Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Divine_Mercy_PaintingThe message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an Polish nun from the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. In obedience to her spiritual director, Saint Faustina wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God’s mercy. On Good Friday, 1937, Christ appeared to Saint Faustina and asked her to recite this chaplet for nine days, starting on Good Friday and ending on the Octave of Easter (the Sunday after Easter Sunday). Even before her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had begun to spread.

Devotion to The Devine Mercy was actively promoted by Saint John Paul II during his papacy and Saint Faustina was Canonized on the Octave of Easter (the Sunday after Easter) in the Great Jublilee Year of 2000 which, at that time, became known as Divine Mercy Sunday.

At St. Charles Borromeo Parish, parishioners meet at 3 p.m. each Friday to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

For more information, please contact Kathy Lamb at 765-473-7527