Holy Spirit Chaplet
The Chaplet of the Holy Ghost was composed in 1892 by a Franciscan Capuchin missionary of the English province in order to give the faithful an easy means of honoring the Holy Ghost. It was approved by Pope Leo XIII in 1902. It is intended to be in regard to the Holy Ghost what the Dominican Rosary is in regard to the Blessed Virgin.
This rosary consists of 5 groups of 7 ruby beads each. Before and after each group there are 2 large beads, that is, 12 large beads in all. In addition there are 3 small beads at the beginning. On these three beads one makes the sign of the Cross, recites an act of contrition and the hymn Come, Holy Ghost.
In each group the Glory be is said on the 7 small beads, an Our Father and a Hail Mary on the 2 large beads. On the remaining 2 large beads are said the Apostles Creed and an Our Father and Hail Mary for the intention of the Holy Father.
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