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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Chaplet of St. Anne

This little chaplet supposedly dates back to 1875. The author is unknown. The chaplet is the source of a great number of favours, both spiritual and temporal.


Medal of St. Anne (Mary's mother), 3 sets of 5 beads, and either 1 large bead between each set, or 3 large beads next to the medal.
......0 0 0 0 0 X 0 0
M X ( .................. 0
......0 0 0 0 0 X 0 0
..........0 0 0 0 0 .. 0 0
M X X X ( ................. 0
..........0 0 0 0 0 .. 0 0


On each large (X) bead:
Our Father
On each small (0) bead:
Hail Mary
Jesus, Mary and St. Anne, grant the favour I ask.
1st set - in honour of Jesus
2nd set - in honour of Mary
3rd set - in honour of St.Anne

Extra Prayers:

To St. Anne to obtain some special favour:
O glorious St. Anne, you are filled with compassion for those who invoke you and with love for those who suffer. Heavily burdened with the weight of my troubles, I cast myself at your feet and humbly beg of you to take the present intention which I recommend to you in your special care. Please recommend it to your daughter, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and place it before the throne of Jesus, so that He may bring it to a happy issue. Continue to intercede for me until my request is granted. But above all, obtain for me the grace one day to see my God face to face, and with you and Mary and all the saints to praise and bless Him for all eternity. Amen
To St. Anne, for sick people:
St. Anne, here I am again. You may be tired of listening to my prayer so often repeated. But, you are the Saint in whom I have so much trust. You are a grandmother extruding your love. You were given us by Jesus to console us as we groan in pain. St. Anne, have pity on me, relieve me of my misery, bring me some consolation. May I get well again. Oh! please, take pity on me, your child.
I would never have believed sickness could affect me so mercilessly. I would never have imagined I would suffer so much and for so long. I always relied on good health to do so many useful things. And now I feel miserable in my sickness and I am disheartened. You remain, beloved St. Anne, my one hope. I know how close you are to Jesus, your Grandson. Will I ever have recourse to you without being helped?
In spite of my sufferings which exhaust me day and night, I want to intercede on behalf of all sick people. My prayer must be charitable. There are so many people who moan on their hospital bed, or locked up in their home as in a prison. Who will listen to them as they whimper, who will take a lenient view of their infirmities and wounds, who will smile to them, who will pacify them, if not you, dearest St. Anne? Give a helping hand, come to their rescue.
St. Anne, to make my illness profitable, I present my discomfort to Jesus suffering on the cross. I unite my distress to the distress of Mary your daughter, standing at the foot of the cross. I offer my torment and my affliction to my Lord as I look at you, St. Anne, my heavenly grandmother. Promptly come to my assistance and give new life to all suffering people. Heal me if this is God's will, give me peace and lasting joy. Amen.

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