Rosary of the Holy Wounds

A rosary given to us by Jesus, according to Sister Mary Martha Chambon.

There are many uses of rosary beads. The greatest of course is the Marian rosary, but there have been many other devotions that use these beads. One of them is the Rosary of the Holy Wounds. It has been given to us by Jesus, according to Sister Mary Martha Chambon (1841-1907). She was a nun at the Monastery of the Visitation of Chambery in France. The cause for her canonization as a saint began in 1937.

Jesus made many promises to those who would honour His Holy Wounds by praying this rosary. Some of them are:

At each word that you pronounce of the Chaplet of the Holy Wounds, I allow a drop of My Blood to fall upon the soul of a sinner.

I will grant all that is asked of Me through the invocation of My Holy Wounds. You will obtain everything, because it is through the merit of My Blood, which is of infinite price. With My Wounds and My Divine Heart, everything can be obtained.

My Wounds will repair yours. My Wounds will cover all your faults. Those who honor them will have a true knowledge of Jesus Christ. In meditation on them, you will always find a new love. My wounds will cover all your sins.

When you have some trouble, something to suffer, quickly place it in My Wounds, and the pain will be alleviated.

There will be no death for the soul that expires in My Holy Wounds; they give true life.

Those who pray with humility and who meditate on My Passion, will one day participate in the glory of My divine Wounds.

The soul who during life has honoured the Wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ and has offered them to the Eternal Father for the Souls in Purgatory, will be accompanied at the moment of death by the Holy Virgin and the angels; and Our Lord on the Cross, all brilliant in glory, will receive her and crown her.

Our Lord also made a promise to St. Gertrude for those who honour His Holy Wounds. She had a vision of Jesus after finishing her prayers for His wounds at one time. There were golden roses on top of His wounds. Jesus then said, “Behold, I will appear to you in this radiant form at the hour of your death, and I will cover all your sins, and adorn you with a glory like that with which you have adorned My Wounds by your salutations. All who do so shall receive the like favour”.

The method of praying this rosary is as follows. You begin with,

O Jesus, Divine Redeemer, be merciful to us and to the whole world. Amen.
Strong God, Holy God, Immortal God, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.
Grace and Mercy, O my Jesus, during present dangers; cover us with Your Precious Blood. Amen.
Eternal Father, grant us mercy through the Blood of Jesus Christ, Your only Son; grant us mercy we beseech You. Amen.

On the “Our Father” beads (the larger ones) you pray,

Eternal Father, I offer You the Wounds of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, to heal the wounds of our souls.

And on the smaller “Hail Mary” beads you pray,

My Jesus, pardon and mercy, through the merits of Your Holy Wounds.

At the very end of the rosary, at the “Hail, Holy Queen” part, conclude by praying the following three times,

Eternal Father, I offer You the Wounds of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, to heal the wounds of our souls.

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