Search This Blog

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Chaplet of St. Maximilian Kolbe

History:
The recitation of this chaplet is intended to seek the powerful intercession of this Martyr of Charity, who Pope John Paul II has referred to as the "Patron of our Difficult Century" and the "Prophet of the Civilization of Love".  St. Maximilian himself had noted that those in heaven, unrestricted by earthly cares or concerns, can indeed work "with both hands" for the special needs of those who call upon them for help.
The Memorare is a reminder of the filial love and unwavering trust St. Maximilian had for Our Lady.  The 14 small beads represent Kolbe's death on August 14th.  Kolbe always encouraged the Miraculous Medal Prayer for the conversion and sanctification of others, beginning with oneself.  After each prayer, directly invoke St. Maximilian's intercession, keeping in mind the particular intention or person you wish to remember.

Medals/Beads:
Medal of St. Maximilian Kolbe and the Miraculous Medal (or the Cross in place of the Miraculous Medal).
...............0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M (or C) X M ( ............... )
...............0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Method:
On the large (X) bead:
Memorare - Remember, O Most Gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it know that anyone who fled to Thy protection, implored Thy help, or sought Thy intercession was left unaided.  Inspire with this confidence, I fly to Thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother, before Thee I come, before Thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.  O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in Thy mercy, hear and answer me.  Amen.
On the small (0) beads:
Miraculous Medal Prayer - O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee, and for all those who do not have recourse to Thee, especially for the enemies of Holy Mother Church, and all those in most need of Thy mercy.St. Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us.

No comments:

Post a Comment