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Sep 10, 2020

God’s Mercy and Suicide

If you’ve lost a loved one to suicide, don’t give in to despair.

According to St. Faustina, God gives those who are dying three opportunities to repent. And since God is both all-powerful and all-knowing, he can do so in mere seconds.

We can do something for those who have taken their own life. We can pray for them, especially with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. God is outside of time, so he can apply those graces to the person we’re praying for at the very moment they need it most.

If you or someone you know has expressed suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 or Text: 741741

Fr. Chris Alar, Director of the Association of Marian Helpers

Father Chris Alar, MIC, is a priest with the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr. Chris wrote and produced the popular “Divine Mercy 101” DVD and is the author of the soon-to-be released book After Suicide: There is Still Hope for Them and You. He is an international speaker and a regular host and guest on EWTN. He also hosts the online “Divine Mercy Matters” series at Currently he serves as “Fr. Joseph, MIC,” the director of the Association of Marian Helpers, and is the head of Marian Press, located on the grounds of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

For more information about Divine Mercy and Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, visit

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