This is a page where you will learn the Mercy Chaplet. I will try to be as concise as I can so if there are any questions, don't hesitate to ask them.
for a diagram of the Mercy Chaplet
Sister Faustina was canonized April 30, 2000 by His Holiness Pope John Paul II. His Holiness has declared Low Sunday, the first Sunday after Easter, to be Mercy Sunday.
Here we go:
What is the Mercy Chaplet?
In 1905, Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska was born in a small village in Poland. When she was twenty years old, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. Sister Faustina began to have a number of religious experiences far from what one might consider the norm. Mentioning these unusual occurrences to her spiritual advisors, Rev. M. Sopocko and Fr. J. Andrasz, S.J., Sister was instructed to keep a diary of these events. Sister also notes in the diary that it was the, "express command of the Lord Jesus, that this diary be written."
In the town of Plock, Poland, on February 22, 1931, Sister Faustina had a vision of Jesus Christ. Jesus appeared to Sister Faustina and said, "paint an image according to the pattern you see with the signature: JESUS I TRUST IN YOU. I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish. I also promise victory over (its) enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory." (Diary 47,48).
Jesus entrusted her with a three-fold mission:
To convey new forms of devotion to the Divine Mercy,
initiate a movement that would renew Christian life according to the spirit
of trust and mercy,
remind the world of the known, yet forgotten truth, of the merciful love
God towards man.
Suffering from different illnesses including asthma, and tuberculosis, Sister's health began to deteriorate. On April 21, 1938, her superiors decide to send her to the hospital in Pradnik. On August 24, 1938, Sister Faustina wrote her last letter to Mother General begging pardon for all the faults of her whole life. She ends the letter with the words: "Till we meet in Heaven."
Sister Faustina is taken home from the hospital after they have exhausted every avenue available to them. On October 5, 1938 Father Andrasz, S.J. arrives and Sister Faustina makes her last confession. At 9:00 P.M. Chaplain Rev. T. Czaputa, together with the sisters, pray by her bedside. Sister Faustina prays with them, conscious to the end.
She died at 10:45 P.M. October 5, 1938, at the convent in Krakow. She was buried in the convent chapel beneath the miraculous image of the Divine Mercy. She was beatified on April 18, 1993.
The information provider here is very basic. The many visions both good and bad, were written down in these diaries as she was instructed to do. Sister Faustina’s diaries were compiled and published in Polish under the title; Divine Mercy In My Soul. The Diary has 697 pages. In 1987, the Diary was published in the English.
This is what Jesus asks of us:
Veneration of the Divine Mercy Image with the caption, "Jesus, I trust in You."
Praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, especially at 3:00 - the Hour of Mercy
a Novena of mercy from Good Friday to the Sunday after Easter
which has been designated the Feast of the Divine Mercy. Jesus said,
"On that day are open all the divine flood gates through which graces flow. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet."
Diary I (197) 475: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ for our sins and those of the whole world; for the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us.
476: This prayer will serve to appease My wrath. You will recite it for nine days, on the beads of the Rosary, in the following manner: First of all, you will say one Our Father and Hail Mary and the I believe in God. Then on the Our Father beads you will say the following words: "Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ for our sins and those of the whole world. On the Hail Mary beads you will say the following words: "For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world." In conclusion, three times you will recite these words: "Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world."
Diary II (50)584 :When you reflect upon what I tell you in the depths of your heart, you profit more than if you had read many books. Oh, if souls would only want to listen to My voice when I am speaking in the depths of their hearts, they would reach the peak of holiness in a short time.
Diary II (229) 848 : Oh, what great graces I will grant to souls who say this chaplet: the very depths of My tender mercy are stirred for the sake of those who say the chaplet. Write down these words, My daughter. Speak to the world about My mercy; let all mankind recognize My unfathomable mercy. It is a sign for the end times; after it will come the day of justice. While there is still time let them have recourse to the font of My mercy; let them profit from the Blood and Water which gushed forth for them.
"At three o' clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony: This is the hour of great mercy for the whole world. I will allow you to enter into My mortal sorrow. In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion."
The Image represents the risen Christ, whose hands and feet bear the marks of the Crucifixion. From His pierced Heart, two rays issue forth: one red and the other pale. When asked about their meaning, Jesus explained, the pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous. The red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls. These two rays issued forth from the very depths of My tender mercy when my agonized Heart was opened by a lance on the Cross. In other words, these two rays signify the Sacraments, and also the Holy Church born of the pierced side of Christ, as well as the gifts of the Holy Spirit, of which water is a symbol in Scripture. Happy is the one who will dwell in their shelter for the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him....I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy. That vessel is this image with the signature: ~ Jesus, I trust in You ~ By means of this image, I shall be granting many graces to souls; so let every soul have access to it. I promise that the soul that shall venerate this image will not perish. I also promise victory over enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory.
The Mercy of Christ
The Feast of Divine Mercy
According to Jesus’ wish, the Feast of Mercy is to be celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. It is a time when we all receive graces from Our Lord, particularly sinners and we are all sinners. Jesus attaches great promises to this feast day especially if we receive Holy Communion. He promises to completely forgive our sins and all punishment.On each of the small bead, recite:
In other words, this grace is equal to the one we receive in the Sacrament of Baptism. The greatness of this feast also lies in the fact that everyone, even those converted that very day, may obtain any grace for the asking if, what they are asking, is compatible with God's Will.
So now let us learn the Mercy Chaplet. The Chaplet is usually said at the Passion Hour (3:00), said every day, and said on a regular set of Rosary beads. It begins with the OUR FATHER, HAIL MARY, and THE APOSTLES' CREED all three prayers being said on the crucifix. Then on the large bead before each decade recite:
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.
For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.At the end of the Chaplet recite three times:
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.Then conclude with the following prayer said three times also:
O Blood and Water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as Font of Mercy for us, I trust in You!
It is recommended to offer each decade to the wounds of Christ, such as the first decade in reparation for the wound in His Right Hand; the second decade in reparation for the wound in His Left Hand, the third decade in reparation for the wounds in His Sacred Feet; the fourth decade in reparation for the wounds in His Head in which the Crown of Thorns crushed His Sacred Skull; and the fifth decade in reparation for the wound in His side in which Blood and Water gushed forth as a Font of Mercy for all generations
Real life stories of the power of the Mercy Chaplet
take time to read this wonderful story of
the power of prayer and perseverance.
|This story shows us how just a sentence from
the "Diary of Sister Faustina" changed a life forever
||This is a can't miss story of how God answered
prayer said on the Mercy Chaplet.
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