Chaplet of the Holy Family
On the Medal
Pray the Apostles Creed. In this way, the chaplet begins with an act of faith in the mysteries of the Redemption, especially the Incarnation, with which the Holy Family is so intimately connected.
On the single beads before each decade:
Pray the Glory Be to praise and thank the three Divine Persons of the Holy Trinity for the gift of the three persons of the Holy Family.
The three decades represent the thirty years of Christ’s hidden life of prayer.
On each bead of the decade:
Pray the invocation: “Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I give you my heart and my soul.”(7 years indulgence)
First decade: In honor of the love and obedience of Jesus to the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph.
Second decade: In honor of the love of the Blessed Virgin Mary for Jesus and her loving obedience to St. Joseph.
Third decade: In honor of the love and care of St Joseph for Jesus and Mary and his perfect obedience to the Holy Will of God.
After each decade: Pray the invocation “Jesus, Mary, Joseph assist me in my last agony.” (7 years indulgence)
Conclusion: V. One thing I ask of the Lord this I seek: R. To dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. (Ps. 26:4)
Let us pray. O Lord Jesus Christ, You sanctified home life with untold virtues by being subject to Mary and Joseph. May they assist us to imitate the example of Your Holy Family, so that we may share with them their eternal happiness. Who live and reign world without end. Amen. (Verse, Response and Prayer from the Feast of the Holy Family)