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CHAPLET OF
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE


How to pray the Chaplet of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Chaplet of Guadalupe has a cross, 21 beads and a medal. Between the cross and the medal, there 1 bead, a set of 4 beads and then another bead. Elsewhere on the Chaplet, there are 4 sets of 3 beads, each separated by 1 bead (total of 3).

Begin with the following prayer:

"Our Lady of Guadalupe,
Mystical Rose,
make intercession for our Holy Church,
protect the sovereign Pontiff,
help all those who invoke you in their necessities,
and since you are the ever Virgin Mary
and Mother of the true God,
obtain for us from your most Holy Son
the grace of keeping our faith,
of sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life,
of burning charity,
and the precious gift of final perseverance."

Amen.

On the first bead, pray 1 "Our Father...".

Pray 4 "Hail Marys..." on the set of 4 beads in honour of Our Lady of Guadalupe's 4 apparitions to Blessed Juan Diego.

Pray 1 "Glory Be...".

Each set of 3 beads represents on apparition.

The First Apparition:

Our Lady of Guadalupe appears to Blessed Juan Diego. Our Lady requests a temple in her honour.

Pray 1 "Our Father..."

Prayer:

"Our Lady of Guadalupe,
my Queen and my Mother,
I thank you for your first apparition
to Blessed Juan Diego
when you revealed that you are the Most Pure Virgin,
Mary, Mother of the True God and Mother of all mankind.
I thank you for requesting a temple
to be built where you stood,
to bear witness to your love,
your compassion,
your aid and your protection
for all who would love you,
trust you, and invoke your help."

Pray 3 "Hail Marys..." followed by 1 "Glory Be...".

The Second Apparition:

Our Lady of Guadalupe gives Blessed Juan Diego encouragement after his return from the Bishop’s house.

Pray 1 "Our Father..."

Prayer:

"Our Lady of Guadalupe,
my Queen and my Mother,
I thank you for your second apparition
to Blessed Juan Diego when,
upon his return from the Bishop’s house,
he knelt in humiliation
and defeat before you
since he was unable to accomplish your mission.
I thank you for the courage
and encouragement you gave to Blessed Juan Diego
to make a second appeal to the Bishop."

Pray 3 "Hail Marys..." followed by 1 "Glory Be...".

The Third Apparition:

Our Lady of Guadalupe promises a sign to Blessed Juan Diego for the Bishop.

Pray 1 "Our Father..."

Prayer:

"Mother, I thank you for your third apparition
to Blessed Juan Diego when,
after this unsuccessful attempt to have a temple built,
you said to him,
'So be it, son.
Return tomorrow in order that you may secure for the Bishop,
the sign for which he has asked.
When this is in your possession,
he will believe you;
he will no longer doubt your world
and suspect your good faith.
Be assured that I shall reward you
for all that you have undergone.'"

Pray 3 "Hail Marys..." followed by 1 "Glory Be...".

The Fourth Apparition:

Our Lady of Guadalupe fulfills her promise by showing herself on the tilma of Blessed Juan Diego.

Pray 1 "Our Father..."

Prayer:

Our Lady of Guadalupe,
my Queen and my Mother,
I thank you for your fourth apparition
to Blessed Juan Diego
when you ordered him to pick the roses
he would find on the summit of the hill
and bring them to you.
I thank you for arranging them
in his tilma when you said,
'This cluster of roses is the sign
that you shall take to the Bishop.
You are to tell him, in my name,
that in this he will recognize my will
and that he must fulfill it.
You will be my ambassador,
wholly worthy of my confidence.
Only in the presence of the Bishop
shall you unfold your mantle
and disclose that which you carry.'
I thank you for your image
printed on the tilma
which appeared when the roses were released.

Pray 3 "Hail Marys..." followed by

1 "Glory Be...".

Closing Prayer:

Remember, 0 most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe,
that in thy celestial apparition on the Mount of Tepeyac,
thou didst promise to show thy compassion
and pity towards all who,
loving and trusting thee,
seek thy help and call upon thee
in their necessities and afflictions;
also to hearken to our supplications,
to dry our tears and to give us consolation and relief.

Inspired with this confidence
we come before thy august presence,
certain that thou wilt deign
to fulfill thy merciful promises.
We are full of hope that,
standing beneath thy protection
nothing will trouble or afflict us.
Thou has desired to remain with us
through thy admirable image,
thou who art our Mother,
our health and our life.

O Mary, Mother of God,
hear our petitions and in thy mercy answer us.

Amen

Optional Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe, my mother,
into your hands joined in prayer,
take my prayers,
petitions and hopes,
and present them to Jesus for me.

Remembering the love
and care your hands rendered to Him,
He will not refuse what they hold now,
even though they are from me.

Amen.



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