Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Divine Mercy Chaplet

I found this outline for the Divine Mercy Chaplet on
the EWTN website, they had the music available as
well.





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:
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):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
have mercy on us and on the whole world.

In 1933, God gave Sister Faustina a striking vision
of His Mercy,

Sister tells us:

"I saw a great light, with God the Father in the midst
of it. Between this light and the earth I saw Jesus
nailed to the Cross and in such a way that God, wanting
to look upon the earth, had to look through Our Lord's
wounds and I understood that God blessed the earth for
the sake of Jesus."

Of another vision on Sept. 13, 1935, she writes:

"I saw an Angel, the executor of God's wrath... about to
strike the earth...I began to beg God earnestly for the
world with words which I heard interiorly. As I prayed
in this way, I saw the Angel's helplessness, and he could
not carry out the just punishment...."

The following day an inner voice taught her to say this
prayer on ordinary rosary beads:

"First say one 'Our Father', 'Hail Mary', and 'I believe'.
Then on the large beads say the following words:

'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.'

On the smaller beads you are to say the following
words:

'For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on
us and on the whole world.'

In conclusion you are to say these words three times:

'Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have
mercy on us and on the whole world'.

Jesus said later to Sister 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 Savior".








2 comments:

MM said...

Way to geo, Gen. I love the Divine Mercy chaplet- I was introduced to it when I was received into the Catholic Church this Easter, and have fallen in love with the Novena. I am eager to learn more about S. Faustina as well. Thanks for sharing!

MM said...

- that was way to *go* :0