In her Diary, St. Faustina recorded a number of conversations she had with Jesus during which He made promises to those devoted to His Divine Mercy. We selected a few of the most powerful of these promises for this article, with a special focus on praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
Promises for Praying the Chaplet
“Oh, what great graces I will grant to souls who say this Chaplet. Write down these words, my daughter. Speak to the world about My mercy; let all mankind recognise my unfathomable mercy. It is a sign for the end times; after it will come the day of justice. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fount of my mercy; let them profit from the blood and water which gushed forth for them.” (Diary, 848)
“Say unceasingly the Chaplet that I have taught you. Whoever will recite it, they will receive great mercy at the hour of death. Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation. Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this chaplet only once, he would receive grace from My infinite mercy.” (Diary, 687)
The Promise Of The Grace Of Mercy For The Dying
“It pleases me to grant everything souls ask of me by saying the chaplet. When hardened sinners say it, I will fill their souls with peace, and the hour of their death will be a happy one. Write this for the benefit of distressed souls; when a soul sees and realises the gravity of its sins, when the whole abyss of the misery into which it immersed itself is displayed before its eyes, let it not despair, but with trust, let it throw itself into the arms of My mercy, as a child into the arms of its beloved mother. Tell them no soul that has called upon My mercy has been disappointed or brought to shame. I delight particularly in a soul that has placed its trust in My goodness. Write that when they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My father and the dying person, not as the Just Judge but as the Merciful Saviour.” (Diary, 1541)
“At the hour of their death, I defend every soul that will say this Chaplet as I do my own glory. When this Chaplet is said by the bedside of a dying person, God’s anger is placated and His unfathomable mercy envelops the soul.” (Diary, 811)
“I desire that this mercy flow out upon the whole world through your heart. Let no one who approaches you go away without that trust in my mercy, which I so ardently desire for souls. Pray as much as you can for the dying. By your entreaties, obtain for them trust in my mercy, because they have most need of trust, and have it the least.” (Diary, 1777)
Example of the Chaplet Saving Someone’s Soul
“My daughter, help me to save a certain dying sinner. Say the Chaplet that I have taught you for him”. When I began to say the Chaplet, I saw the man dying in the midst of terrible torment and struggle. His Guardian Angel was defending him, but he was, as it were, powerless against the enormity of the soul’s misery. But while I was saying the Chaplet, I saw Jesus just as He is depicted in the Image. The rays that issued from Jesus’ heart enveloped the sick man, and the powers of darkness fled in panic. The sick man peacefully breathed his last.” (Diary, 1565)
Thank you for all your work. I saved on Pinterest one of your videos that was just my all time favorite. Was so sad when it was taken down. It had a black statue of l believe the Blessed Virgin and a priest giving a talk. He told a story of a couple going out for dinner on their anniversary and being in an accident and getting killed, and in that instant finding themselves before the Lord. He was an awesome speaker! I don’t imagine that you would send that to me or even have it yet, l never got to share it with my husband. Am glad to have found your blog. Keep up the good work. We need lots of people like you.
Thank you. I can’t recall that particular video. Fr. Robert Spitzer S.J. often talks of near-death experiences and his videos are amazing. Look for him on YouTube. I’ll try to find the video but a miracle may be needed. Might the statue have been Our Lady of Akita?
Hi! This is Michelle. It could be Our Lady of Akita. Was just her shoulders up, and her face was bowed down into one of her hands. A picture of sorrow. It wasn’t Father John. Not sure about Spitzer but don’t think so. He told the story of Our Lady of Knock. The video had no info on it, just youtube. Please don’t worry about it, its been gone 2-3 years. But was splendid!!! May the love and peace of Jesus be with you always.
also Fr.. Corapi