This weekend the Universal Church celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday. Pope John Paul II dedicated the Second Sunday of Easter to ‘The Feast of Mercy’ in 2000 at the canonization of the Polish religious sister St. Faustina Kowalska and since then devotion has grown tremendously. Today on Register Radio, Register writers Matt McDonald and Lauretta Brown talk about the growth of the Divine Mercy devotion as well as some ways to partake in this feast day’s greatest offerings.
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‘Lord, who with your death and resurrection revealed the Father’s love, we believe in you and with trust we repeat today: Jesus, I trust in you, have mercy on us and on the entire world,’ he wrote.
‘Jesus, I trust in you.’
Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to ask themselves if in the name of Jesus’ wounds, they are willing to open their arms to others, especially the wounded, so that no one is excluded from God’s mercy.
John Paul II made teaching and spreading Divine Mercy a keystone of his pontificate.
Here are some facts about Divine Mercy Sunday, including the Church’s guidance on how to receive indulgences.
A sister from St. Faustina’s order discusses the message of Divine Mercy and her community’s work in Washington.