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The Divine Mercy
During the 1930s Our Lord appeared to Sister Faustina Kowalska, a member of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, in Poland and asked her to make known the depth of His love and mercy and His longing for all to approach Him with complete trust in His mercy.
Our Lord asked Sr. Faustina to have an image made showing rays of blood and water coming from His heart as a fount of mercy for souls.
In obedience to Fr. Michael Sopocko, her Spiritual Director, Sister Faustina wrote a diary recording the revelations she received about God’s mercy.
Saint John Paul II canonized Sr. Faustina in 2000 and established Divine Mercy Sunday as a feast for the entire Church, to be celebrated on the Second Sunday of the Easter season.