During the Mass of canonization of St. Faustina on April 30, 2000, the year of the Great Jubilee, Pope John Paul II proclaimed: “It is important then that we accept the whole message that comes to us from the word of God on this Second Sunday of Easter, which from now on throughout the Church, will be called Divine Mercy Sunday.” The readings on that Sunday are always about mercy, trust and the forgiveness of sins. By the words “the whole message,”…
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Today also commemorates our beloved Pope John Paul II, who canonized St. Faustina, instituted this feast, and was himself beatified on Divine Mercy Sunday.
You might also be interested in reading Fr Jose LaBoy’s reflection for this Sunday:
- “They Doubted, That We May Not Doubt”: St. Leo the Great on the Importance of the Resurrection Appearances