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The Chaplet of the Holy Spirit approved by Pope Leo XIII (text only)

 

42. Chaplet of the Holy Spirit.

i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines, once a day. ii. Plenary, on the Feast, or during- the Octave, of Pentecost, for all who make a practice of this Devotion. I, II, III, IV. (See Instructions.) 42 Leo XIII, Br. March 24, 1902.

Short Act of Contrition.

I GRIEVE, O my GOD, for having sinned against Thee, because Thou art so good; and with the assistance of thy grace I will never sin again.

Come, O Creator SPIRIT blest, etc. (See 35.)

V/: Send forth thy SPIRIT, and they shall be created.

R/: And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray.

O GOD, who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the HOLY SPIRIT, grant us in the same SPIRIT to be truly wise and ever to rejoice in His consolation, through JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen.

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FIRST MYSTERY. JESUS was conceived of the Virgin Mary by the power of the HOLY GHOST.

Meditation. The HOLY SPIRIT shall descend upon thee, and the power of the most high shall overshadow thee, and therefore the Holy one that shall be born of thee shall be called the SON of GOD" (St Luke i, 35).

Application. Pray earnestly for the help of the divine SPIRIT and, through the intercession of Mary, for grace to imitate the virtues of JESUS CHRIST, who is the example of all virtue, and so to be conformed to the image of the SON of GOD. PATER and Ave once, Gloria seven times.

SECOND MYSTERY. The SPIRIT of GOD rests upon JESUS.

Meditation. "Jesus being baptized came forth immediately from the water, and behold the Heavens were opened, and He saw the SPIRIT of GOD descend like a dove, and coming, stand over Him" (St Matt, iii, 16).

Application. Hold in the highest esteem the priceless gift of sanctifying grace, which the HOLY SPIRIT infused into your heart in Baptism. Keep the promises to the observance of which you have bound yourself. By continual exercise, increase Faith, Hope and Charity. Live always as becomes children of GOD, and members of his true Church, in order that after this life has run its course, you may be worthy to receive your heavenly inheritance. PATER and Ave once, Gloria seven times.

THIRD MYSTERY. JESUS was conducted by the SPIRIT into the desert.

Meditation. "But JESUS, full of the HOLY SPIRIT, retired from the Jordan, and was conducted by the SPIRIT into the desert for forty days; and was tempted by the Devil" (St Luke iv, i, 2).

Application. Be always grateful for the seven gifts given to you by the HOLY SPIRIT 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 adhere to your divine Guide, acting manfully in all the dangers of this life and in temptation, as becomes a perfect Christian and a brave athlete of JESUS CHRIST. PATER and Ave once, Gloria seven times.

FOURTH MYSTERY. The HOLY SPIRIT in the Church.

Meditation. "And suddenly there was a sound from Heaven as of a mighty wind coming where they were assembled; and they were all filled with the HOLY SPIRIT, and began to discourse of the wonderful works of GOD" (Acts ii, 2, 4,11).

Application. Thank GOD for making you a child of his Church which the divine SPIRIT, sent into the world on the day of Pentecost, ever vivifies and rules. Hear and obey the Supreme Pontiff, who by the assistance of the HOLY SPIRIT is the infallible teacher, and the Church, which is the pillar and foundation of truth. Hold fast her doctrines, maintain her cause, defend her rights. PATER and Ave once, Gloria seven times.

FIFTH MYSTERY. The HOLY SPIRIT in the soul of the just man.

Meditation. "Do you not know that your members are the temple of the HOLY SPIRIT, who is in you" (I Cor. vi, 19). "Do not extinguish the SPIRIT" (i Thess. v, 19). "And grieve not the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD, whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption " (Ephes. iv, 30).

Application. Be ever mindful of the HOLY SPIRIT who is in you, and watch with all possible care over purity of soul and body. Faithfully obey his divine inspirations, so as to gather therefrom the fruits of the SPIRIT: Charity, joy, peace, benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continency,

chastity. PATER and Ave once, Gloria seven times.

End with the Creed, as a profession of faith, and PATER and Ave once according to the intention of the Pope.

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