This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
from Heaven are wide-opened and Jesus offers us the total forgiveness of all sins and punishment to any soul. The word mercy has two meanings. One meaning is to not punish. The second meaning of mercy is to reveal loving kindness. Having experienced that love first hand, I go with the second definition.
The prayer for Divine Mercy is also prayed every day all over the world at 3:00 P.M. local time. Some wonderful sing-along tapes are available on Amazon. I have prayed this prayer with the tapes every day for years.
During the early 1930s, a young woman who was to later become St. Faustina, received a number of appearances and visions of Jesus and Mary. During her early visitations from Jesus, He revealed to her that her purpose on earth was to bring about a devotion to His Divine Mercy. She was to demonstrate mercy and call attention to His purposes of mercy for the world.
Much of what we know about St Faustina and Divine Mercy are found in the pages of her diary, the Diary of St. Faustina also available on Amazon.
On February 22, 1931, Jesus appeared to her, bringing a message of God’s mercy for the world. She was given the prayer to be prayed using the Rosary chaplet.
On April 30, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized St Maria Faustina of the Blessed Sacrament and designated the Second Sunday after Easter each year as Divine Mercy Sunday. The Pope always had a special devotion to St Faustina and Divine Mercy. So does this present Pope Francis.
(Apologies for missing Easter post on the blog, but was on the road.)