Divine Mercy

Feast of Divine Mercy

The Feast of Divine Mercy

To Faithfully observe the Feast of Mercy we should:

* Celebrate the Feast on the Sunday after Easter
* Go to Confession
- during Lent, up to "Divine Mercy Sunday."  If you are in the state of grace (have not committed a mortal sin) you do not need to go to Confession again to receive the graces on "Divine Mercy Sunday."
Receive Communion on "Divine Mercy Sunday."
* An Act of Mercy should take place in our lives,
as part of the fulfillment of the feast:
Merciful Word - Forgiving and Comforting
Merciful Deed - Any of the Corporal Works of Mercy
Merciful Prayer - Prayers for Mercy for someone
* The Feast should be preceded by a Novena of Chaplets of Divine Mercy, for 9 days beginning on Good Friday.

Jesus said to Saint Faustina... "On one occasion, I heard these words; My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable (138) mercy.  I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls and especially for poor sinners.  On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open.  I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the Fount of My Mercy.  The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.  On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened.  Let no soul fear  to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet.  My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity.  Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy.  Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity.  The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. (139)  It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter.  Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy." (699)

The Divine Mercy Image

Our Lord said to Saint Faustina...  "Paint an image according to the pattern you see with the signature:  Jesus, I trust in You... " (47)  "I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish.  I also promise victory over (its) enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death.  I Myself will defend it as My own glory."  (48)  "I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy.  That vessel is this image with the signature:  Jesus, I trust in You." (327)

Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy in My Soul, Notebook II, 699, Notebook I, 47-48, 327

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