Skip to comments.Divine Mercy Novena - Day 1 - Good Friday (Catholic Caucus)
Posted on 04/22/2011 8:09:06 AM PDT by NYer
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 these souls."
"Today bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners,
and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which the loss of souls plunges Me."
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 for ever and ever. Amen.
Thanks for the reminder! I even know where my (Spanish) novena booklet is, because Franscisco turned up with it yesterday saying, “Jesus book!”
Thanks for posting this.
It ties in perfectly with your Divine Mercy threads -a team effort. I will continue to post the novena up until Divine Mercy Sunday.
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If there is a ping list for this Novena, please add me to it so I can participate in it with all of you.
Have added your name to the list. The novena ends on Divine Mercy Sunday.
Great reminder - thanks!
Please add me to your ping list
I started it today. It’s especially meaningful because my dad died last week. Could you put me on your ping list for this novena? Thanks so much!