THE Novena to Divine Mercy, which is said in one’s own time, starts in Nenagh on Good Friday. Novena leaflets and explanatory leaflets on Divine Mercy are available in St Mary of the Rosary and St John the Baptist. This week, we will look at the Divine Mercy Image and Feast of Mercy (Divine Mercy Sunday) and some of the Lord’s revelations and promises relative thereto. On February 22, 1931, in her convent cell in Płock, Poland, St Faustina saw for the first time, the image of the Lord Jesus as we have come to know it today. This year, Divine Mercy Sunday falls on April 7. Devotions will be held in St Mary of the Rosary, Nenagh, from 2pm to 3pm; holy hour and confessions, 3pm. Devotions start with 3pm prayer; Chaplet: blessing and veneration of image (similar to veneration of Cross on Good Friday); 3.30pm, Mass, followed by Benediction. The Divine Mercy Prayer Group meets every Sunday at 3pm at St Mary of the Rosary.
This, the last in our series on Divine Mercy Devotion as revealed by the Lord Jesus to St Faustina, we will look at the Divine Mercy Image and Feast of Mercy (Divine Mercy Sunday) and some of the Lord’s revelations and promises relative thereto.
Jesus told St Faustina: “Paint an image according to the pattern you see, with the signature: Jesus, I trust in You. I desire that this image be venerated, first in your Chapel and (then) throughout the world”.
He requested that the image be solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter, that Sunday to be the Feast of Mercy; that it be venerated publicly so that every soul would know about it.