Divine Mercy


The Hour of Great Mercy

Our Lord asked for a special prayer at the hour that recalls His death:  “At Three o’clock implore My mercy , specially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion…. This is the hour of great mercy…. In this hour I will refuse nothing to the soul that make a request of Me in virtue of My Passion (Diary, 1320)

His Promise for the Feast of Divine Mercy...

“The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment (Diary, 699)

He also made clear to St. Faustina that, “I demand from your deeds of Mercy , which are to arise out of love for Me. You are to show mercy to your neighbors always and everywhere” (Diary, 742)

Copyright Acknowledgment : Images and extracts from puplications including Diary,Saint Maria Faustina Kowalaska, Divine Mercy in My Soul (c) 1987 Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Stockbridge, MA 01263. All rights reserved used with permission.

Divine Mercy Sunday

During the course of Jesus’ revelations to Saint Faustina, He asked that a feast day be dedicated to the Divine Mercy on the Sunday after Easter Sunday. The liturgical texts of that day center around the Sacrament of Penance, the Tribunal of Divine Mercy, were well suited to the request of Our Lord.  This feast was granted to the universal Church by Pope John Paul II at the canonization of Saint Faustina.

In a decree dated 23 May 2000, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments stated, “throughout the world the Second Sunday of Easter will receive the name Divine Mercy Sunday, a perennial invitation to the Christian world to face, with confidence in divine benevolence, the difficulties and trials that mankind will experience in the years to come.”

How to say the Chaplet:

1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.

2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following:
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).

4. Conclude with (three times):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.