CHAPLET OF ST. MICHAEL

The chaplet of St. Michael, also called the Rosary of the Angels, was given in a private revelation by the Archangel Michael to a Portuguese Carmelite nun Antónia d'Astónaco. It was approved by Pope Pius IX in 1851. The chaplet honors and calls upon St. Michael the Archangel along with the Nine Choirs of Angels, which Sacred Scripture identifies as: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Powers, Virtues, Principalities, Archangels and 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, and after death deliverance from purgatory for themselves and their relations. Your purchase includes a prayer card. The prayers are also found on pages 70-73 of the little blue Pieta Prayer Book.

Indulgences:

Pope Pius IX granted the following Indulgences to those who pray the chaplet:

  • Partial indulgence, to those who pray this Chaplet with a contrite heart.

  • Partial indulgence, each day to those who carry the Chaplet with them and/or kiss the medal of the Holy Angels that hangs from it.

  • Full indulgence, to those who pray it once a month, the day they choose, truly contrite and confessed, praying for the intentions of their Holiness.

  • Full indulgence, with the same conditions, in the feasts of the Apparition of St Michael the Archangel (May 8); the feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Rafael (September 29); and on the day of the Holy Guardian Angels (October 2).

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CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY

The chaplet of Divine Mercy, one of the most important chaplets for our times, was given in a private revelation by Jesus to Sister St. Faustina Kowalska, known as "the Apostle of Mercy." She was a Polish religious sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. Sr. Faustina was canonized by St. Pope John Paul II as a Catholic saint in 2000.  St. Pope John Paul II died on the vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday. In her Diary, St. Faustina records our Lord's words about the importance of souls coming to understand His unfathomable Mercy, the Hour of Mercy (3 P.M.), the Image of Divine Mercy, the Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday (celebrated the first Sunday after Easter), and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.  Our Lord told St. Faustina, "You will recite this chaplet on the beads of the rosary." Here are some excerpts from her Diary about the value of reciting the Chaplet of Divine Mercy as St. Faustina recorded from Jesus:

1. "Say unceasingly the chaplet I have taught you.  Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death.

2. "Oh, what great graces I will grant to souls who will say this chaplet; the very depths of My tender Mercy are stirred for the sake of those who say the chaplet. (Diary, 848)

3. "My daughter, encourage souls to say the chaplet I have given you. It pleases Me to grant everything they ask of Me by saying the chaplet.  When hardened sinners say it, I will fill their souls with peace, and the hour of their death will be a happy one. (Diary, 475)

 

4. "At the hour of their death, I defend as My own glory, every soul that will say this chaplet; or when others say it for a dying person, the pardon is the same." (Diary, 811)

 

5. "When this chaplet is said at the bedside of a dying person, My anger is placated, unfathomable mercy envelops the soul and the very depths of My tender Mercy are moved for the sake of the sorrowful Passion of My Son." (Diary, 811)  

Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday

The Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated on the Sunday following Easter. Jesus said: "On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open.  I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to confession, receive Holy Communion, pray for the intentions of the Pope, recite the Our Father, Creed and a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus before the Blessed Sacrament (exposed or reposed) shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishments." (Diary, 699) 

CHAPLET OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD

 

Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus is one of the oldest devotions in the Church. Our Blessed Mother adored the Most Precious Blood of her infant Son on the day of His circumcision as the first drops of His Precious Blood were shed and again during His Passion amongst many tears for the salvation of our sinful humanity. Each chaplet comes with a prayer pamphlet including the Chaplet and other prayers devoted to the Precious Blood.

History (from Catholic Answers)

The arch-confraternity of the Precious Blood as it now exists owes its origin to Msgr. Albertini, then priest at San Nicola in Carcere, Rome, where since 1708 devotions in honor of the Precious Blood had been held. Deeply moved by the temporal and spiritual misery caused by the French Revolution, he united, December 8, 1808, into a society who were willing to meditate frequently on the Passion and to offer up to the Divine Father the Blood of His Son, in expiation of their sins, for the conversion of sinners, for the great wants of the Church, and the souls in purgatory. He composed for them the “Chaplet of the Precious Blood” which they were to recite during his daily Mass.

Promises Associated to the Chaplet of the Precious Blood: 

  1. I promise to protect any person who devoutly prays this Chaplet against evil attacks. 

  2. I will guard his five senses. 

  3. I will protect him from sudden death. 

  4. Twelve hours before his death, he will drink 
    My Precious Blood and eat My Body. 

  5. Twenty-four hours before his death, I will show him My five wounds that he may feel a deep contrition for all his sins and have a perfect knowledge of them. 

  6. Any person who makes a novena with it will get their intentions. His prayer will be answered. 

  7. I will perform many wonderful miracles through it. 

  8. Through it, I will destroy many secret societies and set free many souls in bondage, by My mercy. 

  9. Through it, I will save many souls from Purgatory. 

  10. I will teach him My way, he who honors My Precious Blood through this Chaplet. 

  11. I will have mercy on them who have mercy on My Precious Wounds and Blood. 

  12. Whoever teaches this prayer to another person will have an indulgence of four years.

CHAPLET OF THE HOLY FACE

 

During the 1840’s in Tours, France, Our Lord appeared to a Carmelite nun, Sr. Marie of St. Peter. During these apparitions, Sr. Marie received a series of revelations from Our Lord about a powerful devotion He wished to be established—the devotion to his Holy Face.  He asked for this devotion in reparation for the sins which caused Jesus such great suffering.  The Chaplet is composed of a cross (our chaplet cross has the image of the Holy Face on the front), 6 large beads, 33 small beads (one for each year of Jesus' mortal life), and a medal of the holy face.  The small 33 beads are divided into 5 sets of 6 beads with the intention of honoring the 5 senses of Jesus. The three 3 small beads located between the center and the cross represent the 3 years of Our Lord's public life and are prayed in reparation for all the wounds of His adorable Face. The "Glory Be" prayer is said 7 times in honor of the 7 last words of Jesus upon the Cross, and the 7 sorrows of the Virgin Mary.

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Face of Jesus from the Holy Shroud of Turin

In a series of revelations, Our Lord told Sister Mary of Saint Peter, a French Carmelite nun in the 1840’s of His wish for a devotion to His Holy Face. These were recorded in Sr. Mary's autobiography, the Golden Arrow, which is still available today.

Our Lord’s promises are as follows:

  1. All those who honor My Face in a spirit of reparation will by so doing perform the office of the pious Veronica. According to the care they take in making reparation to My Face, disfigured by blasphemers, so will I take care of their souls which have been disfigured by sin. My Face is the seal of the Divinity, which has the virtue of reproducing in souls the image of God.

  2. Those who by words, prayers or writing defend My cause in this Work of Reparation, I will defend before My Father, and will give them My Kingdom.

  3. By offering My Face to My Eternal Father, nothing will be refused, and the conversion of many sinners will be obtained.

  4. By My Holy Face, they will work wonders, appease the anger of God, and draw down mercy on sinners.

  5. As in a kingdom they can procure all that is desired with a coin stamped with the King's effigy, so in the Kingdom of Heaven they will obtain all they desire with the precious coin of My Holy Face.

  6. Those who on earth contemplate the wounds of My Face shall in Heaven behold it radiant with glory.

  7. They will receive in their souls a bright and constant irradiation of My Divinity, that by their likeness to My Face they shall shine with particular splendor in Heaven.

  8. I will defend them, I will preserve them and I assure them of Final Perseverance.

"Jesus Christ, the human face of God and the divine face of Man." - St. Pope John Paul II

The Gold Arrow Prayer

May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most mysterious and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in heaven, on earth and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.  Amen.

CHAPLET OF ST THERESE OF the CHILD JESUS

 

This beautiful little chaplet was inspired through Fr. Putigan, a Jesuit priest, in 1925. Tradition tells us Fr. Putigan asked St. Therese for one great favor. For nine days he recited the "Glory be to the Father" twenty-four times thanking the Holy Trinity for the favors and Graces showered on Saint Therese during the twenty-four years of her life on earth. The priest asked Saint Therese, that as a sign his novena was heard, he would receive from someone a freshly plucked rose. On the third day of the novena, an unknown person sought out Father Putigan and presented him with a beautiful rose.

Father Putigan began the second novena on December 24 of the same year, and as a sign, asked for a white rose. On the fourth day of this novena one of the Sister-nurses brought him a white rose saying:

"Saint Therese sent you this." 

Amazed, the priest asked: "Where did you get this?"

"I was in the chapel," said the Sister, "and as I was leaving I passed the altar above which hangs the beautiful picture of Saint Therese. This rose fell at my feet. I wanted to put it back into the bouquet, but a thought came to me that I should bring it to you."

Father Putigan received the favors he had petitioned of the Little Flower of Jesus, and promised to spread the novena to increase devotion to it and to bring her more honor.

In this fashion, from the ninth to the seventeenth of each month, those who want to participate in the Twenty-four "Glory be to the Father's" novena, should add to those of their own, the intentions of all who are at that time making the novena, thus forming one great prayer in common.

CHAPLET OF ST PHILOMENA

This chaplet, also known as the Little Crown of St. Philomena, was founded by the Holy Curé of Ars and consists of red beads to signify St. Philomena's martyrdom and white beads to signify Her virginity and purity.

This chaplet is one of the simplest ways of praying to the Saint. First the creed is recited on the medal of Saint Philomena to ask for the gift of Faith. Three Our Fathers on each of the white beads to thank the Blessed Trinity for the gifts given to the Holy Virgin, who laid down Her life. The red beads are thirteen in number and signify the 13 years she lived on earth. The prayer below is recited on each red beads.

Chaplet Prayer

Hail, O holy Saint Philomena, my dear patroness.

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.

 

This prayer may be substituted for 13 Hail Mary’s each followed by: Saint Philomena, pray for us! ~ the Sanctuary of St. Philomena

CHAPLET OF ST MONICA

 

For over 30 years, St. Monica, the mother of St Augustine, prayed daily for her husband and son. For this reason, she is known as a model of motherly intercession, patience, and perseverance and the Saint to request intercession when you need extra prayer support as a wife and mother. Our 9-Bead Chaplet is said using the following prayers:

On the Crucifix, pray the The Apostle's Creed

On each set of three beads say one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be.

Concluding prayer to St Monica, prayed on the medal:

 

Dear St Monica, troubled wife and mother.

Many sorrows pierced your heart during your lifetime. Yet you never despaired or lost faith. With confidence, persistence and profound faith, you prayed daily for the conversion of your beloved husband, Patricius, and your beloved son, Augustine.

Grant me that same fortitude, patience and trust in the Lord. Intercede for me, dear St Monica, that God may favorably hear my plea for (mention your petition here) and grant me the grace to accept His will in all things, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen.

Chaplet Of the Three Hail Marys

Watch this powerful video of Fr. Jean Maria about the history, importance and 3 signal graces given to those who devoutly pray this devotion to Our Lady.  

Watch this powerful video of Fr. Jean Maria about the history, importance and 3 signal graces given to those who devoutly say this devotion to Our Lady.  

In addition to the Rosary and wearing of the scapular, St. Alphonsus encouraged the faithful to pray the 3 Hail Mary devotion as the BEST means of staying in a state of sanctifying grace.  As a doctor of the church, among other titles, St. Alphonsus was called, “The Doctor Of Prayer” because he knew how to teach others to pray to save their souls. In summary, St. Alphonsus said, “He who prays is certain to be saved.  He who doesn’t pray is certain to be damned.”  Every grace comes to us from the hand of God but none of them reach us but through the hands of Mary.  True devotion to Mary is an absolute necessary condition to receive the graces we need. A true child of Mary can never be lost.