Thursday, April 9, 2009

Divine Mercy Novena starts tomorrow...

The Divine Mercy Novena

Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said:
"These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: 'My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.' The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy."

In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her:

"On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy ... On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for their souls."

(Check here for the novena details)

2 comments:

Aussie Therese said...

Thanks for the reminder. We wanted to do it this year. I have forgotten many times to start it on Good Friday.

Therese

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

You are very welcome! It's easy to forget when to start!

God bless you and your family,

Donna-Marie