Northbrook, IL. The world needs to know about Divine Mercy, while there is still time. That’s presumably why the evangelist in today’s story went out to share the message on Divine Mercy Sunday. The following passage in which Our Lord speaks to St. Faustina gives us a good idea as to why Divine Mercy is so crucial: “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, pg. 459)
The following report comes to us from team leader Mark from our Chicago North Shore team in Illinois:
Divine Mercy Sunday was approaching and we’re still under lockdown here in Illinois. In order to be in full compliance (no groups of ten gathering, six feet social distancing, masks, etc.) but still celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, we constructed a platform that allowed us to carry the image but with us being six feet apart.
We started at 2:30 p.m., blessed the church, blessed the rectory and those within, blessed the school, blessed the food pantry, blessed the admin. building and then at 3 p.m. prayed the chaplet. Only seven people knew this was going to happen, so that a crowd wouldn’t form, thereby forcing us out of compliance. Beautiful day. He is Glorious! His Mercy is Abundant! Can’t wait to get back out on the streets praying over people at the courthouse and on the streets. We’ll all be back out there soon.