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Divine Mercy Novena – Day 1 – Good Friday

April 22, 2011

The Divine Mercy Novena begins today, Good Friday. The Divine Mercy Center in Eastpointe, MI, is devoted to our Lord’s Divine Mercy and they have a link to help you say this  novena each day, from now until the end of Easter week.

Jesus further asked that this 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 these souls.”

Day  1 – Good Friday – All mankind, especially sinners
Day  2 – Holy Saturday – The souls of priests and religious
Day  3 – Easter Sunday – All devout and faithful souls
Day  4 – Easter Monday – Those who do not believe in Jesus and those who do not yet know Him
Day  5 – Easter Tuesday – The souls of separated brethren
Day  6 – Easter Wednesday – The meek and humble souls and the souls of children
Day  7 – Easter Thursday – The souls who especially venerate and glorify Jesus’ mercy
Day  8 – Easter Friday – The souls who are detained in purgatory
Day  9 – Easter Saturday – The souls who have become lukewarm

The Divine Mercy Novena          

FIRST DAY – Good Friday

“Today bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy.”    

                                             Diary of St. Faustina 1210

Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and to forgive us, do not look upon our sins but upon our trust which we place in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy forever and ever.

Amen.

Jesus to Catherine: “I will engulf you in the ocean of My mercy and love. I will relax your fears. Come to Me of your own free will. Be truthful to yourself. I already know what you are thinking.”                                                A Call To Trust, 109

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