I think the addition of Mercy Sunday to the Church calendar was one of the best things Blessed John Paul II did for us. What is there to celebrate more than God's mercy on us unworthy humans? He showed mercy on His people over and over in the Old Testament. Then, He sent His only begotten Son to die for us. Why? He loves us so much, He just can't let us be cursed by our own stupidity for eternity. He loves us exponentially more than I love my children. His only Son, Jesus loved us so much that in obedience to the Father's will, He died for us. His mercy was demonstrated even at the crucifixion when He said, "Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do." Remember His mercy on us; celebrate it!
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Whoever approaches the Fountain of Life on this day will be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. (Diary 300)
I want the image solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter, and I want it to be venerated publicly so that every soul may know about it. (Diary 341)
This Feast emerged from the very depths of My mercy, and it is confirmed in the vast depths of My tender mercies. (Diary 420)
|Divine Mercy Image in English|
Yes, the first Sunday after Easter is the Feast of Mercy, but there must also be deeds of mercy, which are to arise out of love for Me. You are to show mercy to our neighbors always and everywhere. You must not shrink from this or try to absolve yourself from it. (Diary 742)
I want to grant complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My mercy. (Diary 1109) [UNQUOTE]
Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/feast.htm#ixzz1K0xHN4qr
Read here on the Divine Mercy Sunday Indulgence.
Have a wonderful and blessed Mercy Sunday!