Monday, October 15, 2012

How To Pray The Chaplet of The Five Wounds



Chaplet of The Five Wounds


The first mention of the beads of the Five Wounds is found in a document dating back to 1821. The Platea of Sts. 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. 



Passionist Version:
 
On each bead one Glory Be is said, and between the groups one Hail Mary in honor of the Sorrowful Virgin. Meanwhile one meditates on the Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Usually there are medals attached to the beads, (or 3 beads added at the beginning or the chaplet. These medals show the Wounds of Christ on one side and Our Lady of Sorrows on the other. They are not required either for blessing or for gaining the indulgences. Ordinarily the medals are so arranged that we meditate first on the Wound in the left foot of Our Lord, then those in the right foot, the left hand, right hand, and finally the wounds in the sacred side.



Optional Version:

I.
O my Lord Jesus Christ, I adore the wound in Thy left foot.  I thank Thee for having suffered it for me with so much sorrow and with so much love.  I compassionate Thy pain, and that of Thine afflicted Mother.  And, by the merit of this sacred wound, I pray Thee to grant me the pardon of my sins, of which I repent with all my heart, because they have offended Thine infinite goodness.  O sorrowing Mary, pray to Jesus for me.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be, etc.
By all the wounds which Thou didst bear
With so much love and so much pain,
Oh, let a sinner's prayer
Thy mercy, Lord, obtain!

II.
O my Lord Jesus Christ, I adore the wound in Thy right foot.  I thank Thee for having suffered it for me with so much sorrow and with so much love.  I compassionate Thy pain, and that of Thine afflicted Mother.  And, by merit of this sacred wound, I pray Thee to give me the strength not to fall into mortal sin for the future, but to persevere in Thy grace unto my death.  O sorrowing Mary, pray to Jesus for me.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be, etc.
By all the wounds which Thou didst bear
With so much love and so much pain,
Oh, let a sinner's prayer
Thy mercy, Lord, obtain!

III.
O my Lord Jesus Christ, I adore the wound in Thy left hand.  I thank Thee for having suffered it for me with so much sorrow and with so much love.  I compassionate Thy pain, and that of THine afflicted Mother.  And, by the merit of this sacred wound, I pray Thee to deliver me from hell, which I have so often deserved, where I could never love Thee more.  O sorrowing Mary, pray to Jesus for me.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be, etc.
By all the wounds which Thou didst bear
With so much love and so much pain,
Oh, let a sinner's prayer
Thy mercy, Lord, obtain!

IV.
O my Lord Jeus Christ, I adore the wound in Thy right hand.  I thank Thee for having suffered it for me with so much sorrow and with so much love.  I compassionate Thy pain, and that of THine afflicted Mother.  And, by the merit of this sacred wound, I pray Thee to give me the glory of paradise, where I shall love Thee perfectly, and with all my strength.  O sorrowing Mary, pray to Jesus for me.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be, etc.
By all the wounds which Thou didst bear
With so much love and so much pain,
Oh, let a sinner's prayer
Thy mercy, Lord, obtain!

V.
O my Lord Jesus Christ, I adore the wound in Thy side.  I thank Thee for having suffered it for me with so much sorrow and with so much love.  I compassionate Thy pain, and that of THine afflicted Mother.  And, by the merit of this sacred wound, I pray Thee to bestow upon me the gift of holy love for Thee, and that so I may ever love The in this life, and in the other, face to face, for all eternity, in paradise.  O sorrowing Mary, pray to Jesus for me.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be, etc.
By all the wounds which Thou didst bear
With so much love and so much pain,
Oh, let a sinner's prayer
Thy mercy, Lord, obtain!

**Information above was taken from My Treasury of Chaplets by Patricia S. Quintiliani



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