Divine Mercy Devotion

The Holy Rosary Divine Mercy Prayer Ministry was blessed with a new member that expressed an interest to join our group by including the crocheting of a “Prayer Shawl”, during our 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night gathering. Our prayer gathering includes the healing intercessions of all included on our prayer list, crocheting of the prayer shawl, the praying the Divine Mercy chaplet within the celebration of Benediction, and the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. A prayer shawl recipient can be at the request of the recipient or as chosen from the names included on our prayer list.

The process for gifting the prayer shawl at Holy Rosary Parish, Claymont DE:

Over the centuries, shawls have come to symbolize shelter, peace and spiritual sustenance. Since the 1998 inception of the Prayer Shawl Ministry in Hartford CT, members worldwide have lovingly given their time and talent by knitting and crocheting shawls, created with the power of prayer for those in need of comfort, care and healing, peace, hope and joy.

  • Prayers for each recipient are knit into their shawl throughout its creation.
  • When completed, a Divine Mercy medal is attached to the shawl.
  • The shawl is prayed over by the group and wrapped, along with an individualized prayer gift card and a brochure explaining the ministry.
  • The shawl is blessed by a priest. 
  • A giver then presents the shawl to its surprised recipient.
  • All involved sense the unconditional embrace of a sheltering, mothering God, loving God, God of Divine Mercy.
  • The shawl is the evidence of a “work of mercy” which becomes a way of life for our members.
  • There is no wrong way to create a shawl; it’s the praying that counts. “Jesus I Trust in You” is our signature.
  • The healing words of Jesus, as recorded by St. Faustina: “My daughter, tell souls that I am giving them My mercy as a defense. I Myself am fighting for them”. Thank You, Jesus, that You give Your mercy as our defense in the battle of life — and that You Yourself are fighting for us. Help me to talk openly of Your mercy to others, not giving into discouragement.

To request a Prayer Shawl, to knit or crochet with us, or to join Holy Rosary’s Divine Mercy Prayer group, please contact:

Ann Dougherty anndougherty42@gmail.com; phone 302-798-4345.

Psalm 139:13-14 teaches us, “You created every part of me, knitting me in my Mother’s womb. For such handiwork, I praise you. Awesome this great wonder!”


To view “The History of the Original Divine Mercy Image.”  Click on the Vilnius Divine Mercy image below to view.

To assist us in teaching our children to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet,  please view the 13 minute video, The Divine Mercy Chaplet for Kids.  Click the image below to view.


We invite you to view the short video of “Divine Mercy, The Second Greatest Story” by Fr. Michael Gaitley.  Try praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet, it will transform your life!

Click Father Gaitley's picture to view video!


Please feel free to join us as we gather to pray the Chaplet, every Tuesday evening, at 7pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.              

For more information, contact: Ann Dougherty 302.798.4345

(Our Hispanic Community gather to pray the Chaplet, every Monday evening at 7p.m.)

To learn about about Divine Mercy Devotion please click here.

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These videos will also help you understand Divine Mercy better...