Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Divine Mercy

The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy is a Catholic devotion based on the visions of Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), known as "the Apostle of Mercy." She was a Polish sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and canonized as a Catholic saint in 2000. The chaplet is often said as a rosary-based prayer with the same set of rosary beads used for reciting the Holy Rosary or the Chaplet of Holy Wounds.

Nobody is sure which is the original divine mercy image, because it has been re-painted a few times. But Jesus told St. Faustina that the version of the image is not important - what is important is the image itself.
Below is a video on the Divine Mercy Chaplet:

Related post: Cenacle Of Divine Mercy


Amy Doyle said...

The most important aspect of the Devotion of Divine Mercy is the need to trust in God's mercy. "The vessel with which souls receive abundant graces, and special favors, is confidence!" Jesus told Saint Faustina. The confident, trusting soul is like a lightening rod for Gods mercy and grace. Jesus could not stress strongly enough, that it was the soul's trust itself, that acted as the perfect channel by which God's grace could pour into a persons life!

Paul K said...

Trust in Jesus. He is the truth.

EG said...

He who knows how to forgive prepares for himself many graces from God. As often as I look upon the cross, so often will I forgive with all my heart.

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