With Confirmation, the Paraclete opens before you a path of continual rediscovery of the grace of adoption as children of God, which will make you joyful seekers of the truth.
Pope John Paul II
Through the Sacrament of Confirmation, you are completing your commitment to Christ that began at your Baptism, making you adults in the Faith. You are given the Holy Spirit who visits you inwardly and touches you deep within your soul. Whatever challenges you face in your life, know that these special gifts given to you by the Holy Spirit are like no others. Time in prayer will help you develop these gifts and give you complete confidence in Christ.
Inspired by the Sacrament of Confirmation, with children, ages 12—14 in mind, I have re-created the Chaplet of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit by using more modern day vocabulary that would appeal to our young people. The Gifts are the same: Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Fortitude (Courage), Counsel (Right Judgement), Piety (Reverence) and Fear of the Lord (Wonder and Awe), but I have added meditations that will hopefully inspire our faithful young Catholics. The Holy Spirit did indeed guide me through this process.
The chaplet consists of a felted woolen cross, 7 beads, each representing a specific gift: Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Fortitude (Courage), Counsel (Right Judgement), Piety (Reverence) and Fear of the Lord (Wonder and Awe), and an end bead. Each gift has a short meditation/prayer to fully gain its meaning. The cross and end bead also have a prayer. Mary has a strong presence in this chaplet as each gift is accompanied by a Hail Mary. Know that you can also call on Our Blessed Mother for help at any time.
This is also a great chaplet for those who wish to reconnect with the Holy Spirit and reaffirm the gifts that have been given us.
So we pray with Mary, sanctuary of the Holy Spirit, a most precious dwelling-place of Christ among us, so that she may help us to be living temples of the Spirit and tireless witnesses of the Gospel.
Pope John Paul II
I offer the Chaplet of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit in white and the colour of your choice. Each chaplet comes with a prayer page and a plastic storage bag. Sample images and prices are shown below.
Chaplet of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit – $14
The linear Chaplet of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit consists of felted white or coloured cross, 7 beads and 1 end bead .