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Friday, September 17, 2010

Chaplet of the Holy Infancy or Chaplet of the Infant Jesus of Prague

This form of devotions is due to the zeal of the venerable St. Margaret of the Blessed Sacrament, a Carmelite religious who died a saintly death at the age of 29 at Beaune, France in May 1648.  She was distinguished for her devotion to the Holy Child Jesus.
The Infant Jesus made know to His faithful servant how pleasing this holy practice was to Him and revealed to her that He would grant special favours, especially the grace of purity and innocence, to all who carried the chaplet on their person and recited it in honour of the mysteries of His Holy Infancy.  As a sign of His approval, He showed her these chaplets shining with a supernatural light.

Medal with the Infant of Prague on one side and the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the other side.
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M X X X (...............)
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On the medal (meditating on the goodness of the Infant Jesus):
Divine Infant Jesus, I adore Your Cross, and I accept all the crosses You will be pleased to send me.  Adorable Trinity, I offer You, for the glory of the Holy Name of God, all the adorations of the Sacred Heart of the Holy Infant Jesus.
On the large (X) beads:
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.
Our Father - in honour of the Holy Family
On the small (0) beads:
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.
Hail Mary - in honour of the 12 years of Our Lord's Sacred Infancy
Conclude with:
Glory Be
Holy Infant Jesus, bless and protect us.

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