The Divine Mercy Chaplet at Monaleen;
Day 1 12:00 noon Good Friday April 15, 2022
Day 2 12:00 noon Holy Saturday April 16, 2022
Day 3 after 11:30am Mass – Easter Sunday April 17, 2022
Day 4 12:00 noon EasterMonday April 18, 2022
Day 5 after 9:45am Mass EasterTuesday April 19, 2022
Day 6 after 9:45am Mass Easter Wednesday April 20, 2022
Day 7 after 9:45am Mass Easter Thursday April 21, 2022
Day 8 after 9:45am Mass Easter Friday April 22, 2022
Day 9 12 noon. Easter Saturday April 23, 2022
Divine Mercy Sunday April 24, 2022
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Our Lord said to St. Faustina:
Encourage souls to say the Chaplet which I have given you… Whoever will recite it will receive
great mercy at the hour of death… When they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I
will stand between My Father and dying person, not as the just Judge but as the Merciful
(For the novena start with the Prayer intention for each day)
The Chaplet of Mercy is recited or sung using the rosary beads
Opening Prayers (optional)
All: You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the
ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable
Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us (1319)
All: Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain
of mercy for us, I trust in You!
Begin the Chaplet with:
The Our Father
Leader: Our Father, who art in heaven hollowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom
come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
All: Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses a we forgive
those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us
from evil. Amen.
The Hail Mary
Leader: Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with you. Blessed art Thou
among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
All: Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of
our death. Amen.
The Apostles’ Creed
Leader: I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, I
believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the
power of the Holy Spirit, And born of the Virgin Mary, He suffered Under
Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead.
On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the
right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of
saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
On the Large Beads:
Leader: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ,
All: in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
On the Ten Small Beads:
Leader: For the Sake of His sorrowful Passion,
All: have mercy on us and on the whole world.
All: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and
on the whole world .
Closing Prayer (optional)
All: Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion is
inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great
confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself
“Today bring to Me
All Mankind, Especially all Sinners and immerse them in the ocean of My Mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which the
loss of souls plunges Me.”
All: Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and to forgive us, do not look upon our sins but upon our trust which we place
in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of Your Most compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by Your
love which unites You to the Father and the Holy Spirit. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon
poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the
omnipotence of Your mercy for ever and ever. Amen.
“Today bring to Me
The Souls of Priests and Religious and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave me strength to endure My bitter Passion.
Through them as through channels My mercy flows out upon mankind.” All: Most merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your
grace in men and women consecrated to your service, that they may perform worth works of mercy; and that all who see them may glorify the Father of
Mercy who is in heaven.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the company of chosen ones in Your vineyard- upon the souls of priests and religious; and endow them with
the strength of Your blessing. For the love of the Heart of Your Son in which they are enfolded, impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able
to guide others in the way of salvation and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless mercy for ages without end. Amen.
“Today bring to Me
all Devout and Faithful Souls, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They
were a drop of consolation in the midst of an ocean of bitterness.” All: Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy, You impart Your
graces in great abundance to each and all. Receive us into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart and never let us escape from It. We beg this grace
of You by that most wondrous love for the heavenly Father with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon faithful souls, as upon the inheritance of Your Son. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, grant them Your
blessing and surround them with Your constant protection. Thus may they never fail in love or lose the treasure of the holy faith, but rather, with all the
hosts of Angels and Saints, may they glorify Your boundless mercy for endless ages. Amen.
“Today bring to Me
those who do not believe in God and those who do not know Me, I was
thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Heart. Immerse them in the ocean of My mercy.”
All: Most compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who do
not believe in God and of those who as yet do not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they, too, together with us, may extol Your
wonderful mercy; and do not let them escape from the abode which is Your Most Compassionate Heart.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who do not believe in You, and of those who as yet do not know You, but who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Draw them to the light of the Gospel. These souls do not know what great happiness it is to love You. Grant
that they, too, may extol the generosity of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.
“Today bring to Me
the Souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they
tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion.”
All: Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart
the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape
from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Son’s Church, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your own Son and upon His bitter
Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are enclosed in His Most Compassionate Heart. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your
great mercy for endless ages. Amen.
“Today bring to Me
the Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of Little Children, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart.
They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents
of grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence”.
All: Most Merciful Jesus, You yourself have said, “Learn from Me for I am
meek and humble of heart.” Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These
souls send all heaven into ecstasy and they are the heavenly Father’s favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself
takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of
love and mercy. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls, upon humble souls, and upon little children who are enfolded in the abode which is the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight You take in them: Bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.
“Today bring to Me
the Souls who especially venerate and glorify My Mercy, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death”.
All: Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and
venerate the greatness of Your mercy. These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself. In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go
forward, confident of Your mercy; and united to You, O Jesus, they carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged severely, but Your
mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy, and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds of mercy, and their hearts, overflowing with joy, sing a canticle of mercy to You, O Most High! I beg You O God:
Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have placed in
You. Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus, who said to them
that during their life, but especially at the hour of death, the souls who will
venerate this fathomless mercy of His, He, Himself, will defend as His glory.
“Today bring to Me
the Souls who are in the prison of Purgatory, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the
indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you would continually
offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice.” All: Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I
bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet, who must make retribution to Your
justice. May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of Purgatory, that there, too, the power of Your mercy
may be celebrated.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory,
who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. I beg You, by the
sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His
most sacred Soul was flooded: Manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no other way but only through the
Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is
no limit to Your goodness and compassion. Amen.
“Today bring to Me
the Souls who have become Lukewarm, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered
the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: ‘Father, take this cup away from
Me, if it be Your will.’ For them, the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy.”
All: Most compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your
pure love, let these tepid souls who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the
omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love, and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I
beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the
Cross: Let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen
The 7 Spiritual Works of Mercy
To counsel the doubtful
To instruct the ignorant
To admonish the sinner
To comfort the sorrowful
To forgive all injuries
To bear wrongs patiently
To pray for the living and the dead
The 7 Corporal Works of Mercy
To feed the hungry
To give drink to the thirsty
To clothe the naked
To shelter the homeless
To visit the sick
To visit the imprisoned
To bury the dead
Jesus said later to St. Faustina:
“Say unceasingly this chaplet that I have taught you. Anyone who says it will
receive great Mercy at the hour of death. Priests will recommend it to sinners
as the last hope. Even the most hardened sinner, if he recites this Chaplet even
once, will receive grace from My Infinite Mercy. I want the whole world to
know My Infinite Mercy. I want to give unimaginable graces to those who
trust in My Mercy….”
“….When they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person not as the just judge but as the Merciful
Jesus further asked that this Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St.
Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom
“These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls
that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their
account that I said: ‘My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.’ The
last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy.”
In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her:
“On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of
souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy … On each day
you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these
During the course of Jesus’ revelations to St. Faustina on the Divine Mercy He asked on
numerous occasions that a feast day be dedicated to the Divine Mercy and be celebrated
on the Sunday after Easter. The liturgical texts of that day, the 2nd Sunday of Easter,
concern the institution of the Sacrament of Penance, the Tribunal of the Divine Mercy,
and are thus already suited to the request of Our Lord. This Feast, which had already been
granted to the nation of Poland and been celebrated within Vatican City, was granted to
the Universal Church by Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the canonization of Sr.
Faustina on 30 April 2000. In a decree dated 23 May 2000, the Congregation for Divine
Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments stated that “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.” These papal acts represent the
highest endorsement that the Church can give to a private revelation, an act of papal
infallibility proclaiming the certain sanctity of the mystic, and the granting of a universal
feast, as requested by Our Lord to St. Faustina.
Concerning the Feast of Mercy Jesus said:
Whoever approaches the Fountain of Life on this day will be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. (Diary 300)
I want the image solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter, and I
want it to be venerated publicly so that every soul may know about it.
This Feast emerged from the very depths of My mercy, and it is confirmed
in the vast depths of my tender mercies. (Diary 420)
On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about
My Inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter
for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My
tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who
approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are
opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet.
My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to
fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the
very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will I
contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy
emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly
celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it
turns to the Fount of My Mercy. (Diary 699)
Yes, the first Sunday after Easter is the Feast of Mercy, but there must also be
deeds of mercy, which are to arise out of love for Me. You are to show mercy to
our neighbors always and everywhere. You must not shrink from this or try to
absolve yourself from it. (Diary 742)
I want to grant complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My mercy. (Diary 1109)
Blessed Faustina’s Praises of the Divine Mercy [948-949]
The Love of God is the flower—Mercy the fruit.
Let the doubting soul read these considerations on Divine Mercy and
Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the bosom of the Father,
I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, greatest attribute of God, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, incomprehensible mystery, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, fountain gushing forth from the mystery of the Most
Blessed Trinity, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, unfathomed by any intellect, human or angelic,
I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, from which wells forth all life and happiness,
I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, better than the heavens, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, source of miracles and wonders, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, encompassing the whole universe, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, descending to earth in the Person of the Incarnate
Word, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, which flowed out from the open wound of the Heart of
Jesus, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, enclosed in the Heart of Jesus for us, and especially for
sinners, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, unfathomed in the institution of the Sacred Heart,
I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in the founding of Holy Church, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in our justification through Jesus Christ, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, accompanying us through our whole life,
I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, embracing us especially at the hour of death,
I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, endowing us with immortal life, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, accompanying us every moment of our life,
I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, shielding us from the fire of hell, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in the conversion of hardened sinners, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, astonishment for Angels, incomprehensible to Saints,
I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, unfathomed in all the mysteries of God, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, lifting us out of every misery, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, source of our happiness and joy, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in calling us forth from nothingness to existence,
I Trust in You.
10 The Divine Mercy Novena at St. William 2007
Divine Mercy, embracing all the works of His hands, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, crown of all of God’s handiwork, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in which we are all immersed, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, sweet relief for anguished hearts, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, only hope of despairing souls, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, repose of hearts, peace amidst fear, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, delight and ecstasy of holy souls, I Trust in You.
Divine Mercy, inspiring hope against all hope, I Trust in You.
To The Divine Mercy
I fly to Your mercy, Compassionate God, who alone are good. Although my misery is great and my offenses are many, I trust in Your
mercy, because You are the God of mercy; and, from time immemorial, it has never been heard of, nor do heaven or earth remember, that
a soul trusting in Your mercy has been disappointed.
O God of compassion, You alone can justify me and You will never
reject me when I, contrite, approach Your Merciful Heart, where no
one has ever been refused, even if he were the greatest sinner
 … [For Your Son assured me:] “Sooner would heaven and
earth turn into nothingness than would My mercy fail to embrace a
trusting soul” .
Jesus, Friend of a lonely heart, You are my haven, Your are my peace.
You are my salvation, You are my serenity in moments of struggle
and amidst an ocean of doubts. You are the bright ray that lights up
the path of my life. You are everything to a lonely soul. You understand the soul even though it remains silent. You know our weaknesses and, like a good physician, You comfort and heal, sparing us
sufferings — expert that You are .
In Thanksgiving  O Jesus, eternal God, I thank You for Your countless graces and
blessings. Let every beat of my heart be a new hymn of thanksgiving
to You, O God. Let every drop of my blood circulate for You, Lord.
My soul is one hymn in adoration of Your mercy. I love you, God, for
For the intentions of the Holy Father:
The Story of St. Faustina – Apostle of Divine Mercy
“Your task is to write down everything that I make known to you about my mercy.”
For the benefit of those who by reading these things will be comforted
in their souls and will have the courage to approach me.
I, therefore want you to devote all your free moments to writing. -Diary 1693
August 25, 1905, St. Faustina is born as Helen Kowalska in Glogowiec, Poland. Faustina
was seven when she heard Jesus speaking to her soul and this continued her whole life.
Her whole life was a constant striving for fuller union with God and a self-sacrificing cooperation with Jesus for saving souls. St. Faustina was gifted with many graces: with vision, revelations, hidden stigmata, prophecy, reading souls and a deep knowledge of God’s mercy. St. Faustina laid down her life to save sinners. Tuberculosis attacked her lungs. Physically destroyed but fully mature spiritually, she died in the odour of sanctity, mystically united with God on October 5, 1938 at age 33. St. Faustina was the third of ten children born into a poor family in Glogowiec, Poland. Helen had a great desire to be a nun and to her parents disapproval St. Faustina joined the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy at age 20, where she would enter into her new life with Christ. Yet to this simple, uneducated woman, Our Lord Jesus gave the mission of proclaiming His mercy for the entire world and recording it in a diary which she kept for the last four years of her life. She was to be His apostle of Divine Mercy, to spread His mercy to the whole world by her example, suffering, obedience, and recording everything in a diary.
Our Lord Speaks:
You are the secretary of My mercy. I have chosen you for that office in this life and
the next life (Diary 1605)…
In the old covenant I sent prophets wield-ing thunderbolts to my people. Today I am
sending you with My mercy to the people of the whole world. I do not want to punish aching mankind, but I desire to heal it, pressing it to My merciful heart (Diary 1588)…
I demand that you devote all your free moments to writing about My goodness and
mercy. It is your office and your assignment throughout your life to continue to
make known to souls the great mercy I have for them and to exhort them to trust in
My bottomless mercy (Diary 1567)…
My daughter; tell souls that I am giving them My mercy as a defense. I, Myself, am
fighting for them and am bearing the just anger of My Father (Diary 1516)
The greater the sinner, the greater the right he has to My mercy. (Diary 723)
When you approach the confessional, know this, that I, Myself, act in your soul.
Here, the misery of the soul meets the God of Mercy. Tell souls that from this fount
of mercy they should draw graces solely with the vessel of trust. If their trust is
great there is no limit to My generosity (Diary 1240)…
My daughter, tell the whole world about My unconceivable mercy. I desire that the
Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners.
On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean
of graces upon souls who approach the fount of My mercy. Let no soul fear to draw
near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. (Diary 699)
THE MOST FAMOUS REVELATIONS GIVEN TO FAUSTINA
First was the Image of Divine Mercy, which is now recognized throughout the world. Second, the Feast of Divine Mercy, which was the greatest of all her revelations. St. Faustina recorded in her diary many times Our Lord’s desire for a Feast of Mercy.
JOHN PAUL II RESPONSE TO THIS REVELATION
At the time of Saint Faustina’s canonization, Pope John Paul II proclaimed the first Sunday after Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday for the universal church.
Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said: “These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I
said: ‘My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.’ The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy.”
In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her: “On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy … On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls.”
Concerning the Feast of Mercy Jesus said: “The soul that will go to confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment” Mankind will not enjoy peace until it returns to My Mercy. Whoever approaches the Fountain of Life on this day will be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. (Diary 300)
I want the image solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter, and I want it to be venerated publicly so that every soul may know about it. (Diary 341)
• To observe this feast we should commence a Novena to the Divine Mercy
on Good Friday, the Novena includes special intentions for each day and is
concluded with the recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
• Celebrate the feast on the first Sunday after Easter.
• Come to Jesus with a humble and contrite heart, repent of all your sins.
• Firmly trust in the Divine Mercy of Jesus.
• Go to confession (with a priest) on that day if possible, otherwise 20 days
before or after the feast, as approved by the Church..
• Receive Holy Communion on the Day of the Feast.
• Venerate the image of Divine Mercy.
• Be merciful as God is merciful. Practice works of Mercy, physically by helping others or spiritually by prayers of intercession.