Collection Of Chaplets And Rosaries
Chaplet for the Dead
This rosary consists of four decades (40 beads)
in memory of the forty hours which Our Lord is thought to have spent
in Limbo. There are also the 5 introductory beads as on the Dominican
One begins and ends this chaplet with the De profundis or an Our
Father and Hail Mary. On the large beads is made acts of faith, hope,
and charity. On each small bead is said: "Sweet Heart of Mary, be my
salvation." Each decade is concluded with: "Eternal rest grant unto
Compilers note: I gather the complete final prayer is as follows:
V. Eternal rest grant unto him/her, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon him/her.
V. May he/she rest in peace.
V. May his/her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen. +
May the love of God and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ bless us
and console us and gently wipe every tear from our eyes: in the name
of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Blessed Sacrament Beads (Blessed Sacrament Fathers). These consist
of a medal of the Blessed Sacrament and 33 beads, recalling the 33
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 on the altar
have mercy on us!"
Approved May 30, 1911 by Pope Pius X (The Holy Father has granted to
the entire world 300 days indulgence each time the above prayer is
The Brigittine Rosary (Brigittine Fathers). The Brigittine Rosary
consists of 6 decades of 10 beads each. There are 3 additional beads
at the end. Each decade consists of 1 Our Father, 10 Hail Marys. The
Apostle's Creed is said on the crucifix.
The 63 Hail Mary's are in remembrance of the 63 years of Mary's
earthly life according to one traditional account. The 7 Our Fathers,
said on the large beads between each decade, are in remembrance of the
Seven Sorrows and Seven Joys of the Blessed Virgin.
Chaplet of the
Chaplet of the Five Wounds of Christ . This chaplet consists of
5 groups of 5 beads each. For each bead, pray one Glory Be and
one Hail Mary for the Sorrowful Virgin. As one prays each group,
one meditates on the Wounds of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Invocations in honor of the Holy Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the large beads pray: "Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Wounds
of Our Lord Jesus Christ to heal the wounds of our souls. Amen."
On the small beads pray: "My Jesus, pardon and mercy through the
merits of Thy Sacred Wounds. Amen."
Medals are usually attached to the beads or 3 beads are added at the
beginning of the chaplet. These medals display the Wounds of Christ
on one side and Our Lady of Sorrows on the other. The medals are not
necessary either for blessing or for obtaining the indulgences. The
medals are ordinarily arranged so that one meditates first on the
Wound in the left foot of Our Lord, then the Wound in the right foot,
the left hand, the right hand, and finally the Wound in the sacred
side of Jesus.
The earliest mention of the Rosary of the Five Wounds is found
in a document dating back to 1821. The Platea of Saints John and
Paul, at Rome, relates "The Most Rev. Fr. General, acting in
accordance with our spirit to promote devotion to the Passion of Our
Lord, obtained permission to bless the Chaplet of the Five Wounds, at
the same time enriching it with indulgences." This chaplet was first
approved by a decree of Pius VII dated Jan. 22, 1822.
The Chaplet of the Seven Dolors of Our Lady The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows consists of 7 groups of 7 beads, with 3 additional beads and a crucifix. The 7 groups of 7 Hail Marys are recited in remembrance of the Seven Sorrows of Mary, namely: 1. The Prophecy of Simeon 2. The flight into Egypt 3. The loss of the Child Jesus 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 Three Hail Marys are added in remembrance of the tears of Mary shed because of the suffering of her Divine Son. These are said to obtain true sorrow for our sins. Following is the concluding prayer. 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 Saviour of the world, Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost for ever and ever. Amen.
Chaplet of the Seven Dolours (Card) This is a devotion instituted in the course of the thirteenth century, in honor of the sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, endured by her in compassion for the suffering and death of her Divine Son. It is practiced upon a Chaplet composed of seven times seven beads, each portion of seven being divided from the rest by medals, representing the seven principal sorrows of her life. In the use of it a Hail, Mary has to be said on each of the beads, with one Our Father before every seven Hail, Marys; and at the end of all, three Hail, Marys are to be said, in honor of the sorrowful tears of our Lady. While reciting the first Our Father, and seven Hail Marys, reflect on and sympathize in the sorrow of our Blessed Lady, when she presented her Divine Child in the Temple, and heard from the aged Simeon that a sword of grief should pierce her soul on His account. Our Father, seven Hail, Marys. At the second medal, reflect on her sorrow when, to escape the cruelty of King Herod, she was forced to fly into Egypt with St. Joseph and her beloved Child. Our Father, seven Hail, Marys. At the third medal, reflect on her grief, when, in returning from Jerusalem she perceived that she had lost her dear Jesus, whom she sought sorrowing during three days. Our Father, seven Hail, Marys. At the fourth, reflect on her meeting her Divine Son, all bruised and mangled, carrying His cross to Calvary, and seeing Him fall under His heavy weight. Our Father, seven Hail, Marys. At the fifth, reflect on her standing by when her Divine Son was lifted up on the cross, and the blood flowed in streams from His sacred wounds. Our Father, seven Hail, Marys. At the sixth, reflect on her sorrow, when her Divine Son was taken down from the cross, and she received Him into her arms. Our Father, seven Hail, Marys. Seventhly, and lastly, contemplate her following His sacred body, as it was borne by Joseph of Arimathea, and Nicodemus, to the sepulchre, inclosed there, and hidden from her sight. Our Father, seven Hail, Marys. Three Hail, Marys, as mentioned before, in honor of her tears. INDULGENCES Benedict XIII., September 26th, 1724, granted an indulgence of two hundred days for every Our Father and every Hail Mary to those who, with sincere contritition, and having confessed, or firmly purposing to confess their sins, shall recite this Chaplet on any Friday, or on any day of Lent, on the Festival of the Seven Dolours, or within the Octave; and one hundred days on any other day of the year. Clement XII., December 12, 1734, confirmed these indulgences, and moreover granted:-- 1. A Plenary indulgence to those who shall have recited this Chaplet for a month every day -- Confession, Communion and Prayers for the Church, required as usual. 2. An indulgence of one hundred years to all who should recite it on any day, having confessed their sins, with sincere sorrow, or at least firmly purposing to do so. 3. One hundred and fifty years to those who should recite it on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and Holidays of obligation, with Confession and Communion. 4. A Plenary indulgence once a year, on any day, to those who are accustomed to recite it four times a week, on condition of Confession, Communion, and the Recital of the Chaplet on the day of Communion. 5. Two hundred years' indulgence to all who recite it devoutly after Confession; and to all who carry it about them, and frequently recite it, ten years' indulgence every time they shall hear Mass, hear a sermon, or reciting Our Father, and seven Hail Marys, shall perform any spiritual or corporal work of mercy, in honor of our Blessed Saviour, the Blessed Virgin Mary, or any Saint, their advocate. All these indulgences were confimred by a decree of January 17th, 1747, and rendered applicable to the souls in Purgatory.
The Little 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 small ones; to this chaplet is attached a medal of the Holy Face. On the Cross, which reminds us of the mystery of our redemption, we begin the chaplet by saying the words: "Incline unto my aid, O God; O Lord make haste to help me. Glory be." The thirty-three small beads represent the thirty-three years of the mortal life of our Divine Lord. The first thrity beads recall to us the thirty years of His hidden life, and are divided into five parts of six beads each, in honor of the senses of touch, hearing, sight, smell, and taste of Jesus, and, as they were situated princippaly in His holy face, to render reparative homage for all the sufferings which our Lord has endured in His Face through each of these senses. Each six beads are preceded by a a large bead, followed by a Glory be to recall the sense we wish to honor. The three other beads mark the three years of the public life of Our Lord, and have for their intention to honor all the wounds of His adorable Face; there are also preceded by a large bead, to be followed by a Glory be for the same intention. On each large bead is said: "My Jesus Mercy." On the small beads is said: "Arise, O Lord! and let Thy enemies be scattered, and let them that hate Thee fly before Thy Face." The Glory be is recited seven times in honor of the seven last words of Jesus upon the cross, and the Seven Dolours of the Immaculate Virgin. The chaplet is concluded by saying on the medal: "God, our Protector, look down upon us and cast Thine eyes upon the Face of Thy Christ." This chaplet was composed by Sister Saint-Pierre, a Carmelite of Tours. Saint Athanasius relates that the devils, on being asked what verse in the whole Scripture they feared the most, replied: "That with which the sixty-seventh Psalm commences: 'Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered let them that hate Him flee from before His face.'" They added that this always compelled them to take flight.
Chaplet of the Holy Ghost (card) The Chaplet of the Holy Ghost was composed in 1892 by a Franciscan Capuchin missionary of the English province in order to give the faithful an easy means of honoring the Holy Ghost. It was approved by Pope Leo XIII in 1902. It is intended to be in regard to the Holy Ghost what the Dominican Rosary is in regard to the Blessed Virgin. This rosary consists of 5 groups of 7 beads each. Before and after each group there are 2 large beads, that is, 12 large beads in all. In addition there are 3 small beads at the beginning. On these three beads one makes the sign of the Cross, recites an act of contrition and the hymn Come Holy Ghost. In each group the Glory be is said on the 7 small beads, an Our Father and a Haily Mary on the 2 large beads. On the remaining 2 large beads are said the Apostles Creed and an Our Father and Hail Mary for the intention of the Holy Father. There is a mystery for each of the 5 groups; the number 5 commemorating the Five Wounds of Jesus which are the fountains of grace which the Holy Ghost imparts to all men. The reflections suggested are as follows: THE FIRST MYSTERY By the Holy Ghost is Jesus conceived of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Meditation: "The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the Power of the Most High shall overshadow thee; and therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." (Luke, I, 35) The Practice: Diligently implore the aid of the Divine Spirit, and Mary's intercession, to imitate the virtues of Jesus Christ, Who is the Model of virtues, so that you may be made comformable to the image of the Son of God. THE SECOND MYSTERY The Spirit of the Lord rested upon Jesus when he was baptized. The Meditation: "Jesus, being baptized, forthwith came out of the water: and lo! the heavens were opened to Him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon Him." (Matthew, III, 16) The Practice: Hold in the highest esteem the priceless gift of sanctifying grace, infused into your soul by the Holy Ghost in Baptism. Keep the promises to which you then pledged yourself. Increase, by constant practice, Faith, Hope, and Charity. Ever live as becometh children of God and members of God's true Church, so as to obtain, hereafter, the inheritance of heaven. THE THIRD MYSTERY By the Spirit is Jesus led into the desert to be tempted by the Devil. The Meditation: "Jesus, being full of the Holy ghost, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the desert for the space of forty days; and was tempted by the devil." (Luke, IV, 1-2) The Practice: Be ever grateful for the sevenfold gift of the Holy Ghost bestowed upon you in Confirmation, for the spirit of wisdom and understanding, of counsel and fortitude, of knowledge and piety, and of the fear of the Lord. Faithfully yield to His Divine guidance, so that, in all the trials and temptations of life, you may act manfully, as becometh a perfect Christian and valiant soldier of Jesus Christ. THE FOURTH MYSTERY The Holy Ghost in the Church. The Meditation: "Suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house wehre they were sitting....and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak....the wonderful works of God." (Acts, II, 2, 4, 11.) The Practice: Thank God for having made you a child of His Church which is ever animated and directed by the Divine Spirit, sent into this world for that purpose of the day of Pentecost. Hear and obey the Holy See, the infallible mouthpiece of the Holy Ghost, and the Church, the pillar and ground of truth. Uphold her doctrines, seek her interests, defend her rights. THE FIFTH MYSTERY The Holy Ghost in the soul of the just man and just woman. The Meditation: "Know you not that you members are the temple of the Holy Ghost, Who is in you?" (I Cor., VI, 19.) "Extinguish not the Spirit." (I Thess., V, 19.) "And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption." (Eph., IV, 30.) The Practice: Be evver mindful of the Holy Ghost Who is within you, and carefully cultivate purity of soul and body. Faithfully obey His Divine Inspirations so taht you may bring forth the Fruits of the Spirit -- Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience, Eenignity, Goodness, Long-suffering, Mildness, Faith, Modesty, Continency, Chastity. Conclude with the "I believe" as a profession of faith. Say finally once Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be to the Father, for the intentions of the Sovereign Pontiff.
Chaplet of Mercy May be said on the Rosary beads. On the large beads: Eternal Father, I offer Thee the WOUNDS of Our Lord Jesus Christ -- To heal the wounds of our souls. (300 days indulgence each time) On the small beads: My Jesus, pardon and mercy -- Through the merits of Thy HOLY WOUNDS. (300 days indulgence each time) Sacred Penetentiary, January 15, 1924. These two invocations were taught by Our Lord to Sr. Mary Martha Chambon, deceased, in the Vistation of Chambery, France, Marcy 21, 1907. The Sister received from Our Lord a double "Mission": constantly to invoke the HOLY WOUNDS herself, and to revive this devotion in the world. Promises of Our Lord to Sr. Mary Martha "I will grant all that is asked of Me by the invocation of My HOLY WOUNDS. You must spread the devotion."
Chaplet of the Infant Jesus of Prague This chaplet consists of 3 Our Fathers in honor of the Holy Family, and 12 Hail Marys in memory of the 12 years of the Sacred Infancy of our Divine Saviour. To this chaplet of 15 beads is attached a medal of the Infant Jesus [of Prague]. On the medal the following invocation is said: "Divine Infant Jesus, I adore Thy Cross and I accept all the cross Thou wilt be pleased to send me. Adorable Trinity, I offer Thee for the glory of Thy Holy Name of God, all the adorations of the Sacred Heart of the Holy Infant Jesus." Each Our Father and Hail Mary is preceded by the aspiration: "And the Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us." On terminating the chaplet say: "Holy Infant Jesus, bless and protect us." This devotion owers its origin to the zeal of Sister Marguerite, a Carmelite religious, who died in France in 1648. She was distinguished for her devotion to the Holy Child Jesus.
Chaplet of the Holy Infant Jesus (card) The More You Honor Me The More I Will Bless You On the medal the following invocation is said: "Divine Infant Jesus, I adore Thy Cross, and I accept all the crosses Thou wilt be pleased to send me. Adorable Trinity, I offer Thee for the glory of the Holy Name of God, all the adorations of the Sacred Heart of the Holy Infant Jesus." Each "Our Father" and "Hail Mary" is preceded by the aspiration: "And the Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us." On terminating the chaplet, say: "Holy Infant Jesus, bless and protect us." The Divine Infant revealed to His faithful servant how pleasing to Him is this holy practice; He promised her that He would grant special graces, above all purity of heart and innocence, to all who carried the chaplet on their person and recited it in honor of the mysteries of His holy infancy. As a sign of His approval, He showed her these chaplets shining with a supernatural light.
Novena to the Infant Jesus of Prague in Urgent Need (To be said for nine days or nine consecutive hours) O Jesus, Who said, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be answered. (Mention your request.) O Jesus, Who said, "All that you ask of the Father in My Name He will grant you," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I humbly and urgently ask Your Father in Your Name that my prayer be granted. (Mention your request.) O Jesus, Who said, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My word shall not pass," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I feel confident that my prayer will be granted. (Mention your request.)
Office of the Nine Angelic Choirs
Also known as The Chaplet of St. Michael
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 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 that of all the holy angels during life.
Ant. Most glorious Prince Michael the archangel, be ever mindful of us; here and everywhere, pray always for us to the Son of God.
V. Before the Angels will I sing praise unto Thee, O my God!
R. I will worship toward Thy holy temple, and praise Thy name.
Let us pray:
O God, who in wondrous order dost ordain and constitute the services of men and Angels; Mercifully grant that our life may be defended on earth by them that stand near Thee, evermore Ministering to Thee in heaven, Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
V. Incline unto my aid, O God
R. O Lord , make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
Our Father, once, Hail Mary, three times, to the first angelic choir.
By the intercession of St. Michael and the heavenly Choir of Seraphim, may it please God to make us worthy to receive unto our hearts the fire of His perfect charity, Amen.
Our Father, once, Hail Mary, three times, to the second angelic choir.
By the intercession of St. Michael and the heavenly Choir of Cherubim, may God, in His good pleasure, grant us grace to abandon the ways of sin, and follow the path of Christian perfection. Amen.
Our Father, once, Hail Mary, three times, to the third angelic choir.
By the intercession of St.
Michael and the heavenly Choir of Thrones, may it please God to infuse into our
hearts the spirit of true and sincere humility.
Our Father, once, Hail Mary, three times, to the fourth angelic choir.
By the intercession of St.
Michael and the heavenly Choir of Dominations, may it please God to grant us
grace to have dominion over our senses, and to correct our depraved passions.
Our Father, once, Hail Mary, three times, to the fifth angelic choir.
By the intercession of St. Michael and the heavenly choir of Powers, may God vouchsafe to keep our souls from the wiles and temptations of the devil. Amen.
Our Father, once, Hail Mary, three times, to the sixth angelic choir.
By the intercession of St. Michael and the choir of the admirable Virtues, may it please God to keep us from falling into temptation, and may He deliver us from us from evil. Amen.
Our Father, once, Hail Mary, three times, to the seventh angelic choir.
By the intercession of St. Michael and the heavenly choir of the Principalities, may God fill our souls with the spirit of true and sincere obedience. Amen.
Our Father, once, Hail Mary, three times, to the eighth angelic choir.
By the intercession of St. Michael and the heavenly choir of Archangels, may it please God to, grant us the gift of perseverance in the faith and in all good works, that we may thereby be enabled to attain the glory of paradise, Amen.
Our Father, once, Hail Mary, three times, to the ninth angelic choir.
By the intercession of St. Michael and the heavenly choir of Angels, may God vouchsafe to grant us their guardianship through this mortal life, and after death a happy entrance into the everlasting glory of 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.
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.
V. Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ.
R. 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.
His Holiness, Pope Pius IX, by a decree of the Sacred Congregation of Rites, Aug. 8, 1851, granted to all the faithful, every time that, with at least contrite heart and devotion, they shall say this chaplet: An indulgence of 7 years and 7 quarantines.
Rt. Rev. Msgr. Malachy P. Poley
Samuael Cardinal Stritch
Archbishop of Chicago
Chaplet of Saint Anthony Chaplet of Saint Anthony (Franciscan). The Chaplet of St. Anthony is composed of thirteen groups (or decades) of three beads each, at the end of which may be a medal of Saint Anthony holding the Infant Jesus. On the first bead of each group (or decade) is said the Our Father, on the second the Hail Mary, and on the third the Glory Be to the Father, etc. At the end the Miraculous Responsory is recited: If miracles thou fain wouldst see Do, error, death, calamity, The leprous stain, the demon flies, From beds of pain the sick arise. The hungry seas forego 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, etc. Glory be to the Father, etc. The hungry seas, etc. 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 to thy Church, that she may always be fortified with spiritual assistance, and may deserve to possess eternal joy. Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen. During the prayers meditation on the following virtues of the saint is recommended: Faith, Hope, Charity, Love of Jesus, Prudence, Justice, Patience, Penance, Humility, Purity, Obedience, Poverty, Spirit of Prayer, and Union with God. An indulgence of one hundred days each time. A plenary indulgence, once a month. Another method calls for meditation on the following thirteen petitions while reciting thirteen times the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be. 1. Saint Anthony, raiseth the dead, pray for those Christians now in their agony, and for our dear departed. 2. Saint Anthony, zealous preacher of the Gospel, fortify us against the errors of the enemies of God, and pray for the Pope and the Church. 3. Saint Anthony, powerful with the Heart of Jesus, preserve us from the calamities which threaten us on account of our sins. 4. Saint Anthony, who drivest away devils, make us triumph over their snares. 5. Saint Anthony, lily of heavenly purity, purify us from the stains of the soul and preserve our bodies from all dangers. 6. Saint Anthony, healer of the sick, cure our diseases and preserve us in health. 7. Saint Anthony, guide of travellers, bring to safe harbor those who are in danger of perishing, and calm the troubled waves of passion which agitate our souls. 8. Saint Anthony, liberator of captives, deliver us from the captivity of evil. 9. Saint Anthony, who restorest to young and old the use of their limbs, obtain for us the perfect use of the senses of our body and the faculties of our soul. 10. Saint Anthony, finder of lost things, help us to find all that we lost in the spiritual and temporal order. 11. Saint Anthony, protected by Mary, avert the dangers which threaten our body and our soul. 12. Saint Anthony, helper of the poor, help us in our needs and give bread and work to those who ask. 13. Saint Anthony, we thankfully proclaim thy miraculous power, and we beseech thee to protect us all the days of our life. (At times this chaplet may be composed of 13 beads instead of 13 groups of 3 beads each.)
PRAYER TO OBTAIN FROM SAINT ANTHONY
THE RESTORATION OF THINGS THAT ARE LOST. Great Saint Anthony, who hast received from God a special power to recover lost things, help me that I may find that which I am now seeking. Obtain for me, also, an active faith, perfect docility to the inspirations of grace, disgust for the vain pleasures of the world, and an ardent desire for the imperishable goods of an everlasting happiness. Amen.
Crown of Saint Philomena This crown consists of a medal of Saint Philomena and Saint John Vianney, of 3 white beads and 13 red beads. On the medal the Apostles Creed is said. On the 3 white beads are said 3 Our Fathers in honor of the Three Divine Persons in thanksgiving for graces granted to Saint Philomena and for favors obtained through her intercession. On the 13 red beads are said the following: "Hail, O holy Saint Philomena, whom I acknowledge after mary as my advocate with thy Divine Spouse, intercede for me now and at the hour of my death. Saint Philomena, beloved daughter of Jesus and Mary, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Amen." Concluding prayer: "Hail, O illustrious Saint Philomena, who so courageously shed thy blood for Christ, I bless the Lord for all the graces He has bestowed upon thee during thy life, 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. Amen."
Chaplet of Saint Philomena (card) The Chaplet consists of three white beads and thirteen red beads. On the medal say the Apostle's 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. ON THE MEDAL 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 whcih He has crowned thee, and I beg thee to obtain for me from God the graces I ask through thy intercession.