Divine Mercy Novena
Hello to my Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I am praying Divine Mercy Novena And believe that it is a Powerful Prayer.
I am living proof that it is very Powerful, for when I Prayed on the Fifth day of Novena, my Lord and Savior graciously opened The doors to HIS Church that I turned my back on.
I left the Catholic Church 10 years ago and after praying the Fifth Day of Divine Mercy Novena I returned home. Oh, how glorious it was to kneel before Jesus Christ once again.
I could write a small book about my Spiritual Journey back to Catholic Church but for now I wanted to encourage anyone that is suffering. Humbly kneel before The Blessed Trinity and Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, it works...
Welcome to the group, and welcome back to the true Faith, Frado.
Roman Catholic theologian
2cor 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, most beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of the flesh and of the spirit, perfecting sanctification in the fear of God.
Common misunderstanding of Divine Mercy novena - This is correct version
May I offer clarification on this devotion and novena:
The novena with seperate intentions for each of the 9 days, which Sopoko refers to above, is the one which Jesus asked of St. Faustina.
It is optional to say during the 9 days, starting Good Friday, preceeding the Feast of Mercy on the first Sunday after Easter. Indeed, it is an excellent novena for any souls who choose to say it.
However, the important point is that this is NOT the novena requested by Jesus from us for the 9 days starting Good Friday-with all the special graces attached, subject to other requirements (see below)
What He asked for is for the Chaplet of Divine Mercy to be recited each day for the 9 days. See St. Faustina's Diary (Divine Mercy in my Soul) page 316
(796) Notebook 2 (197)
Also see "Handbook of Devotion to Divine Mercy" (Will you help Me?) Ref. No.
Bk. 103 page 47:
"The Chaplet of Divine Mercy as a Novena
Sister Faustina wrote in her Diary: "The Lord told me to recite this chaplet for the nine days before the Feast of Mercy. It is to begin on Good Friday. Then he told me: By this novena (of Chaplets) I will grant every possible grace to souls (2:197) From this and other passages in the Diary it appears that the Lord wants us to make novenas of the Chaplet for whatever need. In preparation for the Feast of Mercy many people devoted to the Divine Mercy say the novena given to Saint Faustina for Our Lord's intentions without saying a novena of Chaplets. It is important to realise that it is the novena of Chaplets that Our Lord attached such importance to, and the promise. Therefore a novena of Chaplets must be said in preparation for the Feast of Mercy."
So, when Sopoko stated: "The Chaplet of Divine Mercy may also be offered each day for the day's intention, but is not strictly necessary to the Novena."
you are being led into the common misunderstanding concerning this devotion and you will not be fulfilling it correctly.
The "Handbook of Devotion to Divine Mercy" (Will you help Me?) page 27, talks of the special novena Jesus asked of St. Faustina only, as being:
"It is beautiful and profound but intended for her own use only. But the novena consisting of the recitation of the Chaplet of Mercy and intended for use by the whole world unites within itself the promises of Jesus, on the one hand, to the recitation of this Chaplet, and, on the other hand, to the making of the novena (of Chaplets) before the Feast of Mercy. Concerning this novena Jesus said: "By this (the Chaplet) novena I will grant souls all possible graces (2:197 )" These graces can be for yourself or for others.
These are the full requirements for participating in the Feast of Mercy:
1. The novena of Chaplets to the Divine Mercy starting Good Friday ending on Mercy Sunday (first Sunday after Easter)
2. The sermon by the priest on that day should be on Divine Mercy (2.39 )
3. That we contemplate, on this day, the Mystery of Redemption as the greatest revelation of Divine Mercy towards us. (1.130 )
4. The Image of Divine Mercy is to be ceremoniously blessed on the day.
(1.18 ) (1.142 )
5. The Image is to be publically venerated. The Image should be exposed to all taking part in the celebration (1.341 ) (2.38 ) (2.162 )
6. Confession on the day or as close as possible. St. Faustina made it on the
Sat. before the Feast. Also communion on the day - and must be a worthy Communion and accompanied by complete trust in Divine Mercy. (2.138 )
7. An act of Mercy should take place in our lives, as preparation for the Feast. We should be merciful to others in Word, Deed or Prayer.
The Corporal Works of Mercy are:
Feed the hungry
Give drink to the thirsty
Clothe the naked
Shelter the homeless
Comfort the imprisoned
Visit the sick
Bury the dead
The Spiritual Works of Mercy are:
Instruct the uninformed
Counsel the doubtful
Comfort the sorrowful
Be patient with those in error
Pray for the living and the dead
The fruits of the Feast of Mercy devotion:
"Handbook of Devotion to Divine Mercy" (Will you help Me?) (page 33 )
"Canon Ignacy Rozycki, Doctor of Dogmatic Theology appointed by Pope John Paul 2 to examine the revelations to Saint Faustina, came to the conclusion that the extraordinary grace promised by Jesus on the Feast of Mercy is a gift of grace equalled only by the grace of Holy Baptism"
Remember the Chaplets novena starts this Friday (Good Friday)
and then endeavour to fulfill all the other requirements.
May God bless us and our loved ones with all the graces of Easter and the Feast of Mercy.
Last edited by jbbt9 : 2nd April 2012 at 11:56 AM. Reason: removing some accidental smilies - again
Unclear about specifically the part we must do at a minimum...
What part of this is exactly the Chaplets Novena? What is to be said for that part? Please clarify as I do not want to make a mistake.
Wording for Divine Mercy Chaplet
I did not type it out since Sopocko had correctly included it in Post 1 which started this thread. I have taken the liberty of copying his wording, as follows:
"To Pray the Chaplet:
1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The
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
(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."
This same Chaplet is also part of the 3pm daily prayer devotion - the hour of Mercy -
- best done in front of the Tabernacle, even if you can only stop in for a few minutes, as Jesus requested - but said anywhere is obviously better than not said at all
if you do not know the other 3pm Divine Mercy prayers, let me know and I will post them up for you
I have also attended one church in Ireland where they say this Chaplet aloud before the start of every Sunday mass.
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