Feast: The Saturday following the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost (the Saturday after the Feast of the Sacred Heart)
In honor of the Immaculate Conception of Mary and reverence for purity.
Notes from those who honor The Immaculate Heart of Mary:
St. Jerome (4th century) wrote, “Other creatures have been given graces drop by drop, but Mary’s Heart has been flooded with the fullness of grace.”
St. Gertrude the Great and St. Mechtilde (12th century) “My daughter,” Our Lord said “if you would please Me, offer unto Me the purest of all hearts,-the most humble and most loving of all hearts, – the Heart of My Mother”.
Blessed Henry Suso (mystic of the 14th century) was told by Our Lady, “The more your souls shall have been attached to me by a pure and spiritual love during life, the more closely shall you be united to my Heart during eternity.”
In the 15th century there was St. Bernardino of Siena, then St. Francis de Sales in the 16th century, and St. John Eudes in the 17th century, and many, many others.
This chaplet consists of a medal of the Immaculate Heart, 5 blue, 5 red, and 5 gold beads for a total of 15 beads.
Method of Recitation:
On the medal:
“Praise to you Most Holy Trinity for the graces, privileges, and blessings bestowed on the Immaculate Heart of Mary!”
On the blue beads, in honor of the Joys of Mary’s Heart:
Pray on each bead, one Glory Be… plus “Rejoice and be glad Immaculate Heart of Mary”.
On the red beads, in honor of the Sorrows of Mary’s Heart:
Pray on each bead, one Glory Be… plus “Blessed be the sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.”
On the gold beads, in honor of the Glories of Mary’s Heart:
Pray on each bead one Glory Be… and “Triumph and reign, O Immaculate Heart of Mary!”
Conclude on the medal:
“Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Thy kingdom come through the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, be my refuge!
St. Joseph, spouse of the Immaculate Heart, pray for us!”