Divine Mercy Sunday

Blessed Feast of Divine Mercy!

Today many graces are being poured out upon the whole world, and many people are receiving the complete forgiveness of their sins and complete remission from their temporal punishment! What a beautiful day to be in the Church, with all the help She gives to her children!

Our Lord says to St. Faustina:

“‘I am love and Mercy Itself.  There is no misery that could be a match for My mercy, neither will misery exhaust it, because as it is being granted – it increases.  The soul that trusts in My mercy is most fortunate, because I Myself take care of it.’” (1273)

This day is also the second Sunday of Easter and the eighth day of the Easter Octave. In today’s gospel St. Thomas represents all of us when he stubbornly disbelieves Jesus had appeared alive to some of the women and apostles, but he was granted MERCY from the King of Mercy Himself when the risen Lord appeared to him, telling Thomas to put his finger in His side. Jesus could have rebuked Thomas like He did the other apostles when they disbelieved Mary Magdalene and the other women. But no. Jesus here shows His mercy by meeting Thomas where he was, by accepting him as he was, and then bringing him the Truth of His resurrection.

The nuns here at Carmel pray that all of you rejoice in the Mercy of God and continue celebrating the Resurrection for the next 40-50 days of the Easter season. It is too amazing a mystery for the Church to only provide a week or two!

Alleluia! Jesus is risen!

Jesus, I trust in You!

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