The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

The Divine Mercy Message and Devotion

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 Divine Mercy - JesusThe Divine Mercy is a Christian devotion to the endless merciful love of God towards all people The devotion is due to the apparitions of Jesus received by Saint Faustina Kowalska.

Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God's mercy. Even before her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had begun to spread. Today, we continue to rely on Saint Faustina as a constant reminder of the message to trust in Jesus' endless mercy, and to live life mercifully toward others. The three main themes of the devotion are to ask for and obtain the mercy of God, to trust in Christ's abundant mercy, and finally to show mercy to others and act as a conduit for God's mercy towards them.

The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us — all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.

Repeatedly Pope John Paul II has written and spoken about the need for us to turn to the mercy of God as the answer to the specific problems of our times. He has placed a strong and significant focus on the Divine Mercy message and devotion throughout his pontificate that will carry the Church long after his death

If you would like to join our Divine Mercy Prayer group:

Where: at Corpus Christi Church; in the Sacristy
Day and Time: every 1st Friday of the month from 3.00pm – 4.00pm. (First group to start on Friday May 1st 2015)

For further information please contact Denise on 0113 2940687

Published Mon 2nd Mar 2015 21:35:45
Last Modified on Fri 20th Mar 2015 11:50:50

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