This is the Divine Mercy Image – an image given by Jesus to a Polish nun, Saint Faustina Kowalska, in the 1930s. Jesus wanted to give us a powerful reminder of who God is and has been from the very beginning. This truth that God is in His very nature Love and Mercy Itself, is given to us by our Judeo-Christian faith and God’s self-revelation in the Gospels.
Jesus’ right hand is raised in blessing, his left is drawing aside his robe near his heart to allow the two rays to shine upon us. The rays represent the blood and water that poured forth from His heart when he was pierced by a lance at the crucifixion. He is stepping toward us, not waiting for us to come to Him but taking the first step. And the words “Jesus, I trust in you” were given by Him as a reminder of the need to trust Him to receive His mercy. For more about the image, click here.
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.
Jesus gave Saint Faustina:
3 ways to live His Mercy daily: In Deed, Word, and Prayer
5 forms of devotion to The Divine Mercy
Jesus also instructed her to write all He told her in a diary which has become a spiritual classic, chronicling Saint Faustina's miraculous experiences of Divine Mercy in her soul and the mission Christ gave her to share that mercy with the world.
To learn more about Saint Faustina, click here.
Note: The message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy based on the writings of Saint Faustina are completely in accordance with the teachings of Church and are firmly rooted in the Gospel message of our Merciful Savior.