The first spiritual guide on the Divine Mercy message and devotion specifically for nurses and those who care for the sick, injured, and dying. A practical "howto" guide. 88 pages,... Read more
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"I call upon all healthcare professionals to not only contribute financially to the relief efforts, but to also draw upon our Lord's guidance, as revealed through the revelations of St. Faustina, the Apostle of Divine Mercy," says Marie Romagnano, RN, founder of Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy.
By Marie Romagnano, RN (Jan 15, 2010)
The facts are as follows: Untold thousands remain trapped under debris or dying in the streets as a result of the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti on Tuesday, Jan. 12. And we all have a role to play in helping.
We need to put Divine Mercy into action through prayer and support.
The Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception have set up a means by which people can send financial support to the Haitian relief efforts. Please visit our special Haiti relief page.
One-hundred percent of all donations will be sent to Catholic Relief Services, the international relief agency based in Baltimore, Md., that has mobilized an immediate aid response to Haiti in the form of food and supplies.
In my role as founder of Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy, an apostolate of the Marians, I call upon all healthcare professionals to not only contribute financially to the relief efforts, but to also draw upon our Lord's guidance, as revealed through the revelations of St. Faustina, the Apostle of Divine Mercy.
Major catastrophic events present healthcare professionals with occasions to exercise efficacious spiritual works of mercy at the most critical moments of the injured and dying. The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy is the most appropriate prayer that can be offered for victims who may not otherwise be rescued or able to be assisted. It truly becomes their "last hope of salvation," as declared by our Lord (see Diary of St. Faustina, 684), and a means of hope and consolation for those related to them.
Here are instructions on how to pray the chaplet.
Why the chaplet? Because Christ has attached many promises to those who pray it.
Christ told St. Faustina, "At the hour of their death, I defend as My own glory every soul that will say this chaplet; or, when others say it for a dying person; the pardon is the same. When this chaplet is said by the bedside of a dying person, divine anger is placated, an unfathomable mercy envelops the soul, and the very depths of My tender mercy are moved for the sake of the sorrowful Passion of My Son" (Diary, 811).
For those with loved ones who were killed in Haiti, and for those unsure of the status of loved ones, please remember the comforting words of Jesus and look to what St. Faustina tells us:
I often attend upon the dying and through entreaties obtain for them trust in God's mercy, and I implore God for an abundance of divine grace, which is always victorious. God's mercy sometimes touches the sinner at the last moment in a wondrous and mysterious way. Outwardly, it seems as if everything were lost, but it is not so. The soul, illumined by a ray of God's powerful final grace, turns to God in the last moment with such a power of love that, in an instant, it receives from God forgiveness of sin and punishment, while outwardly it shows no sign either of repentance or of contrition, because souls [at that stage] no longer react to external things.
Oh, how beyond comprehension is God's mercy! Although a person is at the point of death, the merciful God gives the soul that interior vivid moment, so that if the soul is willing, it has the possibility of returning to God. (1698)
Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy hopes to gather a volunteer team that will serve the victims in Haiti. This effort would be done in tandem with the Red Cross. We will keep you informed.
In the meantime, please pray the chaplet for our brothers and sisters in Haiti, and please consider making a financial gift through our special Haiti relief page.
Jesus, I trust in You!