John Paul II and Divine Mercy, the devotion that guided his pontificate

Pope John Paul II canonized St. Maria Faustina in 2000 and instituted the Feast of the Divine Mercy to be observed on the first Sunday after Easter. It is no coincidence that John Paul the Great’s beautification celebration falls on the Divine Mercy Sunday, May 1st, 2011.

Given to the Church through St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, the Divine Mercy Novena, begins on Good Friday, April 22, 2011. It’s all going to be quite amazing this year as the rundown of events fall together with a overwhelming feeling of Divine Providence. As it says at,  “Just nine days of praying the chaplet of Divine Mercy, plus celebrating the Feast of Divine Mercy with Holy Mass, confession, and prayer for the Pope.  And yet, through this Novena and Feast, we are promised that all temporal consequences of sin will be wiped away, and anything we ask of God (that is in harmony with His will) will be granted!”

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