The Marians and The Divine Mercy Message
The Marians of the Immaculate Conception played a key role in spreading The Divine Mercy message and devotion through the world, which was acknowledged by Pope John Paul II in a Papal Blessing on October 5, 2001, to the Marians of the Blessed Stanislaus Kowalska Province, now the B.V.M., Mother of Mercy Province.
On The Occasion
Of The 70th Anniversary
of the Revelation of The Divine Mercy Message and Devotion,
granted to the Church by Our Lord, Jesus Christ, through
St. Maria Faustina Kowalska
as well as
of The 60th Anniversary
of the Promotion of this Message and Devotion Throughout the World
by you, Marians of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M.,
of the St. Stanislaus Kostka Province, headquartered on Eden Hill
in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in the United States of America,
I hereby thank you
for your participation with others
in the successful conclusion
of St. Maria Faustina's Canonization Cause;
And I encourage you to
"be Apostles of the divine Mercy
under the maternal and loving guidance
of Mary …"
That "by Deed, Word, and Prayer"
you would proclaim this urgent and salutary message of and devotion to
JESUS — THE DIVINE MERCY,
especially as you minister to the needs of the Faithful who come on pilgrimage to
The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy,
placed in your country, by God's Providence, under Your solicitous care.
As a token of an abundance of Divine Blessings,
upon You, Your Marian Associates, Helpers and Benefactors,
My Most Heartfelt Apostolic Blessing!
Joannes Paulus II