Friday, April 6, 2012

Divine Mercy Novena

As we celebrate Good Friday today, we also begin the Novena to the Divine Mercy. In the 1930's, Sister Faustina Kowalska (now Saint Faustina) began to receive visions of Our Lord, who told her to pray a chaplet that His Divine Mercy would be poured out upon the world and hearts converted to the Lord. Too, she was told to spread this chaplet and intentions. Blessed John Paul the Great greatly encouraged this devotion to the Divine Mercy and named the Sunday in the Octave of Easter 'Divine Mercy Sunday'. Please join in the novena prayers for souls throughout the world. The specific prayers for the Novena and the Chaplet can be found HERE.