Prayer at 3:00
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Question / Issue:
"Every day at 3 p.m. I
say the chaplet of Divine Mercy. During Lent, is it omitted?"
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First, note that it is
traditional for Catholics to recite the
Lord's Prayer each day at 3:00 p.m., the hour of Christ's death. Those who
are devotees of Faustina's 'Divine Mercy' devotion may instead supplant the
Lord's Prayer given to us by Jesus Christ in Holy Scripture with Faustina's prayer(s)
based on her alleged private revelations. [Tradition-minded Catholics,
however, may avoid this 'questionable devotion' as Faustina – who admits her
body smelled like a corpse (in contrast to other saints who emitted pleasant
fragrances) – is known for a diary which contains factual errors,
contradictions, unfulfilled prophecies, and theological issues. For more
information on issues with respect to Faustina's 'Divine Mercy' devotion, please try
the "What's Up With Faustina's Divine Mercy Devotion?" publications (see
here for links).]
Given the many
concerns regarding Faustina's 'Divine Mercy' devotion, my opinion is that it is
best to use the Rosary beads for what they are intended for – the Holy Rosary! –
rather than use them for prayers associated with a novel devotion that was
forbidden prior to the
Second Vatican Council. Wouldn't it be preferable to instead pray the
daily rosary as Our Lady has requested and have a strong devotion to the
However, those who
wish to participate in the 'Divine Mercy' devotion would not omit the prayers,
especially during Lent.
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