The divine mercy chaplet

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  • 1. The Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 2. What is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy?• Saint Faustina was born Helena Kowalska in the village of Glogowiec west of Lodz, Poland, on August 25, 1905. She was the third of ten children. When she was almost twenty, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, whose members devote themselves to the care and education of troubled young women.
  • 3. What is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy?• The following year she received her religious habit and was given the name Sister Maria Faustina, to which she added "of the Most Blessed Sacrament," as was permitted by her Congregations custom.• In the 1930s, Sister Faustina received from the Lord a message of mercy that she was told to spread throughout the world. She was asked to become the apostle and secretary of Gods mercy, a model of how to be merciful to others, and an instrument for reemphasizing Gods plan of mercy for the world.
  • 4. What is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy?• The message of mercy that Sister Faustina received is now being spread throughout the world; she has been recognized by the Church as a "Saint"; and her diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul, has become the handbook for devotion to The Divine Mercy. She would not have been surprised, for she had been told that the message of Gods mercy would spread through her writings for the great benefit of souls.
  • 5. What is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy?• Through Saint Faustina, Jesus also revealed special ways to live out the response to His mercy–one of which is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, as both a novena and a prayer for the three oclock hour–the hour of His death.
  • 6. What is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy?• Through Saint Faustina, Jesus also revealed special ways to live out the response to His mercy–one of which is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, as both a novena and a prayer for the three oclock hour–the hour of His death.
  • 7. How to Recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy• The Chaplet of Mercy is recited using ordinary rosary beads of five decades. At the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts the Chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Saint Faustina and followed by a closing prayer.
  • 8. Optional Opening Prayers• You died, 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.• O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!
  • 9. • Begin with the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Apostles Creed:
  • 10. The Lord’s Prayer• Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
  • 11. The Hail Mary• Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen!
  • 12. Apostle’s Creed• I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father ; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.
  • 13. Apostle’s Creed• He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. And one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.
  • 14. • Then, on the large bead before each decade: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.
  • 15. • On the ten small beads of each decade, say:For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.• Conclude with (Say 3 Times):Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
  • 16. Optional Closing Prayer• Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion 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.
  • 17. Our Lord said to Saint Faustina:Encourage souls to say the Chaplet which Ihave given you ... Whoever will recite itwill receive great mercy at the hour ofdeath ... When they say this chaplet in thepresence of the dying, I will standbetween my Father and the dyingperson, not as the Just Judge but as theMerciful Savior ... Priests will recommendit to sinners as their last hope of salvation
  • 18. Our Lord said to Saint Faustina:Even if there were a sinner mosthardened, if he were to recite thischaplet only once, he would receivegrace from my infinite mercy. I desire togrant unimaginable graces to those soulswho trust in My mercy ... Through theChaplet you will obtain everything, ifwhat you ask for is compatible with Mywill.