Scriptural Chaplet of the Precious Blood
June 29, 2020
Fr. John Colacino C.PP.S.

The Chaplet of the Precious Blood, also known as the Precious Blood Rosary, consists of seven mysteries in which we meditate on the seven sheddings of Jesus’ Blood. The chaplet was composed in 1809 by Francesco Albertini who founded the Archconfraternity of the Precious Blood and was the mentor and spiritual director of Saint Gaspar del Bufalo, founder of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.

Instructions:

The chaplet has 33 beads in remembrance of the Lord’s earthly years.  The Our Father is prayed 5 times for each mystery except when it is prayed 3 time.  The mystery concludes with the Glory be to the Father and the invocation: V/. We beseech you, therefore, help your servants. R/.  Whom you have redeemed by your precious Blood. In this version a verse from Scripture precedes each of the Our Fathers.

Opening Versicles:

V/.  O God, come to my assistance.
R/.  Lord, make haste to help me.
V/.  Glory be to the Father....
R..  As it was in the beginning....

First Mystery: the Circumcision

After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb (Lk. 2:21).  Our Father...

When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children (Gal. 4:4-5).  Our Father...

Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfil (Matt. 5:17). Our Father...

In Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything; the only thing that counts is faith working through love (Gal. 5:6). Our Father...

At the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,  and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Phil. 2:10-11).  Our Father...

Glory be to the Father...

V/. We beseech you, therefore, help your servants.

R/. Whom you have redeemed by your precious Blood.

 

Second Mystery: the Agony in the Garden

Then he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, ‘Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not my will but yours be done’ (Lk. 22:41-42).  Our Father...

In his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground (Lk. 22:44).  Our Father...

Because he himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested (Heb. 2:18).  Our Father...

In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission (Heb. 5:7).  Our Father...

It is by God’s will that we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all (Heb. 10:10).  Our Father...

Glory be to the Father...

V/. We beseech you, therefore, help your servants.

R/.  Whom you have redeemed by your precious Blood.

 

Third Mystery: the Scourging at the Pillar

Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified (Mk. 15:15).  Our Father...

I gave my back to those who struck me and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting (Isa. 50:6). Our Father...

He was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed (Isa. 53:5). Our Father...

God put forward Christ as a sacrifice of atonement by his blood, effective through faith (Rom. 3:25). Our Father...

You were slain and by your blood you ransomed for God saints from every tribe and language and people and nation (Rev. 5:9).  Our Father...

Glory be to the Father...

V/. We beseech you, therefore, help your servants.

R/.  Whom you have redeemed by your precious Blood.

 

Fourth Mystery: the Crowning with Thorns

And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they dressed him in a purple robe (Jn. 19:2).  Our Father...

They kept coming up to him, saying, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ and striking him on the face (Jn. 19:3).  Our Father...

Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, ‘Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews’ (Jn. 19:19).  Our Father...

He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is called The Word of God (Rev. 19:13).  Our Father...

On his robe and on his thigh he has a name inscribed, ‘King of kings and Lord of lords’ (Rev. 19:16).  Our Father...

Glory be to the Father...

V/. We beseech you, therefore, help your servants.

R/.  Whom you have redeemed by your precious Blood.

 

Fifth Mystery: the Way of the Cross

Jesus said to them all, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me’ (Lk. 9:23).  Our Father...

Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha (Jn. 19:16).  Our Father...

For the sake of the joy that was set before him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame (Heb. 12:2).  Our Father...

He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed (1 Pet. 2:24).  Our Father...

May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world (Gal. 6:14).  Our Father...

 Glory be to the Father...

V/. We beseech you, therefore, help your servants.

R/.  Whom you have redeemed by your precious Blood.

 

Sixth Mystery: the Crucifixion

He said to them, ‘This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many’ (Mk. 14:24).  Our Father...

When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left (Lk. 23:33).  Our Father...

Jesus suffered outside the city gate in order to sanctify the people by his own blood (Heb. 13:12).  Our Father...

Through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross (Col.1:20).  Our Father...

Now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ (Eph. 2:13). Our Father...

Glory be to the Father...

V/. We beseech you, therefore, help your servants.

R/.  Whom you have redeemed by your precious Blood.

 

Seventh Mystery: the Piercing of Jesus’ Side

One of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once blood and water came out (Jn. 19:34).  Our Father...

These things occurred so that the scripture might be fulfilled, ‘None of his bones shall be broken.’ And again another passage of scripture says, ‘They will look on the one whom they have pierced’ (Jn. 19:36-37).  Our Father...

This is the one who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only but with the water and the blood (I Jn. 5:6).  Our Father...

Glory be to the Father...

V/. We beseech you, therefore, help your servants.

R/.  Whom you have redeemed by your precious Blood.

Concluding Prayer

O God, who by the Precious Blood of your Only Begotten Son have redeemed the whole world, preserve in us the work of your mercy, so that, ever honoring the mystery of our salvation, we may merit to obtain its fruits. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. (Votive Mass of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ)

V/. Glory to the Blood of Jesus.

R/. Now and forever. Amen.

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