Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Mercy Heals all Wounds

It was 2003, and I was only months away from graduating college. Distracted by the thrill of finally entering adult life, I wasn’t perceptive as my then-boyfriend and I whirred past a serious accident on a busy highway at night. Instantly, we swerved across four lanes of Friday-night traffic and blocked the road. We were the first on scene. Ryan […]

Peace through Mercy

"Madonna and Child" (detail) by Sassoferrato

A few years ago, as I had the sung version of the Divine Mercy Chaplet blaring during my shower, I was interrupted by a then-four-year-old wanting to play a guessing game with me. Hearing her sincere belting out of the song, punctuated by “Mom, your turn!,” made me smile. It also made me think about how Mary must have used […]

Peace through Mercy

My devotion to the Divine Mercy Chaplet goes back to my early days of Catholicism, when it was included on the CD from Catholicity that I used to learn the rosary. For one thing, it was quick.  And unlike the rosary, that had me fumbling and mumbling, the Divine Mercy Chaplet rolled off my tongue. I forgot about it for awhile, […]

Holy Workout

A Mountain Trail

If you’re looking for a creative way to do penance during Lent, I have an idea for you: exercise. Even if you love to exercise, there is often a little suffering involved. It might be cold or raining, you might not feel like working hard that day, or perhaps you’re bored with the usual routine. Here are a few ideas […]