The "Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin" is a chaplet a "crown" or "chaplet" is a string of beads, like the Rosary, or the accompanying prayers also known as the "Triple Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin" because it is based on St. John the Divine's vision of Our Lady in the Apocalypse:. Apocalypse And the temple of God was opened in heaven: and the ark of his testament was seen in his temple, and there were lightnings, and voices, and an earthquake, and great hail. And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars This chaplet is prayed to honor each of those twelve stars as they symbolize her motherhood and queenship over all Israel, the twelve stars representing the 12 Tribes and the 12 Apostles.
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And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a severe hailstorm. A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. The twelve stars are gathered into three groups, the first four known as the Crown of Excellence honour her divine maternity, her perpetual virginity, her purity and her endless virtues. The final set is the Crown of Goodness and honours her mercy towards sinners, the poor, the just and the dying.
John, the beloved disciple of Jesus and Mary, was privileged to behold a wonderful sign in Heaven: "A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon was under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. John Berchmans made it his daily favorite. This chaplet is prayed to honor each of those twelve stars as they symbolize her motherhood and queenship over all Israel, the twelve stars representing the 12 Tribes and the 12 Apostles.
Begin the Chaplet Pray it as a rosary. Instead of 5 decades say 7 groups of 7 prayers Crucified Jesus! We fall at Your feet and offer You the tears of her who with deep compassionate love accompanied You on Your sorrowful Way of the Cross.