Thursday, April 15, 2010

Good Friday tradition: The Divine Mercy Novena

As Easter weekend approaches, so do the ancient traditions of those who observe religious faith – and today, Good Friday, brings A Good Friday tradition: Divine Mercy Novena" href="">the Divine Mercy Novena of the Roman Catholic faith|As Easter weekend draws near, so does the venerated tradition of those who declare religious faith – and today comes the Divine Mercy Novena of the Roman Catholic faith on Good Friday|Easter weekend is just around the corner, bringing along the ancient tradition of those who profess religious faith – and Good Friday, which is today, brings the Roman Catholic’s tradition of the Divine Mercy Novena}. For those of you unfamiliar with the significance of “novena,” WordNet defines it as “a Roman Catholic devotion composed of prayers on nine consecutive days.” Roman Catholics believe that Jesus mandated the Divine Me! rcy Novena, and he told St. Faustina that on Good Friday, the special nine days of prayer should begin. Prayers are to be devoted to a specific group of souls each day. According to CatholicFire, the last day is “the most difficult of all, and prayers are to be made for “the lukewarm and indifferent,” the ones who are said to have caused Jesus “more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt one of the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives.” Certainly this would are long before payday loans.

Divine Mercy Novena: For what are Catholics praying?

Jesus is reputed to have told St. Faustina, “On each day you’ll beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls.” The list of the Divine Mercy Novena prayers for Roman Catholics is as following:

  1. Good Friday – For all humankind, pray, with a particular focus on those who have sinned. Prayers should include the souls of the priest and ministers who contributed to the recent Catholic Church sex scandals, including the ones who stood on the sideline and did nothing to stop it.
  2. Holy Saturday – Roman Catholics should pray for “the souls of priests and religious.” See No. 1, above.
  3. Easter Sunday – This is the day to pray for “all devout and faithful souls,” writes CatholicFire. Review No. 1; part of the Roman Catholic faith might argue that those who participated in the scandal are no longer “faithful.”
  4. Easter Monday – Prayer is dedicated to the souls who don’t know or don’t believe in Jesus.
  5. Easter Tuesday – This is the day to pray for “the souls of separated brethren.”
  6. Easter Wednesday – Prayer is dedicated to “the meek and humble souls and the souls of kids.” This is where certain Roman Catholics need to spend more time on; review No. 1
  7. Easter Thursday – The souls of those who go the extra mile to honor the mercy of Jesus.
  8. Easter Friday – Prayer on this day is made for the souls in purgatory.
  9. Easter Saturday – Prayer is dedicated to the souls who have “become lukewarm” on this final day of Divine Mercy Novena.

A nice Divine Mercy Novena is what Roman Catholics would want

It might make it impossible, considering Vatican’s regrettable stance on the recent priest sex scandals. Although unfair to blame the massed parishioners for the ruthless actions of a few, the actions of the Vatican have painted the anger and heat of society. The Vatican will take immediate action on the best interests of children, that is if they believe as Jesus does that children are the model of peaceful innocence. Pope Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzenberger) is backed by some cardinals for protecting the Vatican’s reputation, but there are laws in destination on this planet for how to deal with those who would harm kids. Although there is nevertheless much to be done, it looks as if the Roman Catholic Church may be headed in that direction, the direction of aiding those Jesus favored by first following the law. Let it be said, if it means a need for a cash lender or two to help settle a lawsuit.

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