80th Anniversary of the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Abridged and adapted from a post byJoseph Pronechen at the National Catholic Register:

divine-mercy-copyThis September 13-14 on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross marks a major milestone. It is the 80th anniversary of a gift Jesus gave us — the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

On Friday, September 13, 1935, St. Faustina Kowalska received a vison of devastation about to hit a major Polish city. An angel who was to execute the Divine wrath upon the earth, particularly this certain unnamed city, was ready to strike it. Fervently Faustina prayed, but she revealed her plea was to no avail “in the face of the divine anger” (Diary, 474) until hearing many words we pray as the chaplet — but not quite the entire chaplet yet.

She encountered the majestic Holy Trinity and pleaded with God in words heard interiorly: “Eternal Father, I offer…

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