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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.

This feast of Divine Mercy, as recorded in the diary of Saint Faustina, receives from Jesus himself the biggest promises of Grace related to the Devotion of Divine Mercy. In specific Jesus states that the soul that goes to Sacramental Confession (the confession may take place some days before), and receive Holy Eucharistic Communion on that day, shall obtain the total forgiveness of all sins and punishment. Additionally, the Roman Catholic Church grants a plenary indulgence (observing the usual rules) with the recitation of some simple prayers.

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bulletEWTN: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/index.htm

 

Daily hour of Divine Mercy

In her diary Faustina wrote that Jesus specified three o'clock each afternoon as the hour at which mercy was best received, and asked her to pray the Chaplet of Mercy and venerate the Divine Mercy image at that hour. On October 10, 1937, in her diary (Notebook V, item 1320) Faustina attributed the following statement to Jesus:

As often as you hear the clock strike the third hour immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it, invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners, for at that moment mercy was opened wide for every soul.

Three o'clock in the afternoon corresponds to the hour at which Jesus died on the cross. This hour is called the "hour of Divine Mercy" or the "hour of great mercy".

It is recommended to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at that hour.

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bulletBasics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_Mercy
bulletAssociation "Faustinum" : http://www.faustinum.pl/main.php
bulletEWTN: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/index.htm

 

Chaplet and Novena of Divine Mercy

The chaplet is often said as a rosary-based prayer with the same set of rosary beads used for reciting the Holy Rosary or the Chaplet of Holy Wounds. The chaplet may also be said without beads, usually by counting prayers on the fingertips, and may be accompanied by the veneration of the Divine Mercy image.

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bulletBasics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaplet_of_Divine_Mercy and:
http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/dmmap.htm
bulletAssociation "Faustinum" : http://www.faustinum.pl/main.php
bulletEWTN: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/index.htm

 

Last update of this page: 01.04.2013