3. Chaplet of St. Gertrude
Opening Prayer: Beginning at the Cross, pray the Apostles’ Creed. This is followed by Our Father, three Hail Marys, and a Glory Be.
Saint Gertrude was told by Our Lord that each time the prayers of this Chaplet are said, 1,000 souls are released from Purgatory.
Starting on the Medal and then on the 4 large beads between each decade pray the Our Father.
On each of the Hail Mary beads, say the following prayer: Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners in the universal Church, those in my own home, and within my family. Amen
At the end of each set, say the following prayers: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, open the hearts and minds of sinners to the truth and light of God, the Father. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for the conversion of sinners and the world. Also, pray a Glory Be.
There are so many wonderful promises to those who pray these Chaplets. It is time to dig up your rosary, find a peaceful place, and begin to pray in a way that will allow you to grow deeper in your faith.
(Note: Due to the title of this post, many have questioned if it is appropriate to wear a rosary as a necklace. Though there seems to be no official Church statement regarding this, Canon 1171 of the Code of Canon Law says: “Sacred objects, set aside for divine worship by dedication or blessing, are to be treated with reverence.
They are not to be made over to secular or inappropriate use, even though they may belong to private persons.” Through this statement, we can infer that wearing a rosary simply as a fashion statement or piece of jewelry should not be done. However, if you wear a rosary as a way to express your faith or a reminder to pray, with the intent to honor God through Mary then it is acceptable. My Saint My Hero offers both rosaries and Chaplet bracelets that are beautiful reminders to pray and honor God throughout your day.)
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