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Divine Mercy - the Message and Devotion

by Ian on March 2, 2008

" Divine Mercy - the Message and the Devotion "

"There is nothing a man needs more than Divine Mercy - that love which is benevolent, which is compassionate, which raises man above his weakness to the infinite heights of the holiness of God. In this place, we become particularly aware of this. From here, in fact, went out the message of Divine Mercy that Christ Himself chose to pass on to our generation through St. Faustina.

And it is a message clear and understandable for everyone. Anyone can come here, look at this image of the merciful Jesus, His Heart radiating peace, and hear in the depths of his own soul what St. Faustina heard: Fear nothing; I am always with you. And if this person responds with a sincere heart, “Jesus I trust in You,” he will find comfort in all his anxieties and fears....

I come here to commend the concerns of the Church and of humanity to the merciful Christ. On the threshold of the third millennium, I come to entrust to Him once more my Petrine ministry - “Jesus, I trust in You!”

- Pope John Paul II at the tomb of St. Faustina in Poland, June 7, 1997

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"Divine Mercy Sunday is now the title of the second Sunday of the Easter season. It was named by Pope John Paul II at the canonization of St. Maria Faustina on April 30, 2000, and then officially decreed by the Vatican. Pope John Paul II described Mercy Sunday “ “In a special way, it is the Sunday of Thanksgiving for all goodness that God has shown us in the whole Easter mystery.” Here he is underscoring the Church's understanding that Divine Mercy Sunday as the Octave Day of Easter brings us the fullness of Christ's resurrection- pointing back to the first day of our celebration on Easter Sunday, and now to it's fullness on the eight day, the Octave.

Mercy Sunday brings us Our Lord's promise an “ocean of graces” for souls, “especially for poor sinners.” And each one of us, as a sinner, sorely needs these graces of the Risen Christ to wash away the misery of our sins. Even those who are striving for holiness need deeper conversion and renewal. "

- from Why Mercy Sunday? A Q&A Guide to Celebrating Mercy Sunday

 

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The Divine Mercy Novena

On Good Friday, 1937, Jesus requested that St. Faustina make a special novena before the Feast of Mercy, from Good Friday through the next Saturday, and dictated the intentions for each day:

First day - all mankind, especially sinners;

Second day - the souls of priests and religious;

Third day - all devout and faithful souls;

Fourth day - those who do not believe in God and those who do not yet know Jesus;

Fifth day - the souls who have separated themselves from the Church;

Sixth day - the meek and humble souls and the souls of little children;

Seventh day - the souls who especially venerate and glorify His mercy;

Eighth day - the souls detained in purgatory; and

Ninth day - souls who have become lukewarm.

 

I fly to Your Mercy, Compassionate God, Who alone are good. Although my misery is great and my offenses are many, I trust in Your Mercy because You are the God of Mercy, and it has never been heard of in all ages, nor do Heaven or Earth remember, that a soul trusting in Your Mercy has been disappointed.- - -
Jesus, Friend of a lonely heart, You are my haven. You are my peace. You are my salvation.

You are my serenity in moments of struggle and amidst an ocean of doubts.

Amen
We hope your Lenten season is an especially blessed and faith-filled one.
- the staff at Aquinas and More Catholic Goods

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john February 4, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Check out Divine Mercy Readings
http://www.inter-missions.com/page1/page1.html

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TOM February 10, 2013 at 7:30 am

is the diary available in large print – does the hard cover version have larger print than the paperback ?

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