THE PERPETUAL MERCY NOVENA IS PRAYED EVERY FRIDAY AT 3:00 PM EVERY FRIDAY AT THE ADORATION CHAPEL
The Hour of Great Mercy 3:00PM
In His revelations to St. Faustina, Our Lord asked for a special prayer at the three o’clock hour, the hour that recalls His death on the cross.
As often as you hear the clock strike the third hour, immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it; invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners; for at that moment mercy was opened wide for every soul. In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking; it was the hour of grace for the whole world — mercy triumphed over justice. (1572)
What is the Divine Mercy Novena, how and why do I pray it?
A novena is typically nine days of prayer in preparation of a celebration of a feast day. At the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy Novena is recited perpetually at the Hour of Great Mercy – the three o’clock hour. The Chaplet can be said anytime, but the Lord specifically asked that it be recited as a novena. He promised, “By this Novena (of Chaplets), I will grant every possible grace to souls.”
Day 1 – all mankind, especially sinners. Day 2 – the souls of priests and religious. Day 3 – all devout and faithful souls. Day 4 – those who do not believe in God and those who do not yet know Jesus. Day 5 – the souls who have separated themselves from the Church. Day 6 – the meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. Day 7 – the souls who especially venerate and glorify His mercy. Day 8 – the souls detained in purgatory. Day 9 – the souls who have become lukewarm.
“I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fountain of My mercy, that they may draw therefrom strength and refreshment and whatever grace they have need of in the hardships of life, and especially at the hour of death” (Diary, 1209).