March 30, 2018

The Divine Mercy Novena 救主慈悲九日敬禮

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, and I will bring all these souls into the house of My Father... . On each day, you will beg My Father, on the strength of My bitter passion, for graces for these souls."

The different souls prayed for on each day of the novena are:

DAY 1 (Good Friday) - All mankind, especially all sinners
DAY 2 (Holy Saturday) - The souls of priests and religious
DAY 3 (Easter Sunday) - All devout and faithful souls
DAY 4 (Easter Monday) - The pagans and those who do not yet know Jesus
DAY 5 (Easter Tuesday) - The souls of heretics and schismatics
DAY 6 (Easter Wednesday) - The meek and humble souls and the souls of little children
DAY 7 (Easter Thursday) - The souls who especially venerate and glorify Jesus' mercy
DAY 8 (Easter Friday) - The souls who are in the prison of Purgatory
DAY 9 (Easter Saturday) - The souls who have become lukewarm

During the Solemn Novena leading to Divine Mercy Sunday, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy should be offered each day for the day's intentions.

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

(Recite using Rosary Beads)

1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross1 'Our Father'1 'Hail Mary' and the 'Apostles Creed'.

2. Then on the Large Bead say the following: "Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world."

3. On the 10 Small Beads say the following: "For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world."

(Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for all five decades).

4. Conclude with (three times):
"Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world."

First Day


"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 the 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 forever and ever. Amen.

(Recite 'The Chaplet of Divine Mercy')

Second Day

"Today bring to Me the souls of priests and religious, and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave me the 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 us, that we may perform worthy works of mercy; and that all who see us 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.

(Recite 'The Chaplet of Divine Mercy')

Third Day

"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 that 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 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.

(Recite 'The Chaplet of Divine Mercy')

Fourth Day


"Today bring to Me the pagans and those who do not yet 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 pagans 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 pagans 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.

(Recite 'The Chaplet of Divine Mercy')

Fifth Day

"Today bring to Me the souls of heretics and schismatics, 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 heretics and schismatics. 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 adore the generosity of Your mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of heretics and schismatics, 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 the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages. Amen.

(Recite 'The Chaplet of Divine Mercy')

Sixth Day

“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 would keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. Only the humble soul is able to receive My 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 and humble souls, and upon the souls of 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.

(Recite 'The Chaplet of Divine Mercy')

Seventh Day

“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. These souls are united to Jesus and 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 spirit, overflowing with joy, sings 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, I Myself will defend as My own glory, during their lifetime, and especially at the hour of their death, the souls who will venerate My fathomless mercy. Amen.

(Recite 'The Chaplet of Divine Mercy')

Eighth Day

"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 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 the purifying fire, that in that place, too, the power of Your mercy may be praised.

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 than through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion. Amen.

(Recite 'The Chaplet of Divine Mercy')

Ninth Day

"Today bring to Me 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 flee 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

(Recite 'The Chaplet of Divine Mercy')

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(聖週五開始)

慈悲串經

「這經文是為平息天主的義怒。」你可用玫瑰念珠來誦唸它。

開始時,先唸一遍「天主經」「聖母經」「信經」

在每粒大珠上唸:「永生之父,我把你至愛之子,我們的主耶穌基督的聖體、聖血、靈魂及天主性奉獻給你,以賠補我們及普世的罪過。」

在每粒小珠上唸:「因的至悲慘苦難,求你垂憐我們及普世。」

結尾時,唸三次:「至聖天主,至聖強有力者,至聖長存者,求你垂憐我們及普世。」

耶穌對傅天娜修女「在這九日,你要把靈魂帶到我慈悲的泉源,使他們在此獲取力量和他們所需要的一切恩寵,以應付生活中的困難,特別是在臨終的時刻。每天你要把不同的靈魂投進我慈悲的汪洋中,我會把他們帶到我父的家⋯。你每天也要從我的悲慘苦難獲取力量,為這些靈魂祈求天父。」

第一日

「今天把全人類帶到我跟前來,特別是罪人,把他們投進我慈悲的汪洋中。這樣你能安慰我,減輕喪失靈魂為我帶來的痛苦。」

至仁慈的耶穌,祢的本性使祢憐憫和寬恕我們,求祢不要看我們的罪過,但看我們怎樣信賴祢的無限美善。把我們收納在祢至慈愛的聖心,並使我們永不離開它。我們因著祢和天主聖父及聖神合而為一的愛情,向祢祈求這恩寵。

永生之父,求以慈目垂顧普世人類,尤其是可憐的罪人,主耶穌基督至慈愛的聖心已包容了他們。因的悲慘苦難,求祢向我們廣施慈悲,使我們能在永生中光榮祢的大能。亞孟。

(誦唸「慈悲串經」

第二日

「今天把司鐸和修道者帶到我跟前來,把他們投進我深不可測的慈愛中。是他們給我力量忍受悲慘的苦難。他們像管道一樣,我會藉著他們向普世傾注我的慈愛。」

至仁慈的耶穌,一切美善都由祢而來,求祢增加我們的恩寵,使我們能作出與仁慈相稱的行為,也使所有看見我們的人都會光榮天上的慈悲之父。

永生之父,求以慈目垂顧那些在祢葡萄園工作的司鐸及修道者的靈魂。他們是耶穌基督的特選者,求以祢的祝福堅強他們。他們都被祢聖子耶穌聖心的愛情所包容,所以求祢堅強和光照他們,使他們能引領他人走上救恩之道,同聲讚頌祢的無限仁慈,直至無窮之世。亞孟。

(誦唸「慈悲串經」

第三日

「今天,把所有獻身和忠信的靈魂帶到我跟前來,把他們投進我慈悲的汪洋中。這些靈魂在苦路上安慰了我,他們是苦海中的一滴甘露。」

至仁慈的耶穌,祢向世人廣施恩寵,祢慈悲的寶藏。請把我們收納在祢至慈愛的聖心,永遠不要讓我們離開祢。我們因著祢對天父的愛和焚燒祢聖心的愛情之火,向祢祈求這恩寵。

永生之父,求以慈目垂顧那忠信的靈魂,視他們為祢聖子的業。因祢聖子的悲慘苦難,求祢祝福他們,並不斷照顧和保護他們,使他們永遠持守愛德和寶貴的信德,並和諸天朝神聖一起頌揚祢的無限慈悲,直至無窮之世。亞孟。

(誦唸「慈悲串經」

第四日

「今天把異教人和未認識我的人帶到我跟前來,我在受苦時也想著他們,他們將會擁有的熱誠安慰了我的聖心,把他們投進我慈悲的汪洋吧。」

至仁慈的耶穌,祢是世界的光,求祢把那些不認識祢的異教人和未認識祢的人收納在祢至慈愛的聖心中,以祢恩寵的光發他們,使他們和我們一起頌揚祢偉大的慈悲,不要讓他們離開這個居所 ── 至慈愛的聖心。

永生之父,求以慈目垂顧異教人和未認識祢、但卻被收納在耶穌至慈愛之心的人,求祢以福音光照他們。這些靈魂不明白愛祢是多大的喜樂。求祢也賜他們頌揚祢的慈悲,直至無窮之世。亞孟。

(誦唸「慈悲串經」

第五日

「今天把散佈異端邪和製造分裂的靈魂帶到我跟前來,把他們投進我慈悲的汪洋中。我在受苦的時候,他們撕裂了我的身軀和聖心,那就是教會。當他們回頭與教會合而為一時,我的傷口便會痊癒,減輕我的痛苦。」

至仁慈的耶穌,祢就是美善,祢不會拒光照那些謙遜地向祢祈求的人。求祢把散佈異和製造分裂的靈魂收納在祢至慈愛的聖心中。求祢以真光光照他們,使他們重新與教會合而為一,不要讓他們離開祢的慈愛之心,但賜他們前來欽崇祢的無限慈悲。

永生之父,求以慈目垂顧散佈異端邪和製造分裂的靈魂,他們沒有珍惜祢的恩惠,濫用聖寵,頑固地繼續犯錯。求祢不要看他們的罪過,但看祢聖子的愛情和為他們所受的悲慘苦難,因為他們也被收納在耶穌至慈愛的聖心裡。求賜他們光榮祢偉大的慈悲,直至無窮之世。亞孟。

(誦唸「慈悲串經」

第六日

「今天把良善心謙的靈魂帶到我跟前來,把他們投進我慈悲的汪洋中。這些靈魂與我的聖心最相像,他們在我受苦時給我力量。我視他們如地上的天使,在我的祭台前虔敬祈禱。我的恩寵像潮水般向他們湧流。只有謙遜的靈魂能接受我的恩寵。我把我的信心賜予謙遜的靈魂。」

至仁慈的耶穌,祢曾:「跟我學習吧,因為我是良善心謙的。」求祢把小孩子和良善謙遜的靈魂,收納在祢至慈愛的聖心中。他們使天堂增添喜樂,他們是天父中悅的,也是座前的芳香花,天主因他們的芬芳而喜悅。這些靈魂能常常居住在祢至慈愛的聖心裡,不停地向祢歌唱愛和慈悲的讚歌。

永生之父,求以慈目垂顧小孩子和那些良善心謙的靈魂,他們已被收納在耶穌至慈愛的聖心裡。他們最相似祢的聖子,他們聖德的芬芳上達祢的台前。慈愛的天父,因著祢對這些靈魂的愛情和喜悅,我們懇求祢降福普世,使所有靈魂同聲歌頌祢的慈愛,直至無窮之世。亞孟。

(誦唸「慈悲串經」

第七日

「今天把恭敬和欽崇我的慈悲的人,帶到我跟前來,把他們投進我慈悲的海洋中。他們因我的苦難,感到最為悲傷,並深深地與我的聖神結合。他們是我慈愛聖心的活肖像。這些靈魂在來世會發出獨特的光華,他們不會到地獄裡去。我會在他們臨終時,親自保護他們。」

至仁慈的耶穌,祢的聖心就是愛,求祢把那些特別頌揚和恭敬祢的偉大慈悲的靈魂收納在祢至慈愛的聖心中。他們從天主那裡獲得力量,變得強而有力。他們信靠祢的仁慈,在一切磨難和不幸中勇往直前。這些靈魂與祢結合,肩負全人類,他們現世的生命結束後,不會受嚴厲的審判,祢的慈愛會包圍他們。

永生之父,求以慈目垂顧那些欽崇和恭敬祢無限慈悲的靈魂,他們已被收納在耶穌至慈愛的聖心中。他們是一部活福音,時常實行仁愛的行為,他們的精神滿溢喜樂,並高聲歌頌祢的慈愛。天主,求祢按他們對祢所懷的希望和信心,向他們顯示祢的仁慈。願耶穌的許諾在他們身上實現,:「我許下凡恭敬我無限仁慈的人,在他們的一生,特別是臨終的時候,我會親自保衛他們如我自己的光榮一樣。」

(誦唸「慈悲串經」

第八日

「今天把被困在煉獄裡的靈魂,帶到我跟前來,把他們投進我慈悲的深淵中。讓我的聖血傾注在他們身上,冷卻熊熊的烈火。我極之眷愛這些靈魂,他們是在賠補我的公義,你有能力安慰他們。在我教會的寶庫中,領取所有特赦的恩寵,施捨給靈魂,為他們付清公義的欠債。」

至仁慈的耶穌,祢曾過祢要求仁慈,所以我把煉獄裡的靈魂投進祢至慈愛的聖心中。祢珍視這些靈魂,但他們必須賠補祢的公義。願從祢聖心中湧流出來的血和水熄滅煉淨之火,使祢慈悲的德能也在那裡得到光榮。

永生之父,求以慈目垂顧那些在煉獄裡受苦的靈魂,他們已被收納在耶穌至慈愛的聖心中。因著我們主耶穌基督的悲慘苦難,和的靈魂所感受的憂苦,求祢向那些為賠補祢的公義而受苦的靈魂廣施仁慈。我們懇求祢,藉祢至愛之子的聖傷垂視他們,我們深信祢的美善和慈愛都是無限的。

(誦唸「慈悲串經」

第九日

「今天,把冷淡的靈魂帶到我跟前來,把他們投進我慈悲的深淵裡。這些靈魂最傷透我的聖心。因為這些冷淡的靈魂,使我在山園祈禱時感到至為痛苦。是他們使我這樣高呼:『父啊,祢如果願意,請給我免去這杯罷!』他們得救的唯一希望,就是投奔我的慈悲。」

至仁慈的耶穌,祢就是慈愛,我把那些冷淡的靈魂投進祢至慈愛的聖心中。他們像死屍一樣,使祢的靈魂感受極大的憂苦,求祢以愛火灼熱他們。至仁慈的耶穌,求祢以無所不能的仁愛,把他們帶到祢熱熾的聖愛中,賜給他們聖愛的恩賜,因為祢是全能的天主。

永生之父,求以慈目垂顧冷淡的靈魂,他們已被收納在耶穌至慈愛的聖心中。仁慈的天父,我們因祢的愛子所受的悲慘苦難和在十字架上三小時的憂苦,懇求祢讓他們也能光榮祢的無限仁慈

(誦唸「慈悲串經」