Name # of Sets Beads In Set Spcrs Drop Total Beads Medallion Notes

Angelic Crown

9

3

9

4

39

4 Angels/St Michael Medal

Same as chaplet for Archangel Michael; approved 1851

Anglican

4

7

3

2

33

Cross

Mid 1980s

Archangel Gabriel

3

11

0

3

36

Gabriel Medal

 

Archangel Michael

9

3

9

4

39

St Michael Medal

From a revelation by the Archangel Michael to the Portuguese Carmelite nun Antónia d'Astónaco in 1751. Approved by Pope Pius IX in 1851 and granted indulgences.

Archangel Raphael

1

9

0

3

12

St Raphael Medal

 

Blessed Miguel

1

11

0

6

17

Crucifix

 

Blessed Sacrament

1

33

0

1

34

Sacrament Medal

 

Brigittine, Brigidine

6

10

5

5

70

Crucifix

Originally approved by Leo X in 1516, Brigidine Rosaries came from Germany, as they must be blessed and distributed by the Abbott or Prior of the Fathers of Saint Brigid who resided in Munich. 

Chaplet of Mercy

5

10

4

5

59

 

Introduced in the early 1930s by Saint Faustina Kowalska, a nun who lived in Płock, Poland.

Crown of 12 stars

3

4

2

1

 

Immaculate Conception Medal

From the Order of Our Lady of Mercy.  by a Rescript of Jan. 8, 1838, kept in the Archivium of the Fathers of the Pious Schools at St. Pantaleon in Rome, Pope Gregory XVI granted indulgences to those praying the Chaplet of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin, composed by St. Joseph Calasantius, founder of these schools. (http://www.liturgialatina.org/raccolta/mary.htm)

Crown of Our Lord 

3

10

0

3

33

Holy Face or Crucifix

From the Camaldolese monks, 1516.

Crown of the Blessed Virgin

3

4

2

1

15

MM/Blessed Virgin

 

Dominican 15 Decade

15

10

14

5

169

Crucifix

 

Dominican 5 decade

5

10

4

5

59

Crucifix

First regularized in1479.

Five Wounds (Passionist)

5

5

4

3

31

Lady of Sorrows Medal

Separators and center usually shown by 5 wounds medals backed by OLO Sorrows, although simpler versions may use beads as separators. First mentioned 1821, approved 1822. Pope Leo XII approved the shortened version of the prayers in 1823. Note: Holy wounds/five wounds chaplets and rosaries of various configurations pre-date the Passionist chaplet by several centuries.

For Souls in Purgatory

4

10

3

5

48

Crucifix / Lady of Perpetual Suffrage or Lady of Sorrows

Approved by Pius IX in 1873. For the Dead and For the Souls in Purgatory are both names for the same chaplet.

For the Dead

4

10

3

1

44

Crucifix / Lady of Perpetual Suffrage or Lady of Sorrows

Approved by Pius IX in 1873. For the Dead and For the Souls in Purgatory are both names for the same chaplet. 

Franciscan Chaplet

1

12

0

1

13

 

Office of Secular Franciscan Order.

Franciscan Crown

7

10

6

5

81

Crucifix

The Franciscan Crown, Seven Joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Annunciation, Visitation, Birth of our Lord, Adoration of the Magi, Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple, The Resurrection , Assumption of the Blessed Virgin), and Seraphic Rosary are all names for the same rosary/chaplet.  1422, 3 orders of St. Francis.  

Guardian Angel

1

12

0

3

15

Guardian Angel Medal

 

Holy Blood / Precious Blood

6

5

0

3

33

Precious Blood

Composed in 1809 by Francesco Albertini and officially approved in the same year. Albertini, who founded the ArchConfraternity of the Precious Blood, was the mentor and spiritual director of Saint Gaspar del Bufalo, founder of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. Granted indulgences in 1893. Currently promoted by the Sacred Heart Society founded 1980. 

Holy Communion

5

3

4

3

22

Crucifix

 

Holy Face Chaplet

1

14

0

0

14

Holy Face/Host

This devotion dates back to 1843 , originally said on regular rosary. Pope Leo XIII approved of the devotion in 1885. The Holy Face medal dates from 1940, and the chaplets were regularized in the 1950s.

Holy Face, Little Chaplet 

5

6

4

5

39

Holy Face / Host and Cross

This devotion dates back to 1843 , originally said on regular rosary. Pope Leo XIII approved of the devotion in 1885. The Holy Face medal dates from 1940, and the chaplets were regularized in the 1950s.

Holy Ghost / Holy Spirit

5

7

12

3

50

Holy Spirit/MMM

The Chaplet of the Holy Ghost was composed in 1892 by a Franciscan Capuchin missionary and was approved by Pope Leo XIII in 1902. It consists of five groups of seven beads each with two beads before and after. 

Immaculate Conception

3

4

2

1

15

MM Immaculata

By a Brief of June 22, 1855, Pope Pius IX. vouchsafed to grant to all the faithful who with contrite heart shall say the following little Chaplet 

Immaculate Heart

5

7

4

1

40

OLO Sorrows

See decree of the S. Congr. of Indulgences, Dec. 11, 1854; His Holiness Pope Pius IX., in order that the fervour of the devotion of the faithful might be the more inflamed towards the Sacred and Immaculate Heart of Mary, granted the Bishop of Verona. 

Infant of Prague

1

12

0

3

15

Infant of Prague

This devotion owes its origin to the zeal of Sister Marguerite, a Carmelite religious, who died in France in 1648. 

Our Lady of Consolation

1

13

0

0

13

St Augustine

Created for the Augustinian secular tertiaries

Our Lady of Consolation

13

2

0

1

27

St Augustine

Arch confraternity of Saints Augustine and Monica 

Our Lady of Guadalupe

4

3

3

6

21

Crucifix Mystical Rose

 

Our Lady of Intercession

4

10

3

1

44

OL of Perpetual Help, or OL of Prompt Succor

 

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

3

3

0

0

9

OL Mt Carmel

 

Our Lady Star of the Sea

1

12

0

3

15

Virgin Mary

 

Our Lady’s Tears

7

7

6

3

58

OL Sorrow

Transmitted to Sister Amalia of the Scourged Jesus in Campinas, Brazil in late 1929 or early 1930. (Our Lady of Tears by Fr. Gereon Stach, C.M.M. 1936 Marrionhill Mission Society, Detroit, Michigan)

Padre Pio 

5

3

0

0

15

 Medallion

Red beads for Stigmata

Peace

7

3

0

1

22

Crucifix

 Also called Queen of Peace and World Peace

Precious Blood / Holy Blood

6

5

0

3

33

Precious Blood

Red 1893 (Currently promoted by the sacred heart society founded 1980). Or, The Chaplet was composed in 1809 by Francesco Albertini and officially approved in the same year. Albertini, who founded the ArchConfraternity of the Precious Blood, was the mentor and spiritual director of Saint Gaspar del Bufalo, founder of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.

Sacred Heart

1

33

0

0

33

Crucifix + Sacred Heart

Marguerite Marie Alacoque. Scapular of the Sacred Heart; 1872 Pope Pius IX granted an indulgence for the badge and the actual scapular was approved by the Congregation of Rites in 1900. It bears the representation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on one side, and that of the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of Mother of Mercy on the other side.

Sacred Heart

3

10

2

5

37

Sacred Heart

 

Sacred Heart

5

6

4

5

39

Crucifix + Sacred Heart

 

Sacred Heart

6

5

5

3

38

Sacred Heart

 

Saint Anne

3

5

2

1

18

St Anne

1875. Pope Pius VII., by a Rescript of the S. Congr. of Indulgences of Jan. 10, 1815, granted indulgences to the faithful who prayed the chaplet prayer of St Anne. (http://www.liturgialatina.org/raccolta/mary.htm)

Saint Anthony

13

3

0

0

39

St Anthony

 

Saint Anthony (little)

13

1

0

0

13

St Anthony

 

Saint Bernadette

2

18, 35

4

5

57

Bernadette

 

Saint Charbel (Sharbel)

5

3

4

1

20

St Charbel

 

Saint Christopher

3

3

0

1

10

Crucifix

 

Saint Christopher

5

3

1

2

18

Crucifix

Traditional (3 red sets, 1 white set, 1 blue set, black separators white drop)

Saint Dymphna

1

15

0

2

17

St Dymphna

Green for emotional / mental difficulties

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

5

5

0

0

25

Mother Cabrini

 

Saint Joseph

15

3

14

6

65

St Joseph

Purple and White or Blue and White

Saint Jude

1

40

0

0

40

St Jude

 

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Indian

3

8

0

0

24

Cross 3 Medals

 

Saint Martin Caballero

7

10

6

5

81

Martin Caballero

 

Saint Martin of Tours

7

10

6

5

81

Martin of Tours

 

Saint Maximilian Kolbe

1

14

0

1

15

Maximilian Kolbe

 

Saint Monica

3

4

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Patrick

1

12

0

1

12

St Patrick

 

Saint Patrick/Brigid

3

3

0

0

9

Patrick/Brigid

 

Saint Peregrine

3

3

0

0

9

St Peregrine

 

Saint Philomena

1

13

0

3

16

St Philomena

3 White and 13 Red. Prior to 1952.

Saint Rita

3

7

2

1

24

St Rita

 

Saint Rita of Corsica

1

10

0

1

11

Crucifix

 

Saint Santiago de Compostela

1

10

0

0

10

Compostela cross

(Saint James the Greater) Center features St James with pilgrim's staff. Scallop shells are usually included somewhere in the imagery.

Saint Stanislaus

7

1 + 3

0

2

30

Crucifix

 

Saint Theresa of Avila,  Little Flower

1

24

0

1

25

St Theresa

 

Saint Veronica de Binasco

?

?

?

?

58

 

 

Saint Vincent de Paul

?

?

?

?

54

 

 

Saint Vincent de Paul

?

?

?

?

84

 

 

Saint Vincent Ferrer

?

?

?

?

70

 

 

Saint Vincent Ferrer

?

?

?

?

84

 

 

Saint Wenceslaus

?

?

?

?

22

 

 

Saint Wenceslaus

15

3

14

6

51

Crucifix

 

Seraphic Rosary

7

10

6

5

81

Crucifix

The Franciscan Crown, Seven Joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Annunciation, Visitation, Birth of our Lord, Adoration of the Magi, Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple, The Resurrection , Assumption of the Blessed Virgin), and Seraphic Rosary are all names for the same rosary/chaplet.  1422, 3 orders of St. Francis.  

Servite

7

7

6

3

58

OL Sorrow

Seven Sorrows and Servite are both names for the same rosary/chaplet. Separators are usually medals. 1607, indulgences granted by Benedict XIII in1724 & Clement XII in 1734. In 1240, seven members of a Florentine confraternity known as the Laudesi, or Praisers of Mary, were gathered in prayer, under the presidency of Alessio Falconieri. These men formed the Order of Friar Servants of Mary (to give them their formal name) and adopted as their principal devotion the sorrows of the Virgin Mary at the foot of the Cross.

Seven Joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary

7

10

6

5

81

Crucifix

The Franciscan Crown, Seven Joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Annunciation, Visitation, Birth of our Lord, Adoration of the Magi, Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple, The Resurrection , Assumption of the Blessed Virgin), and Seraphic Rosary are all names for the same rosary/chaplet.  1422, 3 orders of St. Francis.  

Seven Sorrows

7

7

6

3

58

OL Sorrow

Seven Sorrows and Servite are both names for the same rosary/chaplet. Separators are usually medals. 1607, indulgences granted by Benedict XIII in1724 & Clement XII in 1734. In 1240, seven members of a Florentine confraternity known as the Laudesi, or Praisers of Mary, were gathered in prayer, under the presidency of Alessio Falconieri. These men formed the Order of Friar Servants of Mary (to give them their formal name) and adopted as their principal devotion the sorrows of the Virgin Mary at the foot of the Cross.

Way of the Cross

15

3

14

6

65

Crucifix

Separators usually station medals. Granted to the Vincentian order in 1859. Officially withdrawn 1912 in favor of regular rosary for this devotion.