NOVENA TO THE DIVINE MERCY
Excerpted from the Diary of Sister Faustina
"A Novena to The Divine Mercy which Jesus instructed me to write down and to make before the Feast of Mercy. It begins on Good Friday."
Our Lord's words recorded by Sister Faustina:
"I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fount of My mercy, that they may draw there from strength and refreshment and whatever grace they have need of in the hardships of life, and especially at the hour of death.
On each day you will bring to My Heart a different group of souls and you will bring them in this ocean of My mercy, and I will bring all these souls into the house of My Father. You will do this in life and in the next. I will deny nothing to any soul whom you will bring to the fount of My mercy.
"On each day you will beg My Father - on the strength of My bitter Passion, for graces for these souls."
Sister Faustina continues:
"I answered, 'Jesus, I do not know how to make this novena and which souls to bring first into your Most Compassionate Heart.' Jesus replied that He would tell me which souls to bring each day into His heart." (Diary, III, pp. 57-65)