Through the Chaplet of St. Maximilian Kolbe,
we want to ask for the powerful intercession of this Martyr of Charity
who gave his life to give back a father to his family.
Pope John Paul II proclaimed him
the Patron of these difficult times and a Prophet of the civilization of love.
The same Saint Maximilian affirmed that those who are in Heaven,
since they are free from worries and earthly commitments,
can work with both hands free
and so help all those who ask for their intercession.
Therefore, with great confidence we wish to do so.
HOW TO PRAY THE CHAPLET
You begin by reciting the Memorare on the first bead, after the Miraculous Medal.
This prayer reminds us of the filial love and unconditional trust
that St. Maximilian nourished for the Immaculata.
On the remaining 14 beads, representing August 14,
the day of Saint Maximilian Kolbe's death,
recite the Miraculous Medal prayer, to which he himself added the last two invocations.
After each prayer, directly invoke St. Maximilian's intercession.
THE CHAPLET PRAYERS
that never was it known
that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help or sought your intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence,
I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother;
to you do I come, before you I stand,
sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
MIRACULOUS MEDAL PRAYER
O Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us who have recourse to you,
and for all those who do not have recourse to you,
especially the enemies of Holy Church
and all those recommended to you.
St. Maximilian Kolbe,
pray for us!