The Hour Of Great Mercy: Our Lord asked for special prayer at the hour that recalls His death: “At three o’clock implore My Mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion...This is the hour of great Mercy….In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion.” (Diary, 1320).
His Promise For The Feast Of Divine Mercy… “The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion, shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.” (Diary, 699).
He also made clear to Sr. Faustina that, “I demand from you deeds of Mercy, which are to arise out of love for Me. You are to show Mercy to your neighbors always and everywhere.” (Diary, 742).
The Message Of Mercy: On February 22, 1931, a young Polish Nun, Sr. Faustina Kowalska, saw a vision of Jesus with rays of Mercy streaming from the area of His Heart. He told her to have an image painted to represent this vision, and to sign it: “Jesus, I Trust in You!”.
He ordered her to begin writing a diary so others would learn to trust in Him. In a series of revelations, He taught her that His Mercy is unlimited, and available even to the greatest sinners, and He revealed special ways for people to respond to His Mercy.
Sr. Faustina is now a Saint, and Pope John Paul II, as requested by our Lord, has designated the Sunday after Easter as “Divine Mercy Sunday”.
This information was taken from a pamphlet titled “The Message of Mercy” by the Association of Marian Helpers. The Divine Mercy and Chaplet Pamphlets for saying the Novena which starts on Good Friday, will be available at the doors of the Church this weekend, March 27th and 28th (Palm Sunday weekend), and during Holy Week.
Our Lady of Humility will host a Divine Mercy Holy Hour at 3PM on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 11th, here in our Church. Please join us at 3PM for a Holy Hour with Vespers, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Private Prayer, Praises of Divine Mercy, and Benediction. All are Welcome!
In the 1930s, Jesus appeared to a Polish Nun, St. Faustina, revealing to her the message of Divine Mercy. The message is that God loves us, and wants to pour forth His unfathomable mercy upon us, no matter how many, or great our sins may be.
Absolute extraordinary graces are available to those who receive Holy Communion on this day, go to Confession as close to the Feast as possible, preferably within one week, and make a Novena.
St. Pope John Paul II canonized St. Faustina on April 30, 2000, and declared the First Sunday after Easter to be Divine Mercy Sunday. Jesus asked that we make the Novena to the Divine Mercy which begins on Good Friday, and ends on the Saturday before Divine Mercy Sunday.