The purpose of this chaplet is to honor the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and to ask of God the triumph of His holy Church.
This chaplet is composed of a Cross and 39 beads; of these six are large beads and 33 are small. To this chaplet is attached a medal of the Holy Face.
On the Cross, which reminds us of the mystery of our redemption, we begin by praying:
Incline unto my aid, 0 God! 0 Lord, make haste to help me! Glory be to the Father...
The 33 small beads represent the 33 years of the mortal life of our Divine Lord. The first 30 beads recall to us the 30 years of His hidden life, and are divided into five parts of six beads each, in honor of the senses of touch, hearing, sight, smell, and taste of Jesus, and as they were situated principally in His Holy Face, to render reparative homage for all the sufferings which Our Lord has endured in His Face through each of these senses.
Each set of six beads is preceded by a large bead, followed by a Glory be to the Father to recall the sense we wish to honor. The other three beads mark the three years of the public life of Our Lord, and have for their intention to honor all the wounds of His adorable Face; these are also preceded by a large bead, to
be followed by a Glory be to the Father for the same intention.
On each large bead pray: My Jesus, mercy!
On the small beads pray: Arise, 0 Lord, and let Thy enemies be scattered, and them that hate Thee fly before Thy Face!
The Glory be to the Father is recited seven times in honor of the Seven Last Words of Jesus upon the Cross, and Seven Dolors of the Immaculate Virgin.
The chaplet is concluded by praying on the medal:
God, our Protector, look down upon us and cast Thine eyes upon the Face of Thy Christ!