The Divine Mercy Novena The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy  

Pope Francis
Misericordia et misera
Apostolic Letter 11/20/2016

Misericordiae Vultus
(Bull of indiction -
04/11/2015)
Prayer for the Jubilee of Mercy

Pope Benedict XVI
The Most Precious Blood
(Angelus 07/05/2009)

Saint John Paul II
Encyclical letter
Dives in Misericordia
(11/30/1980)


World Youth Day
Kraków 2016


"Blessed are the merciful,for they will be shown mercy."
(Mt 5:7)
 
The “corporal works of mercy”
To feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick and the imprisoned, and bury the dead (Youcat n. 450)
The Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki

Indulgence
Letter of Pope Francis:
09/01/2015
 
     
Our Mother Church teaches us works of mercy Merciful Jesus
in the Matrimony
09/14/2014
 
     
The “spiritual works of mercy”
To instruct the ignorant, to counsel the doubtful, comfort the sorrowful, admonish the sinner, bear wrongs patiently, forgive all injuries, and pray for the living and the dead (Youcat n. 451)
Jubilee of Mercy
(Homily   04/11/2015)

Bangui now becomes the spiritual capital of prayer for the Father’s mercy.
(Homily   11/29/2015)
 
(Jesus, I trust in You)  
       
06/11/2017 - The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity invites us to be a leaven of communion, consolation and mercy.
05/31/2017 - Let us learn from the strong and helpful faith of our Mother Mary in order to become living signs of God’s mercy.
04/23/2017 - Let us pray for the grace to never grow tired of drawing from the well of the Father’s mercy and bringing it to the world.
04/23/2017 - God’s mercy is forever; it never ends, it never runs out, it never gives up when faced with closed doors, and it never tires.
04/01/2017 - Even in the hardest and most disturbing moments, the Lord’s mercy and goodness are greater than every thing.
02/28/2017 - Prayer is the key that opens God’s merciful heart.
02/27/2017 - When the journey is uncertain and you fall, God, rich in mercy, will extend his hand to pick you up.
01/11/2017 - Everyone can help bring about a culture of mercy, in which no one looks at another with indifference.
12/21/2016 - Mercy gives rise to joy, because our hearts are opened to the hope of a new life.
12/20/2016 - Mercy is the concrete action of God’s love that, by forgiving, transforms and changes our lives.
12/19/2016 - Nothing of what a repentant sinner places before God’s mercy can be excluded from the embrace of his forgiveness.
12/18/2016 - Our joy comes from the confidence we have that the Lord is close to us with his tenderness, mercy, forgiveness and love.
12/14/2016 - Now is the time to unleash the creativity of mercy, to bring about new undertakings, the fruit of grace.
11/29/2016 - Jesus calls us to be bearers of joy and consolation as his merciful witnesses.
11/28/2016 - Mercy is not a parenthesis in the life of the Church; it constitutes her very existence, making tangible the profound truths of the Gospel.
11/26/2016 - With the close of the Jubilee, we look ahead at how to continue to experience with joy, fidelity and enthusiasm the richness of God’s mercy.
11/22/2016 - How much I desire that the years to come will be full of mercy, so that every person can experience the goodness and tenderness of God!
11/20/2016 - We entrust the life of the Church, all humanity, and the entire cosmos to the Lord, asking him to pour out his mercy upon us.
11/20/2016 - May the balm of mercy reach everyone, both believers and those far away, as a sign that the Kingdom of God is already present in our midst!
11/20/2016 - Today we close the Holy Door thanking God for having granted us this extraordinary time of grace.
11/20/2016 - May the Jubilee of Mercy, which concludes today, continue to bear fruit in the hearts and works of believers.
11/19/2016 - God’s mercy toward us is linked to our mercy toward our neighbour.
11/18/2016 - If you want a heart full of love, be merciful!
11/17/2016 - It is not enough to experience God’s mercy in one’s life; whoever receives it must also become a sign and instrument for others.
11/16/2016 - We don’t have to go far or come up with grand projects to be charitable. Often the people closest to us could use our help.
11/15/2016 - If every one of us, every day, does a work of mercy, there will be a revolution in the world!
11/14/2016 - In a world which has been damaged by the virus of indifference, the works of mercy are the best antidote.
11/13/2016 - If you want to find God, seek him where he is hidden: in the neediest, the sick, the hungry, the imprisoned.
11/12/2016 - I am before the Holy Door and I ask: “Lord, help me to thrust open the door of my heart!”.
11/09/2016 - May we make God’s merciful love ever more evident in our world through dialogue, mutual acceptance and fraternal cooperation.
10/29/2016 - Let us abbandon a language of condemnation and embrace one of mercy.
09/16/2016 - Only those who humble themselves before the Lord can experience the greatness of his mercy.
09/10/2016 - Mercy can truly contribute to the building up of a more humane world.
09/08/2016 - To offer today’s world the witness of mercy is a task from which none of us can feel exempted.
09/07/2016 - God is always moved to compassion whenever we repent.
09/06/2016 - What a great gift the Lord has given us in teaching us to forgive and in this way to touch the Father’s mercy!
09/04/2016 - Let us carry Mother Teresa’s smile in our hearts and give it to those whom we meet along our journey.
09/03/2016 - Let us imitate Mother Teresa who made works of mercy the guide of her life and the path towards holiness.
08/31/2016 - Serving with love and tenderness those who are in need helps us to grow in humanity.
08/29/2016 - May God’s mercy towards us move us to be merciful towards our neighbors.
08/28/2016 - An easy prayer to say every day: “Lord, I am a sinner: come with your mercy”.
08/27/2016 - May a powerful gust of holiness sweep through all the Americas during the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy!.
08/21/2016 - Mercy does not just mean being a “good person” nor is it mere sentimentality. It is the measure of our authenticity as disciples of Jesus.
08/19/2016 - Where there is love, there is also understanding and forgiveness.
08/17/2016 - Through the cross we can touch God’s mercy and be touched by that mercy!
08/13/2016 - May people see the Gospel in our lives: in our generous and faithful love for Christ and our brothers and sisters.
08/12/2016 - In Confession we encounter the merciful embrace of the Father. His love always forgives.
08/04/2016 - God’s forgiveness knows no limits...God looks at the heart that seeks forgiveness.
06/30/2016 - This Jubilee of mercy is a time of reconciliation for everyone.
06/17/2016 - In prayer let us experience the compassion of God, full of merciful love.
06/16/2016 - Even in the worst situation of life, God waits for me, God wants to embrace me, God expects me.
05/25/2016 - With the weapons of love, God has defeated selfishness and death. His son Jesus is the door of mercy wide open to all.
05/23/2016 - In a broken world, to communicate with mercy means to help create closeness between the children of God.
05/18/2016 - The Jubilee is the party to which Jesus invites us all, without excluding anyone.
05/14/2016 - To communicate with mercy means to help create a healthy, free and fraternal closeness among the children of God.
05/11/2016 - What we say and how we say it, our every word and gesture, ought to express God’s compassion, tenderness and forgiveness for all.
05/03/2016 - Jesus Christ, the incarnation of God’s mercy, out of love for us, died on the cross, and out of love he rose again from the dead.
04/29/2016 - Jesus conquered evil at the root: he is the Door of Salvation, open wide so that each person may find mercy.
04/28/2016 - Before the spiritual and moral abysses of mankind, only God’s infinite mercy can bring us salvation.
04/06/2016 - The Jubilee is a year-long celebration, in which every moment becomes a chance for us to grow in holiness.
04/03/2016 - Mercy: the bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to the hope of being loved forever despite our sinfulness.
04/02/2016 - To be merciful means to grow in a love which is courageous, generous and real.
04/01/2016 - Passing through the Holy Door, let us put our trust in God’s grace, which can change our lives.
03/30/2016 - If we open ourselves up to welcome God’s mercy for ourselves, in turn we become capable of forgiveness.
03/29/2016 - Jesus shows us the real face of God, for whom power does not mean destruction but love, and for whom justice is not vengeance but mercy.
03/25/2016 - Impress, Lord, in our hearts the sentiments of faith, hope, love and sorrow for our sins.
03/23/2016 - With how much love Jesus looks at us! With how much love He heals our sinful heart! Our sins never scare Him.
03/20/2016 - Let us come to Him and let us not be afraid! Let us come to Him and say from the depths of our hearts: “Jesus, I trust in You!”
03/17/2016 - No one can be excluded from the mercy of God. The Church is the house where everyone is welcomed and no one is rejected.
03/15/2016 - God is truly “rich in mercy” and extends it abundantly upon those who appeal to Him with a sincere heart.
03/14/2016 - The Sacrament of Reconciliation allows us to draw near to the Father with trust to have the certainty of his forgiveness.
03/09/2016 - God has caressed us with his mercy. Let us bring God’s tender caress to others, to those who are in need.
03/08/2016 - Small gestures of love, of tenderness, of care, make people feel that the Lord is with us. This is how the door of mercy opens.
03/06/2016 - The Jubilee of Mercy is a propitious occasion to promote in the world ways to respect life and the dignity of each person.
03/04/2016 - Jesus Christ, with his closeness and tenderness, leads sinners into the place of grace and pardon. This is the mercy of God.
03/04/2016 - Open your heart to mercy! Divine mercy is stronger than the sins of men.
02/18/2016 - Do not forget that the mercy of God is our shield and strength against injustice, destruction and oppression.
02/17/2016 - Celebrating the Jubilee of Mercy means learning how to not remain prisoners of the past. It means believing things can be different.
02/17/2016 - The mercy of Jesus embraces everyone in every part of the world: open your hearts!
02/14/2016 - Jesus is waiting for us and wants to heal our hearts of all that tears us down. He is the God who has a name: Mercy.
02/08/2016 - Entering through the Holy Door means discovering the depths of the Father’s mercy, who seeks each of us personally.
01/22/2016 - In today’s society, in which forgiveness is so rare, mercy is ever more important.
01/05/2016 - In Jesus of Nazareth, mercy has appeared and lives (MV 1).
12/31/2015 - Let us thank God who is merciful and ever at our side (MV 6).
12/30/2015 - No one can put limits on God’s love, for he is always ready to forgive (MV 3).
12/29/2015 - The mercy of God will always be greater than any sin (MV 3).
12/20/2015 - However grave our sin, God responds with total forgiveness (MV 3).
12/19/2015 - Mercy is the path uniting God with man, for it opens the heart to the hope of an eternal love (MV 2).
12/08/2015 - May the Jubilee of Mercy bring us all closer to God’s goodness and love!
11/29/2015 - The Jubilee Year of Mercy reminds us that God is waiting for us with open arms, just like the father of the prodigal son.
08/18/2015 - When we experience the merciful love of the Father, we are more able to share this joy with our neighbour.
08/08/2015 - We are all sinners. Let us be transformed by God’s mercy.
06/25/2015 - In Confession, Jesus welcomes us with all our sinfulness, to give us a new heart, capable of loving as he loves.
05/19/2015 - God is always waiting for us, he always understands us, he always forgives us.
05/12/2015 - Why is it so difficult to tolerate the faults of others? Have we forgotten that Jesus bore our sins?
04/30/2015 - Amid so many problems, even grave, may we not lose our hope in the infinite mercy of God.
04/25/2015 - We Christians are called to go out of ourselves to bring the mercy and tenderness of God to all.
04/23/2015 - In the Sacraments we discover the strength to think and to act according to the Gospel.
04/14/2015 - The Lord never tires of forgiving us. It is we who get tired of asking for pardon.
04/09/2015 - Lord, give us the gift of tears, the ability to cry for our sins and so receive your forgiveness.
04/03/2015 - The Cross of Christ is not a defeat: the Cross is love and mercy.
03/31/2015 - Confession is the sacrament of the tenderness of God, his way of embracing us.
03/23/2015 - May every Church and Christian community be a place of mercy amid so much indifference.
03/17/2015 - Let us allow God to fill our hearts with his goodness and mercy.
03/09/2015 - Humility saves man: pride makes him lose his way.
02/21/2015 - There is no sin that God cannot pardon. All we need to do is ask for forgiveness.
02/20/2015 - The Sacraments are the manifestation of the Father’s tenderness and love towards each of us.
02/18/2015 - Lord, grant us the grace to know we are sinners.
02/03/2015 - We are all sinners. We are all called to a conversion of heart.
10/11/2014 - The spiritual power of the Sacraments is boundless. With grace, we can overcome every obstacle.
09/25/2014 - Jesus understands our weaknesses and sins; and he forgives us if we allow ourselves to be forgiven.
08/30/2014 - The Lord always forgives us and walks at our side. We have to let him do that.
07/10/2014 - Do not be afraid to cast yourselves into the arms of God; whatever he asks of you, he will repay a hundredfold.
02/08/2014 - The Sacraments, especially Confession and the Eucharist, are privileged places of encountering Christ.
12/13/2013 - Don’t be afraid to go to the Sacrament of Confession, where you will meet Jesus who forgives you.
11/23/2013 - The Sacraments are Jesus Christ’s presence in us. So it is important for us to go to Confession and receive Holy Communion.
10/21/2013 - If we are to know the Lord, we must go to him. Listen to him in silence before the tabernacle and approach him in the Sacraments.
08/07/2013 - With his coming among us, Jesus came close to us and encountered us; also today, through the Sacraments, he encounters us.
04/24/2013 - Let us keep the flame of faith alive through prayer and the sacraments: let us make sure we do not forget God.

 
       
Catecheses  
       
Opening of the Year of Mercy Homily 12/08/2015 sbvbvd  
       
Why have a Jubilee of Mercy? Audience 12/09/2015    
       
Holy Door and the Sacrament of Penance Audience 12/16/2015    
       
The prayer in the family and the joy of forgiveness Homily 12/27/2015    
       
To contemplate and to adore the Child Jesus Audience 12/30/2015    
       
Message of Pope Francis for Young Boys and Girls Message 01/06/2016    
       
God's Mercy through the Holy Scriptures  (Youcat n. 314) Audience 01/13/2016    
       
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  (Youcat n. 130-131; 450-451) Audience 01/20/2016    
       
Holy Scriptures: God raised up Moses to be the mediator of his Mercy  Audience 01/27/2016    
       
"The mercy of God that brings true justice to fulfillment."  Audience 02/03/2016    
       
Holy Scriptures: "Be courageously open to sharing, and this is mercy!"  (Youcat n. 448-449) Audience 02/10/2016    
       
Holy Scriptures: "To serve the common good if used in accordance with the demands of justice, charity and mercy"  (Youcat n. 465-468) Audience 02/24/2016    
       
God’s fatherly love and forgiveness  (Youcat n. 515-516) Audience 03/02/2016    
       
Holy Scriptures: God’s mercy and consolation (Jer 30-31)  Audience 03/16/2016    
       
The Easter Triduum during the Jubilee of Mercy: to contemplate the revelation of God’s infinite mercy  Audience 03/23/2016    
       
Holy Scriptures: Psalm 51 - Miserere  (Youcat n. 229) Audience 03/30/2016    
       
The Gospel: Jesus is Mercy! Audience 04/06/2016    
       
Gospel of Matthew: “Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice’” (Mt 9:13)  Audience 04/13/2016    
       
Gospel of Luke: The tears of the sinful woman who is forgiven (Lk 7:36-50)  Audience 04/20/2016    
       
Gospel of Luke: The parable of the Good Samaritan (Lk 10:30-37)  Audience 04/27/2016    
       
Gospel of Luke: The parable of the Good Shepherd  (Lk 15:1-7)  Audience 05/04/2016    
       
Gospel of Luke: The parable of the Merciful Father  (Lk 15:11-32)  - Youcat n. 229 Audience 05/11/2016    
       
Gospel of Luke: The parable of the rich man and Lazarus  (Lk 16:19-31)  Audience 05/18/2016    
       
Gospel of Luke: The parable of the unjust judge and the widow  (Lk 18:1-8)  - Youcat n. 469-478; 510 Audience 05/25/2016    
       
Gospel of Luke: The parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector: “O God, have mercy on me a sinner.” (Lk 18:9-14) - Youcat n. 229 Audience 06/01/2016    
       
Gospel of John: "The wedding feast of Cana" (John 2:1-11) - Youcat n. 127 Audience 06/08/2016    
Gospel of Luke: The healing of a blind man on the way to Jericho  (Lk 18:35-43) - Youcat n. 280; 448-451 Audience 06/15/2016    
Gospel of Luke: The healing of the leper:  “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean!” (Lk 5:12-14) - Youcat n. 463; 503 Audience 06/22/2016    
Gospel of Luke: Raising of the Widow’s Son in Nain: “I say to you, arise!”   (Lk 7:11-17) Audience 08/10/2016    
Gospel of Matthew: The miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes: “Jesus' heart was moved with pity for them, and he cured their sick.”   (Mt 14:13-21) Audience 08/17/2016    
The “spiritual works of mercy”: To pray for the living and the dead. Pope Francis invites everyone to pray with ihm a part of the Holy Rosary, the Sorrowful Mysteries. - Youcat n. 451, 480-481 Audience 08/24/2016    
Gospel of Matthew: A woman suffering hemorrhages for twelve years: “Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you.” (Mt 9:20-22)  Audience 08/31/2016    
       
Canonisation of Mother Teresa of Calcutta
“Let us imitate Mother Teresa who made works of mercy the guide of her life and the path towards holiness.” @Pontifex: 09/03/2016
Homily 09/04/2016  
Gospel of Matthew: The request of the Baptist and Jesus' testimony about him: “Go and tell John what you hear and see.” (Mt 11:2-6)  Audience 09/07/2016    
Gospel of Matthew: The Gentle Mastery of Christ: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Mt 11:28-30)  Audience 09/14/2016    
Gospel of Luke: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” (Lk 6:36-38)  Audience 09/21/2016    
Gospel of Luke: Jesus replied the good thief: “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”   (Lk 23:39-43)  Audience 09/28/2016    
Gospel of Matthew: The corporal and spiritual works of mercy: “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”   (Mt 25:31-40)  - Youcat n. 450-451 Audience 10/12/2016    
The corporal works of mercy: To feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty   (Mt 25:31-40) - Youcat n. 450 Audience 10/19/2016    
The corporal works of mercy: To clothe the naked, shelter the homeless   (Mt 25:31-40)  - Youcat n. 450 Audience 10/26/2016    
The corporal works of mercy: Healing the sick and visiting the imprisoned   (Mt 25:31-40)  - Youcat n. 450 Audience 11/09/2016    
The spiritual works of mercy: To bear wrongs patiently, instruct the ignorant and admonish the sinner   (Lk 6:41-42)  - Youcat n. 451 Audience 11/16/2016    
       
Holy Mass for the clothing of the Jubilee of Mercy Homily 11/20/2016    
The spiritual works of mercy: Counselling the doubtful and instructing the ignorant   (Lk 10:21-22)  - Youcat n. 451 Audience 11/23/2016    
The spiritual works of mercy: Praying for the living and the dead and burying the dead  - Youcat n. 451 Audience 11/30/2016    
       
The Sacrament of Reconciliation  
(Youcat n. 224-239; 524)  
       
"Come now, let us set things right,says the LORD:
Though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow;
Though they be red like crimson, they may become white as wool." (Isaïah 1:18)
 
       
   
Confession is a Sacrament to heal my soul.  (Catechesis:  02/19/2014 // Youcat n. 224-239)     More>>    Lire
   
The Creed: I believe in the forgiveness of sins  (Catechesis:  11/20/2013 // Youcat n. 224-239)     More >>   
       
   
From the Diary of Saint Sister Faustina  

„My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy."  (Diary n. 699) 

 
   

„Write, speak of My mercy. Tell souls where they are to look for solace, that is, in the Tribunal of Mercy [the Sacrament of Reconciliation]. There the greatest miracles take place [and] are incessantly repeated. To avail oneself of this miracle, it is not necessary to go on a great pilgrimage, or to carry out some external ceremony; it suffices to come with faith to the feet of My representative and to reveal to Him one's misery, and the miracle of Divine Mercy will be fully demonstrated. Were souls like a decaying corpse so that from a human standpoint there would be no [hope of] restoration and everything would already be lost, it is not so with God. The miracle of Divine Mercy restores that soul in full."  (Diary n.1448)

 
   

„Daughter, when you go to confession, to this fountain of My mercy, the Blood and Water which came forth from My Heart always flows down upon your soul and ennobles it. Every time you go to confession, immerse yourself entirely in My mercy, with great trust, so that I may pour the bounty of My grace upon your soul. When you approach the confessional, know this, that I Myself am waiting there for you. I am only hidden by the priest, but I myself act in your soul. Here the misery of the soul meets the God of mercy. Tell souls that from this fount of mercy souls draw graces solely with the vessel of trust. If their trust is great, there is no limit to My generosity. The torrents of grace inundate humble souls."  (Diary n.1602)

 
       
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