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THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy
which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each
day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and
indifferent of whom He said: "These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from
such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: 'My Father, if it is
possible, let this cup pass Me by.' The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy."
In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her:
"On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My
mercy ... On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls."
The different souls prayed for on each day of the novena are:

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy may also be offered each day for the day's intention, but is not strictly necessary to the Novena.

First Day (Good Friday)
"Today bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners,
and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which the loss of souls
plunges Me."
Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and to forgive us, do not look upon our sins but upon our
trust which we place in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let
us escape from It. We beg this of You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most
Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence
of Your mercy for ever and ever. Amen.

Second Day (Holy Saturday)
"Today bring to Me the Souls of Priests and Religious,
and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave me strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them as
through channels My mercy flows out upon mankind."
Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in men and women consecrated to Your service,*
that they may perform worthy works of mercy; and that all who see them may glorify the Father of Mercy who is in heaven.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the company of chosen ones in Your vineyard -- upon the souls of priests and
religious; and endow them with the strength of Your blessing. For the love of the Heart of Your Son in which they are enfolded,
impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able to guide others in the way of salvation and with one voice sing
praise to Your boundless mercy for ages without end. Amen.

Third Day (Easter Sunday)
"Today bring to Me all Devout and Faithful Souls,
and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were a drop
of consolation in the midst of an ocean of bitterness."
Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy, You impart Your graces in great abundance to each and all. Receive us
into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart and never let us escape from It. We beg this grace of You by that most
wondrous love for the heavenly Father with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon faithful souls, as upon the inheritance of Your Son. For the sake of His sorrowful
Passion, grant them Your blessing and surround them with Your constant protection. Thus may they never fail in love or lose
the treasure of the holy faith, but rather, with all the hosts of Angels and Saints, may they glorify Your boundless mercy for
endless ages. Amen.
Fourth Day
"Today bring to Me those who do not believe in God and those who do not know Me,
I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Heart. Immerse them in the ocean of
My mercy."
Most compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart
the souls of those who do not believe in God and of those who as yet do not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten
them that they, too, together with us, may extol Your wonderful mercy; and do not let them escape from the abode which is
Your Most Compassionate Heart.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who do not believe in You, and of those who as yet do not
know You, but who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Draw them to the light of the Gospel. These souls
do not know what great happiness it is to love You. Grant that they, too, may extol the generosity of Your mercy for endless
ages. Amen.

Fifth Day (Easter Monday)
"Today bring to Me the Souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church*,
and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church. As
they return to unity with the Church My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion."
Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most
Compassionate Heart the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church. Draw them by Your light into the
unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they,
too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Son's Church, who
have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their
errors, but upon the love of Your own Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are
enclosed in His Most Compassionate Heart. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages. Amen.

Sixth Day (Easter Wednesday)
Today bring to Me the Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of Little Children,
and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I
saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. I favor humble
souls with My confidence.
Most Merciful Jesus, You yourself have said, "Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart." Receive into the abode of
Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into
ecstasy and they are the heavenly Father's favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself
takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they
unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls, upon humble souls, and upon little children who are enfolded in the
abode which is the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance
rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these
souls and by the delight You take in them: Bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your mercy
for endless ages. Amen

Seventh Day (Easter Thursday)
Today bring to Me the Souls who especially venerate and glorify My Mercy,
and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit. They are
living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will
go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death.
Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those
who particularly extol and venerate the greatness of Your mercy. These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself.
In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident of Your mercy; and united to You, O Jesus, they carry all
mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from
this life.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless
mercy, and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of
deeds of mercy, and their hearts, overflowing with joy, sing a canticle of mercy to You, O Most High! I beg You O God:

Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have placed in You. Let there be accomplished in them the
promise of Jesus, who said to them that during their life, but especially at the hour of death, the souls who will venerate this
fathomless mercy of His, He, Himself, will defend as His glory. Amen.

Eighth Day (Easter Friday)
"Today bring to Me the Souls who are in the prison of Purgatory,
and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are
greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the
indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you
would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice."
Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart
the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet, who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of
Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of Purgatory, that there, too, the power of Your mercy
may be celebrated.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate
Heart of Jesus. I beg You, by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred Soul
was flooded: Manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no other way but only
through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and
compassion. Amen.

Ninth Day (Easter Saturday)
"Today bring to Me the Souls who have become Lukewarm,
and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful
loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: 'Father, take this cup away from
Me, if it be Your will.' For them, the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy."
Most compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate
Heart. In this fire of Your pure love, let these tepid souls who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again
set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your
love, and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart
of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the Cross: Let them, too,
glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen.

NOVENA FOR THE HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY
Written by St. Alphonsus Liguori y the Prayer to
Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

PRAYER TO OUR SUFFERING SAVIOR FOR THE HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY
O most sweet Jesus, through the bloody sweat which Thou didst suffer in the Garden of Gethsemane, have mercy on these
Blessed Souls. Have mercy on them.
R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer during Thy most cruel scourging, have mercy on them.
R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer in Thy most painful crowning with thorns, have mercy on them.
R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer in carrying Thy cross to Calvary, have mercy on them.
R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer during Thy most cruel Crucifixion, have mercy on them.
R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer in Thy most bitter agony on the Cross, have mercy on them.
R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus, through the immense pain which Thou didst suffer in breathing forth Thy Blessed Soul, have mercy on
them.
R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

(Recommend yourself to the Souls in Purgatory and mention your intentions here)

Blessed Souls, I have prayed for thee; I entreat thee, who are so dear to God, and who are secure of never losing Him, to pray
for me a miserable sinner, who is in danger of being damned, and of losing God forever. Amen

Day 1
Jesus, my Savior I have so often deserved to be cast into hell how great would be my suffering if I were now cast away and
obliged to think that I myself had caused my damnation. I thank Thee for the patience with which Thou hast endured me. My
God, I love Thee above all things and I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee because Thou art infinite goodness. I will
rather die than offend Thee again. Grant me the grace of perseverance. Have pity on me and at the same time on those
blessed souls suffering in Purgatory. Mary, Mother of God, come to their assistance with thy powerful intercession.
Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
Day 2
Woe to me, unhappy being, so many years have I already spent on earth and have earned naught but hell! I give Thee thanks,
O Lord, for granting me time even now to atone for my sins. My good God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee. Send
me Thy assistance, that I may apply the time yet remaining to me for Thy love and service; have compassion on me, and, at
the same time, on the holy souls suffering in Purgatory. O Mary, Mother of God, come to their assistance with thy powerful
intercession.
Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
Day 3
My God! because Thou art infinite goodness, I love Thee above all things, and repent with my whole heart of my offenses
against Thee. Grant me the grace of holy perseverance. Have compassion on me, and, at the same, on the holy souls suffering
in Purgatory. And thou, Mary, Mother of God, come to their assistance with thy powerful intercession.
Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
Day 4
My God! because Thou art infinite goodness, I am sorry with my whole heart for having offended Thee. I promise to die rather
than ever offend Thee more. Give me holy perseverance; have pity on me, and have pity on those holy souls that burn in the
cleansing fire and love Thee with all their hearts. O Mary, Mother of God, assist them by thy powerful prayers.
Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
Day 5
Woe to me, unhappy being, if Thou, O Lord, hadst cast me into hell; for from that dungeon of eternal pain there is no
deliverance. I love Thee above all things, O infinite God and I am sincerely sorry for having offended Thee again. Grant me the
grace of holy perseverance. Have compassion on me, and, at the same time, on the holy souls suffering in Purgatory. O Mary,
Mother of God, come to their assistance with thy powerful intercession.
Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
Day 6
My Divine Redeemer, Thou didst die for me on the Cross, and hast so often united Thyself with me in Holy Communion, and I
have repaid Thee only with ingratitude. Now, however, I love Thee above all things, O supreme God; and I am more grieved at
my offences against Thee than at any other evil. I will rather die than offend Thee again. Grant me the grace of holy
perseverance. Have compassion on me, and, at the same time, on the holy souls suffering in Purgatory. Mary, Mother of God,
come to their aid with thy powerful intercession.
Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
Day 7
God, Father of Mercy, satisfy this their ardent desire! Send them Thy holy Angel to announce to them that Thou, their Father,
are now reconciled with them through the suffering and death of Jesus, and that the moment of their deliverance has arrived.
Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
Day 8
Oh my God! I also am one of these ungrateful beings, having received so much grace, and yet despised Thy love and deserved
to be cast by Thee into hell. But Thy infinite goodness has spared me until now. Therefore, I now love Thee above all things,
and I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee. I will rather die than ever offend Thee. Grant me the grace of holy
perseverance. Have compassion on me and, at the same time, on the holy souls suffering in Purgatory. Mary, Mother of God,
come to their aid with thy powerful intercession.
Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
Day 9
My God! How was it possible that I, for so many years, have borne tranquilly the separation from Thee and Thy holy grace! O
infinite Goodness, how long-suffering hast Thou shown Thyself to me! Henceforth, I shall love Thee above all things. I am
deeply sorry for having offended Thee; I promise rather to die than to again offend Thee. Grant me the grace of holy
perseverance, and do not permit that I should ever again fall into sin. Have compassion on the holy souls in Purgatory. I pray
Thee, moderate their sufferings; shorten the time of their misery; call them soon unto Thee in heaven, that they may behold
Thee face to face, and forever love Thee. Mary, Mother of Mercy, come to their aid with thy powerful intercession, and pray for
us also who are still in danger of eternal damnation.
Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

Sacred Heart Novena
Devotion to the Sacred Heart, as we know it, began about the year 1672. On repeated occasions, Jesus appeared to Saint
Margaret Mary Alacoque, a Visitation nun, in France, and during these apparitions He explained to her the devotion to His
Sacred Heart as He wanted people to practice it. He asked to be honored in the symbol of His Heart of flesh; he asked for acts
of reparation, for frequent Communion, Communion on the First Friday of the month, and the keeping of the Holy Hour.

Sacred Heart Novena Prayer
Divine Jesus, You have said, "Ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you." Behold
me kneeling at Your feet, filled with a lively faith and confidence in the promises dictated by Your Sacred Heart to Saint
Margaret Mary. I come to ask this favor: Mention your request).
To whom can I turn if not to You, Whose Heart is the source of all graces and merits? Where should I seek if not in the treasure
which contains all the riches of Your kindness and mercy? Where should I knock if not at the door through which God gives
Himself to us and through which we go to God? I have recourse to You, Heart of Jesus. In You I find consolation when afflicted,
protection when persecuted, strength when burdened with trials, and light in doubt and darkness.
Dear Jesus, I firmly believe that You can grant me the grace I implore, even though it should require a miracle. You have only
to will it and my prayer will be granted. I admit that I am most unworthy of Your favors, but this is not a reason for me to be
discouraged. You are the God of mercy, and You will not refuse a contrite heart. Cast upon me a look of mercy, I beg of You,
and Your kind Heart will find in my miseries and weakness a reason for granting my prayer.
Sacred Heart, whatever may be Your decision with regard to my request, I will never stop adoring, loving, praising, and
serving You. My Jesus, be pleased to accept this my act of perfect resignation to the decrees of Your adorable Heart, which I
sincerely desire may be fulfilled in and by me and all Your creatures forever.
Grant me the grace for which I humbly implore You through the Immaculate Heart of Your most sorrowful Mother. You
entrusted me to her as her child, and her prayers are all-powerful with You. Amen.

Offering
My God, I offer You all my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for the intentions for
which He pleads and offers Himself in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in thanksgiving for Your favors, in reparation for my sins,
and in humble supplication for my temporal and eternal welfare, for the needs of our holy Mother the Church, for the
conversion of sinners, and for the relief of the poor souls in purgatory.

Novena Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
O Most Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As your children, we
implore your intercession with Jesus your Son. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you
today, especially ...(special intention).
We are comforted in knowing your heart is ever open to those who ask for your prayer. We trust to your gentle care and
intercession, those whom we love and who are sick or lonely or hurting. Help all of us, Holy Mother, to bear our burdens in this
life until we may share eternal life and peace with God forever.
Amen.