“For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”
In the 1930s, Jesus chose a humble Polish nun, St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, to receive private revelations about Divine Mercy that were recorded in her diary.
St. Faustina records 14 occasions when Jesus requested that a Feast of Mercy be observed. On May 5, 2000, five days after the canonization of St. Faustina, the Vatican announced that the Second Sunday of Easter would be celebrated as Divine Mercy Sunday.
Mercy is so great a gift, a manifestation of God’s love, and the word is defined as “compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.”
As we reflect on God’s Love and Mercy, we acknowledge our need for forgiveness. We know that not only has God, through the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus, conquered death but also in God’s Mercy will make it possible for us to join in this inheritance of eternal life as we acknowledge our need for forgiveness.
In this prayer for Mercy, we ask not only for ourselves but also for the whole world.
As Mission Doctors care for the physical bodies of those they serve, they do so as witnesses to God’s love and mercy.
Please pray for our Mission Doctors, their patients, and families that this divine love and divine mercy will fill their hearts, bless their days, and ensure their path to eternal life.
Pray with us the Divine Mercy Chaplet