Divine Mercy Image
The Divine Mercy Image – Jesus, I trust in You.

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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Divine Mercy Devotion
https://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/

Divine Mercy Image
https://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/image.php

Regular Divine Mercy novena
https://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/novena.php

Divine Mercy Sunday
https://www.thedivinemercy.org/library/article.php?NID=2369

Divine Mercy Sunday novena
https://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena.htm

Miss a day of the novena?
https://www.thedivinemercy.org/news/What-If-I-Miss-a-Day-of-the-Novena-2414

Just saw this on EWTN Live: the bishops of the USCCB have called for a simple novena, “Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage” toward a culture of life. The novena will be from January 19-27, 2013. You can sign up for e-mail or text updates and get more information at the USCCB website. I think it’s a great idea. The battle we are in must be waged at the spiritual level and we need to pray together to defeat our common ancient enemy.

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St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

God bless you.