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April 10, 2023 2 min read

Every year, the Sunday after Easter is Divine Mercy Sunday. This feast day, which will be on April 16th this year, was established bySt. John Paul II in 2000, when he canonized St. Faustina — it may be no coincidence that St. John Paul II also passed away on Divine Mercy Sunday in 2005. This feast is a time for the Church to increase its devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, contemplate God’s mercy, andgrow in forgiveness

The message that St Faustina received from Christ is central to this feast day: 

“I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet” (St. Faustina’s Diary, 699).

As you bring the Feast of Divine Mercy to your prayer, here are five saint quotes that teach us about the infinite mercy of God. 

Five Quotes from Catholic Saints About Divine Mercy
  • “He who knows how to forgive prepares for himself many graces from God. As often as I look upon the cross, so often will I forgive with all my heart.” — St. Faustina


  • “Those who sincerely say ‘Jesus, I trust in You’ will find comfort in all their anxieties and fears. There is nothing that man needs more than Divine Mercy – that love which is benevolent, which is compassionate, which raises man above his weakness to the infinite heights of the holiness of God.” — St. John Paul I


  • “Father of mercy and God of all consolation, graciously look upon me and impart to me the blessing which flows from this holy Sacrament. Overshadow me with Your loving kindness, and let this divine Mystery bear fruit in me.” — St. Blaise


  • “Do not let the past disturb you, just leave everything in the Sacred Heart and begin again with joy.” — Mother Teresa


  • “You heard me, only Friend whom I love. To ravish my heart, you became man. You shed your blood, what a supreme mystery!... And you still live for me on the Altar. If I cannot see the brilliance of your Face Or hear your sweet voice, O my God, I can live by your grace, I can rest on your Sacred Heart!” — St. Therese of Lisieux

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