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Divine Mercy Icon, Divine Mercy Catholic Church Faribault, MN








Two insightful and popular modern women saints – St. Faustina and St. Therese of Lisieux –  share with us how God is love and mercy.  In the book Praying with Faustina, “the core of Faustina’s spirituality was her awareness of Christ’s invitation to dwell in his merciful love.  In return she was to love him with all her strength and to demonstrate love and mercy to all God’s people.”  St. Therese draws us closer to Jesus by asking only that we trust in God who is nothing but mercy and love.


Last year during an intense study on Divine Mercy, I was inspired on the Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday to write the following prayer blessing to help remember the tremendous gifts of God’s grace bestowed on us through his mercy.


The A-Z of Jesus’ Divine Mercy


May you…

Ask for God’s infinite mercy to reign down upon your life

Be merciful in all you do, with all you meet, all the time

Have a devotion to the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the sake of his sorrowful passion

Show mercy to your neighbors three ways: by Deed, by word, by prayer

Call upon our Eternal father to offer the body and blood, soul and divinity of his dearly beloved son

Celebrate the great Feast on Divine Mercy Sunday to embrace the souls of sinners with his merciful love

Give gratitude for this largest Grassroots movement of divine love in the Catholic Church

Honor his passion at the great 3pm Hour of mercy and he’ll passionately refuse nothing to these souls

Receive in great abundance the plenary Indulgence from the Church from your faithfulness to this devotion

Know that Jesus Christ is The Divine Mercy lighting the spark to set the world on fire with merciful love

Thirst for more; as the greater the Knowledge of mercy, the stronger the love for others

Love; its mercy’s second name as defined by Pope John Paul II who entrusted the world to Divine Mercy

Generously support and learn from the Marian Fathers and other Messengers of mercy

Pray this nine-day Novena, especially starting on Good Friday, to bring souls to his fountain of mercy

Immerse yourself in the ocean of graces on the Octave day of Easter

Take your Divine Mercy Prescription given from Jesus, the Popes and other doctors of the church

Feel the rays of mercy flowing lavishly from his heart to yours as the unQuestionable proof of his love

Practice the Sacrament of Reconciliation in atonement of our sins and those of the whole world

Remember Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, the great apostle of Divine Mercy

Respond with “Jesus, I Trust in you,” the key to DivineMercy and receiving these graces

Ponder the Unfathomable depth and source of this merciful love, the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Revere the special teachings of St. Faustina who received the Divine Mercy Visions from Jesus

Practice theWorks of mercy, both spiritual and corporal

Engrave the eXtraordinary and mystical experiences of mercy on your heart

Yield mercy’s astonishing fruit and bring others to the heart of God’s merciful love

Let the Zeal of your faith transform you into his mercy as a living reflection of divine love

To download a one-page printable copy of the prayer blessing



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Janae Bower is a transformational author, inspirational speaker and life-purpose coach.  Her mission is to inspire and transform hearts.  Through FaithWalk Retreats, she encourages Catholic women to live boldly and fearlessly. Janae loves her faith and created the Love Affair with God transformational experience, her newest program, to help inspired women fall deeply in love with God. Together with her husband, John, they founded a small-group ministry for married couples called Couples in Christ. Janae is especially grateful for her three sons – Gavin, Grant and Garrett.