Pope Benedict XVI

The April Carolina Catholic show is about the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Novena. The message and devotion to Jesus as the Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God’s mercy. Even before her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had begun to spread. In this powerful devotion, God asks us only three simple things known as the ABCs of Divine mercy : Ask for His Mercy, Be merciful and Completely trust in Jesus.

In our show, we speak to many Catholics whose lives were changed through this devotion. We also speak about the Divine Mercy Novena and Sunday. In 2002, the Holy See created new indulgences that may be gained by the faithful in connection with the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday. This decree grants a plenary indulgence to those who comply with all the conditions established, and a partial indulgence to those who incompletely fulfill the conditions. 


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Show Notes

Prayers prayed on the show by Bud:

Divine Mercy Direct Me  Eternal God, Goodness itself, whose mercy is incomprehensible to every intellect, whether human or angelic, help me, your feeble child, to do Your holy will as You make it known to me. I desire nothing but to fulfill God's desires. Lord, here is my soul and my body, my mind and my will, my heart and all my love. Direct me according to Your eternal plan. Amen

Three O’clock Prayer to the Divine Mercy  You expired, O Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls and an 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 fount of mercy for us, I trust in You. Amen

What is Divine Mercy Sunday?

In a vision to St. Faustina Kowalska, Jesus requested the Feast of Mercy be celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter so that He could pour out “an ocean of graces:” for all souls, especially, poor sinners. The 8th day of Easter, celebrates the fullness of Christ’s resurrection and God’s mercy, which began on Easter Sunday. It was officially established in the universal Church in April 200 by Pope John Paul II.

How do we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday?

1.    Celebrate the Feast on the Sunday after Easter;
2.    Sincerely repent for all our sins;
3.    Place our complete trust in Jesus;
4.    Go to Confession, preferably before that Sunday;
5.    Receive Holy Communion on the day of the Feast;
6.    Venerate the Image of The Divine Mercy; and
7.    Be merciful to others, through our actions, words, and prayers on their behalf.

Links to more information:

Divine Mercy Novena  
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
The Feast of Diving Mercy
National Headquarters 
Praying the Chaplet at your computer 
Marians of the Immaculate Conception 


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