The Feast of Mercy
From St Faustina’s Diary:
One morning, when it was my duty to open the gate to let out our people who delivered baked goods, I entered the little chapel to visit Jesus for a minute and to renew the intentions of the day. Today, Jesus, I offer You all my sufferings, mortifications and prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father, so that he may approve the Feast of mercy. But, Jesus, I have one more word to say to You: I am surprised that You bid me to talk about this Feast of mercy, for they tell me that there is already such a feast and so why should I talk about it?
And Jesus said to me,
“And who knows anything about this feast? No one! Even those who should be proclaiming My mercy and teaching people about is often do not know about it themselves. That is why I want the image to be solemnly blessed on the first Sunday of Easter, and I want it to be venerated publicly so that every soul may know about it.”
“I desire that the first Sunday after Easter be the Feast of Mercy”