Friday, April 21, 2017

For Divine Mercy Sunday

"I am Love and Mercy Itself. There is no misery that could be a match for My mercy, neither will misery exhaust it, because as it is being granted – it increases. The soul that trusts in My mercy is most fortunate, because I Myself take care of it."  
--Jesus to St. Faustina

In 1933, God gave Saint Faustina a striking vision of His Mercy.  Sister wrote, "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."
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Of another vision on Sept. 13, 1935, she wrote:
"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...."
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The following day St. Faustina was taught the prayers we know as the Divine Mercy Chaplet.  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."


Divine Mercy Chaplet

***On rosary beads begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.

***Then on the Our Father Bead recite the following prayer:
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 recite:
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).

Conclude by reciting three times:
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.


God bless!
+JMJ+

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