How do we comfort someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one? We can’t take away their pain. We can’t fill the void. Where is the comfort we want so desperately, to give?
When we found ourselves in this place and sought to find a way to comfort a grieving friend, we could think of nothing more comforting than prayer. As we researched prayers and chaplets, they seemed incomplete. While there were prayers for the souls of the departed, we found no prayer that included comfort for those who are grieving.
While continuing our quest, we came upon this chaplet which concludes with the words, ”May the love of God
and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ bless us and console us and gently wipe every tear from our eyes.”
This chaplet is dedicated to the souls of the departed and to the loved ones left here on earth until they are reunited in Heaven.
In Christianity, the peacock symbolizes resurrection, immortality, and renewal. It is symbolic of an all-seeing Church, holiness, and sanctity.
This chaplet was created with its focus upon the hand-crafted Pater beads. These lampwork beads offer the swirls and colors of the peacock’s feathers, symbolizing the resurrection and the promise of eternal life. While the colorful beads bring us comfort, the black pearls symbolize our grief. An Italian imported large Madonna and Child center and ornately detailed crucifix complete this very limited edition chaplet which measures 18 ½”.
Limited to an edition of three
Your Chaplet for the Dead will be shipped in a fabric pouch and gift box.
$90. Including shipping within the US
$105 Including shipping outside the US
The Chaplet for the Dead is a 45 bead chaplet which begins with the Crucifix and five introductory beads. The forty beads are in memory of the forty hours which Our Lord is thought to have spent in Limbo.
Praying the Chaplet for the Dead
This devotion begins and ends with the De Profundis (Psalm 130).
Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD.
Lord, hear my voice!
Let Your ears be attentive
To the voice of my supplications.
If You, LORD, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with You,
That You may be feared.
I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait,
And in His word do I hope.
My soul waits for the Lord
More than the watchmen for the morning;
Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the LORD;
For with the LORD there is loving kindness,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
And He will redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.
On each large bead:
Eternal rest give to them, Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them, May they rest in peace. Amen
O my God, I believe in You because You are truth itself; I hope in You because you are infinitely merciful; I love you with my whole heart and above all things because you are infinitely perfect; and I love my neighbor as myself for the love of You. I am truly sorry for having sinned because You are infinitely good and sin displeases You. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, never more to offend You. Amen.
On each small bead:
"Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation."
Conclude each decade with:
"Eternal Rest Grant unto (him/her)
and let the perpetual light shine upon (him/her).
May (he/she) rest in peace."
Conclude the chaplet:
V. Eternal rest grant unto (him/her), O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon (him/her).
V. May (he/she) rest in peace.
V. May (his/her) soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
May the love of God
and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ
bless us and console us
and gently wipe every tear from our eyes.
In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
"And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life."
~ Saint Francis of Assisi ~
All rosary designs copyright Marilyn Nash