Divine Mercy Chaplet

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On Friday, September 13th, 1935, Jesus revealed the Chaplet of Divine Mercy to St. Faustyna. 

Faustyna writes, “I saw an Angel, the executor of divine wrath.  He was clothed in a dazzling robe, his face gloriously bright, a cloud beneath his feet.  From the cloud, bolts of thunder and flashes of lightning were springing into his hands; and from his hand they were going forth, and only then were they striking the earth.  When I saw this sign of divine wrath which was about to strike the earth…I began to implore the Angel to hold off for a few moments, and the world would do penance.  But my plea was a mere nothing in the face of the divine anger.  Just then I saw the Most Holy Trinity…I was instantly snatched up before the Throne of God...I found myself pleading with God for the world with words heard interiorly.”

It was then that Jesus revealed the Divine Mercy Chaplet. (476) He said, “This prayer will serve to appease My wrath. You will recite it for nine days, on the beads of the Rosary…First, you will say the Creed, one Our Father, and one Hail Mary. On the Our Father beads pray: 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 Hail Mary beads you will pray: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world.” In conclusion, three times you will recite these words: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”

The awesome vision of the Angel of Wrath ended this way: Faustyna relates, “As I was praying in this manner I saw the Angel’s helplessness:  he could not carry out the just punishment which was rightly due for sins.  Never before had I prayed with such inner power as I did then.”


Jesus explained the Power of the Divine Mercy Chaplet to Faustyna. He said, “Oh, what great graces I will grant to souls who say this chaplet…Write down these words, My daughter. Speak to the world about my mercy; let all mankind recognize my unfathomable mercy. It is a sign for the end times; after it will come the day of justice.” 848

The Chaplet is especially powerful for the dying, “At the hour of their death, I defend as My own glory every soul that will say this chaplet; or when others say it for a dying person…When this chaplet is said by the bedside of a dying person…unfathomable mercy envelops the soul.” Diary 811

The Chaplet has a great power to convert sinners, "Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death." (Diary, 687)

At another time Jesus said, "Through the Chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will." (Diary, 1731)

Jesus told Faustyna that it was important to implore His mercy at 3:00 pm – the time of his death. 

I knew the sister of a friend of mine was getting close to death. One Saturday at precisely 3 pm, we were driving in the van with all the kids and I was struck with the thought that she was dying just then. So we prayed the Chaplet for her. When we finished, I called my friend and the first thing she said was that her sister had just died. 


Jesus taught St. Faustyna the Formal Prayers of the Chaplet, but he also told her, “Talk to me simply as a friend to a friend.” 1487

And it is even more important to listen in friendship. Jesus said to Faustyna, “When you reflect upon what I tell you in the depths of your heart, you profit more than if you had read many books.  Oh, if souls would only want to listen to My voice when I am speaking in the depths of their hearts, they would reach the peak of holiness in a short time.” 584


If we want to hear Jesus then we need silence.

Jesus said to Faustyna, “Strive for a life of recollection so that you can hear my voice, which is so soft that only recollected souls can hear it…” 1779

Faustyna writes, “I see one rule as most important...and it is silence…the Holy Spirit does not speak to a soul that is distracted and talkative.  He speaks by His quiet inspirations to a soul that is recollected, to a soul that knows how to keep silence.”  552

We constantly give our attention to our phones, our screens, our entertainment, and not to God and wonder why we never hear him…Faustyna said, “Silence is the sword in the spiritual struggle.” 477

So, if you want to hear God then do this: Put all your screens away after supper, walk outside, talk to a loved one or friends, read a book and go to bed early. Then you will wake up earlier, have time for silence and you will hear God. 

Or just be a slave to your noise and distractions. But you must choose.


Day Eight of the Novena to Divine Mercy 

1226, “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 (64) 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.”

1227 “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 the purifying fire, that in that place, too, the power of Your mercy may be praised.”

“From that terrible heat of the cleansing fire rises a plaint to Your mercy, and they receive comfort, refreshment, relief in the stream of mingled Blood and Water.”

“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 than through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion.”

Divine Mercy Chaplet

“I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; 
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord, 
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. 
He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; 
He ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come 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 life everlasting. 

Our Father

“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.”

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.”

On the Our Father beads pray:

“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 Hail Mary beads, you will pray: 

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

In conclusion, three times you will recite these words: 

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

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