Divine Mercy

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Introduction

On February 23, 1931, a Polish nun had a vision of Jesus Christ.

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Image

"Paint an image according to the pattern you see with the inscription: Jesus, I trust..."

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Hour

"At three o'clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief..."

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Chaplet

"Say unceasingly this chaplet that I have taught you. Anyone who says it will..."

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Feast

During the course of Jesus' revelations to St. Faustina He asked that a feast day...

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St. Faustina

"In the evening, when I was in my cell, I became aware of the Lord Jesus..."

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Excerpts

"Write about My mercy towards tormented souls. Souls that make an..."

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Introduction

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"MY LOVE AND MERCY KNOW NO BOUNDS"

On February 22, 1931, a Polish nun had a vision of Jesus Christ.

He came with a message of trust in God's mercy that she was told to spread throughout the world. It was a time following the horrible human suffering and destruction of World War I. A time marked by major bank collapses, shattered economies, social and civil unrest, political confusion and rising secularism. Earthquakes and other disasters were destroying areas, claiming lives, and adding to the hardships. A short eight years later, Germany would invade Poland to launch World War II. A time of extraordinary suffering for mankind, a time of suffering brought about by the works of human hands. A time of mercy.

The times we live in, more than any other in history, call for a great outpouring of the mercy of God. As a result, the revelations to St. Faustina became known as "The Message of Divine Mercy", and a renewed devotion to The Sacred Heart flourished, a devotion to Jesus under the title of "The Divine Mercy".

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Following her death, the message of God's mercy, as revealed to Faustina, began to slowly spread. However, the political situation in Poland during and after the war made it difficult for the Church to authenticate Faustina's writings. As a result, the Vatican imposed a ban on spreading the message of mercy according to these revelations.

When the writings were eventually scutinized in detail, scholars and theologians were astounded that a simple nun with hardly two winters of normal education was able to write so clearly –– and with such detail and simplicity about the mystical life. Her writings were found to be entirely theologically correct, and are numbered among the greatest works of mystical literature.

"Proclaim that mercy is the greatest attribute of God. All the works of My hands are crowned with mercy." -- Diary, 301

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