The Chaplet of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, Catholic Workers
which is prayed using rosary beads.Robert Waldrop
Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House in Oklahoma City

The Chaplet of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, Catholic Workers
which is prayed using rosary beads.

+ Kiss the crucifix and make the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the
Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

On the first bead:

Our Lady of Sorrows, we pray for those who die today because of war,
economic chaos, injustice, and exploitation, especially the children.
Prepare them for the agony, despair,
and terror of the violence that is upon them.
Comfort them and hold them close to the bosom of thy Wounded Heart
as they drink deeply of the bitter cup which is forced upon them.
Wipe their tears, calm their fears, welcome them to peace and safety.
Eternal rest grant to them, and may perpetual light shine upon them.

Then 3 Hail Mary’s, Our Father. On each of the ten small beads pray:.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, help the helpless,
strengthen the fearful, comfort the sorrowful,
bring justice to the poor and peace to all nations.

On the large bead between the decades:

O Christ God, Lord of Glory,
who gave us joy and blessing from your mother’s womb,
have mercy on us and save us.

At the end: the Magnificat of Mary, the St. Michael prayer, and the
Our Father.

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;
for He has looked with favor on His lowly servant.
From this day all generations shall call me blessed.
The Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is His Name.
He has mercy on those who fear Him in every generation.
He has shown the strength of His arm,
He has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich He has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of His servant Israel for He has remembered
His promise of mercy,
the promise He made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever. Amen.

St Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,
be our shield against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God,
thrust into hell satan and all the evil spirits which prowl about the
world seeking the ruin of souls.

There are 9 sets of 5 Mysteries for meditation during the praying of
the Chaplet. Use as many or as few as you choose. Three sets are

Sorrowful Mysteries + Joyous Mysteries + Glorious Mysteries

The Mysteries of War + The Mysteries of Reconciliation + The Mysteries
of Peace

The Mysteries of Mercy + More Mysteries of Mercy + Catholic Worker

Sorrowful Mysteries

+ The deaths of the innocent.
+ The killers of the innocent
+ Environmental destruction
+ Economic injustice
+ the curse of war

Joyous Mysteries

+ Beauty in the midst of destruction,
+ Joy in the midst of sorrow,
+ Wisdom in the face of folly
+ Mercy in the face of wrath,
+ New life in the midst of death,

Glorious Mysteries

+ The Most Holy Trinity
+ The Communion of Saints
+ The Pilgrim Church in the World
+ The Glory of Poverty
+ The Reality of Redemption

The Mysteries of War

+ destruction of homes, villages, cities, crops, and land,
+ separation of families and imprisonment of dissenters.
+ contamination of water,
degradation of the environment
+ torture, wounding, and killing of the living

The Mysteries of Peace

+ Reconciliation of Enemies,
+ Regrowth and reconstruction of homes, villages, gardens, farms, and
the natural environment
+ Abundance and harmony
+ The absence of war in the presence of justice,
+ The Civilization of Life and Love

The Mysteries of Reconciliation

+ The birth of solidarity
+ The redress of injustice
+ Healing and purification of memory
+ The miracle of grace
+ The redemption of hope

The Mysteries of Mercy

+ Give food and water to the hungry and thirsty,
+ Clothe the naked,
+ shelter the homeless,
+ visit the prisoners
+ heal the sick and bury the dead.

More Mysteries of Mercy

+ To instruct the ignorant and counsel the doubtful,
+ To admonish sinners;
+ To bear wrongs patiently and forgive offences willingly;
+ To comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable,
+ To pray for the living and the dead.

Catholic Worker Mysteries

+ The people we can’t help.
+ The people who die at our houses
+ The people who are resurrected at our houses
+ The people who hinder our work
+ The people who help