The Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a beautiful chaplet which pays particular homage to Our Lady’s crown of twelve stars.
As recounted in the book of Revelation:
“A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.”
Our Lady’s crown represents her role as Queen of Heaven and Earth as well as the twelve tribes of Israel, the twelve Apostles, and the many graces with which God adorned His Mother.
The chaplet consists of one Our Father and four Hail Marys prayed three times.
Since the 17th century in France, these three repetitions were seen as representing her “Three Crowns”: the Crown of Excellence, the Crown of Power, and the Crown of Goodness.
St. Louis de Montfort greatly promoted devotion to this chaplet, and gives a formula for it—along with his own prayers and praises—in his classic work True Devotion to Mary.
At The Catholic Company, we offer a stunning chaplet with which to honor Our Lady’s heavenly crown. Designed and made by us right here in Charlotte, NC, this chaplet is composed of blue agate gemstones with silver and milky-white accents. It includes a prayer card with instructions on how to pray the Chaplet according to St. Louis de Montfort’s method. Available today at Rosary.com, your home for beautiful Rosaries designed and handmade by The Catholic Company!