Everything You Need to know about the Divine Mercy Devotion


The Divine Mercy devotion is a modern devotion to the attribute of God’s infinite mercy and was promulgated by St. Faustina Kowalska and later the the Universal Church by Pope John Paul II (“The Mercy Pope”).

This devotion is multifaceted and involves a divinely inspired image (pictured above) with attached promises for it’s veneration, vocal prayers (the Divine Mercy chaplet and Divine Mercy Novena), a book (The Diary of Faustina Kowalska), a Holy Hour (3 o’clock), and a solemn feast day with attached indulgences (Divine Mercy Sunday).

The Scapular Devotion of Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II had a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and as such faithfully wore a scapular (notice him wearing his scapular in the above photo).

He is reported to have worn a brown scapular since he was a boy, and he insisted that doctors not remove it during surgery following the assassination attempt on his life in May of 1981.

A Litany of Forgiveness


The Lenten season is filled with reminders to forgive. And, as difficult as it can be to forgive others, it can be just as hard to ask forgiveness for ourselves.

This litany is a great exercise in asking for forgiveness, especially from God. It can be prayed in addition to an examination of conscience, during family prayer or before going to Confession.

How to Keep a Prayer Journal

spiritual writing

Can a Journal Bring You Closer to God?

Do you want to become more aware of God’s presence in your daily life? To learn to speak to Him in your own words?

When prayer seems dry and you are not hearing the voice of God, a prayer journal can become a pivotal tool for improving your spiritual life.

You’ll be in good company! Lots of saints kept spiritual journals or diaries, including St. Faustina, St. Gemma Galgani, St. Perpetua and many others.

How to Keep a Prayer Journal

There are numerous ways to keep a prayer journal or spiritual diary. If you are interested but don’t know where to start, here are some tips on what to write: