Exclusive Gift Set 54 – Divine Mercy and Mary Magdalene
Exclusive Gift Set 54 – Divine Mercy of Jesus, is a Roman Catholic devotion to Jesus Christ. It is associated with the reputed apparitions of Jesus revealed to Saint Faustina Kowalska. The devotion under this Christological title refers to the unlimited merciful love of God towards us. Sister Kowalska was granted the title “Secretary of Mercy” by the Holy See in the Jubilee Year of 2000.
Sister Faustina reported a number of apparitions during religious ecstasy. She wrote in her diary, later published as the book Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul. The three main themes of the devotion are to ask for and obtain the mercy of God. Also, to trust in Christ‘s abundant mercy. And finally to show mercy to others and act as a conduit for God’s mercy towards them.
Pope John Paul II, a native of Poland, had great affinity towards this devotion. He authorized it in the Liturgical Calendar of the church. The liturgical feast of the Divine Mercy is celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Some members of the Anglican Communion also share its pious beliefs and devotions in an effort towards church renewal.
On February 22, 1931, Faustina visited by Jesus, who presented himself as the “King of Divine Mercy” wearing a white garment with red and pale rays coming from his heart. She asked to become the apostle and secretary of God’s mercy, a model of how to be merciful to others, and an instrument for reemphasizing God’s plan of mercy for the world.
In her diary, Faustina writes:
“In the evening, when I was in my cell, I became aware of the Lord Jesus clothed in a white garment. One hand raised in blessing, the other was touching the garment at the breast. From the opening of the garment at the breast there came forth two large rays, one red and the other pale. In silence I gazed intently at the Lord; my soul overwhelmed with fear, but also with great joy. After a while Jesus said to me, ‘paint an image according to the pattern you see, with the inscription: Jesus, I trust in You.'”
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