This Chaplet of St Michael has beads to indicate the prayers of the chaplet, and a medal with a picture of St Michael.

A chaplet is a form of Christian prayer which uses prayer beads, and which is similar to but distinct from the Rosary. Some chaplets have a strong Marian element, others focus more directly on Jesus Christ and his Divine Attributes (the Divine Mercy Chaplet), or one of the many saints, such as the Chaplet of St Michael. Chaplets are "personal devotionals" and depending on the origins, each one of the chaplets may vary considerably. In the Roman Catholic Church, while the usual five-decade Dominican rosary is also considered to be a chaplet, the other chaplets often have fewer beads and decades than a traditional rosary and may use a different set of prayers. In the Anglican Communion, a chaplet often includes one week of the Anglican rosary.

Common chaplets

Common chaplets include:

See also


  1. ^ a b c Roten, S.M., Johann. "Chaplets: Various Kinds", Marian Library, University of Dayton
  2. ^ "Little Crown of the Infant Jesus", The Missionary Sisters of Saint Francis of Assisi
  3. ^ Bartoloni C.PP.S., Francesco. "The Archconfraternity of the Most Precious Blood", Missionaries of the Precious Blood
  4. ^ Public Domain Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Dolour beads". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
  5. ^ The Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel; Retrieved on September 24, 2006.