Good Friday 2022 Novena of Chaplet to the Divine Mercy
Friday, April 15, 2022
Good Friday 2022 Novena of Chaplet to the Divine Mercy
The Novena of Chaplet to the Holy Spirit will start on Good Friday‚ so you'll want to begin praying it as early as possible. You can find booklets in the Narthex starting the week before Holy Week. You can also pray it online. If you're interested in praying it with a video‚ we have one for you. It ends with Holy Hour and Confessions.
St. Stanislaus Papczynski
The devotion to the intercession of St. Stanislaus Papczynski‚ the Polish apostle of the Divine Mercy‚ is especially meaningful for Good Friday‚ the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary‚ which falls on Holy Thursday. The Novena is an intercession for the departed souls of the deceased. The Polish priest who founded the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary (CMIM) is especially revered. He was a priest who died between 1631 and 1701. The miracle of his intercession was reported to have saved a Polish woman from death. Her family asked St. Stanislaus Papczynski to intercede for the woman who was suffering from a respiratory condition. Several treatments had failed to cure her condition‚ and her doctor told her family that she was dying. Founded in Poland in 1673‚ the Marian Congregation now consists of 500 priests and brothers in 19 countries. Today‚ the Novena of Chaplet to the Divine Mercy is celebrated worldwide. During the 2022 edition‚ the Novena is dedicated to St. Stanislaus Papczynski.
Saint Faustina Kowalska
On February 22‚ 1931‚ an unseen vision of Jesus drew the attention of a Polish nun‚ and the nun was moved to paint a depiction of His heart. This image has become a renowned symbol of Divine Mercy. Pope John Paul II‚ who canonized her in 2002‚ said that it was providential‚ as the Divine Mercy message played a pivotal role in twentieth century Polish history‚ setting the stage for a global awakening to the merciful heart of God. In Poland‚ the Congregation of Sisters of Mercy has established a chapel dedicated to St. Faustina‚ which houses the image of the Divine Mercy. This chapel contains the tomb of the Polish saint‚ as well as a sacred altar with the Divine Mercy image. Those who wish to take part in the Novena of Chaplet to the Divine Mercy for Good Friday 2022 can find online instructions for the novena. The novena of Chaplet to the Divine Mercy is a rosary prayer focusing on the Hour of Mercy (the hour Jesus was crucified). The novena is prayed daily from Holy Communion to Easter Sunday. During the novena‚ the chaplet is prayed on the third small bead of the rosary. Pope John Paul II has reflected on the message of the Divine Mercy through his life and his writings‚ and has formally canonized Sister Faustina. In addition‚ he has designated the Sunday after Easter as the Feast of the Divine Mercy. Thus‚ fulfilling the request of Sister Faustina and her lifelong mission. The message of the Divine Mercy has inspired many people‚ including Joe Walker‚ a Catholic pastor in New England. Throughout Sacred Scripture and Jesus‚ God has revealed himself as love. The Risen Lord's love for us is a living testimony to this truth. It reconciles our hearts to God and gives us peace. If we do not know the power of this love‚ we cannot receive it. Nevertheless‚ we can learn about God's merciful love through the Gospel.
St. Stanislaus Papczynski's writings
Blessed Stanislaus Papczynski was a Polish priest who founded the Congregation of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. He died between 1631 and 1701. A 20-year-old woman who suffered from respiratory problems was cured by the Blessed Papczynski shortly after his beatification in 2007. The woman had a respiratory disease and had tried various antibiotics‚ but no treatment worked. The health of the patient deteriorated until she lost consciousness. Doctors told the family that her lungs had been destroyed and death was imminent. In this book‚ St. Stanislaus Papczynski shares his mystical visions and writings with us. He focuses on the virtues of holiness and compassion‚ and his mystical visions of souls purifying themselves make this work highly illuminating. He also writes spiritual books‚ including his Rule of Life‚ which is perhaps his most illustrative. The works in the book are organized by length‚ with introductions and bibliographies. It also contains a calendar of Fr. Papczynski's life and ministry. As a priest and Piarista‚ Father Papczynski also wrote several books. His writings are considered to be a masterpiece of Catholic philosophy and theology. He was the founder of the Marian Fathers‚ which was revived in 1909 by Blessed Bishop Jorge Matulaitis. The Marian Fathers have 500 members in eighteen countries of the world. The Marians of the Immaculate Conception are the first Marians of the Immaculate Conception‚ and his writings have helped spread the Message of Divine Mercy. Another Marian who spread the Message of Divine Mercy is St. Bernardine of Siena‚ a famous reformer who toured Italy encouraging devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus. He is also the patron saint of hoarseness and advertisers. The 9:30 a.m. Mass is dedicated to these two saints.
Saint Faustina Kowalska's devotion to Jesus as the Divine Mercy
St. Faustina Kowalska‚ a Polish nun‚ was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000. After his canonization‚ he proclaimed that Divine Mercy Sunday would be celebrated every year on the Second Sunday after Easter. The purpose of the feast day is to honor Jesus' compassion and mercy toward all of mankind. The devotion to Jesus as the Divine Mercy has many components. The day is a solemn feast‚ with many indulgences. The Catholic Church is working to build a shrine to Jesus as the Divine Mercy in Poland. Donations are needed to make this happen. The Congregation of Sisters of Mercy is building the shrine and is seeking further support to finish the project. A dedicated team will pray at the site on Good Friday 2022 and continue its work of spreading the Divine Mercy message. In 1938‚ Faustina was in a convent. She was sick and her health rapidly declined. The nun was sent to rest for a few months. Several months later‚ she returned to the convent. On February 22‚ 1931‚ Faustina was visited by Jesus. The Pope‚ Karol Wojtyla‚ later became Pope John Paul II‚ requested that the Vatican officially beatify Faustina. The devotion to Jesus as the Divine Mercy on Good Friday 2022 will honor the Polish nun who received the message of Jesus as the Divine Merciful. The devotion began to spread before her death in 1938. During her lifetime‚ the word of God spread across the world. Now‚ more people are adopting the message of Jesus as the Divine Mercy. During the same period‚ her devotion to Christ as the Divine Mercy was recognized as a universal symbol of compassion. The Vatican published the image of Faustina as a symbol of the mercy of God. The image of Faustina has been reproduced in more than one thousand paintings. And‚ of course‚ the devotion is a universal one.