My very dear sisters,
In 2000, the Divine Mercy Sunday was decreed a solemnity by Pope John Paul II. I quote here one of the messages St. Faustina received on God’s Mercy, “My daughter, 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. … Let no soul fear to draw near to Me. … It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy.” ( St. Faustina’s Diary, no. 699)
May God who is rich in Mercy bless us to be agents of Reconciliation and Unity in the peripheries of our Fractured World.
Tanmaya Province, Bhopal