I saw Michael the Archangel in the Garden of Gethsemane. It began to unfold in my mind like a movie reel as I prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
It was one of the first times I'd ever prayed with the new CD version of the Chaplet I produced with the help of Fr. Don Calloway. Through a journey along 15 Stations of the Cross chosen by Pope John Paul II, all set against the recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, I seemed to be given deeper insights into the role of St. Michael during Christ's Passion. I was in a different place… a different space as the meditations unfolded. I was taken in my mind's eye to each station of Christ's suffering, and somehow witnessed–in profound detail and emotion–the passion through St. Michael's eyes… his profound sense of helplessness, his keen awareness, his readiness to defend Jesus, his confusion and horror as Satan appeared to be victorious, and ultimately, the triumphant joy of the Archangel as he accompanied Christ in His glorious resurrection.
I have since experienced many graces while praying this CD version of the Chaplet.
In her Diary, St. Faustina speaks about the promises God makes to those who take up this prayer: I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy (687). Through the Chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will. (1731) Jesus also promised great graces at the hour of death for those who pray it, as well as for souls who are dying when it is prayed in their presence.
The Divine Mercy Chaplet is a prayer for our times. It's so simple, and yet, so deep. I believe this version of the Chaplet is a prayer experience like none other. The Stations of the Cross are accompanied by powerful musical scores from composer Darcy Phillips. At the end of each Chaplet is an original song I've written to help deepen your prayer experience and hopefully further immerse you into the merciful Heart of Jesus.
And I am sure, if you ask him, St. Michael will pray the prayer with you. He was there. He saw it all. And through his prayers, He will help you understand the great gift that Jesus gave you in His passion and death.
Listen to the CD now… and experience it for yourself.