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I have worn many labels (Not in any particular order): Catholic, Wife, Mom,Gramma, Doctor, Major, Soccer Mom, Military Wife, Professor, Fellow.

All of these filter my views of the world. I hope that like St. Monica, I can through prayer, words and example, lead my children and others to Faith.
"The important thing is that we do not let a single day go by in vain without putting it to good use for eternity"--Blessed Franz Jägerstätter

Monday, April 09, 2007

The Divine Mercy Devotion


Somewhat lost in the Easter shuffle is the Divine Mercy devotion. From the Faustina.org website:

In the early 1900’s, Our Lord gave many great mystical graces to Sister Faustina of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Poland. He also gave her a mission - to tell the world that He is Mercy itself, and that before He returns as a just Judge, He is coming as a merciful Savior. Jesus called Faustina His “Secretary of Divine Mercy”, and commanded her to write everything He told her. In obedience, Faustina kept a diary, now called "Divine Mercy in My Soul", and published by the Marians Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. This printed diary fills over 600 pages. Over 7 times He told her that this message would prepare the world for His final coming.


Pope John Paul II was a great believer in the Divine Mercy Devotion. The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy can be prayed at any time. The prayers of the chaplet are counted on a Rosary. The Novena to the Divine Mercy began on Good Friday and will conclude this Sunday on Divine Mercy Sunday. Instructions for praying the chaplet and the novena are here.

What is beautiful about the novena is it brings a different group of souls to Jesus each day. Since Good Friday we have presented the souls of all sinners, of priests and religious, and of the devout and faithful Christians to Jesus in our prayers. Please join today as we bring the souls of those who do not believe in God to The Divine Mercy of Jesus.

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.

For the Sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

2 comments:

Sanctus Belle said...

Dear Matriarch,

I linked to your blog via your Catholic Daily article on personal piety. I left a comment there but thought it might be buried in the archives. I loved what you said about chapel veils and I pray with you they return. I own one, don't wear it due to the unsavory attention and distraction it would undoubtedly cause. Thank you for your work spreading our Catholic faith.

BJ said...

Hi! I thought you and your readers might be interested in some post-Easter news about Pope Benedict XVI...
The Pope's car is being auctioned off to raise money for Habitat for Humanity:
www.buyacarvideos.com/popecar.htm
The bidding is already more than $200,000! Personally, I think this is a really fun and creative way to raise
money. The auction goes until April 14th if you and your readers want to check it out.