MYSTICAL WOMEN: Faustina—Painting the Portrait of the Divine

January 18, 2012

A passage from the diary of Faustina: Jesus made known to me how very pleasing to him were prayers of atonement.  He said to me, The prayer of a humble and loving soul disarms the anger of my father and draws down an ocean of blessings.  After the adoration, half way to my cell, I was surrounded by a pack of huge black dogs who were jumping and howling and trying to tear me to pieces.  I realized that they were not dogs, but demons.  One of them spoke up in a rage, “Because you have snatched so many souls away from us this night, we will tear you to pieces.”  I answered, “If that is the will of the most merciful God, tear me to pieces, for I have justly deserved it, because I am the most miserable of all sinners, [...]

PRAYER: How To Pray The Chaplet Of Divine Mercy

January 18, 2012

(A chaplet is a prayer that is said with the aid of a rosary.  This chaplet can be used as a novena.  I include the daily prayers for the novena at the end of the list of prayers for the chaplet.  This chaplet is sometimes sung.  There are various tunes used for this purpose, and some can be heard on YouTube.) Optional Opening Prayer You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world.  O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty yourself out upon us.  O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the heart of Jesus as a fountain of mercy for us, I trust in you. Amen. On the cross The Our Father Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed [...]