St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church Divine Mercy Ministry
Divine Mercy Ministry brings the message of mercy revealed to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska--the first saint of the third millennium--by our Lord Jesus Christ.
Daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the First Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy.
The Divine Mercy Message
The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us — all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy. If this message is properly understood and implemented, it will help us grow as genuine followers of Christ.
The Divine Mercy message is one we can call to mind simply by remembering:
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Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting of our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the whole world.
Be merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others. He wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does to us.
Complete Trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that the graces of His mercy are dependent upon our trust. The more we trust in Jesus, the more we will receive.
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
“Encourage souls to say the Chaplet which I have given you." (Diary 1541)
"Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death." (Diary 687)
"When they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the Merciful Savior."(Diary 1541)
"Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation. Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this Chaplet only once, he would receive grace from My infinite mercy." (Diary 687)
"I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy." (Diary 687)
"Through the Chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will.” (Diary 1731)