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Divine Mercy Chaplet

Feast: Divine Mercy Sunday, Sunday after Easter Sunday

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Divine Mercy Chaplet

The colour picture medal set is found in the "Chaplets" section of the website #247. (click the #247 to go directly there) There is also a gilt (gold-tone) alternative available #256.
The attribute of the Mercy of God is not new. There can not be anything new in God as He was PERFECT from eternity! He has been extremely merciful to us from the beginning of time, but in the 1930's chose to promote this attribute for our good.
Jesus appeared to a Polish Nun by the name of Maria Faustina Kowalska, now commonly known as St. Faustina and taught her what He wanted us to know about His Divine Mercy for us and for today. Her diary is well worth reading and gives you tremendous insight into how tender God is and how much He loves us and wants to help us.

This chaplet is only one of the precious devotions that have blossomed (exploded really) from the revelations of Jesus as Divine Mercy. It has become one of the most popular devotions for the 20th and 21st century and is even one that children like to pray as it is shorter than the rosary.

If this devotion, or the many other facets of Divine Mercy are of interest to you, please feel free to contact one of the Divine Mercy centres for more information.
CANADA - Canadian Divine Mercy Distribution Centre
USA - The Marian Helpers and Divine Mercy
EUROPE - POLAND Krakow's Sanctuary of Divine Mercy
EUROPE - IRELAND Divine Mercy Apostolate Worldwide

Method of Recitation:
This chaplet can be prayed on standard 5 decade Dominican Rosary beads (5 sets of 10 beads plus the Our Fathers and pendant). It is not necessary to have a special chaplet. You can even convert one of your rosaries by simply adding the centre and medal if you like, or add these to your favorite rosary.

The prayers here are the 'old' version that we learned several decades ago. There are shorter and longer versions, but this one seems more complete and connected.

1) On the first (large) medal pray:
You expired sweet 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.

2) On each of the next 3 beads pray:
V= O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us.
R= I trust in You!

3) On the chain, or reuse the 3 beads just used, one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and then one Apostles Creed.

4) On the first single bead and on each of the single beads to begin each decade pray:
V=Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ,
R= in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

5) On each of the 10 beads of the decades pray:
V= For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,
R= have mercy on us and on the whole world.
(It is recommended that you meditate on each of the Sorrowful Mysteries as you pray each decade.)

6) To complete, use the 3 beads of the pendant for:
V= Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
R= have mercy on us and on the whole world.

7) Conclusion, back at the large medal pray:
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.