About Saint Faustina
St Faustina was a Roman Catholic nun and mystic from Poland. Her apparitions of Jesus Christ inspired the Roman Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy, and earned her the title of “Secretary of Divine Mercy”.
The Chaplet & Novena of Divine Mercy
Our Lord gave St Faustina a powerful prayer He wanted everyone to say: the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
The Chaplet can be said anytime, but Jesus asked that it be recited as a Novena especially on the nine days before the Feast of Mercy (starting on Good Friday). (A ‘novena’ simply means ‘nine’, and usually refers to saying the same prayer on nine consecutive days).
He promised, “By this Novena (of Chaplets) I will grant every possible grace to souls”.
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is recited using ordinary rosary beads of five decades:
The sign of the Cross, Our Father…, Hail Mary…, The Apostles’ Creed.
On the 5 large beads, say:
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 small beads, say:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Conclude with (3 times):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
The Chaplet can be preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Saint Faustina, and followed by a closing prayer. You can find those optional prayers here:
(Along with more guidance around how to say the Chaplet of Divine Mercy).
The Hour of Great Mercy is 3pm.
Jesus said, “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… It was the hour of grace for the whole world, when mercy triumphed over justice.”
And this is the prayer:
“O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You.”