EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
By Becky Roach, December 4,2015
This beautiful glimpse into the life of St. Faustina is a clip from the award-winning movie Faustina: The Apostle of Divine Mercy, recently released by Ignatius Press. The film is based on St.Faustina’s “Diary” and tells the story of the Polish nun who received powerful messages from Jesus. Jesus appeared to St. Faustina frequently throughout her life and used her as way to transmit the message of His Divine Mercy to others.
In her diary, St. Faustina describes in detail the image of Mercy that Christ instructed her to have painted. “The two rays denote Blood and Water. the pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous. The red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls. These two rays issued forth from the very depths of My tender mercy when My agonized heart was opened by a lance on the Cross. These rays shield souls from the wrath of My Father. Happy is the one who dwells in their shelter, for the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him.” (Diary 299) In 1934 St. Faustina and her spiritual advisor sought out Eugeniusz Kazimirowski to paint the image.