The Gift of Divine Mercy

Promises attached to the Divine Mercy Image

“I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish. I also promise victory over [its] enemies already here on earth, espe­cially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory.” (Diary, 48)

Promises attached to the Divine Mercy Chaplet

“The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and especially at the hour of their death.” (Diary, 754)

“When hardened sinners say it, I will fill their souls with peace, and the hour of their death will be a happy one.” (
Diary, 1541)

“. . . [W]hen they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the merciful Saviour.” (Diary, 1541)

“Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death. . . . Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this chaplet only once, he would receive grace from My infinite mercy.” (Diary, 687)

The benefits of praying the Chaplet for the dying was experienced by St Faustina many times. The Saint was given the grace to know when a certain dying person desired or needed prayer; she would be alerted to the moment by the needy soul, by her Guardian Angel or by Our Lord Himself. At those times she would pray until she no longer felt the need to pray, or a sense of peace came upon her, or she learned that the person had died, or heard the soul say, “Thank you!”
St Faustina wrote: “O, dying souls are in such great need of prayer! O Jesus, inspire souls to pray often for the dying.” (Diary, 1015)

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Promises attached to the Hour of Divine Mercy

“At three o’clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy for the whole world. I will allow you to enter into My mortal sorrow. In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of me in virtue of My Passion. . . .” (Diary, 1320; also cf. 1572)

Promises attached to the Feast of Divine Mercy

“I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls. . . . The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion (in a state of grace on this day) shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. . . . It is My desire that [the Feast] be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. . . .” (Diary, 699)

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