The First Sunday of Easter is Divine Mercy Sunday. Jesus himself instructed Sister Faustina Kowalska to ask people to pray a Novena to Divine Mercy in preparation for this great feast. A novena is nine days of prayer. This novena will begin on Good Friday. We are asked to pray one chaplet and to pray for the special intention that Jesus has designated for that day. Go to for instructions on how to say the Chaplet, and the special intention for each day of the Novena.