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Indulgenced Chaplet of the Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sacred Heart of Jesus

The devotion to the Sacred Heart (also known as the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sacratissimum Cor Iesu in Latin) is one of the most popular devotions. The Chaplet of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is composed of some of the Church’s most beloved short indulgenced prayers and ejaculations, simple and beautiful expressions of love.

Pope Pius VII, according to a Rescript of 20th March, 1815, granted 300 days’ indulgence to all who with a devout and contrite heart say the following chaplet, every time they say it; and once a month, a plenary indulgence to those who have said it every day for a month, if after having confessed and communicated, they pray for the intention of the Holy Father.

The Indulgenced Chaplet of the Sacred Heart comes from My Prayer Book” by Rev. F. X. Lasance printed by Benziger Brothers in 1908. Imprimatur ✞ John M. Farley, Archbishop of NY, Sept. 19, 1908.


To begin the Chaplet, say:

V. Deus, in adjutorium meum intende.
R. Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina.
V. O God, come to my assistance.
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.

On the beads on the outside, say:
An Our Father, three Hail Marys, and a Glory Be.

I. My most loving Jesus, when I ponder over Thy most Sacred Heart, all tenderness and sweetness for sinners, then doth my own heart rejoice, and I am filled with the hope of Thy kind welcome. But, alas, how many and how great are my sins! With Peter and with Magdalene I bewail and abhor them because they are an offense to Thee, my Sovereign Good. Oh! grant me pardon for them all. I pray Thy Sacred Heart that I may rather die than offend Thee again, and may I live alone to love Thee.

Our Father (once). Glory be to the Father, etc. (five times).
Sweet Heart of my Jesus,
Make me love Thee ever more and more.


II. My Jesus, I bless Thy most humble Heart; and I give thanks unto Thee Who in making it my model dost urge me with strong pleadings to imitate it, and also, at the cost of so many humiliations, dost vouchsafe Thyself to point out and smooth for me the way to follow Thee. Foolish and ungrateful that I am, how have I wandered far from Thee! Pardon me, O my Jesus! Takeaway from me all hateful pride and ambition, that with lowly heart I may follow Thee, my Jesus, amidst humiliations, and so gain peace and salvation. Be Thou at hand to strengthen me, and I will ever bless Thy Sacred Heart.

Our Father (once). Glory be to the Father, etc. (five times).
Sweet Heart of my Jesus,
Make me love Thee ever more and more.
(On the large beads of each decade)

III. My Jesus, I marvel at Thy most patient Heart, and I give Thee thanks for all the wondrous examples of unwearied patience, which Thou has left us. It grieves me that these examples still have to reproach me for my excessive delicacy, shrinking from every little pain. Pour, then, into my heart, dear Jesus, a fervent and constant love of suffering and the cross of mortification and of penance, that, following Thee to Calvary, I may with Thee attain to glory, and the joys of Paradise.

Our Father (once). Glory be to the Father, etc. (five times).
Sweet Heart of my Jesus,
Make me love Thee ever more and more
. (On the large beads of each decade)

IV. Dear Jesus, beside Thy most gentle Heart I set my own, and shudder to see how unlike mine is to Thine. How am I wont to fret and grieve when a hint, a look, or a word thwarts me! Pardon all my excesses, and give me grace for the future to imitate in every contradiction Thy unalterable meekness, that so I may enjoy an everlasting holy peace.

Our Father (once). Glory be to the Father, etc. (five times).
Sweet Heart of my Jesus,
Make me love Thee ever more and more
.

V. Let us sing praise to Jesus for His generous Heart, Conqueror of death and hell; for well does it merit every praise. Still more than ever confounded am I, looking upon my cowardly heart, which dreads even a rough word or injurious taunt. But it shall be so with me no more. My Jesus, I pray Thee for such strength that fighting and conquering myself on earth I may one day rejoice triumphantly with Thee in heaven.

Our Father (once). Glory be to the Father, etc. (five times).
Sweet Heart of my Jesus,
Make me love Thee ever more and more
.

Now let us turn to Mary, and dedicating ourselves yet more and more to her, and trusting in her mother’s heart, we say to her:

By all the virtue of thy most sweet heart, obtain for me, O great Mother of God, my Mother Mary, a true and enduring devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, thy Son, that bound up in every thought and affection in union with His Heart, I may fulfill each duty of my state, serving Jesus, the loving King of my heart, ever more with readiness of heart and especially this day.

V. Heart of Jesus, burning with love of us,
R. Inflame our hearts with love of Thee.

Let us pray:
O Lord, I beseech Thee, let Thy Holy Spirit kindle within my heart that fire of love which our Lord Jesus Christ sent forth from the sanctuary of His Heart upon the earth, and which He so longingly desired should burn exceedingly: Who with Thee liveth and reigneth in the unity of the same Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

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Sacred Heart of Jesus Chaplet
Sacred Heart of Jesus Chaplet
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