Saturday, 22 April 2017

Jesus asks for a Feast of Mercy

April 22-23, 2017
Divine Mercy Sunday

"I desire that there be a Feast of Mercy. I want this im­age, which you will paint with a brush, to be solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter; that Sunday is to be [known as] the Feast of Mercy. (St Faustina's Diary, 48)
I desire that priests proclaim this great mercy of Mine towards souls of sinners. (Diary, 50)
Tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy.
The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened.
Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity.
Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout eter­nity.
The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter." (Diary, 699)