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Theotokos Chaplet by Father Sauppe

Theotokos Chaplet
by Father Sauppe

(use ordinary rosary beads)
Pray this variation of the Hail Mary:
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God (Theotokos), Blessed is the womb that carried Jesus
And the breasts that nursed him. Blessed are those that hear
The Word of God and keep it.

Five Mysteries of the Maternity of Mary
The Quickening: The Blessed Mother feels the first movements of Jesus in the womb.
His First Nursing: the Blessed Mother gives her infant his first nourishment.
His First Steps: Jesus takes his first steps towards his destiny.
His First Words: Jesus speaks for the first time.
Jesus is weaned: the last breastfeed bond between Mother and Son.

1 comment:

  1. This devotion is called the "Theotókos Chaplet" and was given the Imprimatur by the Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., Bishop of Peoria on the Feast of the Presentation, February 2, 2006. Simple prayer cards are available from St. Mary's, Westville, IL.-- Fr. Timothy J. Sauppé, pastor

    Thank you, Fr. Sauppé