Chaplet of the Holy Face of Jesus

How to Pray the Chaplet of the Holy Face of Jesus

The Holy Face of Jesus

The Chaplet of the Holy Face of Jesus is a favourite of Cardinal Burke’s, especially in times of intense spiritual warfare, which we all understand we face at this moment in time. The Chaplet of the Holy Face is to honour the 5 Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ and to ask of God for his Triumph of His Holy Church and the downfall of Her enemies.

Saint Athanasius relates that the devils on being asked what verse in the Scriptures they feared the most, replied: “That with which the 67th Psalm commences: Let God arise, and let His Enemies be scattered and let them that hate Him flee from before His face!” They added that this verse always compelled them to take flight.

Inspired by Our Lord, this Chaplet was composed by Sister Mary of St. Peter:

“Our Lord inspired me at this time to compose certain prayers of reparation in the form of a Chaplet, or a small Rosary. This Chaplet is made up of thirty-three small beads, on which is recited thirty-three times the prayer: „Arise, O Lord, and let Thy enemies be scattered and let them that hate Thee flee before Thy Face!‟ Also six large beads on which are recited the ejaculation: „My Jesus, mercy,‟ followed by the doxology, „Glory be to the Father, etc.

One day after Holy Mass our Lord appeared to me presenting me with a similar Chaplet which I saw was made of precious stones strung on a fine gold chain. Deeming myself quite unworthy of possessing such a treasure, I begged the Blessed Virgin to keep this beautiful Rosary for me by placing it in her Immaculate Heart and I also begged our Lord to attach indulgences to the recitation of this Chaplet” – Sister Mary of St. Peter (From the Book, “The Golden Arrow”)

THE CHAPLET EXPLAINED

As revealed to Sister Mary of St. Peter, the Chaplet has for its object the honouring of the Five Senses of our Lord Jesus Christ and of entreating God for the triumph of His Church. The Chaplet is composed of a Crucifix, 39 beads – 6 of which are large and 33 of which are small. The 33 small beads represent the 33 years of the mortal life of Our Lord. The first 30 recall to mind the 30 years of His private life and are divided into 5 Decades of 6, with the intention of honouring the Five Senses, Touch, Hearing, Sight, Smell and Taste of Jesus, which have their seat principally in His Holy Face, rendering homage to all the sufferings Our Lord endured in His Face through each one of these Senses. A large bead to honour each of the Senses precedes each of these 5 decades of 6 beads. The 3 small beads recall the public life of the Saviour and honour the Wounds of His Adorable Face; the large bead preceding them has the same purpose. A medal of the Holy Face completes the Chaplet.

HOW TO PRAY THE CHAPLET

To pray this chaplet, start by making the Sign of the Cross with the Crucifix and recite this invocation: “O God, incline unto my aid. O Lord, make haste to help me,” followed by the Glory Be.

On the Crucifix – The Sign of the Cross / Signum Crucis

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen

O God, incline unto my aid. O Lord, make haste to help me.

Deus, in adjutorium meum intende: Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

On each of the six larger beads (precedes each decade of six beads):

“My Jesus, mercy!” and one “Glory Be..” “O mi Jesu misericordia!” “Gloria Patri…”

On the thirty-three small beads:

“Arise, O Lord, and let Thy enemies be scattered, and let all who hate Thee flee before Thy Face!”

“Surge domine et dissipentur inimici tui et fugiant qui oderunt te a facie tua.”

At the end of meditating on the senses of Jesus, continue repetitions of “Arise, O Lord” prayer on the remaining three beads, to bring the total to 33, one for each year of Our Lord’s earthly life. On each of these last three beads, think about the Wounds in His Holy Face from the slaps He endured and from the Crown of Thorns.

After all of this, repeat seven times, in Honour of the 7 words of Jesus from the Cross:

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

On the medal at the end pray:

“O God, our Protector, look down upon us and cast Thine eyes upon the Face of Thy Christ!”

Some additional prayers that are recommended to be said on the five beads afterward from the revelations of Sister Mary of St. Peter in the Golden Arrow book): May God arise and let His enemies be scattered and let those who hate Him flee before His Face!

1) May the thrice Holy Name of God overthrow all their plans!

2) May the Holy Name of the Living God split them up by disagreements!

3) May the terrible Name of the God of Eternity stamp out all their godlessness!

4) Lord, I do not desire the death of the sinner, but that he be converted and live.

5) “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”

6) The “Golden Arrow” prayer (on the Crucifix):

May the most Holy, most Sacred, most Adorable, Most Incomprehensible and Ineffable Name of God Be always Praised, Blessed, Loved, Adored and Glorified, In Heaven, on Earth and under the Earth, By all the Creatures of God, And by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ, In the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen.

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