The Message of Divine Mercy

As Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, is fond of saying, "The Divine Mercy message and devotion is the largest grassroots movement in the history of the Catholic Church." And the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and our Marian Helpers have been at the heart of it since 1941, hardly three years after the death of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, the Lord's "secretary" of Divine Mercy.

How do we spread Divine Mercy?

In 2001, the 60th anniversary of the Marians' involvement in the spread of the message and devotion to the Divine Mercy, St. John Paul II sent a special apostolic blessing and a renewed call to the Marians. "Be apostles of Divine Mercy under the maternal and loving guidance of Mary," he wrote.

Inspired by the Great Mercy Pope, we continue our task in the third millennium to make it known that, in the words of Jesus to St. Faustina, "Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My Mercy" (Diary, 300).

What is Divine Mercy?
How did the Marians become official promoters of Divine Mercy?