The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy is a devotion that is inspired by the visions of Saint Sister Mary Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938). At the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, this prayer is recited daily at 3:00 PM. Click here for more information about St. Faustina and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
Divine Mercy is God’s love for those who suffer. There are many kinds of suffering.
The chaplet is recited using rosary beads. (You can also count on your ten fingers.)
NOTE: The Chaplet of Divine Mercy may be recited as part of a Novena (nine-day prayer cycle).
If the Chaplet is prayed as a novena, it is recited with a special intention in mind for each of the nine days. Here are the intentions:
First Day — All mankind, especially all sinners
Second Day — The souls of priests and religious
Third Day — All devout and faithful souls
Fourth Day — Those who do not believe in God and who do not yet know Christ
Fifth Day — The souls who have separated themselves from the Church
Sixth Day — The meek and humble souls and souls of little children
Seventh Day — Souls who especially venerate and glorify Christ’s mercy
Eighth Day — Souls who are detained in Purgatory
Ninth Day — Souls who have become lukewarm