This Chaplet is a personal devotion assembled and written by me (James McGuffee).
The creation of this Chaplet is inspired by Saint Jean Baptiste de La Salle and the Brothers of the Christian Schools (Fratres Scholarum Christianarum).
A CHAPLET FOR TEACHERS
While holding the Crucifix
"Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God."
- First Bead - Our Father
- Next 3 Beads
- Apostle's Creed
- Hail Mary
- Prayer to St. Joseph for Success in Work
For Each of the Five Decades
- Reflect on the Blessings of Teaching
- First Bead - Our Father
- For each of the next ten beads
"Lord, the work is yours." OR "Domine, opus tuum."
- Prayer to St. Joseph for Sanctification of Labour
- "Saint Jean Baptiste de La Salle, pray for us!"
- "Live, Jesus, in our hearts! Forever!"
The Five Blessings of Teaching
- The Search for Truth
- Love of Learning
- The Gift of Our Students
- Mentoring Service
- Communion in Mission
Prayers Used in the Chaplet
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.
Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.
PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH FOR SUCCESS IN WORK
Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my many sins; to work with thankfulness and joy, considering it an honor to employ and develop, by means of labor, the gifts received from God; to work with order, peace, prudence and patience, never surrendering to weariness or difficulties; to work, above all, with purity of intention, and with detachment from self, having always death before my eyes and the account which I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all for Mary, all after thy example, O Patriarch Joseph. Such shall be my motto in life and death.
PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH FOR SANCTIFICATION OF LABOUR
O God, the creator of all things, you framed the law of labour for the human race. Graciously grant, by the example and patronage of St. Joseph, that we may do the work You provide us and earn the reward You promise. Sustain us with Your grace to live up to our duties in charity and justice.