Divine Mercy

Pope John Paul II canonized St. Maria Faustina Kowalska in St. Peter's Square nine years ago on April 30. The following is the homily that the Holy Father gave that day.
With stirring words, the Pope summed up our call to engage in a "peaceful battle" of "justice and truth, mercy, forgiveness, and love."
What is the difference between the special graces promised by Jesus for devout communicants on Divine Mercy Sunday, and the plenary indulgence for Divine Mercy Sunday devotions that was instituted several years ago by Pope John Paul II?
"The danger, the violence, the tragic events have increased tremendously. People are frightened," said Fr. Eduardo Ortega.
After seeing Jesus die on the cross, she finally sees peace in her precious Son's face again.
It's telling that Pope Benedict, in all three of his statements about the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy, used "Divine Mercy" in the title.
Pope Benedict is carrying on, even solidifying, the Divine Mercy legacy of his predecessor, John Paul II.
At the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy in Rome last April, I met a priest who asked a question that I have been turning over in my mind ever since.
Here it is: Everything you've wanted to know about Divine Mercy Sunday.
An ancient Christian writer wrote that, "Of all divine things, the most divine is to share with God in the saving of souls."

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