Precious Blood Chaplet

27 Feb


The Precious Blood Chaplet (Seven Holy Wounds Chaplet) is composed of six sets of five red heart-shaped beads, with an additional three beads at the end, representing Christ’s thirty-three years on earth, with a heart-shaped medal at the bottom.

There are seven silver color medals, one between each group of beads, with Roman numerals on one side and scenes on the reverse.

I.  The Circumcision

II.  The Agony in the Garden

III.  The Scourging at the Pillar

IV.  The Crowning with Thorns

V. Carrying the Cross

VI.  The Crucifixion

VII. The Piercing


The front of the heart-shaped medal has a crown of thorns and a drop of blood in the center.  Around the edges are the words “In honor of the 33 years and the 7 blood sheddings”.  The back of the medal is engraved, “Our Father” at each bead, Glory Be, etc. at the end of each mystery.

To learn more about antique and unusual rosaries, read The Rosary Collector’s Guide by Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner. This 152 page hardcover reference book has 240 color photographs and descriptions of rosaries, crucifixes, crosses, and center medals. The Rosary Collector’s Guide is available on, Barnes and Noble, the Catholic Faith Store Online, and other bookstores and religious article stores.

The Rosary Collector’s Guide authors are often able to bring their collection to show to church groups, school groups, and community organizations. To arrange a presentation or to ask a question about religious articles, contact Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner at


One Response to “Precious Blood Chaplet”

  1. Giovanna Lottes February 27, 2012 at 3:02 PM #

    It’s fascinating to know the stories behind the different kinds of roasaries. I have been a Catholic all my life and never knew most of these things. I very much enjoy the snipets provided by the Rosary Colledcter.


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