Little Chaplet of the Holy Face
Little Chaplet of the Holy Face for the Triumph of the Church and the downfall of Her Enemies
The little chaplet of the Holy Face has for its object, the honoring of the 5 senses of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and of entreating God for the triumph of His Church.
This chaplet is composed of a medal and 39 beads; 6 of which are large and 33 small, with a medal of the Holy Face. It is recommended that it be recited frequently to obtain from God, by means of the Holy Face of His well beloved Son, the downfall of His enemies.
The cross recalls to us the mystery of our redemption. Make the sign of the Cross, with the Cross, repeating this invocation:
'O God, incline unto my aid.
O lord, make haste to help me'.
Then say one 'Glory be to the Father'.
The 33 small beads represent the 33 years of the mortal life of Our Lord on earth. The first 30 call to mind the 30 years of His private life, and are divided into 5 groups, with the intention of honoring the 5 senses of touch, hearing, sight, smell, and the taste of Jesus. They have their seat, principally, in the Holy Face and render homage to all the sufferings which Our Lord endured in His Face, through each one of His senses. The last 3 small beads call to mind the 3 years of public life of Our Saviour, and have as their object, the honoring of all the wounds of His Adorable Face.
Each group is preceded by a large bead. On this bead, reflect on the sense of Jesus, or the wounds of His Face, and recite 1 'Glory be to the Father' and the phrase, 'My Jesus, mercy'.
On each small bead, say:
'Arise, O Lord, and let Thy enemies be scatter, and that hate Thee flee from before Thy Face'.
To end, the 'Glory be to the Father' is repeated 7 times, in honor of the 7 words of Jesus upon the Cross, and the 7 dolors of the Immaculate Virgin.
When ending the chaplet, say on the medal:
'O God, our Protector, look on us and cast Thy eyes upon the Face of Thy Christ'.