Divine Mercy Sunday
First celebrated on 2nd Sunday of Easter in the Jubilee year 2000, when Pope John Paul II canonized the 1st saint of the new millennium, Faustina Kowalska.
John Paul II died on the vigil of this feast in 2005; Papa Benedict XVI beatified JPII on Divine Mercy Sunday 2011. Pope Francis celebrated his 1st Mass at St John Lateran Basilica as Bishop of Rome on the Feast of Divine Mercy 2013, Popes John XXIII & John Paul II were canonized on Divine Mercy Sunday 2014, & in 2015 Pope Francis is giving the Bull of Indiction about the Year of Divine Mercy
Papa Francis's words on Divine Mercy Sunday: in the Jubilee of Mercy 2016, 2015, 2014 (canonization of Popes John XXIII & John Paul II) & 2013 (Mass for Possession of Chair of the Bishop of Rome in the Year of Faith).
Papa Benedict XVI's words on Divine Mercy Sunday: 2012, 2011 (JPII's beatification), 2010, 2009 (4th anniversary of his election to the Chair of Peter), 2008, 2007 (the celebration of his 80th birthday) & 2006.
St John Paul II's words for Divine Mercy Sunday: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 & 2000.
'To humanity, which sometimes seems bewildered and overwhelmed by the power of evil, of selfishness and fear, the Risen Lord offers as a gift his love which pardons, reconciles and reopens the soul to hope. It is a love which converts hearts and gives peace. What great need the world has to understand and accept Divine Mercy!
Lord, who by your death and resurrection reveal the love of the Father , we believe in You and with confidence repeat to you this day: Jesus, I trust in You, have mercy upon us and upon the whole world.' - JPII's text for Divine Mercy Sunday 2005
Totus2us has free mp3 audio recordings of the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Novena in English, French, Italian, Portuguese & Spanish. Plus the chaplet prayers in Arabic, Czech, German, Greek, Latin, Polish & Slovak.