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THE CHAPLET
OF ALL SOULS


How to pray the Chaplet of Our Lady's Tears

This devotion is prayed on the popular Marian Rosary of 59 beads.

On the Crucifix, recite the Psalm "Out of the Depths."

On the large beads, say the "Lord's Prayer."

On the small beads, recite the following invocation:

"O good Jesus,
have mercy on the soul in purgatory
or (mention name)
and grant to them eternal rest.

First decade, begin with the following prayer:

"I offer You,
my Saviour,
this first decade
for the souls of all of my relatives,
through the Precious Blood
which You shed for them in Your Agony
in the Garden of Gethsemane.
O good Jesus,
have mercy on them!"

Say the Our Father.
Repeat the Invocation "O good Jesus..." 10 times.

Second decade, begin with the following prayer:

"I offer You,
my Saviour,
this second decade
for the souls of all those who have shown me kindness,
through the Precious Blood
which You shed for them in Your Scourging.
O good Jesus,
have mercy on them!"

Say the Our Father.
Repeat the Invocation "O good Jesus..." 10 times.

Third decade, begin with the following prayer:

"I offer You,
my Saviour,
this third decade
for the souls of those whom I have at any time offended, through the Precious Blood
which You shed for them in carrying Your Cross to Calvary.
O good Jesus,
have mercy on them!"

Say the Our Father.
Repeat the Invocation "O good Jesus..." 10 times.

Fourth decade, begin with the following prayer:

"I offer You,
my Saviour,
this fourth decade
for the souls of my friends and companions,
through the Precious Blood
which You poured forth upon the Cross,
and through the sorrows which Mary,
our tender Mother,
endured at the foot of the Cross.
O good Jesus,
have mercy on them!"

Say the Our Father.
Repeat the Invocation "O good Jesus..." 10 times.

Fifth decade, begin with the following prayer:

"I offer You,
my Saviour,
this fifth decade
for the soul of my father and/or Mother and/or relative.
I offer You,
for this soul so dear to me,
the Precious Blood
and the sacerd water from Your Heart,
pierced by the lance.
O good Jesus,
open to this soul the gate of heaven,
and grant me the grace
to be reunited with it
forever in the bosom of Your goodness."

Say the Our Father.
Repeat the Invocation "O good Jesus..." 10 times.

Finish the Chaplet by saying:

"O good Jesus,
have mercy on the soul or souls in purgatory
or (mention name)
and grant to them eternal rest.



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