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Divine Mercy Sunday

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What is Divine Mercy Sunday ?

Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated on the Second Sunday of Easter. It is based on the private revelations of St. Faustina Kowalska, which recommended a particular devotion to the Divine Mercy. Saint Pope John Paul the Second declared the second Sunday of Easter  Divine Mercy Sunday in 2000. The observation of Divine Mercy Sunday comes from the private revelations of St. Faustina. In her visions she saw Jesus as depicted above  The rays streaming out have symbolic meaning: red for the blood of Jesus (which is the Life of Souls), and pale for the water (which justify souls) The whole image is symbolic of charity, forgiveness and love of God, referred to as the “Fountain of Mercy”.The Divine Mercy Image is linked to the image of Jesus appearing to the disciples in the upper room after his resurrection (the gospel for the Sunday after Easter).  According to Saint Faustina’s diary. Jesus told her, “I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish.”

The celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday is an opportunity to reflect on the theme of how God’s mercy can overcome sin, All who participate in the Recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23, at 3 pm at the Cathedral will be eligible for a plenary indulgence if they follow the conditions  for indulgences. Those being 1) confession of sins 2) take communion 3) pray for the pope’s intentions (may be an Our Father and a Hail Mary) 4) be in a state of grace and free from the attachment of sin

You can find more information on how to pray The Divine Mercy Chaplet here.

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