On Good Friday, we’ll be smack-dab in the middle of the Triduum. Chances are that Divine Mercy Sunday will be far from your mind, but it will be just nine days away. That means that this Friday, the Divine Mercy Novena begins.
The Lord promised St. Faustina, “By this novena, I will grant every possible grace to souls” (Diary of St. Faustina 796). Each day of the novena, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed; if possible, at 3:00pm, the Hour of Divine Mercy because it is the hour that Jesus died on the cross. It really is providential that we begin this novena, begging God for His mercy for the sake of his suffering and death, on Good Friday.
The Lord gave St. Faustina the nine intentions that we pray for each day of the novena. According to the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, the intentions are: “All mankind, especially sinners; the souls of priests and religious; all devout and faithful souls; those who do not believe in God and those who do not yet know Jesus; the souls who have separated themselves from the Church; the meek and humble souls and the souls of little children; the souls who especially venerate and glorify His mercy; the souls detained in purgatory; and souls who have become lukewarm.”
The Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed LIVE each weekday at 4pm ET / 1pm PT on The Drew Mariani ShowTM on Relevant Radio. You can also pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet anytime in the prayer menu on the free Relevant Radio app under ‘devotions’ and ‘audio prayers’. We will be praying the Novena of Divine Mercy Chaplets together beginning on Friday, April 19 – get the prayers at the Divine Mercy Novena Page or on the mobile app.
For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world!