The Original Divine Mercy Image
In 1931, the Lord appeared to Polish Blessed Faustina in a vision as shown above. Sister Faustina saw Jesus clothed in a white garment, his right hand raised while his left hand touching his heart from where flowed two wide rays, one red and the other pale. As Sister Faustina was immersed in the image, her countenance was filled with awe and joy. Jesus said to her:
“Paint an image according to the pattern you see with the signature: Jesus, I trust in You.”
“I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish…I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy. I desire that this image be venerated throughout the world.”
The two rays denote blood and water. When Faustina asked Jesus: “Who will paint you as beautiful as you are? She heard these words:
“Not in the beauty of the color, nor of the brush lies the greatness of this image, but in my grace.”
Pope John Paul II promulgated the Sunday after Easter as worthy of honoring the devotion of the Divine Mercy Sunday by praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
May this special Sunday rain down Christ’s Mercy abundantly upon you.