Mitchelstown
Catholic 
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“A soul arms itself by prayer for all kinds of combat. In whatever state the soul may be, it ought to pray. A soul which is pure and beautiful must pray, or else it will lose its beauty; a soul which is striving after this purity must pray, or else it will never attain it; a soul which is newly converted must pray, or else it will fall again; a sinful soul, plunged in sins, must pray so that it might rise again. There is no soul which is not bound to pray, for every single grace comes to the soul through prayer.”  

(Diary of St. Faustina)

 

How to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Jesus,

I

trust

in

You

The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us — all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others.  Thus, all will come to share His joy.

 

The Divine Mercy message is one we can call to mind simply by remembering ABC:

 

A:  Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting of our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the whole world.

 

B:  Be merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others. He wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does to us.

 

C:  Completely trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that the graces of His mercy are dependent upon our trust. The more we trust in Jesus, the more we will receive.

 

Divine Mercy

This message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God's mercy. Even before her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had begun to spread.

The message and devotional practices proposed in the Diary of Saint Faustina and set forth in this web site and other publications of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception are completely in accordance with the teachings of Church and are firmly rooted in the Gospel message of our Merciful Savior. Properly understood and implemented, they will help us grow as genuine followers of Christ.

 

Spend time learning more about the mercy of God, learn to trust in Jesus, and live your life as merciful to others, as Christ is merciful to you.

 

Click here to view the Divine Mercy Novena

For activities for children on the Divine Mercy  Devotion, click here!

Begin with the Sign of the Cross,

 

Pray one Our Father, one Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.

 

Then on each of 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.

 

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 for all five decades).

 

To conclude, pray three times:

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

 

“O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a Fount of Mercy for us,

I trust in You.” (x3)

 

“Jesus, I trust in You” (x3)

Feast of Divine Mercy, Second Sunday after Easter: special celebration in the Parish ish Church from 2pm to 5pm. Confessions, Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Chaplet of Mercy, Eucharistic Adoration and Mass. All Welcome.