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:: DIVINE MERCY: Divine Mercy Chaplet ::

This Chaplet, centered around Divine Mercy and the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ, was taught to Saint Faustina Kowalski by Jesus when He appeared to her at her Convent in Poland in the 1930's. It can be prayed on Rosary beads, and, in its most basic form, consists of several opening prayers, then five decades, then a set of closing prayers. Pope John Paul the Great canonized Saint Faustina and established the Sunday after Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday.
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Praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet

+ Sign of the Cross
+ Our Father
+ Hail Mary
+ Apostles Creed [click here]

On each large bead starting a decade:
+ Eternal Father, we offer You the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Your dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ,
In atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

On each of the ten small beads within a decade:
+ For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion,
have Mercy on us, and on the whole world.

Concluding prayer:
+ Holy God, Holy Might One, Holy Immortal One, have Mercy on us, and on the whole world.
(three times)

Divine Mercy Chaplet And Novena
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Novena & Chaplet
3:00 PM is one time of day at which it is common to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, the time of day associated with Jesus' Death on the Cross on Good Friday. The Sunday after Easter is Divine Mercy Sunday, established by Pope John Paul the Great, during whose Pontificate Saint Faustina was Canonized.
Note that there also is a Divine Mercy Novena, spanning nine days.
Click here to learn more about the Divine Mercy Novena (external link to U.S. Divine Mercy Shrine, opens in new window)
(or, to purchase printed booklets of the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Novena, click on the link to the right)

Divine Mercy Links

+ Decree: Indulgences attached to devotions in honor of Divine Mercy (Vatican link)
+ Canonization of Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska (Vatican link, opens in new window)
+ Pope John Paul the Great Homily, Divine Mercy Sunday 2001 (Vatican link, opens in new window)
+ Mission of Divine Mercy (external link, new Catholic religious community based in San Antonio, also developing branch for laity)
+ World Center of Veneration of the Image of Divine Mercy (link to Divine Mercy Shrine in Poland)
+ National Shrine of Divine Mercy (external link to Shrine in Massachusetts)

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