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In this time of calamity, the Marian Fathers invite you to participate in a simple but incredibly powerful act of faith. To protect you and your family, we urge you to post an Image of the Divine Mercy on your front doors. Father Chris Alar, MIC, explains why:



If you don't have this Image, please visit TheDivineMercy.org/DivineMercyImage and download it for free and print it out. If you are unable to have it blessed by a priest, the Church allows you to invoke a blessing yourself. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (1669) teaches that lay people, on account of their baptismal priesthood, may administer certain blessings.

How can you invoke such a blessing upon the Image of Divine Mercy? While making the Sign of the Cross over the Image, say:

Oh, Lord, I seek your blessing upon this image, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Why is this Image so important?

The Image represents the Lord, the Lamb sacrificed for us, from whose Heart flows Blood and Water, the streams of God's mercy upon the whole world. The Lord promises us through St. Faustina "that the soul that will venerate [honor] this image will not perish" (Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, 48).

He also promises: "victory over [our] enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death" and to "defend [us] as [His] own glory" (Diary, 48)

The Lord said, "By means of this Image I shall be granting many graces to souls; so, let every soul have access to it" (Diary, 570).

Saint Faustina's confessor, Blessed Michael Sopocko, recalled additional promises our Lord made through St. Faustina regarding the Image:

When chastisements for sins come upon the world and your own country will experience utter degradation, the only refuge will be trust in My mercy. I will protect the cities and homes in which The Divine Mercy Image is found; I will protect the persons who will venerate [honor] this Image. The only refuge will be trust in My Mercy.

Father Sopocko recalled that Jesus also said:

Let everyone procure for their homes this Image because there will yet come trials. And those homes, and entire families, and everyone individually who will hold this image of mercy in deep reverence, I will preserve from every sort of misfortune. The time will come when all those who do so will give witness to the miraculous efficacy and to the special protection of mercy flowing from this Image.

What does this mean for us today?

Recently, as the repercussions of the coronavirus became crystal clear, we prayed at Mass, "Let us seal the doorposts of our inner thoughts with the protective Word of God ..." This is a reference to Exodus 12, where God commanded the Israelites to "seal the doorposts" with the blood of the lamb so that the angel of death may pass over those houses that have been marked.

Jesus is the sacrificial Lamb of God. By offering Himself as atonement for our sins and those of the whole world, by the outpouring of His Blood and Water, He freed us from eternal death and sealed us for eternal life.

So please, I urge you to put the Image of the Divine Mercy with the inscription "Jesus, I trust in You" upon your doors, as many have done in times of calamity. Remember, it is Jesus whom we worship in this Image.

Also, while this act of faith may not guarantee your family won't be physically affected by the virus, it will guarantee that, by your trust in Jesus, you will obtain His promises of love and mercy, which will surround you and remain in you forever.

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Cathy - Jul 15, 2020

In old and don't have a printer please help me obtain 2 images of the divine mercy for my doors. God Bless You

HELEN C. - May 13, 2020

I have gratefully posted this image on my front door today. Thank you, Jesus, for leading me to this site.

Helen - May 10, 2020

I'm not Catholic but my dear old friend is and she gave me a copy of Saint Faustinas diary years ago and I loved it and keep the Divine Mercy image on my front window and after I got this email I put one on my front door with a little cross. I feel safer and know that Jesus will protect my family.

mark denda - Apr 19, 2020

when i seen that my catholic neighbor had the divine mercy image on her door,and being that i myself am catholic but not aware of the meaning for posting the image on your doorpost.I went and got my divine mercy picture out and put it on my front screen door.I bless it,and its been there for several days now. What a beautiful thing to share.When i went on line and started to read more about this the joy it brought to my heart and to my family was overwhelming.I wish i new about this years ago. Jesus, I Trust In You. God Bless.

- Apr 9, 2020

picture is posted Jesus I trust in you

- Apr 9, 2020

my house is covered Jesus i trust in you picture is posted

Ann Eloise Matos - Apr 8, 2020

I live in an assisted living facility in upstate New York. I have had the Divine Mercy picture promentally in my studio for over a year. This evening (not so coincidentally the Jewish Passover) I placed a Divine Mercy image on my door. Then I went downstairs and put one on the door of my very dear friend. Like I had prayed over the one on my door, so we both prayed over the one on her door. We believe. Jesus we trust in you!

- Apr 7, 2020

I just put one on my front door. Jesus I trust in you.

Shirley Walmsley & Ceil Kobylarz - Apr 3, 2020

We have followed Divine Mercy since its
inception in Michigan and altho we have
a framed picture in our living room,
we placed a large one on our front door.
We have always had a small one on our front door! Thanks for reminding everyone.

Carolyn Thanel - Apr 2, 2020

My husband and I are displaying the Divine Mercy on our front door. I shared this link with my children and also my Pastor. He said he would share with our parishioners.

Thank you so much.

Maggie - Apr 2, 2020

I hung the Divine Mercy image on our two front doors. My husband took it a step further and put a small image up on all of our front windows. Jesus, we trust in You!

Debbie - Apr 2, 2020

I put images on our doors. JESUS, I trust in you.
Thank you.

Suzanne - Apr 2, 2020

Thank you! Ours is up! Passing this on to 3 priests I know plus family and friends. God bless you! This is hopeful and encouraging. Please keep spreading this idea.

R.H.W. - Apr 2, 2020

Thank You for letting Me know. I put the Image of the Divine Mercy with the inscription "Jesus I trust in You "upon My door.

[email protected] - Mar 30, 2020

Thank you, Fr. Alar. I am a devotee of the Divine Mercy and a member of Friends of Mercy and Thirteenth. I shared your video with all my Church friends, including one of our priests at St. Gregory The Great. Today, as my husband and I walked and passed by our Rectory, I noticed that our Rectory's door was sealed with the image of our Lord Jesus, the Divine Mercy. I saw one of our priests and he commented that he was appreciative of your video. I kept on giving away my Divine Mercy photos and holy cards in the past, and I found out I don't have any. I have the statue and big canvas frame. So I am very glad that I was able to print it from the website. Thank you very much, Fr. Alar. You and the Marian priests are in my prayers. Please be safe and be well. God bless you.