"By means of this image, I shall be granting many graces to souls; so let every soul have access to it." (Diary, 570)
“O Blood and Water, which hath gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a font of Mercy for us, I trust in Thee!”
IN 1931, Saint Faustina beheld a vision of Jesus with two rays streaming from his heart—one red, and one white, signifying the blood and water that poured from the heart of Our crucified Savior. Within the image lies the heart of the Paschal Mystery: the Blood of our Redemption—which Christ shed to attain for us the inheritance of Heaven’s joys, and in which lies our strength and our hope; and the Water of our Purification—which Christ’s heart, when pierced, let flow from its depths as a sign of His surrender and His love, and in which we are born anew, cleansed and made whole.
Jesus asked Faustina to have this image painted, and to include on it the inscription: "Jesus, I trust in You! He promised that he would “flood graces upon souls devoted to this image, and that he would defend them their whole lives as he would his own honor!” He asked souls to come before this image with confidence to ask for graces. He promised that through devotion to this image, as through a vessel, he would continuously pour out incredible graces and favors upon everyone who venerated it with humility.
How to Pray the Chaplet On the first beads of the Rosary
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
ON THE LARGE BEAD BEFORE EACH DECADE:
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.
ON THE 10 SMALL BEADS OF EACH DECADE For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
CONCLUDING DOXOLOGY(AFTER FIVE DECADES)
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (Repeat Three Times)