A chaplet is a form of Christian prayer which uses prayer beads, and which is similar to but distinct from the Rosary. Some chaplets have a strong Marian element, others focus more directly on Jesus Christ and his Divine Attributes (the Divine Mercy Chaplet), or one of the many saints, such as the Chaplet of St Michael. Chaplets are "personal devotionals" and depending on the origins, each one of the chaplets may vary considerably. In the Roman Catholic Church, while the usual five-decade Dominican rosary is also considered to be a chaplet, the other chaplets often have fewer beads and decades than a traditional rosary and may even a different set of prayers. In the Anglican Communion, a chaplet often includes one week of the Anglican rosary.
Three Hail Mary chaplet is easy to carry in it's little bag. If you have a couple minutes free time you can pull it out and say the chaplet. Easy to memorize, easy to carry and easy to get some prayers in. It's very rugged. It will last a lifetime. And it looks nice too.
At the hour of the Lord's passion, 3pm, daily, CatholicTV airs Divine Mercy Chaplet based on the diary of Saint Faustina, Divine Mercy in My Soul. Saint Faustina was a Polish sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. Faustina received a vision of Jesus in which he asked that all sinners pray the Chaplet and meditate on His mercy. The famous Divine Mercy image which is associated with the chaplet was originally painted by Eugene Kazimierowski with guidance from Sister Faustina.
The Chaplet to St. Peregrine is prayed on a nine bead chaplet, with a medal of St. Peregrine on one end, and a crucifix on the other. It is a powerful chaplet for those who are fighting cancer, to give them strength and hope.
Jesus never asks us to do anything He is not willing to do. He forgave, from the Cross, those who had just treated Him so brutally. The chaplet below is designed to help those who struggle with forgiving another. Pray it daily if this is you so that God can free you from this burden.
This small ivory carving conveys one of the most profound themes of the late Middle Ages. The death mask joined to the gruesome skull serves as a memento mori, a reminder of the transitory nature of life and the inevitability of death. The repetition of prayers and liturgical texts was important part of medieval devotion. The rosary is a collection of these texts devoted to the Virgin Mary, which became popular by the fourteenth century. The strings of beads used to assist those in saying the long sequences of recitations became known as rosaries. This carving is pierced vertically for suspension, consistent with its original function as pendant to a rosary or chaplet, a shorter string of devotional beads.
The White Marians carried their chaplet, or decade, with them all their lives, and were buried still holding it in their hands. This chaplet was given to each White Marian on the first day of his religious life, when he was vested in his habit.
As one way of making a sacrifice for others, you are encouraged to pray the Lenten Chaplet for someone. It is customary to pray it for whoever first comes to mind when you receive the chaplet. Or you may pray for anyone you choose. 781b155fdc