(for private recitation on ordinary rosary beads)
Our Father..., Hail Mary..., The Creed.
On the five large beads: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
On the ten small beads: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and the whole world.
Conclude with: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and the whole world. (Three times)
From the Diary of the Servant of God Sr. Faustina - Note Book 1, p. 197)
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.
The message of mercy is that God loves us — all of us — no matter how great our sins. He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.
Here at St. Columbkille ....The prayers are recited the second Sunday of each Month. The Rosary is at 2:30 pm followed by 10 minutes of silent meditation, then the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 pm.
It is recited at 3:00 pm because this is the hour of our Lord's Passion.