Hematite Holy Face Chaplet
This lovely Chaplet of the Holy Face is created with 6mm hematite beads. Hematite is a smooth grey bead with a lovely weight to it. Note that this chaplet does NOT come with instructions, however, they are posted below for you and are also readily available in multiple places on the internet. Read below to learn about this wonderful chaplet!
Approx length is 15"
The story of the Holy Face Chaplet:
“This Salutary Reparation to the Holy Face of Jesus is a Divine Work, Destined to Save Modern Society.” — Pope Pius IX.
The Chaplet of the Holy Face comes from Sr. Mary of St. Peter, a Holy Carmelite Nun of Tours, France, given to her by our Lord November 15, 1843.
The chaplet is said for the “Triumph of His Holy Church, and the downfall of her enemies.” It is well to recite daily to obtain this. The chaplet of the Holy Face has for its object the honoring of the five senses of our Lord Jesus Christ.
This chaplet is composed of a cross of thirty nine beads, six of which are large, and thirty three small, and of a medal of the Holy Face. It is well to recite it every day, in order to obtain from God, by means of the Face of His well beloved Son, the triumph of our mother the Catholic Church, and the downfall of her enemies.
The Cross recalls to us the mystery of our Redemption; we must sign ourselves with it and make the invocation: Deus, in adjutorium meum intende: Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina; followed by the Gloria Patri.
The thirty three small beads represent the thirty three years of the mortal life of our Lord. The first thirty recall to mind the thirty years of his private life, and are divided into five sixes with the intention of honoring the five senses of the TOUCH, of the HEARING, of the SIGHT, of the SMELL, and of the TASTE of Jesus, which have their seat principally in His Holy Face, and of rendering homage to all the sufferings which our Lord endured in His Face, through each one of these senses.
Each of these sixes is preceded by a large bead in honour of the sense which it is intended to honour, and is followed by a Gloria Patri.
The last three small beads recall to mind the public life of the Saviour and have for their object the honouring of all the wounds of His adorable Face. The large bead which precedes them has the same object in view and is followed by a Gloria Patri.
On each bead, must be said : My Jesus, mercy!
And on each small one : Arise, O Lord, and let Thy enemies be scattered, and let all that hate Thee flee from before Thy Face.
When done, the Glory Be, is recited seven times in honor of the seven last words of Jesus upon the Cross, and the Seven Dolores of the Immaculate Virgin.
When terminating it, we must say over the medal: God, our Protector, look on us, and cast Thy eyes upon the Face of Thy Christ.
Chaplet of Sister Marie of St Peter to the Holy Face of Jesus