- Mar 7, 2021
Marking the 90th anniversary of the apparition of Jesus to St. Faustina Kowalska, Pope Francis wrote a letter to Catholics in Poland expressing his hope that Christ’s message of divine mercy would remain “alive in the hearts of the faithful.”
Celebrating Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday at the Roman parish of Santo Spirito, Pope Francis said the current COVID-19 coronavirus is an opportunity to practice mercy toward the poor and those who are suffering, particularly in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, supreme chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, will celebrate a special livestreamed Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19, at 3 p.m. (EDT) at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore.
Ken Eldridge is a stained glass artist for St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fremont. For years, the local man had donated his time to create or restore stained glass windows for the parish.
The pontiff urged the faithful to continue to seek reconciliation, or confession, because “every time we are forgiven, we are reassured and encouraged.”
The path of righteousness highlighted by the Lord Jesus on this Divine Mercy Sunday is offered to all people willing to give it, ask for it, and seek a renewed culture that embraces and generously shares it.
The Mercy Bus visited the town squares and shopping centers of Scotland, offering people a chance to go to confession, or just chat to a priest. The initiative was in answer to Pope Francis’s call for the clergy to to go out to the people and take the Church to them.
In an interview with Kathryn Jean Lopez, Anthony L. Lilles – author of “Fire from Above,” and academic dean of St. John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles – talks about the deeper life of prayer. Among other things, she says that when God comes to us in prayer and reveals the immensity of His love, it’s the finest moment in our lives, and one minute in this kind of prayer does more good in the world than anything else we can do.