Diary: St. Maria Faustina Kowalska Divine Mercy in My Soul  © 1987 Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Stockbridge, MA 01263 Used with permission
Jesus Said...
Jesus' personal messages and prayers were given directly to St Faustina, who wrote these down in her diary, Divine Mercy In My Soul. As we say these prayers or observe The Divine Mercy Devotion through the aid of her diary, let us ask St Faustina to pray with us and help us through our 'Journey of Mercy'.

Celebrate the Feast of Mercy (Divine Mercy Sunday) 

Jesus specifically asked for the Feast of Mercy to be celebrated on the First Sunday after Easter (or the Octave Day of Easter). On 30 April 2000, during St Faustina's Canonization, St John Paul II proclaimed that this Sunday would be also known as Divine Mercy Sunday.

"I desire that the first Sunday after Easter be the Feast of Mercy." (Diary, 299) 

"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... Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy." (Diary 699)

"Souls perish in spite of My bitter Passion. I am giving them the last hope of salvation; that is, the Feast of My Mercy. If they will not adore My mercy, they will perish for all eternity... write, tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice, is near." (Diary 965)

Venerate The Divine Mercy Image

After Jesus asked St Faustina to have His Image painted, He later told her, "I desire that this Image be displayed in public on the first Sunday after Easter. That Sunday is the Feast of Mercy. Through the Word Incarnate, I make known the bottomless depth of My mercy." (Diary 88)

"I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy. That vessel is this image with the signature, Jesus, I trust in You. (Diary 327)

When St Faustina saw the image the artist had first painted of her vision, she was so disappointed that she wept and asked Jesus, "Who would paint You as beautiful as You are?" 

Jesus replied, "Not in the beauty of the colour, nor of the brush lies the greatness of this image, but in My grace." (Diary 313)

Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet

The Divine Mercy Chaplet may be said at any time, not necessarily at 3:00pm, the Hour of Mercy. It is a very powerful prayer, especially for the dying.

"Say unceasingly the Chaplet that I have taught you. Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death. 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)

"At the hour of their death, I defend as My own glory every soul that will say this chaplet; or when others say it for a dying person, the indulgence is the same. When this chaplet is said by the bedside of a dying person, God's anger is placated, unfathomable mercy envelops the soul, and the very depths of My tender mercy are moved for the sake of the sorrowful Passion of My Son."  (Diary 811)

The souls that will say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and especially at the hour of their death." (Diary 754)

... and the Novena of Chaplets

On two instances, Jesus instructed St Faustina to pray the Novena of Chaplet:

  • St Faustina wrote: 'The Lord told me to say this Chaplet for nine days before the Feast of Mercy. It is to begin on Good Friday.' Jesus said,
          "By this novena, I will grant every possible grace to souls." (Diary 796)
  • Later, St Faustina was directed by Jesus to write down and pray a Novena to The Divine Mercy bringing different categories of souls to His Heart each day. He said...

"I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fount of My mercy, that they may draw therefrom strength and refreshment and whatever graces they need in the hardships of life and, especially, at the hour of death.

On each day you will bring to My Heart a different group of souls, and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy, and I will bring all these souls into the house of My Father. You will do this in this life and in the next. I will deny nothing to any soul whom you will bring to the fount of My mercy. On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My bitter Passion, for graces for these souls." (Diary 1209)

Remember The Hour of Great Mercy - 3 o'clock Prayer

Jesus asked St Faustina:

"At three o'clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy for the whole world...In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion" (Diary 1320)

"I remind you, My daughter, that 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, and particularly for poor sinners; for at that moment Mercy was opened wide for every soul. In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking; it was the hour of grace for the whole world - Mercy triumphed over Justce.

My daughter, try your best to make the Stations of the Cross in this hour, provided that your duties permit it; and if you are not able to make the Stations of the Cross, then at least step into the chapel for a moment and adore, in the Blessed Sacrament, My Heart, which is full of mercy; and should you be unable to step into the chapel, immerse yourself in prayer there where you happen to be, if only for a very brief instant."
(Diary 1572) 

   A Message for you

"All those souls who will glorify My mercy and spread its worship, encouraging others to trust in My mercy, will not experience terror at the hour of death. My mercy will shield them in that final battle..." (Diary 1540)

Pray the Divine Mercy Prayers

Read the prayers taught by Jesus and St Faustina's own prayers. Look into our Catholic leaflets/Christian leaflets and various Religious products.

Read about St Faustina's Insights

St Faustina, The Apostle of Divine Mercy

As the Apostle of Jesus, The Divine Mercy, St Faustina recorded her conversations with Jesus in her diary, Divine Mercy In My Soul, and shares with us her  inspiration on The Blessed Trinity - their being, their equality & their majesty; on her spiritual encounters with Heaven, Hell & Purgatory; insights on Love, Silence & Suffering;  and much more... 

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