Works Of Mercy
Some of our local works of mercy are providing meals for Welcome House, bringing Communion to the sick and homebound, praying with shut-ins, taking sick and elderly to doctor’s appointments, intercessory prayers for the world, praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at the bedside of those dying or with their families in homes, hospital rooms or nursing homes by request. We’ve also offered to make home visits with shut-ins, volunteer for local flu clinic vaccinations and we’ve helped get other cenacles off the ground. We teach on The Divine Mercy of God in our daily lives. Why Divine Mercy?
How much need the world has to understand and accept Divine Mercy!
How many people also in our time are in search of God, in search of Jesus and of his Church, in search of Divine Mercy, and are waiting for a “sign” that will touch their minds and their hearts!
Why is Divine Mercy so important? … the answer is simple: Through the message of Divine Mercy, our Lord is preparing us for His final coming.
Why Spread the Message of Divine Mercy
It is the desire of Our Lord Jesus that devotion to His Divine Mercy be spread throughout the world. The Divine Mercy message is very urgent. Jesus said to St. Faustina: “Tell the world about My Mercy and My Love.” (Diary, 1064). In another message, He told her that “Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My Mercy.” (Diary, 300).
The Wisdom of John Paul II, the Great Mercy Pope
“Right from the beginning of my ministry in St. Peter’s See in Rome, I consider this message [of Divine Mercy] my special task. Providence has assigned it to me in the present situation of man, the Church and the world. It could be said that precisely this situation assigned that message to me as my task before God.” “The hour has come when the message of Divine Mercy needs to fill the hearts with hope and become the spark of a new civilization: the civilization of love.” “Apart from the mercy of God, there is no other source of hope for mankind.” “The limit imposed upon evil is ultimately Divine Mercy.” “Divine Mercy is the light for the way forward for the people of the third millennium.”
More quotes from Pope John Paul II
- From the website of the US National Shrine of Divine Mercy
- From the website of the World Apostolic Congress
For further information: The Association of Marian Helpers in Stockbridge, MA 01263 / Prayers: 1.800.804.3823 / Orders: 1.800.462.7426 www.marian.org
Source: Marians of the Immaculate Conception: http://www.thedivinemercy.org/ DIARY, Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul © 1987 Congregation of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Stockbridge, MA 01263. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted with permission.