You’re cordially invited to participate in a special Lenten devotion that will take place at 3pm today (Feb. 19) and each Friday during Lent on the St. Charles Borromeo Zoom channel (instructions to join are available here).
We’ll pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, a special devotion to Christ based on the words St. Maria Faustina Kowalska heard in 1935. Traditionally, the Chaplet is prayed at 3:00 PM, recalling the time of Christ’s death on the cross. It uses the same amount of beads as the Holy Rosary, but the main prayer for each decade’s bead (“For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world”) is much shorter.
To pray the Chaplet takes only about 15 minutes, but it is powerful. It is also a meaningful way during Lent to recall Christ’s sacrifice for us and a humble way to ask for His Mercy–for ourselves and for the whole world during these very challenging times. All the words needed for the prayer will be shown on screen so no need to come with anything but your prayerful self. On each of these Fridays, our Evening Prayer will still take place at its regular 5 PM time.