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Since Pope John Paul II declared the Sunday after Easter Divine Mercy Sunday in 2000, the Easter season is particularly focused on the Divine Mercy of our risen Lord. In view of the state of the world that focus is timely. Pray for Divine Mercy for yourself and others, especially the dying and those in the spiritual death of mortal sin. Pray for poor sinners.
St. Faustina February 22, 1931: Jesus spoke these words: “I desire that priests proclaim this great mercy of Mine towards souls of sinners. Let the sinner not be afraid to approach Me. The flames of mercy are burning Me – clamoring to be spent; I want to pour them out upon these souls…Distrust on the part of souls is tearing at My insides. The distrust of a chosen soul causes Me even greater pain; despite My inexhaustible love for them they do not trust Me. Even My death is not enough for them. Woe to the souls that abuse these [gifts].”
St. Pio of Pietrelcina: St. Pio often spoke of Christ’s mercy in his letters to his spiritual sons and daughters encouraging their perseverance, confident of Christ’s merciful and faithful love. “Carry on tranquilly, for the divine mercy will not be lacking, and much less will it be lacking in your case if you show docility beneath the Lord’s divine action. Don’t be stingy with this heavenly physician. Don’t keep him waiting any longer. To you, too, he is saying, ‘Give me your heart, so that I may pour my oil into it.’ Let the invitation of such a tender Father not be wasted. Open the door of your heart to him with trustful abandonment. Don’t hold up the precious stream of his oil as it is poured upon you, lest you have to go in search of this oil of his mercy at the hour of death like the foolish virgins of the Gospel, for you will then find nobody willing to give it to you. Yes during life always remain united with Jesus in the olive grove as he suffers his agony. By sharing thus, in the anointing of his grace and comfort of his strength, you will find yourself after death among the same olive trees to share in the joy of his ascension and his glory.”
Pope Pius XII: In his encyclical On Devotion to the Sacred Heart, Pope Pius XII seemed to write in preparation of the devotion to Divine Mercy. “We must lovingly meditate on the pulsations of His Sacred Heart by which, so to speak, He Himself seemed to measure the time of His sojourn on earth up to that last moment when, as the evangelists testify, ‘crying out in a loud voice, “It is consummate,” and bowing his head, he gave up his spirit.’ Then the beating of His heart stopped, and His sensible love was interrupted until He arose from the tomb in triumph over death. But after His glorified body was again united to the soul of the divine Redeemer, the conqueror of death, His Sacred Heart never ceased, and never will cease, to beat with imperturbable and calm pulsations. It will likewise never cease to signify His threefold love by which the Son of God is bound to His heavenly Father and the whole human race, of which He is by perfect right the mystical Head.”