Online Novena of the Divine Mercy Chaplet 2020

More than 800 people joined Mundelein Seminary’s alumni priests from around the country in praying an online Novena of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, beginning on Good Friday and continuing for nine days through Divine Mercy Sunday. This novena gave us the opportunity to ask for God’s mercy, be merciful to others and completely trust in the graces of God’s mercy for us.

As we journeyed through the Triduum and entered the Easter season, we united with the Catholic Church around the world in praying for the daily intentions that the Lord revealed to Saint Faustina in a series of revelations that she recorded in a 600-page diary.

Watch each day’s video below:

Father Shaun Whittington ’05 (Diocese of Indianapolis)

Father Edson Elizarraras ’16 (Tucson)

Monsignor Dan Deutsch ’94 (Diocese of Rockford)

Father Tim Fairman ’88 (Archdiocese of Chicago) and Father Matt Jamesson '14 (Archdiocese of Chicago)

Father Leo McDowell '94 (Diocese of Great Falls-Billings)

Father Tom Franzman '70 (Archdiocese of Chicago)

Father Mario Quejadas '00 (Diocese of Joliet), Father Clive Otieno ’15 (Diocese of Joliet), and seminarian Deacon Jose Cerna (Diocese of Joliet)

Father Scott Wallisch '10 (Diocese of Kansas City, KS)

Father Marek Smolka '14 (Archdiocese of Chicago)

Father John Kartje, Mundelein Seminary rector

Our Lord told St. Faustina, “I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fountain of My mercy, that they may draw … strength and refreshment and whatever grace they need in the hardships of life, and especially at the hour of death.” (Diary, 1209)