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Newsgroups: bit.listserv.catholic Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1993 22:45:00 EST Sender: Free Catholic Mailing List From: "Spawn of a Jewish Carpenter (Cindy Smith)" Message-ID: <00966B78.50CA9660.18979@dragon.com> Subject: Praying the Rosary Lines: 3267 Praying the Rosary: The Essence of Christian Mysticism Some time ago, I promised to send my complete list of Rosaries. Previously, I sent out about 1/3 of the different kinds of Rosaries I've collected. Here is the complete list. It is a _long_ file. Enjoy! Rosaries of All Kinds Herein is a compilation of many different Rosaries of the Church. I have collected as many different kinds of Rosaries as I have been able to find. Certain Rosaries are listed without mysteries; this simply means that the Rosary exists but I have unable to ascertain its mysteries. Beads of Saint Anne (Good Saint Anne) Blessed Sacrament Beads Brigittine Rosary Chaplet of Faith Chaplet in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chaplet of the Five Wounds of God Chaplet of the Holy Ghost Chaplet or Corona of Mercy Chaplet of Saint Anthony Chaplet of the Way of the Cross Chotki Crosier Beads Crown of Saint Philomena Franciscan Crown (Rosary of the Seven Joys of Mary) Franciscan Crown (Rosary of the Seven Dolours [Sorrows] of Mary) Healing Rosary Jesus Rosary Little Beads of Our Lady of Consolation Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin Little Chaplet of the Holy Face Little Crown or Chaplet of the Infant Jesus of Prague Little Flower Rosary Little Rosary of the Seven Dolors of Mary Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dominican) Rosary for the Dead Rosary of the Five Wounds of God Rosary of the Holy Trinity Rosary of the Holy Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Chaplet of Mercy) Rosary or Beads or Chaplet of the Immaculate Conception Rosary or Crown of Our Lord Rosary of Peace Rosary of Saint Bridget Rosary of Saint Joseph Rosary of Saint Michael and All Angels Rosary or Chaplet of the Precious Blood of Jesus Rosary of the Sacred (Blessed, Holy) Name of Jesus (Old Dominican) Rosary or Beads of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Seven Day Scriptural Rosary (Larry London) The Scriptural Rosary (David E. Rosage) Healing Rosary (Joanne Turpin) My Rosaries ___________ Franciscan Anglican Rosary Dominican Anglican Rosary Franciscan Traditional Expansion NOTE: Some in the list appear to be duplications; they are sometimes very similar but are not exactly the same. Beads for the Dead Beads 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 Rosary. 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 them, etc." 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. R. Amen. 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. R. Amen. Blessed Sacrament Beads 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 have mercy on us!" This information is quoted from TWENTY-FOUR ROSARIES AND CHAPLETS by Patrick Shaughnessy, O.S.B., S.T.D. Reprinted 1984 by Our Lady's Rosary Makers. 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 recited.) From the card that came with the Rosary. On the back of the Spiritual Communion Medal is the following: JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT ON THE ALTER, HAVE MERCY ON US 300 DAYS INDULGENCE The Brigittine Rosary The Brigittin 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 Marys 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 FAITH On each decade of the rosary pray: on large bead: One Apostles Creed -- on 10 small beads: Jesus, Mary, I love you, save souls, save the consecrated -- at the ends, 5 times: Hail Holy Queen. Chotki Eastern Orthodox rosary. This Oriental form of rosary is known in the Hellenic Greek Church as Chaplet or String of Knots of Beads, in the Russian Church as Vervitza (string), chotki (chaplet), or liestovka (ladder), and the the Rumanian Church as matanie (reverence). Our everyday name of "beads" for it is simply the Old Saxon word "bede" (a prayer) which has been transferred to the instrument used in reciting the prayer, while the word rosary is an equally modern term. The Rosary prayed by the Eastern Orthodox is a string of 33, 100, or 300 beads on a string or knots made of wool; they are not divided into decades. On each bead or knot is prayed the following mantra: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner." The modern Chotki, as it is known, calls for a slightly different mantra: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner." Having prayed both versions, I can attest that the latter is easier. Both this mantra and the Glorious mantra above are derived from the Gospel story of the Pharisee and the tax collector. (The Hail Mary, of course, comes from the Angelic Salutation coupled with a later additional prayer.) That's about all I know about the Eastern Orthodox Rosary. I've learned from some sources that lay Orthodox do not pray the Rosary or Chotki but that it is pretty much exclusively in the domain of monastics. However, from other sources I have learned that the Chotki is quite popular among the laity. I believe, therefore, that it may depend upon the Eastern denomination. For what it's worth, I obtained my Chotki from Eastern Christian Supply through a Byzantine Church. Corona of Mercy (For private recitation upon the Rosary beads) Our Father....Hail Mary....Creed On the large beads: "Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Thy Most Beloved Son and Our Lord Jesus Christ in atonement for our sins and the sins of the whole world." On the small beads: "Through the sorrowful passion of Jesus show mercy unto us and to all the world." (ten times) (The same is repeated for every decade of the Rosary and is to be joined with meditation on the mystery of each individual decade.) In conclusion add: "Holy God, Holy Omnipotent, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us." (3 times) Crosier Beads Crosier Beads (Crosier Fathers). This is the same as the ordinary 5 decade Dominican Rosary. It is merely a question of the indulgences attached to the beads. On August 20th, 1516, Pope Leo X granted to all the faithful an indulgence of 500 days for every Our Father or Hail mary said with devotion on the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary blessed by the General of the Crosier Fathers. This was extended later to all priests applying to the Congregation of Indulgences by Pope Pius X. Any Catholic possessing a rosary having this indulgence can gain the indulgence by reciting an Our Father or Hail Mary. No prayer imposed as a confessional penance, however, can gain the indulgence of the Crosier blessing. There is no obligation to meditate on the mysteries of the Passion. The Rosary must be held in the hand to gain the indulgence. The indulgence is applicable to the Souls in Purgatory. The Crown of Our Lord (Camaldolese) The Crown of Our Lord consists of 33 beads -- 3 decades and 3 additional beads commemorating the 33 years of the earthly life of Our Lord. There are two methods of reciting this crown. The first method is as follows: Having made the sign of the cross say: "O God incline unto my aid; O Lord make haste to help me." The mystery is then announced, e.g., "Jesus, Who sweat blood for us, etc." Then follow 1 Hail Mary, 10 Our Fathers, and 1 Glory Be. These are all to be repeated 3 times. Then add 1 Hail Mary, 3 Our Fathers, and another Hail Mary. The 5 Hail Marys are to commemorate the Five Holy Wounds. The second method consists of meditating on an event from the life or passion of Our Lord while saying the prescribed Our Father or Hail Mary. Chaplet of the Divine Mercy (for private recitation on ordinary rosary beads) Begin with: Our Father...., Hail Mary...., Apostles Creed. Then, on the OUR FATHER BEADS, 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 HAIL MARY BEADS, pray: For the sake of his sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world. In conclusion, THREE TIMES, pray: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (From the Diary of the Servant of God Sr. Faustina -- Note Book I, page 197.) An inner voice taught Sister M. Faustina Kowalska of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy (the Apostle of Divine Mercy and the Servant of God) the above chaplet rosary. Jesus later said to Sister Faustina: "Say unceasingly this chaplet that I have taught you. Anyone who says it will receive great Mercy at the hour of death. Priests will recommend it to sinners as the last hope. Even the most hardened sinner, if he recites this Chaplet even once, will receive grace from My infinite Mercy. I want the whole world to know My infinite Mercy. I want to give unimaginable graces to those who trust in My Mercy." Marians of the Immaculate Conception MARIAN HELPERS Stockbridge, MA 01263 Copyright 1989 The following is a Rosary of my own devising -- Cindy Smith Dominican Anglican Rosary Heavenly Mysteries __________________ 1. His Creation of the Heavens and the Earth 2. Announcement to Zechariah of the Birth of John the Baptist 3. Announcement to Mary of the Birth of Jesus of Nazareth 4. Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth and the Birth of John 5. Announcement to Joseph of the Birth of Jesus of Nazareth Joyful Mysteries ________________ 1. The Incarnation 2. The Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem 3. The Presentation in the Temple/Circumcision 4. Adoration of the Magi 5. The Finding in the Temple of the Boy Jesus Revelation Mysteries ____________________ 1. His Baptism 2. His Temptation in the Desert 3. His Early Preaching of the Kingdom of Heaven and Repentance 4. His Call of the Disciples (including the Twelve Apostles) 5. His Sending Out of the Seventy Teaching Mysteries __________________ 1. His Beatitudes 2. His Great Teachings (the Rest of His Sermon on the Mount) 3. His Parables 4. His Commandments (Rules of Discipleship) 5. His Teachings on Prayer Powerful Mysteries ____________________ 1. His Healings 2. His Miracles 3. His Transfiguration 4. His Prayers 5. His Prophecies of Second Coming and Final Judgement Passion Mysteries (1) _____________________ 1. His Anointing 2. His Last Supper (Passover) 3. His Prayers and His Agony in the Garden of Gethsemene 4. His Betrayal, Arrest, and Trial Before the Jews 5. His Trial Before Pontius Pilate Passion Mysteries (2) _____________________ 1. His Whipping at the Pillar 2. His Crowning with Thorns 3. The Way of His Cross 4. His Crucifixion and Death 5. His Deposition, Burial, and Descent into the World of the Dead Glorious Mysteries __________________ 1. His Resurrection from the Dead 2. His Ascension into Heaven 3. The Descent of His Holy Ghost 4. The Repose of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Assumption) 5. The Crowning of All the Saints including Saint Mary the Virgin Modern Dominican Rosary (considered standard) Joyful Mysteries Sorrowful Mysteries Glorious Mysteries ________________ ___________________ __________________ 1. Anunciation 1. Agony in the Garden 1. Resurrection 2. Visitation 2. Whipping at Pillar 2. Ascension 3. Birth of Christ 3. Crowning w/Thorns 3. Descent/Holy Ghost 4. Presentation/Temple 4. Way of His Cross 4. Assumption 5. Finding in Temple 5. Crucifixion/Death 5. Crowning of All Saints and Mary Chaplet of the Five Wounds of God Chaplet of the Five Wounds of God (Passionist). 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 Saviour Jesus Christ. Variation: 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." One 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 of God 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. Praying the Rosary: A Walk Through the Gospels by Cynthia M. Smith I have written a Franciscan version of the Rosary consisting of one set of mysteries for every day of the week. My Franciscan Rosary, which I call the Anglican Rosary, is divided into seven sets of seven mysteries: NOTES _____ THE HEAVENLY MYSTERIES ______________________ 1. His Creation of the Heavens and the Earth 2. The Annunciation to Saint Mary the Virgin 3. The Incarnation 4. The Visitation of Mary to Her Kinswoman Elizabeth 5. The Birth of John the Baptist 6. The Annunciation to Joseph 7. The Birth of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Alternative split of the Heavenly Mysteries into two groups. _______________________________________________________________ 1. His Creation of the Heavens and the Earth 2. His Creation of Human Beings 3. His Following of the Hebrews in the Desert as the Rock, the source of living water 4. His Torah and His Prophets 5. Anunciation to Zechariah 6. Anunciation to Mary 7. Incarnation 1. Visitation (Elizabeth's Prophecy) 2. Visitation (Mary's Canticle) 3. Visitation (Birth of John the Baptist) 4. Visitation (Zechariah's Canticle) 5. Anunciation to Joseph 6. Birth of Jesus 7. Visit of the Shepherds THE REVELATION MYSTERIES ________________________ 1. The Presentation in the Temple/Purification/Circumcision 2. The Adoration of the Magi 3. The Flight into Egypt and the Return to Nazareth 4. The Finding in the Temple 5. His Baptism 6. His Temptation in the Desert 7. His Call of the Disciples (including His Twelve Apostles) Alternative split of the Revelation Mysteries into two groups. _______________________________________________________________ 1. Circumcision 2. Mary's Purification (Joseph's purification) 3. Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Redemption) Simeon's Prophecy/Anna's Prophecy 4. Adoration of the Magi 5. Flight into Egypt 6. Slaughter of the Innocents 7. Return to Nazareth 1. The Finding in the Temple 2. The Preaching of John the Baptist 3. His Baptism by John the Baptist 4. His Temptation in the Desert 5. His Call of the Disciples 6. His Choosing of the Twelve Apostles 7. His Sending Out of the Seventy-two Apostles (a septuagint of disciples) THE TEACHING MYSTERIES ______________________ 1. His Beatitudes 2. His Great Teachings (the Rest of His Sermon on the Mount) 3. His Healings 4. His Parables 5. His Miracles 6. His Commandments (Rules of Discipleship) 7. His Teachings on Prayer and Ethical Conduct THE POWERFUL MYSTERIES ______________________ 1. His Transfiguration 2. His Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem 3. Confessions of Faith by Those Who Believed in Him 4. Our Lord Drives Out the Moneychangers 5. Our Lord's Catechism (His Teachings on Salvation/Heaven and Hell) 6. His Prayers 7. His Prophecies of His Second Coming and Final Judgement THE PASSION MYSTERIES (1) _________________________ 1. His Anointing 2. His Washing the Feet of the Disciples 3. His Last Supper (Passover) 4. His Prayers and His Agony in the Garden of Gethesmene 5. His Betrayal and Arrest 6. His Trial Before the Jews 7. His Trial Before Pontius Pilate THE PASSION MYSTERIES (2) _________________________ 1. His Whipping at the Pillar 2. His Crowning with Thorns 3. The Way of His Cross 4. His Crucifixion and Death 5. Our Lord is Taken Down from the Cross 6. His Burial in the Tomb 7. His Descent into the World of the Dead THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES ______________________ 1. His Resurrection from the Dead 2. His Ascension into Heaven 3. The Descent of His Holy Ghost 4. Confessions of Faith by those who believed in Him (post Resurrection) 5. The Assumption of Mary 6. The Crowning of All the Saints including Saint Mary the Virgin 7. His Disciples Await His Second Coming Additionally, Christians may wish to pray the Sacramental Mysteries in which Christ institutes each of the Seven Sacraments: THE SACRAMENTAL MYSTERIES _________________________ 1. Baptism 2. Confession 3. Confirmation 4. Holy Eucharist 5. Holy Orders 6. Marriage 7. Unction for the Sick Some Christians may wish to pray different mantras in place of the Hail Marys. Here are some suggestions: Heavenly Mysteries: O Jesus, Son of Mary, have mercy on us. Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us. Revelation Mysteries: O Jesus, glory of Israel, light to the Gentiles, have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us. Teaching Mysteries: O Divine Master, make us instruments of your peace; let us sow faith, hope, and love, and the joy of dying into eternal life. Powerful Mysteries: O Jesus, our Saving Justice, shine your light into the darkness of our hearts, and grant us peace. Passion Mysteries (1): Jesus of Nazareth, Son of David, have mercy on us. Passion Mysteries (2): Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, have mercy on us. Glorious Mysteries: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on us. Sacramental Mysteries (optional): Baptism: Water from the Side of Jesus, wash away our sins, clothe us in Christ our Lord. Confession: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on us poor sinners. Confirmation: Lord Holy Ghost, protect us in our hour of need, strengthen us in our time of weakness, comfort us in our time of sorrow; let us dwell forever under the shadow of El Shaddai. Eucharist: Father in Heaven, give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Holy Orders: With all your soul, fear the Lord and honor his priests; with all your might love him who made you, and do not abandon his ministers. Marriage: Let that which God hath joined together let no one cast asunder. Lord Jesus, let our marriage be a witness to our faith in you. Unction: Lord Jesus Christ, enter into our brokeness, heal our wounds with your gracious love, and fill our holes with your abounding mercy. Praying the Rosary: A Walk Through the Gospels by Cynthia M. Smith This is a Franciscan version of the Rosary consisting of one set of mysteries for every day of the week. This particular Franciscan Rosary is call the Anglican Rosary. THE ANGLICAN ROSARY ------------------- Preliminary Prayers ------------------- Preparatory Prayer __________________ O God, whose only-begotten Son, by his life, death, and resurrection has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech you, that, while meditating on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain, and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. + (All make the Sign of the Cross) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost Amen. (All reverence Crucifix) Prayed on the Crucifix: Apostles Creed _______________________________________ We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sin. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen. First bead __________ 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. Next three beads ________________ Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Next bead (before medal) ________________________ Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Let us pray aloud, or in the silence of our hearts, those things for which we intend to ask through the holy mysteries of God. Silence. Rosary proper begins *Note: Prayed when substitute mantra is prayed THE HEAVENLY MYSTERIES ______________________ 1. His Creation of the Heavens and the Earth 2. The Anunciation to Saint Mary the Virgin 3. The Incarnation 4. The Visitation of Mary to Her Kinswoman Elizabeth 5. The Birth of John the Baptist 6. The Anunciation to Joseph 7. The Birth of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ THE REVELATION MYSTERIES ________________________ 1. The Presentation in the Temple/Purification/Circumcision 2. The Adoration of the Magi 3. The Flight into Egypt and the Return to Nazareth 4. The Finding in the Temple 5. His Baptism 6. His Temptation in the Desert 7. His Call of the Disciples (including the Twelve Apostles) THE TEACHING MYSTERIES ______________________ 1. His Beatitudes 2. His Great Teachings (the Rest of His Sermon on the Mount) 3. His Healings 4. His Parables 5. His Miracles 6. His Commandments (Rules of Discipleship) 7. His Teachings on Prayer THE POWERFUL MYSTERIES ______________________ 1. His Transfiguration 2. His Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem 3. Confessions of Faith by Those Who Believed in Him 4. Our Lord Drives Out the Moneychangers 5. Our Lord's Catechism (His Teachings on Salvation/Heaven and Hell) 6. His Prayers 7. His Prophecies of His Second Coming and Final Judgement THE PASSION MYSTERIES (1) _________________________ 1. His Anointing 2. His Washing the Feet of the Disciples 3. His Last Supper (Passover) 4. His Prayers and His Agony in the Garden of Gethesmene 5. His Betrayal and Arrest 6. His Trial Before the Jews 7. His Trial Before Pontius Pilate THE PASSION MYSTERIES (2) _________________________ 1. His Whipping at the Pillar 2. His Crowning with Thorns 3. The Way of His Cross 4. His Crucifixion and Death 5. His Deposition (Our Lord is Taken Down from the Cross) 6. His Burial in the Tomb 7. His Descent into the World of the Dead THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES ______________________ 1. His Resurrection from the Dead 2. His Ascension into Heaven 3. The Descent of His Holy Ghost 4. Confessions of Faith by Those Who Believed in Him (post Resurrection) 5. The Repose of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Assumption) 6. His Crowning of All the Saints including Saint Mary the Virgin 7. His Disciples Await in Joyful Hope for His Second Coming and Final Judgement Additionally, Christians may wish to pray the Sacramental Mysteries in which Christ institutes each of the Seven Sacraments: THE SACRAMENTAL MYSTERIES (Optional) ____________________________________ 1. His Institution of the Sacrament of Baptism 2. His Institution of the Sacrament of Confession 3. His Institution of the Sacrament of Confirmation 4. His Institution of the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist 5. His Institution of the Sacrament of Holy Orders 6. His Institution of the Sacrament of Marriage 7. His Institution of the Sacrament of Unction for the Sick Spiritual Communion ___________________ My Jesus, really present in the most holy Sacrament of the Altar, since I cannot now receive you under the sacramental veil, I beseech you, with a heart full of love and longing, to come spiritually into my soul through the immaculate heart of your most holy Mother, and abide with me forever. Thou in me, and I in Thee, in time and in eternity, in Mary. Sweet Mother Mary, please take this spiritual communion to bind together these roses, containing my (our) prayers, into a lovely boquet to carry with you into heaven. Then fly, most holy Mother, fly away into heaven, embrace your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ, lay your sweet head upon His breast, and let my (our) prayers sink, slowly and deeply, inside the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Amen. Concluding prayer on the medal ______________________________ 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, O most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy upon us; and in this our most dreadful exile show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. That we may become worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen. [ Some may wish to substitute Marian devotion with Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen. + (All make the Sign of the Cross) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost Amen. (All reverence Crucifix) Amen. (All reverence Crucifix again) The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows (Servite Fathers) 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. Our Lady of Sorrows Franciscan Crown Seven Dolours (Sorrows) of Mary Seven Joys of Mary _______________________________ __________________ 1. Prophecy of Simeon 1. Anunciation 2. Flight into Egypt 2. Visitation 3. Three-day Separation from 3. Birth of Jesus in a Cave Jesus in Jerusalem in Bethlehem 4. Meeting Christ on the Road 4. Adoration of the Magi to Calvary 5. Crucifixion and Death 5. Finding of the Child Jesus of Jesus Christ in the Temple 6. Our Lord is Taken Down 6. Apparition of the Risen Christ from the Cross (Pieta) to His Blessed Mother 7. Our Lord and Saviour Jesus 7. Repose of the Blessed Virgin Christ is Buried in the Tomb Mary and His Coronation of Mary and All the Saints Chaplet or Beads 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. Franciscan Traditional Rosary (Expansion) Seven Early Joys of Mary Seven Early Sorrows of Mary ________________________ ___________________________ 1. Anunciation 1. Journey to Bethlehem 2. Incarnation 2. Circumcision 3. Visitation 3. Simeon's Prophecy 4. Birth of Jesus 4. Anna's Prophecy 5. Adoration of the Magi 5. Adoration of the Magi (gifts of gold) (gifts of frankincense and myrrh) 6. Return to Nazareth 6. Flight into Egypt and the Slaughter of the Innocents 7. Finding in the Temple 7. Three-days loss of Jesus in Jerusalem Optional Split ______________ 1. Anunciation 2. Incarnation 3. Visitation (Elizabeth's Prophecy) 4. Visitation (Mary's Canticle) 5. Visitation (Birth of John the Baptist) 6. Visitation (Zechariah's Canticle) 7. Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem 1. Purification of Mary 2. Purification of Joseph 3. Presentation in the Temple 4. Adoration of the Magi (gifts of gold) 5. Return to Nazareth from Egypt 6. Return to Nazareth from Jerusalem 7. Finding in the Temple and Return to Nazareth Theme: There's always one more Joy than you counted on. Seven Late Joys of Mary Seven Late Sorrows of Mary _______________________ __________________________ 1. Miracle at Cana 1. Repose of Blessed Joseph 2. Beseeching outside house 2. Beseeching outside house (Mary is one of the (Mary cannot see her Son) faithful) 3. Apparition of the Risen 3. Meeting Christ on Road to Calvary Christ to His Blessed Mother 4. Descent of the Holy Ghost 4. Crucifixion and Death of Jesus on Mary and All the Disciples of Jesus 5. Repose of the Blessed 5. Our Lord is Taken Down Virgin Mary from the Cross 6. Coronation of Mary and 6. Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ All Saints Buried in the Tomb 7. Appearance of Mary at 7. Our Lady observes the Sabbath as [Lourdes, Fatima, etc.] Our Lord Descends unto the Dead Rosary of Good Saint Anne A Redemptorist devotion. The Chaplet of Good Saint Anne originates in 1875 and is the pious invention of a devout client of our saint. If his name is unknown to man, he is surely known to God and dear to Good Saint Anne, for these beads have been the beginning of a chain of blessings, spiritual and temporal. Many graces and favors have been obtained through their recitation. The Little Chaplet of Good Saint Anne is composed of three Our Fathers and fifteen Hail Marys and is divided into three parts; the first part, one Our Father and five Haily Marys, is said in honor of Jesus, the Author of Grace; the second in honor of Mary, the channel through which all graces come to us from Jesus; the third in honor of Good Saint Anne, our advocate. Manner of reciting: Make the sign of the cross; then kiss devoutly the medal of Good Saint Anne saying the prayer: Jesus, Mary, Anne. While reciting the first part thank Jesus for His favors, ask pardon for sins and future favors. While reciting the second part praise Mary and ask her to present your petition to Good Saint Anne. The third part is a petition to Good Saint Anne. Each group is concluded with a Glory Be as an act of praise to the Blessed Trinity. This information is quoted from TWENTY-FOUR ROSARIES AND CHAPLETS by Patrick Shaughnessy, O.S.B., S.T.D. Reprinted 1984 by Our Lady's Rosary Makers. Chaplet of Saint Anne Recite three times Our Father, etc. and fifteen times Hail Mary, etc. The first time say once Our Father, etc. and five times Hail Mary, etc. in honor of Jesus; the second time in honor of Mary, and the third time in honor of St. Anne, and repeat after each Ave the three names; Jesus, Mary, Anne. Quoted from card that came with Rosary. Petitions to be prayed before the (Franciscan Anglican) Rosary proper _____________________________________________________________________ Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At your feet I humbly kneel to offer you a Crown of Roses -- snow-white buds to remind you of your joys and the Godness [purity] of your consecrated Son (heavenly mysteries) royal-purple roses of Sharon to remind you of the revelations of your majestic Son, who sprung from the God of the Desert (revelation mysteries) parchment yellow buds to remind you of the Words of your blessed Son (teaching mysteries) full-blown yellow roses to remind you of the words and triumphs of your holy Son (powerful mysteries) blood-red buds to remind you of the Passion and Trials of your dedicated [consecrated] Son (passion mysteries 1) full-blown red roses to remind you of the Passion and Death of your hallowed Son (passion mysteries 2) full-blown white roses, tinged with the red of the Passion, to remind you of your glories, fruits of the sufferings of your sacred Son and you (glorious mysteries) full-blown white roses to remind you of the pure, holy Sacraments instituted by your Divine Son (sacramental mysteries) -- each bud (rose) recalling to you a holy mystery; each ten bound together with my petition for a particular grace. I bind these snow-white buds royal-purple roses of Sharon parchment-yellow buds full-blown yellow roses blood-red buds full-blown red roses full-blown white roses tinged with the red of the Passion full-blown white roses with a petition for: [ Here insert your petition; aloud or in the silence of your heart ] [Optional] the virtue of: Joyful (heavenly) Sorrowful (Passion 1) _____________________________ ________________________________ Joy in Creation Resignation to the Will of God Humility Humility Detachment from the World Fellowship Purity Courage Obedience to the Will of God Love of Our Enemies Love Patience in Adversity Patience in Uncertainty Silence Joyful (revelation) Sorrowful (Passion 2) ___________________ _____________________ Love for the Law of the Lord Mortification Submissiveness [humbleness] before God Silence in humiliation Trust in God Courage in taking up our cross Desire to study the Bible (+) Thankfulness for our Salvation Faithfulness to our baptismal vows Pity [sympathy] for the afflicted Strength in temptation Consolation in our sorrow Privilege of Discipleship Sure and certain hope of the resurrection unto eternal life Loving (Teaching) Glorious _________________ ________ Love of Humanity Faith Love for the teachings of God Hope Faith in God Fruits of the Spirit Understanding of the Charity holy mysteries of God Awe [reverence, respect] for the Union with Christ power of God Obedience to the Word of God Union with Mary Union with God in prayer Desire for the Kingdom of Heaven Loving (powerful) Sacramental _________________ ___________ Love of God Faithfulness to my [our] baptismal vows Desire for the Kingdom of Heaven Fullness in the Holy Spirit Inspiration Union with the Whole Person of God Obedience to the Will of God Union with spouse in the binding of the Holy Spirit Faith in God Faithfulness to vocation Being a peacemaker Sorrowful and contrite heart Righteousness Faith in the Healing Power of God and humbly lay this bouquet at your feet. Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my mother. To you I come; before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen. The Healing Mysteries A Rosary for the Sick (Joanne Turpin) The First Mystery: The healing of the crippled man at the pool of Bethesda The Second Mystery: The healing of the woman with an infirmity of spirit The Third Mystery: The healing of the paralytic at Capernaum The Fourth Mystery: The healing of the woman suffering from hemorrhage The Fifth Mystery: The healing of the blind man at Jericho 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. Rosary of the Holy Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ OR 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." Rosary of the Immaculate Conception This chaplet consists of 3 groups of 4 beads each. An Our Father bead is placed between each group and a medal of the Immaculate Conception is attached on the end of the Rosary. Saint John Berchmans, S.J., composed this Rosary and prayed it daily to obtain, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the grace never to commit any sin against the virtue of purity. Beads are pale blue for the Immaculate Conception. This is how to pray the Rosary of the Immaculate Conception: Begin with the Sign of the Cross: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Pray the Our Father Next pray the following: Blessed be the Holy and Immaculate (4 times on 4 beads) Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. Pray the Glory Be after each set. Pray all three sets. If you wish, you may conclude by praying the Consecration to Mary by Saint John Berchmans, S.J.: Holy Mary, Mother of God and Virgin, I choose you this day for my Queen, patron, and advocate, and I firmly resolve: never to abandon you; never to say or do anything against you, nor to permit that anything be done by others to dishonor you. Receive me, then, I beg of you, as your perpetual servant. Assist me in all my actions, and do not abandon me at the hour of my death. Amen. Chaplet of the Immaculate Conception (card) Method of saying In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. First set of Beads Blessed be the Holy and Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Our Father once, Hail Mary four times, Gloria once. Second Set Same prayers Third Set Same prayers Indulgence 300 days. Plenary, once a month. Chaplet in Honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Our Lady of Sorrows This chaplet consists of 5 groups, each comprising 1 Our Father and 7 Hail Marys. One begins with the prayer: "Incline unto my aid, O God; O Lord, make haste to help me." Little Crown OR 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.) The Jesus Prayer Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me." (say 600 times a day) Compiler's note: Or: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on us. The following is quoted directly from: THE MANUAL OF PRAYERS FOR CONGREGATIONAL USE. London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd. Publishers to the Holy See. 1942. THE JESUS PSALTER This Psalter was composed probably by Richard Whytford, first a Secular Priest, then a Brigittin of Syon House, Middlesex, in the fifteenth century. An original MS. is in the possession of Lord Abergavenny. Bishop Challoner's edition, which is here given, is a compressed formulary, and the language is generally modernized. There is no other name under heaven given to men, whereby we must be saved. ACTS iv, 12 The holy name is not to be repeated hastily, but with great reverence and devotion. PART I You must begin by a devout kneeling, or bowing, at the adorable name of JESUS, saying: In the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth: and ... every tongue confess, that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father. Phil. ii, 10-11 FIRST PETITION Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, } Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, } have mercy on me. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, } Jesus, have mercy on me, O God of compassion, and forgive the many and great offences which I have committed in thy sight. Many have been the follies of my life, and great are the miseries which I have deserved for my ingratitude. Have mercy on me, dear Jesus, for I am weak; O Lord, heal me, who am unable to help myself. Deliver me from setting my heart upon any of thy creatures, which may divert my eyes from a continual looking-up to thee. Grant me grace henceforth, for the love of thee, to hate sin; and, out of a just esteem of thee, to despise all worldly vanities. Have mercy on all sinners, Jesus, I beseech thee; turn their vices into virtues; and, making them true observers of thy law, and sincere lovers of thee, bring them to bliss in everlasting glory. Have mercy also on the souls in purgatory, for thy bitter Passion, I beseech thee, and for thy glorious name Jesus. O blessed Trinity, one eternal God, have mercy on me. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Rx Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as well forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: but deliver us from evil. Amen. Hail, Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Rx Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. The Chaplet of Saint Jude Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special help in time of need. To you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly request assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. Say three Our Fathers, three Hail Marys and Glorias. This novena, if said in good faith, has never been known to fail and must be said for nine consecutive days. Scriptural Litany of the Holy [Blessed, Sacred] Name of Jesus V. Lord, have mercy. R. Christ, have mercy. V. Lord, have mercy. V. Jesus, hear us. R. Jesus, graciously hear us. Leader Response ______ ________ God the Father in Heaven God the Son, Redeemer of the world God the Holy Spirit Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity One God Jesus, Son of Abraham Jesus, Son of David Jesus, Son of Mary Jesus, [foster] Son of Joseph Jesus, Son of Man Jesus, Son of God Jesus, Son of the Blessed One Jesus, Chosen One of God Jesus, Messiah Jesus, Christ Jesus Jesus, Christ of God Jesus, Christ the Lord Jesus, Holy One of God Jesus, Christ who is above all Jesus, Of David's line Jesus, Holy One Jesus, Son of the living God Jesus, Christ who is just Jesus, True light Jesus, Sun of Justice Jesus, Morning Star Jesus, Light of the world Jesus, the Just One Jesus, Liberator Jesus, Righteous Judge Jesus, Radiant light of God's glory Jesus, Life Jesus, Light Jesus, Rising sun Jesus, Light of men [people, humanity] Jesus, Light to enlighten the Gentiles Jesus, Son of the Father Jesus, Root of David Jesus, Firstborn of all creation Jesus, the Alpha and the Omega Jesus, the First and the Last Jesus, the eternal Amen Jesus, I am that I am Jesus, Image of God Jesus, who has entered before us Jesus, [my] Lord and my God Jesus, Immanuel [God with us] Jesus, Lord Jesus, the Word Jesus, True God Jesus, True vine Jesus, Truth Jesus, Image of the unseen God Jesus, Ultimate source of God's creation Jesus, the Way Jesus, Never change Jesus, Wheat grain Jesus, Wisdom of God Jesus, the Word of God Jesus, the Word made flesh Jesus, Word who is life Jesus, One Lord Jesus, Perfect copy of his (God's) nature Jesus, Power and the wisdom of God Jesus, Son of the Most High Jesus, "My Firstborn, Highest of Earthly Kings" (Isaiah?) Jesus, Beloved Son Jesus, the King Jesus, Son of the Most High God Jesus, Beloved Son of the Father Jesus, Firstborn Son Jesus, Son that he loves Jesus, King of Israel Jesus, King of kings Jesus, King of nations Jesus, King of righteousness Jesus, [King of angels] Jesus, Prince of life Jesus, Ruler of all Jesus, Ruler of the kings of the earth Jesus, King of [the Gentiles?] Jesus, King of the Jews Jesus, Only Son of the Father Jesus, Bread of God Jesus, Bread of life Jesus, Bread that comes down from heaven Jesus, First Fruits Jesus, Living Bread Jesus, Hidden manna Jesus, Inexpressible gift Jesus, Israel's comforting Jesus, the Nazarene Jesus, Lion of the tribe of Judah Jesus, gentle Carpenter from Nazareth Jesus, Eldest of many brothers Jesus, Faithful witness Jesus, Testator Jesus, Favorite Jesus, Friend of tax collectors and sinners Jesus, gentle Son of the carpenter Jesus, Nazarene Jesus, [source of our faith] Jesus, Hope Jesus, [Love] Jesus, Leader Jesus, the Man Jesus, Teacher Jesus, I am the Truth Jesus, High priest Jesus, Prophet of the Most High Jesus, Our Advocate with the Father Jesus, Apostle and High Priest of our religion Jesus, the Mediator Jesus, Minister of the sanctuary and of the True Tent of Meeting Jesus, Priest of the Order of Melchizedek and forever Jesus, Living stone Jesus, Main cornerstone Jesus, Spiritual rock Jesus, Stone rejected Jesus, Stone to stumble over Jesus, Precious cornerstone Jesus, our Chief Shepherd Jesus, Gate of the sheepfold Jesus, Good Shepherd Jesus, Great Shepherd of the sheep Jesus, Shepherd and guardian of your souls Jesus, One shepherd Jesus, Holy servant Jesus Jesus, Slave Jesus, Innocent Jesus, Saviour Jesus, Servant of circumcised Jews Jesus, Lamb of God Jesus, Lamb without spot or stain Jesus, the Last Adam Jesus, Lamb that was sacrificed Jesus, Ransom Jesus, Passover Jesus, Reconciliation Jesus, Greater Covenant Jesus, Saviour of the world Jesus, Resurrection Jesus, Firstborn from the dead Jesus, Power for salvation Jesus, Bridegroom of the Church Jesus, Crowned with glory and splendour Jesus, Remains forever Jesus, Glory of your people Israel Jesus, Head of the Church Jesus, Head of every man [and woman] Jesus, Head of every Sovereignty and Power Jesus, Glory Jesus, Leader and Saviour Jesus, Leader who would take them to their salvation Jesus, Head Jesus, Lord both of the dead and of the living Jesus, Lord Jesus Jesus, Lord of all men [and women] Jesus, Lord of Glory Jesus, Lord of lords Jesus, Lord of peace Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world Have mercy on us Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world Have mercy on us Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world Grant us peace In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin The following is quoted from the appendix to "True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin" by Saint Louis de Montfort. This Rosary appears to be basically the same as the Rosary of the Immaculate Conception but I include it here as found in Louis's book because the recitation of the prayers is slightly different and, while the purity of the Virgin is invoked, there is no actual mention of the "Immaculate Conception," which I don't think had yet been defined. BEGIN QUOTATION St. John the Evangelist saw a woman crowned with twelve stars, clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet. According to the commentators, this woman is the Blessed Virgin Mary, with her virtues and her privileges, especially that of her divine maternity. Thus originated the "Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary," which St. Joseph Calasanctius, St. John Berchmans and many other saints made it a practice to recite frequently. In order to make this prayer more attractive, St. Louis de Montfort added to each Hail Mary one of the praises of the Blessed Virgin, with the invocation, "Rejoice, O Virgin mary; rejoice a thousand times." It is this prayer which Louis de Montfort gave to his religious families (the Montfort Fathers and the Daughters of Wisdom) as their morning prayer. He also recommends it to all those who embrace the devotion of the holy and loving salvery of Jesus through Mary. LITTLE CROWN OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY I. Crown of Excellence (To honor the divine maternity of the Blessed Virgin, her ineffable virginity, her purity without stain, and her innumerable virtues.) 1. Our Father. Hail Mary. Blessed art you, O Virgin Mary, who didst bear the Lord, the Creator of the world; thou didst give birth to Him Who made thee and remainest a Virgin forever. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary. Rejoice a thousand times! 2. Hail Mary. O holy and immaculate Virgin, I know not with what praise to extoll thee, since thou didst bear in thy womb the very One Whom the heavens cannot contain. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary. Rejoice a thousand times. 3. Hail Mary. Thou art all fair, O Virgin Mary, and there is no stain in thee. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary. Rejoice a thousand times. 4. Hail Mary. Thy virtues, O Virgin, surpass the stars in number. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary. Rejoice a thousand times. Glory be to the Father. II. Crown of Power. (To honor the royalty of the Blessed Virgin, her magnificence, her universal mediation and the strength of her rule.) 5. Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory be to thee, O empress of the world. Bring us with thee to the joys of heaven. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary. Rejoice a thousand times. 6. Hail Mary. Glory be to thee, O treasure-house of the Lord's graces! Grant us a share in thy riches. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary. Rejoice a thousand times. 7. Hail Mary. Glory be to thee, O Mediatrix between God and man! Through thee may the Almighty be favorable to us. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary. Rejoice a thousand times. 8. Hail Mary. Glory be to thee who destroyest heresies and crushest demons! Be thou our loving guide. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary. Rejoice a thousand times. Glory be to the Father. III.Crown of Goodness (To honor the mercy of the Blessed Virgin toward sinners, the poor, the just and the dying.) 9. Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory be to thee, O refuge of sinner! Intercede for us with God. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary. Rejoice a thousand times. 10. Hail Mary. Glory be to thee, O Mother of orphans! Render the Almighty favorable to us. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary. Rejoice a thousand times. 11. Glory be to thee, O joy of the just! Lead us with thee to the joys of heaven. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary. Rejoice a thousand times. 12. Hail Mary. Glory be to thee who art ever ready to assist us in life and in death! Lead us with thee to the kingdom of heaven! Rejoice, O Virgin Mary. Rejoice a thousand times. Glory be to the Father. Let us pray Hail, Mary, Daughter of God the Father; Hail, Mary, Mother of God the Son; Hail, Mary, Spouse of the Holy Ghost; Hail, Mary, Temple of the Most Holy Trinity; Hail, Mary, my Mistress, my treasure, my joy, Queen of my heart; my Mother, my life, my sweetness, my dearest hope, yea, my heart and my soul! I am all thine and all that I have is thine, O Virgin blessed above all things! Let thy soul be in me to magnify the Lord; let thy spirit be in me to rejoice in God. Set thyself, O faithful Virgin, as a seal upon my heart, that in thee and through thee I may be found faithful to God. Receive me, O gracious Virgin, among those whom thou lovest and teachest, whom thou leadest, nourishest and protectest as thy children. Grant that for love of thee I may despise all earthly consolations and ever cling to those of heaven; until through the Holy Ghost, thy faithful Spouse, and through thee, His faithful spouse, Jesus Christ thy Son be formed in me for the glory of the Father. Amen. Little Flower Rosary This chaplet consists of 24 beads, commemorating the 24 years of Saint Therese's life, and one additional bead. On the one bead the following ejaculation is said: "Saint Therese of the Infant Jesus, Patroness of Missions, pray for us." On the other 24 beads is said the Glory be to honor the Holy Trinity in thanksgiving for having given us the Little Saint who lived in this world but 24 years. The use of this chaplet is encouraged by the Carmelite Fathers. Rosary or Little Beads of Our Lady of Consolation This chaplet consists of 13 beads with a medal of Saint Augustine. On each bead is said an Our Father and a Hail Mary, and at the end the Hail, Holy Queen is recited. The 12 Our Fathers and Hail Marys are in honor of the 12 Apostles; the other Our Father and Hail Mary are in honor of Our Lord, King of the Apostles. While reciting these prayers one should meditate on the 12 articles of the Apostles' Creed and pray for the safety of the Holy Father, the Pope and the welfare of the Church. This chaplet is designated especially for the Augustinian secular tertiaries. This information is quoted from TWENTY-FOUR ROSARIES AND CHAPLETS by Patrick Shaughnessy, O.S.B., S.T.D. Reprinted 1984 by Our Lady's Rosary Makers. Penal Rosary Sorry to get your hopes up for nothing. A Penal Rosary (I don't know where the name comes from) consists of a single decade (i.e. one large bead, ten small beads) with a ring at one end. You slip the ring over your thumb, and pray the first decade of a normal (Dominican) Rosary. Then you move the ring to your index finger, and pray the second decade. And so on. Not really a new Rosary -- just a more compact version of the old one. Hello! I am an enforced lurker on soc.religion.christian (UVA doesn't allow us to post, only to read). I saw your post about the Lutheran Rosary. While I don't have any information about this one specifically, I do have a very, *very* good book on the rosary in general (I was surprised to find out how many different kinds there are.) The book is a thin little gem called A DOORWAY TO SILENCE by David (??) Llewelyn (sp?). I got it from the Holy Rosary Apostolate in Canada. I don't have the address on me, but if you are interested, I will try to find the info. for you. The book has a few pages of into concerning what the rosary is and what it is for, and the rest of the book is about the practice of contemplative prayer, answers to difficulties one encounters when attempting same, techniques to focus concentration, etc. It has a very gentle, patient tone and pace, and I have found it to have had the greatest influence on my prayer life of any devotional material I have ever read, save the Bible itself. In closing, I found this in another pamphlet on rosaries in general, and it is now my standard prayer when I'm saying the rosary. The prayers are taken from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, which is in turn largely taken from the Bible. Crucifix: Nicene Creed 1st bead: Lord's Prayer 3 beads and decade beads: Blessed be Christ Jesus, very God and very man, Blessed be the holy Name of Jesus. O Saviour of the world, who by thy cross and precious blood hast redeemed us, Save us and help us, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord. 2nd single bead: Gloria Medallion: Lord's Prayer Beads between decades: Gloria to end decade and Lord's Prayer to begin new decade. I haven't come up with a suitable prayer to end the rosary, so I use something I found in a Lenten Study guide - don't know it's history. Jesus, may all that is you flow into me. May your body and blood be my food and my drink. May your passion and death be my strength and my life. Jesus, with you by my side, enough has been given. May the shelter I seek be the shadow of your cross. Let me not run from the love which you offer, But hold me safe from the forces of evil. On each of my dyings, shed your light and your love. Keep calling to me until that day comes, When, with your saints, I may praise you forever. Amen. I also use this as a personal thanksgiving after receiving Communion. God bless you and keep you! Chaplet in Honor of the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Precious Blood Fathers) This chaplet consists of 33 beads, in honor of the thirty-three years of Our Lord's life on earth. There are 6 groups of 5 beads each, and 3 closing beads, and a medal of the Precious Blood. For each group one says the Our Father 5 times and the Glory be 1 time. On the final group of 3 beads one says the Our Father 3 times and the Glory be 1 time. In the beginning say: "Incline unto my aid, O God. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be, etc. There are 7 mysteries recalling the occasions on which Our Saviour shed His Blood for us. After each group of 5 Our Fathers and 1 Glory be, the following prayer is said: "We therefore pray Thee, help Thy servants whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood." Rosary of the Blessed Name of Jesus Joyful Mysteries: Incarnation, Birth of Jesus, Circumcision, Finding in the Temple, Baptism of Jesus Sorrowful Mysteries: Washing the Feet of the Disciples, Prayer of Jesus in the Garden of Gesthsemene, Our Saviour is Apprehended or Arrested, Our Saviour Carries His Cross, Descent of Our Saviour into Hell Glorious Mysteries: Resurrection, Ascension, Our Lord Jesus Sends Down His Holy Ghost, Our Lord Jesus Crowning the Blessed Virgin Mary and All the Saints, Our Lord Jesus Christ Coming to Judge Mankind I believe this Rosary is sometimes called the Old Dominican Rosary. The mantra is also different, being the following: Joyful : O Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us (10 times).* Sorrowful: Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, have mercy on us.* Glorious : Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on us.* Recipe for rose beads for a Rosary or jewelry: Ingredients ___________ 1 cup salt 1 cup rose petals, firmly packed 1/2 cup water oil paint (optional) 1. Heat salt and petals, mashing together. Stir in water and paint for desired color, or leave natural for a brown bead. 2. Reheat very low over an asbestos pad, stirring constantly until smooth. 3. Roll out to 1/4" thickness. Cut and roll beads in the palm of your hand to desired shape (oval, round, oblong) until they are smooth. 4. String beads on florist's wire or waxed string fastened to a needle. Let beads dry in a dark place, moving them ocassional to keep from sticking. 5. When dry, fashion into jewelry as desired. Wrap in rose-scented cloth to increase fragrance. SHOULD YOU PREFER TRADITIONAL BLACK ROSARY BEADS, COOK PETALS WITH A RUSTY NAIL. Rosary of Saint Michael and All Angels The Rosary of Saint Michael and All Angels is a lovely Rosary consisting of nine sets of prayers; one Our Father and three Hail Marys is prayed for each of the nine choirs of angels. The nine choirs of angels are: Cherubim Dominions Principalities Seraphim Virtues Archangels Thrones Powers Angels One day, Saint Michael, Prince of Angels, appeared to a devout servant of God named Antonia d' Astonac. The Arch-angel Michael said to her, "I wish to be honored by nine salutations corresponding to the nine Choirs of Angels, consisting of one Our Father and three Hail Marys for each of the angelic choirs." Saint Michael went on to promise that anyone who prayed this devotion in his honor would have, when approaching the Holy Altar to receive the Eucharist, an escort of nine angels chosen by himself from each of the nine choirs of angels. In addition, he promised that anyone who recited this devotion daily would be given during his life Prince Michael's own protection as well as the continual assistance of all of God's holy angels. Furthermore, after death, such a one will obtain for himself and his relations deliverance from purgatory. This is the method of reciting the chaplet: The chaplet is begun by saying the following invocation on the Powerful Medal (Saint Benedict's Medal): O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be, etc. These are the nine salutations to be followed by one Our Father and three Hail Marys: Following the nine salutations, pray one Our Father in honor of each of the following leading angels: Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel, Saint Raphael, and our Guardian Angel. Personally, I myself pray one Our Father in honor of the following four angels: Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel, Saint Uriel, and Saint Raphael; I requested that God make Uriel and Raphael my guardian angels. On the Guardian Angel Medal I say an additional Our Father for my personal Guardian Angel whose name I do not know. Prayer Almighty and Everlasting God, who by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, hast appointed the most glorious Archangel, Saint Michael, Prince of Thy Church, make us worthy, we beseech Thee, 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 the august presence of Thy Divine Majesty. This we beg through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. OR Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. We humbly beseech God to command him, and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the divine power thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits who roam through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen. 1 By the intercession of Saint 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 Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim, may the Lord vouchsafe to grant us grace to leave the ways of wickedness to run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen. 3 By the intercession of Saint 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 Saint Michael and the celestial choir of Dominions, may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and subdue our unruly passions. Amen. 5 By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial choir of Powers, may the Lord vouchsafe to protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen. 6 By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues, may the Lord preserve us from evil and suffer us not to fall into temptation. Amen. 7 By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities, may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen. 8 By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels, may the Lord give us perseverence in faith and in all good works, in order that we gain the glory of Paradise. Amen. 9 By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels, may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted hereafter to eternal glory. Amen. Original Version My Version ________________ __________ 10 Saint Michael 10 Saint Michael 11 Saint Gabriel 11 Saint Gabriel 12 Saint Raphael 12 Saint Uriel } my guardian 13 our Guardian Angel 13 Saint Raphael } angels Medal My Guardian Angel The chaplet is concluded with the following prayers on the Prince Michael side of the second medal: O glorious Prince Saint 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, thou who dost shine with excellence and superhuman virtue, vouchsafe to deliver us from all evil, who turn to thee with confidence, and enable us by thy gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day. V. Pray for us, O glorious Saint Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ. R. That we may be made worthy of His promises. Additional information: This is meaning of the Latin letters on the two medals: C S The Cross of the Holy Father Benedict P B Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti C The Holy Cross be my Light and not the dragon be my Guide S NDSMD Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux M Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux L V.R.S.N.S.M.L. Down with you Satan! Stop luring me with your fakes! Vade Retro Satana! Numquam Suade Mihi Vana! S.M.Q.L.I.V.B. Poisonous is your bait! Gulp it down yourself! Sunt Mala Quae Libas! Ipse Venana Bibas! Pax! Peace! On the front of the Powerful Medal is Saint Benedict. The Latin says: Ejus in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur At our death may we be protected by his presence The medal, especially when properly blessed, is a protection when worn or carried on one's person, or when attached to walls, doors, or other objects. (With Ecclesiastical Approval) Oblates of Saint Benedict Saint Scholastica Mission House 24OO Maple Avenue Lisle, Illinois 6O532 OR Oblates of Saint Benedict 24 W 350 Maple Naperville, Illinois 60540 (I'm reliably informed this address will get to Sister Helen, who makes the Rosaries of Saint Michael and All Angels, faster.) 7O8-968-4264 $5.OO donation for 1 chaplet Chaplet of St. Michael (RC) The chaplet is said by starting with the Our Father bead nearest the central joining and leaving the last 4 beads nearest the medal for last. V. O God, come to my assistance. R. O Lord, make haste to help me. [Gloria Patri] Salutation 1: 1 Pater & 4 Aves in honor of the 1st Choir of Angels 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. Salutation 2: 1 Pater & 4 Aves in honor of the 2nd Choir of Angels By the intercession of St. Michael and the Celestial choir of Cherubim, may the Lord vouchsafe to grant us grace to leave the ways of wickedness and run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen. Salutation 3: 1 Pater & 4 Aves in honor of the 3rd Choir of Angels 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. Salutation 4: 1 Pater & 4 Aves in honor of the 4th Choir of Angels By the intercession of St. Michael and the Celestial choir of Dominions, may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and subdue our unruly passions. Amen. Salutation 5: 1 Pater & 4 Aves in honor of the 5th Choir of Angels By the intercession of St. Michael and the Celestial choir of Powers, may the Lord vouchsafe to protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen. Salutation 6: 1 Pater & 4 Aves in honor of the 6th Choir of Angels By the intercession of St. Michael and the Celestial choir of Virtues, may the Lord preserve us from evil, an suffer us not to fall into temptation. Amen. Salutation 7: 1 Pater & 4 Aves in honor of the 7th Choir of Angels By the intercession of St. Michael and the Celestial choir of Principalities, may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen. Salutation 8: 1 Pater & 4 Aves in honor of the 8th Choir of Angels 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 gain the glory of Paradise. Amen. Salutation 9: 1 Pater & 4 Aves in honor of the 9th Choir of Angels 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 hereafter to eternal glory. Amen. At the end, say 4 Paters on the 4 large beads nearest the medal: The 1st in honor of St. Michael The 2nd in honor of St. Gabriel The 3rd in honor of St. Raphael The 4th in honor of St. Uriel (or "Our Guardian Angel" if preferred) Then say the following invocation: 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, thou who dost shine with excellence and superhuman virtue, vouchsafe to deliver us from all evil, who turn to thee with confidence, and enable us by thy gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day. Amen. 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. Prayer on the medal: 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 Thy Church, make us worthy, we beseech Thee, to be delivered by his powerful protection from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of our death, but that we may be conducted by him into the august presence of Thy Divine Majesty. This we beg through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Beads of the Sacred Heart of Jesus This chaplet consists of 5 groups of 5 beads each, with a large bead separating each group. However, no special beads are required. On the Cross say Anima Christi, etc., or 1 Our Father and 1 Hail Mary. On each large bead say: "Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine." On each small bead say: "Sweet Heart of Jesus, by Thou my Love." At the end of each group say: "Sweet Heart of Mary be my salvation." Conclusion: "O Lord Jesus, Who in the plenitude of Thy mercy hast redeemed us by Thy Precious Blood, grant to the souls of Thy servants eternal rest. Amen." Rosary (Chaplet) of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (card) On the Cross Soul of Christ, sanctify me! Body of Christ, save me! Blood of Christ, inebriate me! Water from the side of Christ, wash me! Passion of Christ, strengthen me! O Good Jesus, hear me! Within Thy wounds, hide me; permit me not to be separated from Thee; from the malignant enemy defend me; in the hour of death call me and bid me come to Thee, that with Thy saints I may praise Thee, forever and ever, Amen. 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, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time. Amen. 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, liberatory 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. Quoted from: TWENTY-FOUR ROSARIES AND CHAPLETS by Patrick Shaughnessy, O.S.B., S.T.D. Grail Publications. Reprinted 1984 by Our Lady's Rosary Makers. Same information with additions from: Card. Saint Benedict First Prayer Oh Jesus Christ! Eternal Sweetness to those who love Thee, joy surpassing all joy and all desire, Salvation and Hope of all sinners, Who hast proved that Thou hast no greater desire than to be among men, even assuming human nature at the fullness of time for the love of men, recall all the sufferings Thou hast endured from the instant of Thy conception, and especially during Thy Passion, as it was decreed and ordained from all eternity in the Divine plan. Remember, oh Lord, that during the Last Supper with Thy disciples, having washed their feet, Thou gavest them Thy Most Precious Body and Blood, and while at the same time Thou didst weetly console them, Thou didst foretell them Thy coming Passion. Remember the sadness and bitterness which Thou didst experience in Thy Soul as Thou Thyself bore witness saying: "My Soul is sorrowful even unto death." Remember all the fear, anguish and pain that Thou didst suffer in Thy delicate Body before the torment of the Crucifixion, when, after having prayed three times, bathed in a sweat of blood, Thou wast betrayed by Judas, Thy disciple, arrested by the people of a nation Thou hadst chosen and elevated, accused by false witnesses, unjustly judged by three judges during the flower of Thy youth and during the solemn Paschal season. Remember that Thou wast despoiled of Thy garments and clothed in those of derision; that Thy Face and Eyes were veiled, that Thou wast buffeted, crowned with throns, a reed placed in Thy Hands, that Thou was crushed with blows and overwhelmed with affronts and outrages. In memory of all these pains and sufferings which Thou didst endure before Thy Passion on the Cross, grant me before my death true contrition, a sincere and entire confession, worthy satisfaction and the remission of all my sins. Amen. Second Prayer Oh Jesus! True liberty of angels, Paradise of delights, remember the horror and sadness which Thou didst endure when Thy enemies, like furious lions, surrounded Thee, and by thousands of insults, spits, blows, lacerations and other unheard-of-cruelties, tormented Thee at will. In consideration of these torments and insulting words, I beseech Thee, oh my Saviour, to deliver me from all my enemies, visible and invisible, and to bring me, under Thy protection, to the perfection of eternal salvation. Amen. Third Prayer Oh Jesus! Creator of Heaven and earth Whom nothing can encompass or limit, Thou Who dost enfold and hold all under Thy Loving power, remember the very bitter pain Thou didst suffer when the Jews nailed Thy Sacred Hands and Feet to the Cross by blow after blow with big blunt nails, and not finding Thee in a pitiable enough state to satisfy their rage, they enlarged Thy Wounds, and added pain to pain, and with indescribable cruelty stretched Thy Body on the Cross, pulled You from all sides, thus dislocating Your Limbs. I beg of Thee, oh Jesus, by the memory of this most Loving suffering of the Cross, to grant me the grace to fear Thee and to Love Thee. Amen. Fourth Prayer Oh Jesus! Heavenly Physician, raised aloft on the Cross to heal our wounds with Yours, remember the bruises which Thou didst suffer and the weakness of all Thy Members which were distended to such a degree that never was there pain like unto Thine. From the crown of Thy Head to the Soles of Thy Feet there was not one spot on THy Body that was not in torment, and yet, forgetting all Thy sufferings, Thou didst not cease to pray to Thy Heavenly Father for Thy enemies, saying: "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." Through this great Mercy, and in memory of this suffering, grant that the remembrance of Thy Most Bitter Passion may effect in us a perfect contrition and the remission of all our sins. Amen. Fifth Prayer Oh Jesus! Mirror of eternal splendor, remember the sadness which Thou experienced, when contemplating in the light of Thy Divinity the predestination of those who would be saved by the merits of Thy Sacred Passion, Thou didst see at the same time, the great multitude of reprobates who would be damned for their sins, and Thou didst complain bitterly of those hopeless lost and unfortunate sinners. (There are ten more prayers not yet typed in.) Chaplet of Saint Joseph This chaplet consists of 15 groups of beads, each group having 1 white and 3 blue beads. At the end there is an additional group and also 1 extra blue bead. On the white beads is recited the Hail Mary while one meditates on a mystery of the rosary. On each blue bead one says: "Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary, and Joseph." The beads of the Rosary of Saint Joseph are white and blue, symbolizing his purity and piety. Chaplet of Saint Joseph (card) The chaplet is composed of sixty beads in honor of the sixty years St. Joseph lived upon earth. The chaplet is divided into 15 parts each consisting of a single bead and a group of three beads. The single beads signify St. Joseph's purity, the triad of beads his saintly piety. On the single beads a mystery of the Rosary is considered and the following prayer is said: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. On each of the beads in the groups of three say: "Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph." The chaplet is ended with the following prayer: V. Pray for us, O Holy St. Joseph R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let Us Pray O God, Who has predestined St. Joseph from all eternity for the service of Thine eternal Son and His Blessed Mother, and made him worthy to be the spouse of the blessed Virgin and the foster-father of Thy Son: we beseech Thee, through all the services he has rendered to Jesus and Mary on earth, that Thou wouldst make us worthy of his intercession and grant us to enjoy the happiness of his company in heaven. Through Christ Our Lord. 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. Chaplet of Saint Theresa (card) "I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth...I will let fall from heaven a shower of roses." St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Patroness of Missions...Pray for us. Glory be to the Father, etc., twoenty-four times to honor each year of St. Theresa's life on earth, spent in perfect love and service to Almighty God. This devotion can be recited for nine days or for twenty-four days. The Scriptural Rosary (David E. Rosage) The First Set of Joyful Mysteries (New Testament Quotations): 1. Anunciation 2. Visitation 3. Birth of Jesus 4. Presentation in the Temple 5. Find of the Child Jesus The Alternate Set of Joyful Mysteries (Old Testament Quotations): 1. Anunciation 2. Visitation 3. Birth of Jesus 4. Presentation in the Temple 5. Find of the Child Jesus The First Set of Sorrowful Mysteries (New Testament Quotations): 1. Agony in the Garden 2. Scourging at the Pillar 3. Crowning with Thorns 4. Carrying of the Cross 5. Crucifixion The Alternate Set of Sorrowful Mysteries (Old Testament Quotations): 1. Agony in the Garden 2. Scourging at the Pillar 3. Crowning with Thorns 4. Carrying of the Cross 5. Crucifixion The First Set of Glorious Mysteries: 1. Resurrection 2. Ascension 3. Descent of the Holy Spirit 4. Assumption of Mary into Heaven 5. Crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven The Alternate Set of Glorious Mysteries: 1. Resurrection 2. Ascension 3. Descent of the Holy Spirit 4. Second Coming of Jesus 5. Final Judgment Seven-Day Scriptural Rosary (Larry London) The distinguishing feature of the Seven-Day Scriptural Rosary is that there is a unique set of five rosary mysteries for each day of the week. There are a total of three hundred fifty Scripture excerpts for meditation. One is read before each Hail Mary over the course of the week, fifty each day of the week. Five of the total thirty-five rosary mysteries are prayed each day. Each mystery contains ten Hail marys along with the corresponding Scripture meditation, and so we have a Rosarium -- fifty Hail Marys -- prayed each day. Below are listed the recommended mysteries for each day of the week: Monday -- Joyful Mysteries Anunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Presentation, Finding Tuesday -- Salvation Mysteries Jesus Teaches Nicodemus, Good Shepherd, Rich Man, Vine and Branches, Judgement Wednesday -- Healing Mysteries Healing of a Paralytic, Woman with a Hemorrhage, Man Born Blind, Adultress, Healing of Boy with Demon Thursday -- Eucharistic Mysteries Feeding Five Thousand, Bread of Life, True Food and True Drink, Last Supper, Body and Blood Friday -- Sorrowful Mysteries Agony in the Garden, Scourging at the Pillar, Crowning with Thorns, Carrying of the Cross Crucifixion Saturday -- Consoling Mysteries Beatitudes, Dependence on God, God's Children, Raising of Lazarus, Last Supper Discourse Sunday -- Glorious Mysteries Resurrection, Ascension, Descent of the Holy Spirit, Assumption, Coronation Chaplet of the Way of the Cross This chaplet consists of 15 groups of 3 beads each, between which are medals representing the stations of the cross. An additional 6 beads are added as well as a crucifix. This chaplet of the Way of the Cross was granted to Vincentian Order by Popes Pius IX and X. Later it was withdrawn by the Holy Office (1912), since the indulgences can be gained by using the crucifix alone. It is somewhat of a misnomer to call this a rosary. To the sick and to others who cannot go to a church to make the Way of the Cross the Holy See has given the privilege of gaining the indulgences attached to the Way of the Cross by holding in their hand a specially indulgenced crucifix and saying the prescribed prayers, the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be 20 times. Appendix _________ Archangel Michael _________________ Daniel 10:13: ....but the prince of the kingdom of Persia stood in my way for twenty-one days, until finally Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me. Daniel 10:21: ....but I shall tell you what is written in the truthful book. No one supports me against all these except Michael, your prince, standing as a reinforcement and a bulwark for me. Daniel 12:1 At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people; Jude 1:9: Yet the Archangel Michael, when he argued with the devil in a dispute over the body of Moses, did not venture to pronounce a reviling judgment upon him but said, "May the Lord rebuke you!" Revelation 12:7: Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. Archangel Gabriel _________________ Daniel 8:16: ....and on the Ulai I heard a human voice that cried out, "Gabriel, explain the vision to this man." Daniel 9:21: I was still occupied with this prayer, when Gabriel, the one whom I had seen before in vision, came to me in rapid flight at the time of the evening sacrifice. Luke 1:19: And the angel said to him in reply, "I am Gabriel, who stand before God. I was sent to speak to you and to announce to you this good news." Luke 1:26: In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. Raphael (deuterocanonicals) ________ Tobit 12:15 (among numerous passages in Tobit): I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord. Uriel (APOCRYPHA) _____ 2 Esdras 4:1: Then the angel that had been sent to me, whose name was Uriel, answered and said to me, "Your understanding has utterly failed regarding this world, and do you think you can comprehend the way of the Most High?" 2 Esdras 5:20: So I fasted seven days, mourning and weeping, as the angel Uriel had commanded me. 2 Esdras 10:28: Where is the angel Uriel, who came to me at first? For it was he who brought me into this overpowering bewilderment; my end has become corruption, and my prayer a reproach. Credo ----- Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, factorem caeli et terrae, visibilium omnium et invisibilium. Et in unum Dominum Iesum Christum, Filium Dei unigenitum, et ex Patre natum, ante omnia saecula. Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine, Deum verum de Deo vero, genitum non factum, consubstatialem Patri: per quem omnia facta sunt. Qui propter nos homines et propter nostram salutem, descendit de caelis. Et incarnatus est de spiritu Sancto ex Maria Virgine, et homo factus est. Crucifixus etiam pro nobis sub Ponti Pilato; passus et sepultus est, et resurrexit tertia die, secundum scripturas, et ascendit in Caelum, Sedet ad dexteram Patri. Et iterum venturas est cum gloria, iudicare vivos et mortuos, cuius regni non erit finis. Et in Spiritum Sanctum, Dominum et vivificantem: qui ex Patre Filioque procedit. Qui cum Patre et Filio simul adoratur et conglorifcatur: qui locutus est per prophetas. Et unam, Sanctum, catholicam et apostolicam Ecclesiam Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum. Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum, et vitam ventura saeculi. Amen. ORDERS OF THE ANGELS 1. Seraphim 4. Dominations 7. Principalities 2. Cherubim 5. Virtues 8. Archangels 3. Thrones 6. Powers 9. Angels Principality, Authority, Power, Dominion _________________________________________ Ephesians 1:20, 21: ...which he worked in Christ, raising him from the dead and seating him at his right hand in the heavens, far above every principality, authority, power, and dominion, and every name that is named not only in this age but also in the one to come. Seraphim ________ Isaiah 6:2, 3: Seraphim were stationed above; each of them had six wings: with two they veiled their faces, with two they veiled their feet, and with two they hovered aloft. Cherubim ________ Ezekiel 10:15,4,20: Such were the living creatures I saw by the river Chebar....I saw there the glory of the God of Israel, like the vision I had seen in the plain. The cherubim were stationed to the right of the temple; these were the living creatures I had seen beneath the God of Israel by the river Chebar, whom I now recognized to be cherubim....etc. Thrones, Dominions, Principalities, Powers __________________________________________ Colossians 1:16: For in him were created all things in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things were created through him and for him. NOTE: Saint Thomas calls these: Dominations, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, in the Summa Theologica. Sexual Purity: Matt 19:46 1 Cor. 6:13b, 18-20 Rom 12:1-2 Persons called from the womb: Judges 13:5-7 Jeremiah 1:5 Luke 1:15 Galatians 1:15 Thou shalt not kill: Exodus 20:13 Exodus 1:22 Matt 2:16 SOURCES _______ TWENTY-FOUR ROSARIES AND CHAPLETS, compiled by Patrick Shaughnessy, O.S.B., S.T.D., Grail Publications, St. Meinrad, Indiana; reprinted by Our Lady's Rosary Makers, 4611 Poplar Level Rd., P.O. Box 37080, Louisville, Ky., 1984. THE PIETA PRAYER BOOKLET, published in U.S.A. by Miraculous Lady of the Roses, 1186 Burlington Drive, Hickory Corners, Michigan 49060. Telephone: (616) 731-4490. PRAY WITH THE HEART! MEDUGORGJE MANUEL OF PRAYER, Fr. Slavko Barbaric, O.F.M., published in Yugoslavia by: Parish Office, Viganj, 50267 Kuciste; published and distributed in the United States by Franciscan University Press, Steubenville, OH 43952. THE MOTHER OF GOD AND HER GLORIOUS FEASTS, Fr. H. O'Laverty, B.A., Tan Books and Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 424, Rockford, Illinois 61105, 1987. CHAPLET OF SAINT MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS (booklet) Oblates of Saint Benedict Saint Scholastica Mission House 24OO Maple Avenue Lisle, Illinois 6O532 OR Oblates of Saint Benedict 24 W 350 Maple Naperville, Illinois 60540 (I'm reliably informed this address will get to Sister Helen, who makes the Rosaries of Saint Michael and All Angels, faster.) 7O8-968-4264. $5.OO donation for 1 chaplet. THE HEALING MYSTERIES: A ROSARY FOR THE SICK, Joanne Turpin, copyright 1983, Joanne Turpin, All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. DEVOTION TO THE DIVINE MERCY (booklet) Marians of the Immaculate Conception MARIAN HELPERS Stockbridge, MA 01263 Copyright 1989 THE JEWEL OF GOD, Mark Schulzetenberg, copyright 1988, The Leaflet Missal Company, 419 W. Minnehaha Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55103. PRAYING THE SCRIPTURAL ROSARY, David E. Rosage, Rdeemer Books, Servant Publications, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1989. THE SEVEN-DAY SCRIPTURAL ROSARY, Larry London, Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., Huntington, Indiana 46750, 1989. The majority of these Rosaries are quoted from: Prayer cards. MARY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT edited by Raymond E. Brown, Karl P. Donfried, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, John Reumann; published by the Paulist Press; copyright 1978 by Fortress Press. SCRIPTURAL ROSARY: A MODERN VERSION OF THE WAY THE ROSARY WAS ONCE PRAYED THORUGHOUT WESTERN EUROPE IN THE LATE MIDDLE AGES. Christianica (American), 1807 Prairie Street, P.O. Box 685, Glenview, IL 60025. 1961 Christianica Center. ISBN: 0-911346-01-5. COMPLETE ROSARY BOOK: Containing Dominican Beads and White Scapular, Mysteries of Holy Rosary, Prayers, Virtues, and Indulgences, Rosary Confraternity and Perpetual Rosary Explained, Sixth Edition. Thomas Richardson and Son, 1865. ENCYCLICAL LETTER OF THE HOLY FATHER LEO XIII. BY DIVINE PROVIDENCE POPE. TO ALL PATRIARCHS, PRIMATE, ARCHBISHOPS, BISHOPS AND OTHER ORDINARIES HAVING PEACE AND COMMUNION WITH THE APOSTOLIC SEE. ON THE ROSARY OF MARY. An authorized translation. Liverpool: Rocklief Brothers, Ltd., 1891. THE THINGS THAT MARY PONDERED: OR, THE MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY SET FORTH IN THE WORDS OF THE HOLY GHOST. London: W. Knott, 26, Brooke Street, Holborn, 1893. A CATECHISM OF THE HOLY ROSARY BEING A COMPENDIUM OF THE CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE CONTAINED IN ITS FIFTEEN MYSTERIES by the Rev. Henry Formby of the Third Order of S. Dominic, Author of the "Book of the Holy Rosary," etc. London: Burns, Oates, and Company, 17, Portman Street; and 63, Paternoster Row, 1873. LIBRARY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE. THE ROSARY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY; THE USE OF THE BEADS NO "VAIN REPETITION." By Permission. London: Burns and Lambert, 17 Portman Street, Portman Square. Reader, Park Street, Bristol. 1851. THE BOOK OF THE ROSARY TO WHICH IS ANNEXTED THE RULE OF THE THIRD ORDER OF SAINT DOMINICK by Br. John P. Leahy, O.P.S.T.M. Permissu Superiorum. Dublin: Printed by William Powell, 68, Thomas-Street, 1842. OUR LADY'S ROSARY. ??? 1800's? SPLENDOUR OF THE ROSARY. ??? 1800's? THE PRYMER OR LAY FOLKS' PRAYER BOOK. Early English Text Society. Original Series, No. 109. 1897. THE PRYMER OR LAY FOLKS' PRAYER BOOK. (WITH SEVERAL FACSIMILES.) edited by Henry Littlehales from the Ms. Dd. 11, 82, ab. 1420-30 A.D., in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Part II. Introduction. Section 1, The Origin of the Prymer, contributed by Edmund Bishop. London: Publisht for the Early English Text Society by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Paternoster House, Charing-Cross Rd. 1897. THE MANUAL OF PRAYERS FOR CONGREGATIONAL USE. London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd. Publishers to the Holy See. 1942. THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: ESSAYS BY ANGLICAN WRITERS edited by E. L. Mascall and H. S. Box. Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd: London. 1963. .

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