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Divine Mercy indulgence

Pope John Paul named this Sunday, as “Divine Mercy Sunday.” A plenary indulgence may be gained on the usual conditions for all those who say the Our Father and the Creed in a Church, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus (e.g. “Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!”)

To gain a plenary indulgence, it is necessary to receive Holy Communion and to make a sacramental confession. These may be done within two weeks before or after the indulgenced prayers. In addition, we must pray for the intentions of the Holy Father (e.g. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.) and be free from attachment to sin by conceiving a detestation of sin and a firm resolution not to sin in the future.

You may also wish to say the Divine Mercy Chaplet which was promoted by St Faustina. There is further information about the devotion at the Divine Mercy website.