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Old 8th September 2016, 06:57 PM
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I'm going to make a parenthesis here in order to talk about the Divine Mercy Chaplet which is a devotion that has been highly recommended by Pope St. John Paul II and subsequent holy Popes, Benedict 16 and Francis.

Jesus told St. Faustina Kowalska to unceasingly say the following 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:
Oh, 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):
Oh, Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.


And He promised many graces to those who recite this devotedly.

Now, in order to help contemplation of our Lord's Passion, we can use the same phrases used for the Dolorous Mysteries of the Rosary right after the "For the sake of His sorrowful Passion" as follows:


1. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion "In the garden of Gethsemane" have mercy on us and on the whole world. (10 times)

2. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion "Being scourged" have mercy on us and on the whole world. (10 times)

3. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion "Being crown with thorns" have mercy on us and on the whole world. (10 times)

4. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion "Carrying the cross" have mercy on us and on the whole world. (10 times)

5. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion "Being crucified" have mercy on us and on the whole world. (10 times)

Since this is a shorter prayer than the Rosary, it can be said (silently or in your mind) during a short brake at work, and even if you don't have a small Rosary beads in your pocket (or are not able to use it), it can be counted with your fingers, yes it counts!
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