The Chaplet of the Holy Spirit has been is use by many as a means to obtain the many graces of the Holy Spirit. This chaplet has been in use since 1902 after Pope Leo XIII approved its usage in the Catholic Church.
How to pray the Chaplet of the Holy Spirit?
- 3 small beads at the beginning: Act of Contrition and the hymn Come Holy Ghost.
- 7 small beads: Glory be…
- 1st large bead: One Our Father, One Hail Mary
- 2nd large bead: Apostles Creed, One Our Father, and One Hail Mary for the intention of the Holy Father
Mysteries for the group of 7 beads:
THE FIRST MYSTERY
By the Holy Ghost is Jesus conceived of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the Power of the Most High shall overshadow thee; and therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. (Luke, I, 35)
Diligently implore the aid of the Divine Spirit, and Mary’s intercession, to imitate the virtues of Jesus Christ, Who is the Model of virtues, so that you may be made conformable to the image of the Son of God.
THE SECOND MYSTERY
The Spirit of the Lord rested upon Jesus when he was baptized.
Jesus, being baptized, forthwith came out of the water: and lo! the heavens were opened to Him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon Him. (Matthew, III, 16)
Hold in the highest esteem the priceless gift of sanctifying grace, infused into your soul by the Holy Ghost in Baptism. Keep the promises to which you then pledged yourself. Increase, by constant practice, Faith, Hope, and Charity. Ever live as becometh children of God and members of God’s true Church, so as to obtain, hereafter, the inheritance of heaven.
THE THIRD MYSTERY
By the Spirit is Jesus led into the desert to be tempted by the Devil.
Jesus, being full of the Holy ghost, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the desert for the space of forty days; and was tempted by the devil. (Luke, IV, 1-2)
Be ever grateful for the sevenfold gift of the Holy Ghost bestowed upon you 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 yield to His Divine guidance, so that, in all the trials and temptations of life, you may act manfully, as becometh a perfect Christian and valiant soldier of Jesus Christ.
THE FOURTH MYSTERY
The Holy Ghost in the Church.
Suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting….and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak….the wonderful works of God. (Acts, II, 2, 4, 11.)
Thank God for having made you a child of His Church which is ever animated and directed by the Divine Spirit, sent into this world for that purpose of the day of Pentecost. Hear and obey the Holy See, the infallible mouthpiece of the Holy Ghost, and the Church, the pillar and ground of truth. Uphold her doctrines, seek her interests, defend her rights.
THE FIFTH MYSTERY
The Holy Ghost in the soul of the just man and just woman.
Know you not that you members are the temple of the Holy Ghost, Who is in you? (I Cor., VI, 19.)
Extinguish not the Spirit. (I Thess., V, 19.)
And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption. (Eph., IV, 30.)
Be ever mindful of the Holy Ghost Who is within you, and carefully cultivate purity of soul and body. Faithfully obey His Divine Inspirations so that you may bring forth the Fruits of the Spirit — Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience, Benignity, Goodness, Long-suffering, Mildness, Faith, Modesty, Continency, Chastity.
Conclude with the “I believe” as a profession of faith. Say finally once Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be to the Father, for the intentions of the Sovereign Pontiff.
Information taken from:
TWENTY-FOUR ROSARIES AND CHAPLETS by Patrick Shaughnessy, O.S.B., S.T.D. Reprinted 1984 by Our Lady’s Rosary Makers and other sources