4/13/12

The Great Day of Divine Mercy


Divine Mercy Sunday
April 15, 2012
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O Lord, our God. We place our trust in You, Because you are mercy itself. We repent of our sins and turn to You for mercy. We trust You to provide for our every need, according to Your will. Help us to forgive others as You forgive us. We promise to be merciful by our deeds, words and prayers. Though we have fears because of human weakness, we rely on Your infinite goodness and mercy. We entrust to You the future of our planet, our Church, our nations, our families and all our needs. With loud cries we implore your mercy on us and on the whole world. Look upon us, created in your image and likeness. Form us in the Heart of Mary by the power of your Holy Spirit into the living images of mercy. May all come to know the depth of Your mercy and sing the praises of Your mercy forever. Amen!

Revelation given to Saint Sr. Faustina.
You will prepare the world for My final coming. (Diary 429)
Speak to the world about My mercy ... It is a sign for the end times. After it will come the Day of Justice. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fountain of My mercy. (Diary 848)
Tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice, is near. (Diary 965).
I am prolonging the time of mercy for the sake of sinners. But woe to them if they do not recognize this time of My visitation. (Diary 1160)
Before the Day of Justice, I am sending the Day of Mercy. (Diary 1588)
He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice. (Diary 1146).
In addition to these words of Our Lord Sr. Faustina gives us the Words of the Mother of Mercy, the Blessed Virgin,
You have to speak to the world about His great mercy and prepare the world for the Second Coming of Him who will come, not as a merciful Savior, but as a just Judge. Oh how terrible is that day! Determined is the day of justice, the day of divine wrath. The angels tremble before it. Speak to souls about this great mercy while it is still the time for granting mercy. (Diary 635).
It is clear that, like the message of Fátima, the urgency here is the urgency of the Gospel, "repent and believe." The exact timing is the Lord's. However, it is also clear that we have reached some critical phase of the end times that began with the birth of the Church. To this fact Pope John Paul II alluded at the consecration in 1981 of the Shrine of Merciful Love in Collevalenaza, Italy, when he noted the "special task" assigned to him by God "in the present situation of man, the Church and the world." In His Encyclical on the Father he urges us "to implore God's mercy for humanity in this hour of history ... to beg for it at this difficult, critical phase of the history of the Church and of the world as we approach the end of the second millennium." (Rich in Mercy 15)
http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/index.htm.............http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7jej5Y74bE

4 comments:

Marilyn said...

April 11/2010 is the 10th anniversary of the Feast of Divine Mercy which was declared by Pope John Paul 11 in 2000. Next year on Feb. 22nd it will be 80 yrs since the apparition to St. Faustina in 1931 in the city of Plock.

Padre Steve said...

Wow, it has been 10 years already! God bless our beloved Pope John Paul the Great for spreading the devotion.

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Marilyn, Thank you for sharing this information with us. Happy Mercy Sunday to you and your family.
God Bless

Mary333 said...

I prayed the Novena in preparation for tomorrow. I think it's so beautiful that we have a feast day dedicated to the Divine Mercy:) I love praying the chaplet, also. The thought of plunging souls into God's Mercy never fails to move me. I love this devotion.