I will be introducing some devotions over the next few weeks. The first one is that of the Devotion to the Holy Wounds of Jesus.

Sr. Mary Martha Chambon, a humble lay Sister of the Visitation Order of Chambery, France, who died in the odour of sanctity on March 21st 1907 received a vision of Christ who asked her to adore and invoke His Sacred Wounds unceasingly and to revive this devotion in the hearts of all creatures.

Holy Wounds Rosary chaplet 

O Powerful God! O Holy God! O Immortal God! Have pity on us and upon the whole world! Amen

On the crucifix and first three beads:
Pardon and mercy, O my Jesus, during these present dangers. Pour on us Thy Most Precious Blood! Amen
O Eternal Father, be merciful to us through the Blood of Jesus Christ Thy only Son! Be merciful to us, we beseech Thee!

On the (Our Father) beads:
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ to heal the Wounds of our souls.

On the (Hail Mary) beads:
My Jesus, pardon and mercy, through the merits of Thy Holy Wounds!

Finish by repeating three times:
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ to heal the Wounds of our souls.

Our Lord made the following promises in favour of those who recite this chaplet:

1. 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.

2. Each time that you offer to My Father the merits of My divine Wounds, you win an immense fortune.

3. Souls that will have contemplated and honored My crown of thorns on earth, will be My crown of glory in Heaven!

4. 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.

5. From My Wounds proceed fruits of sanctity. As gold purified in the crucible becomes more beautiful, so you must put your soul and those of your companions into My sacred Wounds; there they will become perfected as gold in the furnace. You can always purify yourself in My Wounds.

6. 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.

7. Plunge your actions into My Wounds and they will be of value. All your actions, even the least, soaked in My Blood, will acquire by this alone an infinite merit and will please My Heart.

8. In offering My Wounds for the conversion of sinners, even though the sinners are not converted, you will have the same merit before God as if they were.

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

10. This aspiration must often be repeated near the sick: “My Jesus, pardon and mercy through the merits of Your Holy Wounds!” This prayer will solace soul and body.

11. A sinner who will say the following prayer will obtain conversion: “Eternal Father, I offer You the Wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ to heal those of our souls.”

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

13. This chaplet is a counterpoise to My justice; it restrains My vengeance.

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

15. The more you will have contemplated My painful Wounds on this earth, the higher will be your contemplation of them glorious in Heaven.

16. 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.

17. The invocations of the Holy Wounds will obtain an incessant victory for the Church.


Sr. Rosaleen Shaw OP