The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
According to the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina
The Chaplet of Mercy is recited using ordinary rosary beads of five decades. At the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the Chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Saint Faustina and followed by a closing prayer. The Cross or Crucifix and the first few beads before the medal are not used to pray on for the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, but we recommend that you use them to pray an Act of Contrition and reflect on the Passion of Jesus before beginning the Chaplet. The Chaplet can be said anytime, but the Lord specifically asked that it be recited as a novena, especially on the nine days before the Feast of Mercy. And He promised, “By this Novena (of Chaplets) I will grant every possible grace to souls” -Diary, reference 796
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Joyful Mysteries (Mon/Sat)
Sorrowful Mysteries (Tues/Fri)
Glorious Mysteries (Wed/Sun)
Luminous Mysteries (Thurs)
Mary's Great Promise at Fatima -
The Five First Saturdays are intended to honor and to make reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for all the blasphemes and ingratitude of men.
Said on Monday, Thursday, and Sunday.
Hold the cross in your hand and make the Sign of the Cross.
1) In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Now say the "Apostles Creed."
2)I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. Who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.
These are prayers that are prayed in the Church of St. James in Medjugorje, or were dedicated to Jelena Vasilj for her prayer group from the Blessed Mother. You will notice, in some cases, that both the English and Croatian forms of these prayers are shown, so that anyone going to Medjugorje can be more familiar with them.
For compatibility, the special Croatian characters are not used.
The Rosary is divided into five decades. Each decade represents a mystery or event in the life of Jesus. There are four sets of "Mysteries of the Rosary" (Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious). These four "Mysteries of the Rosary" therefore contain, a total of twenty mysteries. The Joyful Mysteries, Luminous Mysteries, Sorrowful Mysteries, and Glorious Mysteries are then said on specific days of the week (see each set of mysteries below). During private recitation of the Rosary, each decade requires devout meditation on a specific mystery. Public recitation of the Rosary (two or more people), requires a leader to announce each of the mysteries before the decade, and start each prayer (see "The Family Rosary" below).
The Apostle's Creed is said on the Crucifix; the Our Father is said on each of the Large Beads; the Hail Mary is said on each of the Small Beads; the Glory Be after the three Hail Mary's at the beginning of the Rosary, and after each decade of Small Beads. In June 13, 1917, Our Lady asked that an additional prayer be added after each decade of the Rosary (see prayers at the end of this document). It is a prayer of forgiveness to Jesus and is said following the Glory Be after each decade only.