Divine Mercy Sunday 2020 Things You Need To Know About: Divine Mercy Sunday which is also known as the Feast of the Divine Mercy is celebrated every year on the Sunday after Easter, the Octave Day of Easter. The day is basically a feast day which is observed by Roman Catholic and also some Anglicans.
It is initially based on the Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy that Saint Faustina Kowalska described as part of her encounter with Jesus, and is related with exceptional promises from Jesus and indulgences that is issued by the Church.
Significance of Divine Mercy Sunday
The feast of Divine Mercy, as documented in the diary of Saint Faustina, gets from Jesus Himself the major promises of refinement connected to the Devotion of Divine Mercy. Precisely, Jesus said that an individual who drives to sacramental confession (the confession may take place several days before) and accepts holy spiritual union on that day, will achieve the total forgiveness of all sins as well as punishment. That means every single person would go directly after death to heaven deprived of suffering in purgatory (or hell). In addition, the Roman Catholic Church awards a plenary indulgence (observing the traditional rules) with the reading of a number of simple prayers.
Here are the things you need to know about Divine Mercy Sunday
— Divine Mercy Sunday is based on the revelations got by a Polish nun, Sr. Faustina Kowalska (at the present St. Faustina.) A devout nun, St. Faustina who had very little proper education, but as Jesus showed himself to her, He asked that she record His words. In a number of entries in her diary, Faustina recorded promises of Grace and Mercy related to the Feast of Divine Mercy on Mercy Sunday. Jesus Said:
“Ask of my faithful servant [a priest] that, on this day, he tell the whole world of My great mercy; that whoever approaches the Fountain of Life on this day will be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy.” -Diary 300
“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 the complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. -Diary 699
— Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun reported visualizations and visits from Jesus and conversations with Him. He asked her to paint the visualization of His Merciful Divinity being drizzled from His sacred heart and specially asked for a feast of Divine Mercy to be held on the first Sunday after Easter so manhood would take shelter in Him:
“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.” -Jesus’ words, Diary 341
“Souls perish in spite of My bitter Passion. I am giving them the last hope of salvation; that is, the Feast of My Mercy. If they will not adore My mercy, they will perish for all eternity… tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice, is near.” -Diary 965
“Sunday, April 28, 1935. Low Sunday; that is, the Feast of The Divine Mercy, the conclusion of the Jubilee of Redemption. When we went to take part in the celebrations, my heart leapt with joy that the two solemnities were so closely united.” -Faustina’s words, Diary 420
“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
— Jesus told St. Faustina: “My Heart overflows with great mercy for souls, and especially for poor sinners…[I]t is for them that the Blood and Water flowed from My Heart as from a fount overflowing with mercy. For them I dwell in the tabernacle as King of Mercy.”
— The common prayer is prayed on ordinary rosary beads and that is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
— The image of Jesus, which is known as Divine Mercy, was discovered to St. Faustina. He appeared with rays glowing from His Sacred Heart, and then told Sr. Faustina to paint this image, comprising the words, “Jesus, I trust in you.” He then also promised that those who adored the image would not be perish. “By means of this image I shall grant many graces to souls. It is to be a reminder of the demands of My mercy, because even the strongest faith is of no avail without works.”