"Write, secretary of My Mercy, speak of My Great Mercy, for the dreadful day of My Justice is slowly approaching. Tell the world about My Mercy and My Love. I am consumed with a desire to pour out My Mercy on human souls. O, how they hurt Me when they refuse My Mercy. I cannot punish even the most hardened sinner, if he appeals to My Mercy. He is immediately granted pardon through My incomprehensible and unfathomable Mercy. My compassionate and loving Heart is inflamed with an intense longing for the salvation of souls. When they turn to Me, I can hardly restrain My joy, and I rush forth to meet them. My Heart finds joy in forgiveness. I have no greater desire nor happiness than to be able to forgive." (For more quotations of St. Faustina--organized by topic, click here.)
This devotion is another of the many beautiful and profoundly moving prayers in the Church. It was privately revealed to Sr. Faustina by Jesus in the first decades of the 20th century. The devotion has been accepted by the Church as authentic and worthy of practice. The forms of this devotion are many. First, venerate the image of Divine Mercy. Second, celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday Feast, the Sunday following Easter. Third, remember our Lord's passion in the hour of Great Mercy. Fourth, pray the chaplet of Divine Mercy. Finally, pray the novena of Divine Mercy.
For more information, please view the links to the left. Below are two videos that take you through the entire Chaplet of Divine Mercy with moving images from art and Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ.