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LITTLE CHAPLET OF THE HOLY FACE


The Holy Face of Jesus from the image of Veronica's veil
(The veil is kept in St. Peters Basilica, Rome.)
 

Overview of the Little Chaplet of the Holy Face (Chaplet of Reparation)

Taken from the Manual of the Archconfraternity of the Holy Face, 1887:

The little chaplet of the Holy Face 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. This chaplet is composed of a cross of thirty nine beads, six of which are large, and thirty three small, and of a medal of the Holy Face. It is well to recite it every day, in order to obtain from God, by means of the Face of His well beloved Son, the triumph of our mother the Catholic Church, and the downfall of her enemies. The Cross recalls to us the mystery of our Redemption; we must sign ourselves with it and make the invocation: Deus, in adjutorium meum intende: Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina; followed by the Gloria Patri. The thirty three small beads represent the thirty three years of the mortal life of our Lord. The first thirty recall to mind the thirty years of his private life, and are divided into five sixes with the intention of honouring the five senses of the touch, of the hearing, of the sight, of the smell and of the taste of Jesus, which have their seat principally in His Holy Face, and of rendering homage to all the sufferings which our Lord endured in His Face, through each one of these senses. Each of these sixes is preceded by a large bead in honour of the sense which it is intended to honour, and is followed by a Gloria Patri. The three small beads recall to mind the public life of the Saviour and have for their object the honouring of all the wounds of His adorable Face; the large bead which precedes them has the same object in view and is followed by a Gloria Patri. On each bead, must be said : My Jesus, mercy! (100 days of indulgence.) And on each small one : Arise, O Lord, and let Thy enemies be scattered, and let all that hate Thee flee from before Thy Face. The Gloria is repeated seven times, in order to honour the seven words of Jesus upon the Cross, and the seven dolours of the Immaculate Virgin. When terminating it, we must say over the medal: God, our Protector, look on us, and cast Thy eyes upon the Face of Thy Christ.


From the Book, "The Golden Arrow", page 124

Revelation of approximately November 15, 1843

Our Lord repays Sister Mary of St. Peter for reciting the Chaplet of Reparation by granting her a vision in which He presents her intern with Beads of precious stones, mounted on a chain of gold.

"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, Oh, Lord, and let Your enemies be scattered, and let those that hate You flee before Your Face," and also six large beads on which our 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."