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Holy Ghost Chaplet
Seven Beads in 5 Decades Version

Feast: Pentecost Sunday

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Brief History:
Holy Ghost Chaplet, 5x7 decade

The medal for this example is found in the "Saints Medals" section of the website #750. (click the #750 to go directly there)
This chaplet was composed in 1892 by Fr. John Mary, a Franciscan Capuchin missionary of the English province, in order to give the faithful an easy means of honouring the Holy Ghost. It was intended to be, to the Holy Ghost, what the Dominican Rosary is to the Blessed Virgin.

It was approved by Pope Leo XIII in 1902 and was generously indulgenced. These indulgences can be offered for the Poor Souls in Purgatory as well.

It contains 5 groups of 7 beads each, 5 to honour the 5 Wounds of Jesus, which are the fountains of grace which the Holy Ghost imparts to mankind; and 7 to honour the 7 gifts of the Holy Ghost.
Method of Recitation:
On the Medal:

1) Recollect yourself while gazing on the medal of the Holy Ghost.

2) 1st Bead: Make the Sign of the Cross.
3) 2nd Bead: Recite an Act of Contrition.
4) 3rd Bead: Recite the hymn "Come Holy Ghost"....

Hymn - "Come Holy Ghost" (283)
Come, Holy Ghost., Creator Blest,
And in our souls take up Thy rest,
Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid,
And fill the hearts which Thou hast made.

To Thee, the Comforter, we cry,
To Thee, the gift of God most high,
The fount of life, the fire of love,
The soul's anointing from above.

The sevenfold gifts of grace are Thine,
O Finger of the hand Divine;
True promise of the Father Thou,
Who dost the tongue with speech endow.

Thy light to every thought impart,
And shed Thy love in every heart;
Our body's poor infirmity
With strength perpetual fortify.

Our mortal foe afar repel,
Grant us henceforth in peace to dwell;
If Thou be our preventing guide,
No evil can our steps betide.

Make Thou to us the Father known;
Teach us the' Eternal Son to own
And Thee, Whose name we ever bless,
Of Both the Spirit to confess.

All glory while the ages run
Be to the Father and the Son,
Who rose from death; the same to Thee,
O Holy Ghost, eternally.



At the set of 2 beads:

5) Announce the Mystery,
6) then on the 1st bead pray the Our Father,
7) on the 2nd bead pray the Hail Mary.
8) Say a Glory be on each of the 7 beads while meditating on the mystery that you announced.

Repeat this through the five mysteries.

The Five Mysteries: (286)

1st Mystery-Jesus is conceived by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary.

Meditation: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee. Therefore also the Holy One which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God (Luke 1:35).

Application: Pray earnestly for the assistance of the Spirit of God and the intercession of Mary to imitate the virtues of Jesus Christ who is the pattern of every virtue, in order that you may be conformed to the image of the Son of God. (Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be seven times)


2nd Mystery-The Spirit of the Lord rests upon Jesus.

Meditation: Now Jesus being baptized went up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened unto Him; and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon Him (Matt. 3:16).

Application: Hold in highest esteem the precious gift of sanctifying grace which was infused into your heart in Baptism by the Holy Spirit. Keep the promises to whose observance you then bound yourself. By continual exercise increase your faith, your hope and your charity. Ever live as becomes a child of God and a member of the true Church of God, so that after this life you may receive heaven as your inheritance.


3rd Mystery-Jesus is led by the Spirit into the desert.

Meditation: And 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 4:1,2).

Application: Be ever thankful for the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit given to 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 obey your divine Guide, so that you may act manfully in all the perils of this life and in all temptations, as becomes a perfect Christian and a strong athlete of Jesus Christ.


4th Mystery-The Holy Spirit in the Church

Meditation: And suddenly there came from Heaven a sound as of a mighty wind coming, where they were sitting; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, speaking the wonderful works of God (Acts 2:2,4,11).

Application: Give thanks to God that He has made you a child of His Church which is always quickened and governed by His divine Spirit, who was sent into the world on the day of Pentecost. Hear and follow the sovereign Pontiff who teaches infallibly through the Holy Spirit, and the Church which is the pillar and ground of truth. Hold fast her doctrines, maintain her cause, defend her rights.


5th Mystery-The Holy Spirit in the souls of the righteous.

Meditation: Know ye not that your members are the temple of the Holy Ghost who is in you? (1 Cor. 6:19).

Application: Be ever mindful of the Holy Spirit who is in you, and make every effort to be pure in mind and body. Faithfully obey His divine inspirations, that you may bring forth the fruits of the Spirit which are charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, long-suffering, meekness, faith, moderation, continence and chastity.


9) Conclusion: Pray The Creed on one bead and;
10) on the final bead, an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be for the Holy Father's intentions.