Divine Mercy Message For Divorced Catholics


Plane Crash On The Hudson River

The Divine Mercy is an excellent example of the riches of our faith. It is message and a chaplet given by Christ to St. Maria Faustina, a polish nun, in the 1930′s.


The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us — all of us, and He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.


There is a promise from Jesus for all those who pray the chaplet during the “hour of mercy,” which is 3pm (the hour that Jesus hung on the cross).


“Jesus said to St. Faustina, “This is the hour of great mercy. In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion (Diary of St. Faustina, 1320).”


It is there to inspire us to persevere, fight the good fight, and trust that God will take care of us and keep us close to Him. As a matter of fact, one man experienced the great mercy of Jesus as a result of the Divine Mercy, and in a very public way. Some people are calling it a miracle.


Fred Barretta, on business in New York City, would be among the 155 people to board an airplane at LaGuardia Airport to fly home to his family in Charlotte, N.C. Ninety seconds after takeoff, the jet hit a flock of geese, the engines exploded, and the plane lost power at 3,200 feet. There was no way the plane could reach a safe landing strip in time.


Just days before, Fred had cleaned out his briefcase and found his Divine Mercy Chaplet booklet, which he took out and prayed while he waited for a business meeting to begin. And in this dire situation as he sat on the plane that was plummeting to earth, he prayed again, relying on the promise of Jesus.


“I prayed with every fiber of emotion and sincerity I could muster, ‘God, please be merciful to us,’” Fred recalled two weeks later.


You may know the rest of the story… the plane landed in the Hudson River, all passengers and crew survived the crash and there were no serious injuries.


But what was even more miraculous about Fred’s story was for a long time before this event, he was a self-proclaimed, half-hearted Catholic. He had a difficult time trusting God after the economy tanked, wiping out most of his savings. But a through an almost un-noticable turn of events, his life changed forever.


As Christmas approached, he began to accept that the only true security one can have in life is in God. This prompted him to make a New Year’s resolution to trust God more and improve his prayer life. That resulted in his praying the chaplet he found in his briefcase and buying a book entitled, The Promises Of The Eucharist”; which ultimately led to his prayer for God’s mercy on the plane.


You just never know. You just never know how God will work in your life.


A lot of Freds are out there, looking for something solid. You may be one. I know a lot of Catholics who has been through a divorce and plagued by worries and concerns over a multitude of things. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is the perfect prayer for you and so many others in times of distress.


I encourage you to take 5 minutes today to say the Divine Mercy Chaplet for your intentions and for those who have no faith, and entrust yourself to Jesus! Jesus, I trust in You!



  1. MariaPaz-1073223 March 29, 2016 Reply

    Kindly write more articles of this kind, and, The Divine Mercy…JESUS, i TRUST IN YOU!

  2. MariaPaz-1073223 March 29, 2016 Reply

    I love The Divine Mercy Chaplet. It has helped me in so many ways. Than you, for a beautiful article!
    God bless you, Liza.

    • MariaPaz-1073223 March 29, 2016 Reply

      I love The Divine Mercy Chaplet. It has helped me in so many ways. Thank you, for a beautiful article!
      God bless you, Liza.

  3. Ines O. November 30, 2015 Reply

    Great post I do also pray a lot the Divine Mercy. It is being so help full to me
    For the Sake of his most sorrowful Passion,
    have Mercy on Us and on the Whole World……
    Blessings to the whole world..In Jesus….Cecilia

  4. Loretta-1078521 April 27, 2014 Reply

    I prayed the chaplet at three o’clock, with my father as he lay dying ,on January 21st 2009. During the prayers he pointed to a blue light reflecting onto the glasses perched on my head. Opposite where I sat , beside his bed in the lounge, was the window. There was nothing blue to be seen.. The sky was a dull grey and the light was fading. We both knew that it could only be the blue of Our Lady. Just as we finished the chaplet the nurses adminstered the syringe drivers which relieved my father’s intense suffering from stomach cancer for the last twelve hours of his life. I can only say how grateful I am for The Divine Mercy Chaplet, for I asked that Our Lord come himself to take my father, and he doesn’t break promises.

  5. Nancy-56948 April 9, 2013 Reply

    An interesting and beautiful post…thank you Lisa. Do you have any further information on the book referred to (“The Promises of the Eucharist”)? I googled it but didn’t get far. Thanks for any info.

  6. Norman-923461 April 6, 2013 Reply

    The Divine Mercy Chaplet……… What a gift the Lord has given us… I like it most being sung.

    For the Sake of his most sorrowful Passion,
    have Mercy on Us and on the Whole World

    Imagine if 3 million of us sang it together right mw and just lifted our voice up to the Heaven’s what a choir we would have YES……..

    God Bless

    In Christ Jesus


  7. Chris-920787 April 5, 2013 Reply

    Lisa, Thanks for the beautiful story. My family and I will be traveling to Elyria, Ohio to Holy Love Shrine for the day. At 3 the Divine Chaplet will be prayed by the expected 2-3 thousand pilgrims. I can’t wait. I’ve grown so much more in my Faith by reciting the daily Chaplet. We need more Chaplets being prayed!!! God Bless you!!!

  8. Veronica-674700 April 5, 2013 Reply

    very healing…will do

  9. Liz-946934 April 5, 2013 Reply

    This is an interesting post, thanks Lisa. I’ve never heard of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. It would’ve been useful if one of the links at the bottom was a copy of the prayer.

  10. Joseph-837170 April 5, 2013 Reply

    So beautiful and true! My mom and I prayed this at the third hour. Mom introduced me to this prayer, and we did pray it at the 3rd hour. I’d like to dedicate this reply to my late mom, who truly brought me up in the faith. I am certain that through this prayer, I was healed of my malignantt brain ca because it was supposed to have taken my life 11 years ago. I had an MRI done a couple years ago , and the ca was coming back. My neuro-surgeon gave me 2 choices, either we operate or closely monitor it. I opted for the latter of the two. On the next MRI, the cancer was completely gone gone gone, “had to be the Lord’s doing, no dought in my mind/brain lol. Today I am thriving and leading a brain-injury support group! praise God!!

    • Therese-632256 April 6, 2013 Reply

      What a beautiful witness Joseph, thanks be to God for his graces in your healing!

  11. Mary-784275 April 5, 2013 Reply

    This was a beautiful story Lisa. Thank you and may God richly bless you!

  12. Theresia-758681 April 4, 2013 Reply

    I really LOVE this story!! God bless you! Thank you !

  13. Marita-847688 April 4, 2013 Reply

    God’s miracle!

  14. Lina-959901 April 4, 2013 Reply

    Divine Mercy will be done at St Patricks catholic church Sutherland, NSW at 3PM to 5PM. If you have the opportunity attend.

  15. Kathy-730470 April 4, 2013 Reply

    What a beautiful, faithfully written blog about the Divine Mercy chaplet Lisa !! Interesting I should read this when I have been praying it !!

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