Fr. Finigan has written an extremely insightful post on St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy chaplet. Some of this has to do with the precise words that are said during the chaplet as well as why St. Faustina’s writings were placed on the Index of Forbidden Books during the 1950s.
Although I do possess a copy of St. Faustina’s diary, I have never read it. However, I do pray the Divine Mercy chaplet from time to time. Based on my own experiences, I have found it to be a source of great consolation in these trying times.
Our Lady of the Angels, pray for us!
St. Faustina Kowalska, pray for us!