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Nightly Devotional Prayers

Rosary Beads

Rosary beads. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM.

The Holy Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy are among the most beloved of Catholic devotional prayers. On KNOM, broadcasting the Rosary is one of our oldest traditions, and in recent years, we’ve added to our nightly Rosary hour a broadcast of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Both prayer recordings were produced locally, by members of the Catholic faith community in Nome and environs.

Join us for an hour of prayer devotion every night at 9:00pm on KNOM: 96.1 FM and 780 AM. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy begins at 9:16pm, followed by the Holy Rosary at exactly 9:30, with devotional and reflective music featured throughout the 9pm hour. You can also listen to and download our Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet broadcasts below.

Update: you can also now hear and download a specially-made prayer novena to St. Kateri Tekakwitha.

Novena to St. Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first person of Native American heritage to be canonized a Catholic saint, is of special significance to KNOM and its staff. St. Kateri’s feast day, July 14, is the same as our first day of broadcast in 1971. It was for this reason that KNOM board member and volunteer alumnus Father Ross Tozzi chose July 14th as the date of his ordination to the priesthood, upon KNOM’s 30th anniversary in 2001.

In 2016, we produced a simple but special prayer devotion to St. Kateri, to be broadcast for a novena (nine-day period) starting on our 45th birthday, July 14, 2016. You can listen to the devotional below or download it here.


The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

These prayer devotions are based upon the visions of Jesus of the recently-canonized Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun of the early 20th century. While distinct from the Holy Rosary, the Chaplet uses a repeating structure of prayer similar to the Rosary and can be said using Rosary beads.

Listen to KNOM’s own Chaplet of Divine Mercy recording below, or download the .mp3 file here.


The Holy Rosary

As the US Conference on Catholic Bishops describes, the “Mysteries of the Rosary center on the events of Christ’s life,” and the “gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ’s spirit dwells.” There are four sets of Mysteries, each of which you’ll hear broadcast, in a rotating basis, nightly on KNOM.

Listen to each of KNOM’s (approximately 20-minute) Rosary prayers below, or download them all (as a .ZIP file) here.


The Joyful Mysteries


The Sorrowful Mysteries


The Glorious Mysteries


The Luminous Mysteries