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How To Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

  Today, April 8th, is Divine Mercy Sunday, and in honor of the Feast of Divine Mercy, I am sharing with you instructions on how to pray the chaplet of Divine Mercy. This chaplet can be done with a standard-sized Rosary, and my instructions requires a basic understanding of what the traditional prayers of the Rosary are, and what beads are where. Please see my post on How to Pray the Rosary, if you need a refresher.

How To Pray the Rosary

The Rosary needs no introdution. Even amongst non-believers, a Rosary is one of the most iconic symbols of the Catholic faith around the globe. A standard-sized Rosary contains five decades of 10 beads each, intersperced with five larger or unique beads, for each of the mysteries that are being meditated upon. Highlights From “What I, a Non-Catholic, Discovered While Praying the Rosary”*: ​ When you pray the Rosary, you are connecting with Christ. You are using a visual aid (the Rosary) to inspire reflection on the life and nature of Christ. On Mondays and Saturdays, Catholics reflect on the life of Mary, and the events leading up to Christ’s birth and His early childhood (the Joyful Mysteries). On Thursdays, they remember some of Christ’s miracles and His early ministry, leading up to the Last Supper, (the Luminous Mysteries). On Tuesdays and Fridays, it’s a reflection on the events of Good Friday, beginning with the Garden when Jesus is betrayed, leading up to His crucifixion (the Sorrowful Mysteries). And finally, on Wednesdays and Sundays, it’s a celebration of …

The Mysteries of the Rosary

​When you pray the Rosary, you are connecting with Christ. You are using a visual aid (the Rosary) to inspire reflection on the life and nature of Christ. The Joyful Mysteries On Mondays and Saturdays, Catholics reflect on the life of Mary, and the events leading up to Christ’s birth and His early childhood (the Joyful Mysteries). 1st Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation by the Angel Gabriel 2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation of Elizabeth by Mary 3rd Joyful Mystery: The Nativity of Our Lord 4th Joyful Mystery: The Presentation of Baby Jesus 5th Joyful Mystery: The Finding of Young Jesus in the Temple The Luminous Mysteries On Thursdays, the Rosary is a meditation on some of Christ’s miracles and His early ministry, leading up to the Last Supper, (the Luminous Mysteries). 1st Luminous Mystery: Baptism of Christ 2nd Luminous Mystery: Wedding at Cana 3rd Luminous Mystery: Proclamation of the Kingdom of God 4th Luminous Mystery: Transfiguration 5th Luminous Mystery: Institution of the Holy Eucharist The Sorrowful Mysteries On Tuesdays and Fridays, the Rosary is a meditation …