Thursday, April 8, 2010
This Sunday, the Sunday following Easter is Divine Mercy Sunday. Jesus said to St. Faustina "The pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous; the red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls. These two rays issued forth from the depths of My most tender Mercy at that time when My agonizing Heart was opened by a lance on the Cross....Fortunate is the one who will dwell in their shelter, for the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him." Here are some ideas for celebrating this feast. Prayer Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet (especially at the 3:00 hour of Christ's death on the cross) Finish or begin the Divine Mercy Novena Reading for adults, read the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul Read about St. Faustina and the history of the Feast of Divine Mercy Crafts & ActivitiesDivine Mercy Chaplet Song (purchase here) Food & Treats Serve foods that are red and blue to represent the red and blue rays of lights representing the blood and water that flowed from his pierced side. Make pancakes in a heart shape with a red ray of strawberries and a blue ray of blueberries. For more Divine Mercy food ideas and recipes, visit Catholic Cuisine.