Information for the Divine Mercy Chaplet
The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us – all of us. And, he wants us to recognise 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.
The Divine Mercy message is one we can call to mind simply by remembering ABC:
A – 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.
B – 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.
C – Completely 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
How to celebrate the Divine Mercy Chaplet
To follow the prayers of the Divine Mercy, it is good to use a Rosary Beads.
If possible the Divine Mercy should be celebrated at 3pm on a Friday, remembering the Death of Christ on Calvary, however it can be celebrated at any time.
It would also be good to celebrate the chaplet with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and ending with Benediction. So that as we seek the mercy of God, we kneel in prayer before him in the Blessed Sacrament.
Venerable Mary Potter
The second key to the message of the Divine Mercy is to be merciful. As a Diocese we have the great example of Venerable Mary Potter who showed Mercy and Love to those who were dying. With Venerable Mary Potter we can ‘Thank God always for the happiness and beauty of life – it is beautiful’ That beauty is only possible because of the loving mercy of God.