Divine Mercy Novena.

"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 the virtue of My Passion."

The story of This Novena goes something like this:

One day in the year 1938, Christ appeared to Sister Faustina, a Sister or Mercy in Poland, to re-teach us the story of His love even unto death, and His disappointment in us because if distrust in His mercy and goodness. He requested that Sister Faustina paint a picture of himself with the words "Jesus, I trust in Thee."She tried to sketch it herself, but failed miserably. Eventually, she ended up hiring a professional artist. Sister Faustina was disappointed, for it did not show show Our Lord as He had appeared to her-so full of goodness and kindness. She complained to Christ, but He said it would do. Our Lord desired the picture to be venerated and attached a promise to it:

"I promise that the soul that will venerate this picture will not perish. I further promise to that soul victory over it's enemies already here on earth and especially in the hour of death. I Myself, shall defend that soul as My own glory."

On Good Friday my family started a Divine Mercy chaplet Novena. It ends tomorrow, on Divine Mercy Sunday. For all of you who don't know what a chaplet is, it goes like this.

1 Our Father
1 Hail Mary
Apostles Creed

"Eternal Father, I offer you the body and blood, soul and divinity of your dearly beloved son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for the atonement of our sins and for those of the whole world"

Then, you say ten of these:

"For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world."

Repeat the Eternal Father prayer for four more decades.

Then say three times:

"Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world."

Say "May the heart of Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament be praised, adored and loves, with grateful affection, in every moment in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time."

Since we are doing the Novena, we add:

"Let us Pray for those luke-warm souls who were the cause of dreadful suffering to Christ in the Garden of Olives.

Most Merciful Jesus, Who art Goodness Itself, lead unto the abode of Thy most compassionate Heart all lukewarm souls, who, like the decay of death, filled Thee with painful feelings of aversion and loathing in the Garden of Olives. Plunge them into the fire of Thy most pure love, and overcome their tepidity that they may be inflamed with an ever increasing fire if love and may praise continually Thy boundless Mercy.

1: Our Father
1: Hail Mary
1: Glory Be
Eternal Father, look with eyes of Mercy upon the luke warm souls. We implore Thee through the bitter Passion of Thy Beloved Son, and Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and through these three hours of agony on the Cross, to inflame these souls with a new zeal for Thy glory. Fill their hearts with true love so that, thus quickened, they may preform deeds of mercy on earth and praise Thy mercy for all eternity.


Sp there you have it. We, as I said earlier, finish the Novena tomorrow. Note: Novena is a repitition of prayers during the duration on Nine days.

Oh yes, and Mariana is quite better. A bit out of sorts, but she's a moody gal, so it's hard to tell. No more fever or stomach aches though!!!!! Woohoo!!!

God Bless!