Saturday, April 14, 2007

Last Day of the Divine Mercy Novena

On Good Friday, a fellow parishioner was handing out bunches of nine thin beeswax candles (homemade) for praying the Divine Mercy Novena. What a treat! We drilled holes in a log to make a candleholder, and each day we've lit a new candle before we pray the novena prayers. Tonight we lit the last one in the middle. It was so lovely I'm saving the log for our Pentecost novena.

It occurred to me that this might be a wonderful fundraiser or craft for a youth or parish group to do for promoting devotion to the Divine Mercy: make candles and log holders, and sell them with a Divine Mercy booklet to encourage folks to do the novena. At least, our family loved it! I'm already wondering how I can get more candles for next year.


Kimberlee said...

Beautiful picture and beaitiful idea. It's lovely that you posted this during the 3 o'clock hour and on the liturgical anniversary of John Paul II's death. Have a blessed Divine Mercy Sunday!

WondrousPilgrim said...


this is so beautiful!

also, I had some of the schmedike (sp?) eggs at either the klassen's or the hatkes (or both?) over easter weekend. they were so marvelous, and flavorful!

Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

Julie said...

Beautiful idea! Our family, for the first time, completed the Divine Mercy novena...having candles would have made it even extra special.

Dragonflyer's Ladybug said...

What a great idea to celebrate His Divine Mercy :)