Holy Ghost Chaplet Parts
Beads: Faceted Carnelian Semiprecious Stone, 8 mm (38 beads), and 10 mm Carnelian Semiprecious Stone (12 beads)
Medal: The Cross Medal 1″ (24 mm), Bronze (hand-cast)
Center: 3/4″ (19 mm), Solid Bronze (hand-cast)
Bead Caps: Brass
Method: Wire-wrapped by hand
Total Length: 28″ (71 cm)
Gift box: Included
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How to pray the Chaplet of the Holy Ghost
Develop close intimacy with the Holy Spirit! Everything that God has and gives is released through the Holy Spirit.
The Chaplet of the Holy Ghost is a contemplative prayer composed in 1892 by a Franciscan Capuchin missionary of the English province in order to give the faithful an easy means honoring the Holy Spirit. 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.
The Holy Ghost Chaplet consists of five groups of seven beads each. Before and after each group there are two large beads, that is twelve large beads in all. In addition there are three 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 to the Father is said on the seven small beads, an Our Father and a Hail Mary on the two large beads. On the remaining two large beads are said the Apostles’ Creed and an Our Father and Hail Mary for the intention of the Holy Father.
There is a mystery for each of the five groups; the number five 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 1:35).
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 conformable to the image of the Son of God.
The Second Mystery
The Spirit of the Lord rested upon Jesus
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.”
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
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 4:1, 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 where they were sitting . . . and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak . . . the wonderful works of God.” (Acts 11:2, 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 on 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
The Meditation: “Know you not that you members are the temple of the Holy Ghost, Who is in you?” (I Cor. 6:19). “Extinguish not the Spirit:” (1 Thess. 5:19). “And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption:” (Eph. 4:30).
The Practice: Be ever mindful of the Holy Ghost Who is within you, and carefully cultivate purity of soul and body. Faithfully obey His Divine inspirations so that you may bring forth the Fruits of the Spirit —- Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience, Benignity, Goodness, Long-suffering, Mildness, Faith, Modesty, Continency, Chastity.
Conclude with the Apostles’ Creed as a profession of faith.
Say finally one Our Father and one Hail Mary and Glory be to the Father for the intentions of the Sovereign Pontiff.
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” ~ John 14:16-17
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