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Chaplet of Divine Mercy


Everyday 03.00 pm

Program Devotion


The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy is a Catholic devotion based on the visions of Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), known as "the Apostle of Mercy."

The chaplet is often said as a rosary-based prayer with the same set of rosary beads used for reciting the Holy Rosary .

According to Sister Faustina's visions, written in her diary, the chaplet's prayers for mercy are threefold: to obtain mercy, to trust in Christ's mercy, and to show mercy to others. Still, according to Sister Faustina's visions, Jesus Christ promised that all who recite this chaplet at the hour of death or in the presence of the dying will receive great mercy. She wrote that Jesus said: "....When they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying not as the just judge but as the Merciful Savior."

According to Catholic tradition, the chaplet may be said any day at any time, but it is said especially on Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter).

The Chaplet is prayed daily usually at 3:00 pm, the hour Jesus died by crucifixion.  This is also the time that it airs on Catholic Radio, which is sometimes referred to as the Hour of Mercy.

Instructions on how to pray the Chaplet:

Start: the Crucifix

  • Make the Sign of the Cross.
  • Pray the Our Father.
  • Pray the Hail Mary.
  • Recite the Apostles' Creed.
  • "Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Thy Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world."

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

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