Divine Mercy Image

 

(from Message of Mercy pamphlet)
history_clip_image003The image that Our Lord asked St. Maria Faustina to have painted is a portrait of Jesus as Merciful Savior. The red and pale rays represent the blood and water that flowed from His pierced Heart as a fountain of mercy for us. The image is a reminder for us to come to Jesus with trust and to be merciful to others; and it should always carry the signature, “Jesus, I trust in You.”

Many different versions of this image have been painted, but Our Lord made it clear that the painting itself is not what is important: “Not in the beauty of the color, nor of the brush lies the greatness of this image, but in my grace.” (Diary, 313).  

“Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy.” (Diary,300)

Spreading the Message 
(image From Vilnius website—first original painting newly restored)

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“I desire that the whole world know My infinite mercy. I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy.” (Diary, 687)
Our Lord made clear to St. Faustina his desires to save all souls and draw them unto Himself with trust in His Divine mercy, and to pour out graces by means of the devotion as revealed to St. Faustina Kowalska. He asked that she do all within her power to spread this message and devotion throughout the world, particularly as we live in the end times.

“Apostle of my mercy, proclaim to the whole world My unfathomable mercy.” (Diary, 1142) 

“Speak to the world about My mercy; let all mankind recognize My unfathomable mercy. It is a sign for the end times; after it will come (230) the day of justice. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fount of My mercy; let them profit from the Blood and Water which gushed forth for them.” (Diary, 848 )

Excellent on History, Message, Devotion, Prayer, etc.: Marians of the Immaculate Conception http://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/