The Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday.

The Divine Mercy Novena consists of the praying of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for nine successive days.

The Novena forms an integral part of the celebration of the Feast of Divine Mercy, and it concludes the day before the Feast, in preparation for the Feast itself, as requested specifically by the Lord to Saint Faustina.

There are supplementary prayers given in the Diary for each of those nine days, each one being offered for a particular group of souls. Although these prayers were given specifically to Saint Faustina for her own use, they are recorded in detail in the Diary and so it has become common practice for souls praying the Novena to use these prayers duting the nine days.

‘Divine Mercy In My Soul’

extracts from the Diary of Saint Faustina

“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; for the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”

(Diary, entry no.476)

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Cor Immaculata

Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Saints, this section of the site will enkindle your devotion to the Mother of God. Learn something of why so many of the Saints and Popes were deeply devoted to the Queen of Heaven, our Model in the faith.

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“Mary is so closely united to Jesus because she received from Him the knowledge of the heart, the knowledge of faith, nourished by Her experience as a mother and by Her close relationship with Her Son.”  – Pope Francis

“By means of this Image,
I shall be granting many graces to souls;
so, let every soul have access to it.”

 

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