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Divine Mercy Sunday

11 April 2021 All day

Divine Mercy (1934) by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski (1873 – 1939).

For Reflection

The Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday was named by Pope St. John Paul ll at the canonisation of St. Faustina on April 30, 2000. In a series of revelations in the 1930’s, God called Sr Faustina Maria Kowalska of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy in Poland to tell the world of God’s tender mercy:

My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and a shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners… Everything that exists has come from the very depths of my most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate y love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter.

St Faustina’s Diary, entry 699

Divine Mercy Sunday further highlights the merciful love of God that is always present and available to us. We celebrate together the paschal mystery of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter, and in Mass each Sunday throughout the year.

Essentially, God’s mercy… reveals precisely this truth:

good triumphs over evil, life is stronger than death

and God’s love is more powerful than sin.

Pope John Paul II, Regina Caeli address on Divine Mercy Sunday, 1995.

Prayer

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Find out how to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy here.

Music

Divine Mercy Chaplet by Fr Rob Galea, and Natasha and Gary Pinto

Divine Mercy Chaplet by Fr Rob Galea, and Natasha and Gary Pinto