Updated 7th April 2021, this Sunday, April 11th, is Divine Mercy Sunday. It’s a time that Jesus has promised to extend His Divine Mercy to all people. It is available to all Christians and not just Catholics. So what are the graces offered by Jesus on Divine Mercy Sunday?
How did Divine Mercy come to be placed on the liturgical calendar? In St. Faustina diary she records that Jesus told her explicitly that He wanted Divine Mercy Sunday to be placed on the calendar the Sunday after Resurrection Sunday or Easter.
The greater the sinner, the greater the right he has to My mercy. My mercy is confirmed in every work of My hands. He who trusts in My mercy will not perish, for all his affairs are Mine, and his enemies will be shattered at the base of My footstool.Jesus to Sr. Faustina, Diary 723
I want to grant a complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My mercy.Jesus to Sr. Faustina, Diary 1109
I demand the worship of My mercy through the solemn celebration of the Feast and through the veneration of the image which is painted. 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.Jesus to Sr. Faustina, Diary 742
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 to Sr. Faustina, Diary 341
From the following site: https://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/stfaustina/
“Sister Faustina was a young, uneducated nun in a convent of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Poland during the 1930s. She came from a poor family that struggled during the years of World War I. She had only three years of simple education, so hers were the humblest tasks in the convent, usually in the kitchen or garden. However, she received extraordinary revelations — or messages — from our Lord Jesus. Jesus asked Sr. Faustina to record these experiences, which she compiled into notebooks. These notebooks are known today as the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, and the words contained within are God’s loving message of Divine Mercy.”
Sister Faustina died at the age of 33.
Other articles of interest
Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska