Today is Divine Mercy Sunday. Our Lord appeared to Sister Faustina, a Polish religious who lived from 1905 - 1938 with His message of merciful love for sinners. He asked Sister Faustina to propagate His merciful love in these ways: by having an image of Him painted, the recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, praying the Divine Mercy Novena from Good Friday to the Saturday in the Octave of Easter, a Divine Mercy Holy Hour, and requesting that the Sunday after Easter be designated Divine Mercy Sunday. All these requests of Our Lord have been fulfilled over a period of time. In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II instituted the Feast of Divine Mercy on the Universal Calendar of the Catholic Church. This fulfilled the final request.
You will find on this blog what some creative Moms did with their children to teach them about Divine Mercy Sunday and to celebrate in a way that kids (and grown-ups, too) can appreciate - ending the afternoon with a Divine Mercy Sundae!
Our pictures show children coloring pages from a Divine Mercy Coloring Book. If you go to holyheroes.com and search Saint Faustina, you will find a great coloring book. Pinterest.com has a large selection of Divine Mercy coloring pages. You just type in Divine Mercy coloring pages in the search bar and viola!
While the younger children were coloring pages, the Moms and Dads with older siblings prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet. You can find the prayer here, thedivinemercychaplet.org/message/devotions/pray-the- chaplet. After praying the chaplet, the families got together and made Divine Mercy Sundaes! I can't think of a better way for family and friends to honor Our Lord's request by praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet and then ending the afternoon by enjoying sundaes.