Happy Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy imageToday is the second Sunday of Easter, which is now officially Divine Mercy Sunday. It is also the Octave of Easter (8 days after Easter Sunday).

The holiday is based on the visions of St. Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun. In her visions, Jesus asked her to paint the vision of his divine mercy being poured forth from his sacred heart. The image is now very famous in Catholic churches and homes.

Devotions related to Divine Mercy ask for Christ’s abundant mercy, trust in his mercy, and then show mercy towards others.

Mercy is a theme in Jesus’ teachings, and in the Beatitudes Jesus reminds us that “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” During this holiday, let’s remember Christ’s abundant mercy towards us, and then show that to others.

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