A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Divine Mercy Sunday

Instituted by Blessed Pope John Paul II, who was beatified on this Sunday, and inspired by Saint Faustina Kowalska.

(Image from the website www.sisterfaustina.org)

Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who in his great mercy

gave us a new birth to a living hope

the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
to an inheritance that is imperishable,

undefiled, and unfading,
kept in heaven for you
who by the power of God

are safeguarded through faith,
to a salvation

that is ready to be revealed in the final time.

In this you rejoice,
although now for a little while
you may have to suffer through various trials,
so that the genuineness of your faith,
more precious than gold

that is perishable even though tested by fire,
may prove to be for praise, glory, and honor
at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Although you have not seen him
you love him;
even though you do not see him

now yet believe in him,
you rejoice

with an indescribable and glorious joy,
as you attain the goal of your faith,

the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:3-9

(adapted from a previous post)