Philippine Community in Hannover
Divine Mercy Sunday
Divine Mercy Sunday is a Roman Catholic solemnity celebrated on the Sunday after Easter, the Octave of Easter. It is originally based on the Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy that Saint Faustina Kowalska reported as part of her encounter with Jesus, and is associated with special promises from Jesus and indulgences issued by the Church.
How to pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy
The chaplet begins with the Sign of the Cross.
Then the following prayers are said:
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy is a Roman Catholic devotion based on the visions of Jesus reported by Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), known as "the Apostle of Mercy." She was a Polish sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and canonized as a Catholic saint in 2000.
Novena of Divine Mercy
The Chaplet may be said on a singular occasion or as a Novena for nine consecutive days. According to Faustina's words, Jesus himself in a vision asked to pray the Divine Mercy Novena as a preparation for the Feast of the Divine Mercy, celebrated each year on 1st Sunday after Easter. The novena should begin on Good Friday. There is a prayer intention for specific group of people on each of the nine days. The last day intention - according to Jesus' message to St. Faustina - is most difficult of all: to pray for the people who are lukewarm and indifferent. Jesus described those people as follows:
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