Sunday, April 12, 2015


Jesus to Saint Faustina:  Involuntary offenses of souls do not hinder My love for them or prevent Me from uniting Myself with them. But voluntary offenses, obstruct my graces, and I cannot lavish My gifts on such souls. (1641). - Sunday reflection: John 20:19–31
Today the Catholic Church and some Anglican communities celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, instituted by St. John Paul II on the basis of the visions of St. Faustina Kowalska. The first occasion of the celebration took place 15 years ago, on the same day St. Faustina was canonized. One year later, St. John Paul II reminded celebrants at the second celebration that the feast of Divine Mercy emphasizes the message of Easter:
Jesus said to St. Faustina one day: “Humanity will never find peace until it turns with trust to Divine Mercy.” Divine Mercy! This is the Easter gift that the Church receives from the risen Christ and offers to humanity.
The Passion of Jesus Christ was the central event of divine mercy, of course.

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