Divine Mercy Sunday is the octave of Easter. This year it will be on April 28. The novena began on Good Friday—but I didn’t. If you’re like me, continually running from one crisis to another, and you forgot to begin the novena when you were supposed to, be of good cheer! There’s hope! Dr. Robert Stackpole offers this suggestion to those of us who miss a day of this or any other novena.
“My advice to those who miss a day of a novena is simply to make a special act of adoration of the infinitely generous, merciful, and compassionate God before continuing with the next day of your Novena (for example, you can use the Prayer for Divine Mercy from St. Faustina’s Diary entry 1570; “O Greatly Merciful God, Infinite Goodness…” — a wonderful prayer of hope and trust). On the one hand, such a prayer, said with a sincere heart, more than makes up for any negligence involved – if any was involved at all — in the missed novena day. On the other hand, if the novena day was missed through human weakness (tiredness, forgetfulness) or extenuating circumstances, then this prayer extols the compassionate generosity of our Savior, who keeps His promises to us anyway!”Quoted from: Dr. Robert Stackpole, ‘What If I Miss a Day of the Novena?‘
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2 thoughts on “The Divine Mercy Novena began on Good Friday but I did not”
If anyone failed to start and perform the Divine Mercy Novena on Good Friday through the Divine Mercy Sunday, can he/she do it for 9 consecutive days in some other time of the year? Or he/she should wait until the next Divine Mercy Feast comes?
Hi, there. This post is from two years ago. I have a post from this year with a link to a video that explains about how to receive the graces, and here’s a post at the Divine Mercy site that explains it, too. Hope that helps. God bless!