Divine Mercy Sunday
I know I have readers of many faiths. Please indulge me in this very
Catholic post for the Catholics on our lists.
Today is Divine Mercy Sunday. Jesus promised St. Faustina that all who made a
good Confession and received Communion on Mercy Sunday would receive a
complete remission of all guilt- in essence, a renewal of their baptismal innocence.
The confession can be made before Sunday, need not be on the very day, unless one needs to
go in order to receive the Eucharist.
Awesome gift! While not Church dogma, it is an approved private revelation
that all Catholics are free to believe. The fact that the late Pope John Paul II
extended Mercy Sunday to the universal Church calendar is significant,
indeed. Such things usually take much longer.
Please, if you have never made Mercy Sunday before, make your first one this
year. If just one of you does so, that is a treasure so ineffably great. Go
make a good Confession, go to Communion, perform some work of mercy, spiritual
(prayer for others we can all do!) or corporal and say the Chaplet. By the way, the Chaplet
is a particularly powerful prayer for the dying. Directions for the
Chaplet may be found at:
The Chaplet is not an essential part of the Mercy Sunday, but say some
prayers of thanks for and trust in His great Mercy! If there are some organized Divine Mercy
celebrations in your area, try to attend one.
Love and prayers,
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