Thursday, July 2, 2009


Here is how the Little Chaplet is said:

Introductory prayer (said only once i.e., when beginning the devotion).

Eternal Heavenly Father, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary I offer Thee this Little Chaplet of three Hail Marys for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory and for the souls of all poor sinners on earth, especially Bishops, Priests, and Religious, and those within my home and family; according to Thy most holy Will; in Jesus Name and in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God forever and ever. Amen.

Mary ever virgin, Daughter of the Father, pray for us.
Mary ever virgin, Mother of the Son, pray for us.
Mary ever virgin, Spouse of the Holy Ghost, pray for us.

On the Cross: Make the Sign of the Cross and say the Apostle’s Creed.

On the first Large Bead: Say the Lord’s Prayer.

On the three small beads: Say one Hail Mary each.

On the second Large Bead: Say the "Glory be to the Father…" the "O my Jesus, forgive us" (Fatima Prayer)… Then add:
Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament, have mercy on us.
Our Lady of the most Blessed Sacrament, pray for us.
Holy Angels and Saints of the living God, pray for us.

The beads may then be turned around and the entire Chaplet repeated using the beads in the other direction, starting with the Cross or medal on that end. I find that this arrangement works well in every situation, but especially when I am driving, during which time I pray the Little Chaplet over and over again.

When finished saying the devotion, use the Crucifix to make the Sign of the Cross, kissing it.