Divine Mercy

“I desire that the first Sunday after Easter be the Feast of Mercy.” (Diary, 299)  “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…It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter.”  (Diary, 699)

“…Whoever approaches the Fount of Life on this day will be granted complete remission of sins and punishment.” (Diary 300)  “The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain 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…Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy.” (Diary, 699)

“When you approach the confessional, know this, that I Myself am waiting there for you.  I am only hidden by the priest, but I myself act in your soul.  Here the misery of the soul meets the God of mercy.” (Diary, 1602)  “The person of the priest is, for Me, only a screen. Never analyze what sort of a priest it is that I am making use of; open your soul in confession as you wold to Me, and I will fill it with My light.” (Diary, 1725)
[Confession within 20 days of that Sunday, but one must be in a state of grace to receive Holy Communion.]

Today God has opened the floodgates of Mercy for the whole world!  Take advantage of this great grace not just by receiving it for yourself, but by showing mercy to others and sharing the message of mercy.

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