Originally, I was going to write about Our Lady of Guadalupe, but I hold her story in the Saint Juan Diego story three days ago, https://www.the4persons.net/post/saint-of-the-day-saint-juan-diego. Thus, I decided to publish the Chaplet of Our Lady of Gusdalupe, which we will pray this afternoon on the Divine Mercy Chaplet show.
Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe found at https://thedialog.org/catechetical-corner/our-lady-of-guadalupe-queen-of-peoples-hearts/ and used as beiung in the public domain
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 appears a 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 4).
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 Pater. 4 Aves on the set of 4 beads in honour of Our Lady of Guadalupe's 4 apparitions to Saint Juan Diego.Pray. 1 Gloria.
Each set of 3 beads represents on apparition.
The First Apparition: Our Lady of Guadalupe appears to Saint Juan Diego. Our Lady requests a temple in her honour.
Pray 1 Pater
Prayer: Our Lady of Guadalupe, my Queen and my Mother, I thank you for your first apparition to Saint 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.
3 Aves 1 Gloria.
The Second Apparition: Our Lady of Guadalupe gives Saint Juan Diego encouragement after his return from the Bishop’s house.
Prayer: "Our Lady of Guadalupe, my Queen and my Mother, I thank you for your second apparition to Saint 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 Saint Juan Diego to make a second appeal to the Bishop."
3 Aves1 and Gloria.
The Third Apparition: Our Lady of Guadalupe promises a sign to Saint Juan Diego for the Bishop.
Prayer: "Mother, I thank you for your third apparition to Saint 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 word and suspect your good faith. Be assured that I shall reward you for all that you have undergone.'"
3 Aves 1 Gloria.
The Fourth Apparition: Our Lady of Guadalupe fulfils her promise by showing herself on the tilma of Blessed Juan Diego.
Prayer: Our Lady of Guadalupe, my Queen and my Mother, I thank you for your fourth apparition to Saint 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 fulfil 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.
3 Aves 1 Gloria.
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 fulfil 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.
Saint Andrew's Christmas Novena
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear our prayers and grant our desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.
(Prayer copied from EWTN)
Join me at 3:30 p.m. Eastern for the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, to pray the Chaplet of Our Lady of Guadasluoe and to pray the St. Andrew Christmas Novena at: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/the4persons/2023/12/12/divine-mercy-saint-of-the-day-and-daily-update
Here is a link to my interview with Lisa Marie Nicole from Sunday, December 10, 2023. I lovingly refer to Lisa as the Catholic version of Stryper:
If you want to listen top some great interviews, John Benko and I interviewed the original modern-day Catholic Defender, Steve Ray, https://www.blogtalkradio.com/the4persons/2023/12/05/steve-ray-with-john-benko-talking-about-going-to-the-holy-land, and we interviewed acclaimed Catholic musical artist Donna Cori Gibson at https://www.blogtalkradio.com/the4persons/2023/12/05/t4p-welcomes-donna-cori-gibson.