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CHAPLET OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Chaplet of the Holy Spirit was composed by a Franciscan missionary in 1892, providing an easy way to honor the Holy Ghost. Approved in 1902 by Pope Leo XII, it is held in the same regard as the Rosary to the Blessed Virgin.

The Chaplet consists of five groups of seven beads each, each decade typically connected by a medal. Prior to and after each group of seven beads and medal, are two large beads, numbering twelve large beads in total. In addition, there are three small beads are at the beginning. On these small beads, bless oneself with the Sign of the Cross, recite an Act of Contrition, then recite the hymn, Come, Holy Ghost.

In each group, the Glory Be to the Father is said on the seven small beads, an Our Father and a Hail Mary is recited on the two large beads. On the remaining two large beads are said the Apostles' Creed and an Our Father and Hail Mary for the intention of the Holy Father.

Each of the five groups has a mystery. The Five Wounds of Jesus, the fountains of grace imparted to all by the Holy Spirit, is symbolized by the number five.

Mystery One:

The Blessed Virgin Mary is conceived by the Holy Ghost.

The intercession of Mary and the aid of the Holy Spirit should be implored to succeed in our goal of imitating the virtues of Jesus Christ, the Model of Virtue.

Mystery Two:

The Spirit of the Lord descended upon Jesus.

To insure the inheritance of heaven, we must treasure the gift of sanctifying grace that was given to us by the Holy Ghost in the Sacrament of Baptism. Live as children of God by increasing our diligent practice of observing the gifts of Faith, Hope and Charity.

Mystery Three:

Jesus is led into the desert by the Holy Ghost.

The seven gifts of the Holy Ghost, given to us in the Sacrament of Confirmation, provide the guidelines for our lives as soldiers of Jesus Christ. Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety and the Fear of the Lord, the seven gifts, should be our consolation in the trials and tribulations of life.

Mystery Four:

The Holy Ghost and His Church.

The Holy Ghost, sent from Heaven on Pentecost, will guide and direct the Children of God through his Church. Defend the Church, its interests, rights and doctrines. 

Mystery Five:

The Holy Ghost and the soul of just men.

The Holy Ghost resides within each of us. We can continue his residency by purity of body and soul which will bring forth the Fruits of the Holy Ghost. The intercession of Mary and the aid of the Holy Spirit should be implored to succeed in our goal of imitating the virtues of Jesus Christ, the Model of Virtue.

The Chaplet is concluded with the profession of faith, the Apostles' Creed followed by the recitation of one Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be to the Father for the intentions of the Holy Father. 


Prayers of the Chaplet:

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth 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.

The Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace! the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of they womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father

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.

 

 
 

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