5. mystery: Jesus shed his blood while carrying His cross to Calvary.--Let us ask for acceptance of our daily crosses.
  6. mystery: Jesus shed his blood in the terrible crucifixion.--Let us ask for contrition.
  7. mystery: Jesus shed blood and water from His side pierced by the lance.--Let us ask for perseverance.

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Chaplets of Our Lady

CHAPLET OF OUR LADY OF CZESTOCHOWA

Beads: Nine beads with at one end of the string a crucifix and at the other a medal of Our Lady of Czestochowa
Method: This Chaplet is said as follows:

The nine beads correspond to three Our Fathers, three Hail Marys and three Glorias. The chaplet begins (or ends) with the following prayer addressed to Our Lady of Czestochowa:

O Almighty and merciful God! You gave the Polish Nation a wondrous help and defense in the most holy Virgin Mary and You honored Her sacred image at Jasna Gora with remarkable veneration of the faithful. Grant in Your mercy that, under Her protection, we may struggle confidently throughout our lives and at the moment of death be victorious over our enemy. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lady of Jasna Gora, our Mother, Queen of the Polish Nation! Trusting in Your maternal goodness and powerful intercession with Your Son, we place before You our humble prayers and petitions. To You we commend all our needs, in particular ... and all children of the Polish Nation whether in their native land or elsewhere in the world.

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CHAPLET OF OUR LADY, STAR OF THE SEA

Beads: The chaplet of Our Lady Star of the Sea has a medal of Our Lady of Carmel, three separate beads, and twelve additional beads.
History: Our Lady Star of the Sea is the patroness of those who sail the seas. According to Saint Bonaventure she is also the one who guides to a landfall in heaven those who navigate the sea of this world in the "ship of innocence or penance." Our Lady aids not only sailors, but also those who sail the stormy seas of life.
Method: This Chaplet is said as follows:

The prayer begins with the medal. Holding the medal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, you say this prayer:

Most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein that you are my Mother.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart, to succor me in this necessity; there are none that can withstand your power.

The first three beads are for one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be. These three beads are for John Paul II, Bishop Warren Boudreaux and John Paul Finke (The Confraternity of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Morgan City, Louisiana, was established in 1979 by Bishop Boudreaux). I suppose it would not be sacrilegious to say these three prayers for those who minister in the church at all levels.

On each of the twelve beads representing the twelve stars on Our Lady's crown say one Hail Mary followed by the invocation:

Our Lady, Star of the Sea, help and protect us!

Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hand.

For further information write to: The Confraternity of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Central Headquarters, PO Box 609, Morgan City, LA 70381.

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CHAPLET OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

The Chaplet consists of three groups of four beads, with a medal of the Immaculate Conception attached to the end.  It was composed by St. John Berchmanns, S.J. and recited by him daily to obtain, through the intercession of Mary, the grace never to commit any sin against the virtue of purity.

There are other chaplets in honor of the Immaculate Conception. One of them uses an ordinary rosary (five decades), with the following exception. Instead of the crucifix, this chaplet has a medal of the image known as the "Miraculous Medal" (1830) framed by the prayer "O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee." The two beads (not three) immediately preceding the medal invite to say two Hail Marys. Before saying each one of them, it is said: "Praise be to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary."

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen

O God, come to my aid; O Lord make haste to help me in my time of need.

1st - I thank Thee, O Eternal Father! for having by Thy Almighty power preserved Mary, most holy, Thy blessed daughter from the stain of original sin.

Then on the large bead say: Our Father: and on the four small beads: Hail Mary, adding each time: Blessed be the pure, most holy and Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

2nd - I thank Thee, O Eternal Son, for having by Thy wisdom preserved Mary, most holy, Thy blessed mother from the stain of original sin.

Then on the large bead say: Our Father: and on the Four small beads: Hail Mary, adding each time: Blessed be the pure, most holy and Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

3rd - I thank Thee, O Holy Ghost Eternal, for having by Thy love preserved Mary, most holy, Thy Blessed Spouse, from the stain of original sin.

Then on the large bead say: Our Father: and on the four small beads: Hail Mary, adding each time: Blessed be the pure, most holy and Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Conclude with: Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen

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CHAPLET OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

Beads : The Rosary of Mary's Immaculate Heart is said with an ordinary rosary.

Method: This Chaplet is said as follows:

  • The Sign of the Cross is made five times in veneration of the Savior's five Holy Wounds.
  • On the large beads is said: Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pray for those who seek refuge in you.
  • On the small beads is said: Holy Mother, save us through your Immaculate Heart's flame of love.
  • At the end, the Glory Be to the Father is repeated three times.

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CHAPLET OF THE SEVEN SORROWS

Beads: The chaplet or rosary of the Seven Sorrows uses special beads. There are seven groups of seven beads.
History: The seven groups of seven Hail Marys remember the seven sorrows of Our Lady, which are:

1. The prophecy of Simeon.
2. The flight into Egypt.
3. The loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple.
4. Mary meets Jesus carrying His Cross.
5. The Crucifixion.
6. Mary receives the body of Jesus from the Cross.
7. The body of Jesus is placed in the tomb.

The concluding prayer is as follows:

V. Pray for us, O most sorrowful Virgin.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Prayer

Lord Jesus, we now implore, both for the present and for the hour of our death, the intercession of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Thy Mother, whose holy soul was pierced at the time of Thy passion by a sword of grief. Grant us this favor, O Savior of the world, Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen. 

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The Brigittine Rosary

It consists of six decades of ten beads each. There are three additional beads at the end. The sixty-three Hail Marys are in remembrance of the sixty-three years of Mary's earthly life according to one traditional account. The seven Our Fathers, said on the large beads between each decade, are in remembrance of the seven sorrows and joys of the Blessed Virgin.

Each decade consists of one Our Father and ten Hail Marys. The Apostles' Creed is said on the crucifix.

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The Chaplet of the Ten Evangelical Virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This prayer has been passed on by tradition in the Marian Order. It is meant for private recitation on the rosary.

After the Sign of the Cross, recite one Our Father followed by ten Hail Marys. After the words: Holy Mary, Mother of God mention one virtue in this order:

  1. most pure
  2. most prudent
  3. most humble
  4. most faithful
  5. most devout
  6. most obedient
  7. most poor
  8. most patient
  9. most merciful
  10. most sorrowful.

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The Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin Mary


St. Louis de Montfort, universally known for his True Devotion to Mary, embellished the Chaplet of the Immaculate Conception by adding to each Hail Mary a distinctive invocation in praise of the Blessed Virgin's excellence, power and goodness, ending with the joyful strain: "Rejoice, O Virgin Mary! Rejoice a thousand times."

The three crowns are:

 

  1. The Crown of Excellence
  2. The Crown of Power
  3. The Crown of Goodness.

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The Little Crown of Twelve Stars

An ancient devotion of the Order of Our Lady of Mercy based on the Book of Revelation 12:1. The chaplet consists in a medal, five Our Father beads and three sets of four beads each where the Hail Mary is prayed.  The Our Father and four Hail Marys are recited in honor of Our Lady's Crown of Excellence. The chaplet ends with a Glory be.

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The Little Rosary of Our Lady of Consolation

Belongs to the Arch confraternity of Saints Augustine and Monica and is composed of thirteen couplets of beads. The essential prayers to be said are Our Father and Hail Mary repeated thirteen times after which is recited the Hail Holy Queen.

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The Tears of Our Lady Chaplet

The Blessed Virgin Mary grants seven graces to the souls who honor her daily by saying seven Hail Marys and meditating on her tears and dolors. The devotion was passed on by St. Bridget. These are the seven graces:

  1. I will grant peace to their families
  2. They will be enlightened about the divine mysteries
  3. I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work.
  4. I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my divine Son or the sanctification of their souls.
  5. I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.
  6. I will visibly help them at the moment of their death; they shall see the face of their mother.
  7. I have obtained (this grace) from my divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son and I will be their eternal consolation and joy.

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Chaplets of the Angels

Little Rosary of St. Raphael

It consists of a medal of the Archangel Raphael connected with a prayer to him.

Pray three Hail Marys on the small beads. On the nine beads say a special prayer in honor of the nine choirs of Angels. End the rosary with an aspiration: St. Raphael, Angel of Health, of love, of joy, of light, pray for us.

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THE CHAPLET OF ST. MICHAEL, THE ARCHANGEL

History : The history of this chaplet goes back to a devout Servant of God, Antonia d'Astonac, who had a vision of St. Michael. He told Antonia to honor him by nine salutations to the nine Choirs of Angels. St. Michael allegedly promised that whoever would practice this devotion in his honor would have, when approaching Holy Communion, an escort of nine angels chosen from each of the nine Choirs. In addition, for those who would recite the Chaplet daily, he promised his continual assistance and the assistance of all holy angels during one's life.
Method: These are the prayers and text to be recited for this chaplet:

O God, come to my assistance, O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, etc. (Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after each of the following nine salutations in honor of the nine Choirs of Angels)

1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen.
2. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen.
3. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen.
4. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial choir of Dominions may the Lord gives us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions. Amen.
5. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen.
6. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen.
7. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.
8. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial choir of Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works in order that we may attain the glory of Heaven. Amen.
9. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial choir of Angels may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted in the life to come in Heaven. Amen.

Say one Our Father in honor of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St Gabriel, St. Raphael, and Our Guardian Angel.

CONCLUDING PRAYERS
O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue, deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day. Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of His promises. Almighty and Everlasting God, Who, by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel St. Michael Prince of Your Church, make us worthy, we ask You, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into Your Presence. This we ask through the merits of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

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CHAPLET OF THE HOLY ANGELS

Recited in the morning: 

O my Jesus, I offer this chaplet to Your Divine Heart, that You may render it perfect, thus giving joy to Your Holy Angels, and so they may keep me under their holy protection, above all at the hour of my death to which I invite them with all my heart.  Strengthened by their presence, I will await death with joy and be preserved from the assaults of hell.  I beseech you also, dear Angels, to visit immediately the souls in Purgatory, especially my parents, my friends, my benefactors; help them so that they will soon be delivered.  Do not forget me either after my death.  This I beg you with all my heart, through the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Amen.

1.  St. Michael, I recommend the hour of my death to you!  Hold the Evil One prisoner, so that he may not battle against me and do no harm to my soul.

2. St. Gabriel, obtain for me from God lively faith, strong hope, ardent charity and great devotion to the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar.

3.  St. Raphael, lead me constantly on the road of virtue and perfection.

4.  My Holy Guardian Angel, obtain for me divine inspiration and the special grace to be faithful.

I.   O ardent Seraphim, obtain for me a burning love for God-one Our Father, three Hail Marys.

II.  O Cherubim brilliant with light, obtain for me true knowledge of the science of the saints-one Our Father, three Hail Marys.

III.  O admirable Thrones, obtain for me peace and tranquility of heart-one Our Father, three Hail Marys.

IV.  O exulted Dominions, obtain for me victory over all evil thoughts-one Our Father, three Hail Marys.

V.   O invincible Powers, obtain for me strength against all evil spirits-one Our Father, three Hail Marys.

VI.  O most serene Virtues, obtain for me obedience and perfect justice-one Our Father, three Hail Marys.

VII. O Principalities, who accomplish prodigies, obtain for me plenitude of all virtues and perfection-one Our Father, three Hail Marys.

VIII. O holy Archangels, obtain for me conformity to the Will of God-one Our Father, three Hail Marys.

IX.  O holy Angels, O faithful Guardian Angels, obtain for me true humility and great confidence in the divine mercy-one Our Father, three Hail Marys.

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Chaplets of the Saints

Chaplet ofBlessed Kateri Tekakwitha

Consists of eight brown, eight red and eight crystal beads.

Recite an Our Father on each of the eight brown beads, a Hail Mary on each of the eight red beads and a Glory be on each of the eight crystal beads. Conclude praying: May the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, through Kateri's prayers restore the beauty of our waters, skies, forests and air, the ecology of our entire world.

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Chaplet of Juan Diego

It consists of a medal with the image of Juan Diego, three large and twelve small beads.

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Chaplet of Padre Pio

Recite three Our Fathers, three Hail Marys and three Glory Bes and a prayer to St. Pio of Pietrelcina

 

 

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CHAPLET OF ST. ANTHONY

Beads: This chaplet is composed of thirteen decades of three beads per decade.
History: This chaplet's prayer is believed to have been written by St. Bonaventure.
Method: On the first bead of each decade is said the Our Father, on the second the Hail Mary, and on the third the Glory be to the Father. At the end of this sequence, the following poem-prayer is recited.
If miracles thou vain would see;
Lo, error, death, calamity.
The leprous stain, the demon flies,
From beds of pain the sick arise.

The hungry seas forgo their prey...

The prisoner's cruel chains give way;
While palsied limbs and chattels lost
Both young and old recovered boast.
And perils perish, plenty's hoard,
Is heaped on hunger's famished board
Let those relate who know it well,
Let Padua of her patron tell.

The hungry seas forgo their prey,..

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

The hungry seas forgo their prey,......

V. Pray for us, blessed Anthony,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us Pray
O God, let the votive commemoration of
Blessed Anthony, Thy confessor, be a source
of joy in Thy Church, that she may always be
fortified with spiritual assistance, and may
deserve to possess eternal joy. Through Christ
our Lord. Amen.

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CHAPLET OF ST. ANNE

History: The little chaplet supposedly dates back to 1875. The author is unknown. The chaplet is the source of a great number of favors both spiritual and temporal.
Method: The Chaplet consist of the recitation of the following prayers:
1. In honor of Jesus, one Our Father and five Hail Marys. After each Hail Mary say: Jesus, Mary and St. Anne, grant the favor I ask.
2. In honor of Mary, one Our Father and five Hail Marys. After each Hail Mary say: Jesus, Mary and St. Anne, grant the favor I ask.
3. In honor of St. Anne, one Our Father and five Hail Marys. After each Hail Mary say: Jesus, Mary, and St. Anne, grant the favor I ask.

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The Chaplet of St. Joseph

The chaplet is divided into fifteen groups of four beads consisting of one white and three purple beads. The white beads symbolize St. Joseph's purity, and the purple his saintly piety.

A mystery of the rosary is considered on each white bead and two Hail Marys are said. On the purple beads say "Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph."

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CHAPLET OF ST. PATRICK

Beads: There are twelve beads for this chaplet.
Method: Prayer on the Medal: The Apostle's Creed
On each of the twelve green beads recite:
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.
Intention: Through the intercession of St. Patrick, may God Almighty strengthen one's faith, and grant the grace of faith for others.

BREASTPLATE OF ST. PATRICK
Christ as a light,
Illumine and guide me!
Christ as a shield, o'ershadow and cover me!
Christ be under me! Christ be over me!
Christ be beside me, on the left hand and right!
Christ be before me, behind me, about me;
Christ this day, be within and without me!

(From "Hymn Before Tara")

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CHAPLET OF ST. PHILOMENA

Beads: This chaplet consists of three white beads and thirteen red beads.
Method: On the medal say the Apostles' Creed to ask for the grace of faith. On each of the white beads say an Our Father in honor of the three Divine Persons of the Blessed Trinity in thanksgiving for all favors obtained through her intercession. On each of the red beads (which are thirteen in number to commemorate the thirteen years that St. Philomena spent on earth) say the following prayer:

Hail, O holy St. Philomena, whom I
acknowledge, after Mary, as my advocate with
the Divine Spouse, intercede for me now and
at the hour of my death.

St. Philomena, beloved daughter of Jesus
and Mary, pray for us who have recourse to
thee. Amen.

In conclusion say:
Hail, O illustrious St. Philomena, who shed
so courageously your blood for Christ! I bless
the Lord for all the graces He has bestowed
upon thee during thy life, and especially at
thy death. I praise and glorify Him for the
honor and power with which He has crowned
thee, and I beg thee to obtain for me from God
the graces I ask through thy intercession.

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The Little Flower Rosary

There are twenty-five beads for this chaplet. Many persons have received special graces by reciting this chaplet during a period of nine to twenty-four days. Some even speak of a rose granted by St. Therese.

To pray this rosary, bless yourself and say on the first bead: St. Therese of the Infant Jesus, Patroness of Missions, pray for us! On each of the remaining twenty-four beads say the Glory be to the Father in honor of the Blessed Trinity, in thanksgiving for giving the world the Little Saint who lived only twenty-four years. On successive days before 11 AM say the prayer to St. Therese, five Our Fathers, five Hail Marys, and five Glory Bes. On the fifth day, offer one more set containing five Our Fathers, five Hail Marys, and five Glory Bes.

St. Therese, the Little Flower, please pick me a rose from the heavenly garden and send it to me with a message of love. Ask God to grant me the favor I implore and tell Him I will love Him each day more and more.

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  Rosary in Honor of St. Joseph

This can be said with a regular rosary. Instead of the Hail Mary say the Hail Holy Joseph:

Hail, Holy Joseph, spouse of the ever virgin Mary, foster father of God the Son, whom our Father in Heaven chose to be head of the Holy Family, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Joyful Mysteries:

 1. The Annunciation of Joseph
2. The birth of Jesus
3. The Circumcision and Naming of Jesus
4. The Presentation of the baby Jesus in the Temple
5. The finding of the boy Jesus in the Temple

Sorrowful Mysteries:

1. Joseph's spouse Mary is found to be with child
2. The journey to Bethlehem
3. Joseph flees to Egypt with Mary and Jesus
4. Jesus is lost in Jerusalem
5. The death of Joseph

Glorious Mysteries:

1.  The Glorification of St. Joseph
2. St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church
3. St. Joseph, protector of Families
4. St. Joseph, Patron of the Sick and Suffering
5. St. Joseph, Patron of a Holy Death

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Special Needs and/or Themes

ALL SOULS ROSARY

This chaplet is said on an ordinary rosary.  On the Crucifix say the psalm "Out of the Depths."  Say the Our Father on the large beads.  Offer each decade for a particular intention.

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CHAPLET FOR PRIESTS

Beads: There are fourteen beads. First the creed on the cross, one Our Father, one Glory Be. On the loop: one Glory Be, four Hail Marys, Two Glory Bes, four Hail Marys and one Our Father.

Prayer:  
Lord Jesus, you have chosen your priests from among us and sent them out to proclaim your word and to act in your name. For so great a gift to your Church, we give you praise and thanksgiving. We ask you to fill them with the fire of your love, that their ministry may reveal your presence in the Church. Since they are earthen vessels, we pray that your power shine through their weakness. In their affections let them never be crushed; in their doubts never despair; in temptation never be destroyed; and in persecution never abandoned. Inspire them through prayer to live each day the mystery of your dying and rising. In times of weakness send them your Spirit, and help them to praise your heavenly Father and pray for poor sinners. By the same Holy Spirit put your word on their lips and your love in their hearts, to bring good news to the poor and healing to the broken-hearted. And may the gift of Mary your mother to the disciple whom you loved be your gift to every priest. Grant that she who formed you within her in human image, may form them in your divine image, by the power of your Spirit, to the glory of God the Father, Amen.

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Chaplet of the Virtues

The Chaplet consists of seven sets of three beads divided by seven single beads for the virtues.

On the cross start with the Apostles' Creed. On the first bead pray the consecration to Mary: My Queen, my Mother, I give myself entirely to you and to show my devotion to you I consecrate to you this day, my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my whole being without reserve. As I am you own, my good Mother, guard me and defend me as your property and possession. Amen.

On the next bead say the Angelus.

Naming each virtue on the black beads say The Lordís Prayer, the Glory be and a prayer to the Holy Spirit on the set of three beads.

The virtues are: faith, hope, charity, humility, patience, perseverance, obedience.

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ELECTRONIC ROSARY
From Shrine of Divine Love, Rome, Italy

Irish Penal Rosary

This rosary was used during times of religious oppression in Ireland.  The symbols are as follows:
Hammer: nails of the cross
Nails: crucifixion
Spear: wound
Halo: crown of thorns
Cords: scourging
Chalice: Last Supper
Rooster: crowing/resurrection

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Missionary Rosary

The Mission Rosary links two major concerns of our church: prayer and apostolate. The rosary is a traditional form of prayer which combines remembrance, praise and petition. It remembers the events of Salvation History, and is in fact the memorial of Christ's mission. The Hail Mary as essential part of the Rosary combines praise and intercession. It praises God for the wonderful things he has done for Mary and through her. But its second half also reminds us that we are in need of Godís help and protection which we seek with Mary as intercessor. If the rosary already by itself points to apostolate and mission, this idea has been reinforced by Mary's urging to convert and evangelize expressed in numerous apparitions. The missionaries of the Society of the Divine Word consider themselves mandated to bring this message to the whole world, especially in view of promoting peace. One of the tools they use is the mission rosary. It encourages prayers for their mission.

The colored beads symbolize the missionary efforts of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) in each of the five continents. The beads of each decade of the rosary then has a distinct color:
Red for the Americas (North and South)
Green for Africa
White for Europe
Blue for Oceania
Yellow for Asia
The missionary rosary follows the normal pattern of Creed, Our Father, three Hail Marys, Glory and the five decades (each for the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries). For each of these decades the ten Hail Marys are preceded by the Our Father and conclude with the Glory.

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  Peace Chaplet

This chaplet consists of seven Our Fathers, seven Hail Marys, seven Glory Bes and the Apostles' Creed followed by the whole rosary.

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ROSARY MADE OF ROSE PETALS

Made by Carmelite monasteries.  It is symbolic of the bouquets given to queens and mothers, since the rosary is itself a bouquet of prayers.

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ROSARY OF THE UNBORN

The intent of this rosary is to be prayed to end abortion and to forgive the sin of abortion.

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The Contemporary Rosary

Equipped with three rows of four, five, and ten beads to manually move while praying the rosary.

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The Ladder Rosary

According to popular belief, in Old Mexico the Ladder Rosary has an interesting history. Some trace the first ladder rosary to the vision of St. Dominic in which he saw souls climbing to heaven on the rosary. Others point to the vision of St. Francis De Sales who saw two ladders to heaven: a rather steep one leading directly to Jesus, and another far less steep one leading toward Mary. Jesus told St. Francis: "Tell your sons to come by the other ladder," meaning the easiest way to Jesus is through Mary!
In other popular legends, St. Dominic, in his visions saw souls climbing the ladder to heaven, and Jacob dreamt about a ladder between heaven and earth on which angels ascended and descended. The ladder even appears in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling painting, showing souls being pulled from Purgatory by a rosary.

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Wedding (lasso) rosary

During a Mexican wedding ceremony, a lazo (lasso), a large rosary, is draped around the bride and groom while they are kneeling at the altar.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje Chaplet

Composed of twenty-four beads in honor of Our Lady. Each part consists of a single bead and a group of three beads. The single beads signify the Miraculous Vision of Our Lady.

Make the sign of the Cross and say the Apostles' Creed.

On the first Bead say the "Our Father."

On the next three beads say three "Hail Marys."

On the single bead say; "Glory Be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Amen." then - Announce the First Mystery of the Rosary; and say one "Our Father" and the three "Hail Mary's" on the next three beads.

Repeat the above saying the different mysteries of the rosary as you proceed around the chaplet.

At the end of the chaplet say "Praised be the name of Jesus. May his blessed Mother guide us in righteous paths and protect us from all evil."

Prayer to the Mother of Goodness, Love and Mercy

O Mother mine,
Mother of goodness, love and mercy,
I love you infinitely
and I offer myself to you.
By means of your goodness, your love
and your grace, save me.
I desire to be yours.
I love you infinitely,
and desire you to protect me.
From the depth of my heart I pray you, Mother of goodness,
give me your goodness.
Let me gain Heaven by means of it.
I pray you, by your infinite love,
to give me the grace,
so that I may love every person,
as you have loved Jesus Christ.
I pray you to give me the grace
to be merciful towards you.
I offer myself to you completely and desire
that you follow my every step.
Because you are full of grace.
And I desire that I will never forget this.
And if, by chance, I should lose grace
I pray you to restore it to me once more.
Amen

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The Fatima Chaplet

Nine Steps to Praying: The Fatima Chaplet:

1. ) Step 1: Begin with the SIGN of the CROSS. While holding the Cross pray
The Sacrifice Prayer:
Oh Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary that I pray n.
2. ) Step 2: On the next large bead pray
The Pardon Prayer:
My God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love You! I beg pardon for all those that do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love You.
3. ) Step 3: On the first small bead pray
The Eucharistic Adoration Prayer:
Oh Most Holy Trinity, I adore You! My God, my God, I love You in the Most Blessed Sacrament!
4. ) Step 4: On the second small bead pray
The Conversion Prayer:
By your pure and Immaculate Conception, oh Mary, obtain the conversion of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe and the entire world.
5. ) Step 5: On the third small bead pray
The Salvation Prayer:
Sweet Heart of Mary, be the salvation of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe and the entire world.
6. ) Step 6: On the next large bead pray
The Pardon Prayer:
My God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love You! I beg pardon for all those that do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love You.
7.) Step 7: On each of the next ten small beads pray
The Eucharistic Adoration Prayer:
Oh Most Holy Trinity, I adore You! My God, my God, I love You in the Most Blessed Sacrament!
8.) Step 8: On the chain link pray
The Decade Prayer:
Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, and help especially those most in need of Thy Mercy.
9.) Step 9: On the clasp pray
TThe Angel's Prayer:
Oh Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners. Amen.

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Chaplet of the Holy Spirit

This chaplet has seven sections of seven beads each group preceded by a bead to petition one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. These are the seven gifts:

Spirit of Wisdom
Spirit of Intelligence
Spirit of Counsel
Spirit of Life
Spirit of Science
Spirit of Piety
Spirit of Fear of God

TThe seven beads of each group correspond to the following prayers: "Send your Spirit and he will renew the face of the earth"--to be repeated seven times.

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The Franciscan Family Chaplet prayer

By Nicholas H. Kovacs, SFO

Beginning:
Make the sign of the cross and recite "The Apostles' Creed" on the San Damiano Cross. Then recite the "Hail Mary" 3 times.

First Decade:
Begin by saying: "St. Francis of Assisi, through your intercession, I pray that the First Order increases in vocations and that its members continue to grow in holiness." Then recite the "Our Father" and recite 10 times the following: "My God and my all!"

Second Decade:
Begin by saying: "St. Francis of Assisi, through your intercession, I pray that the Second Order increases in vocations and that its members continue to grow in holiness." Then recite the "Our Father" and recite 10 times the following: "My God and my all!"

Third Decade:
Begin by saying: "St. Francis of Assisi, through your intercession, I pray that the Third Order, both Regular and Secular, increases in vocations and that its members continue to grow in holiness." Then recite the "Our Father" and recite 10 times the following: "My God and my all!"

Conclusion:
End by reciting 1 time: "We adore You, O Lord Jesus Christ, because by Your holy Cross, You have redeemed the world." Say the "Glory Be" 3 times for the intentions of the Pope and his continued holiness. Make the sign of the cross.

Note: This chaplet can be said as a Novena in preparation for the feast of St. Francis on October 4.

[Franciscan Family Chaplet]

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Chaplet of Adoration

On the cross:
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

On the medal:
Lord, remember me in Thy Kingdom.

On the clear beads (3):
Living Bread, nourish my soul.

On the red beads (7):
Sweet Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, I adore You.

related links:http://campus.udayton.edu/mary/resources/contract065.pdf

 

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This is a listing of other Chaplets for Our Lady:

The Franciscan Crown
Little Rosary of the Seven Dolors of Mary
Rosary of the Tears of Blood
Rosary in Praise of the Most Blessed Virgin
Chaplet of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Dominican Chaplet
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Rosary

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