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Doubt and Divine Mercy

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Today, to mark the end of the Octave of Easter, in which every day has been a solemnity we have the feast of Divine Mercy. This is a beautiful feast which has its roots in a humble polish nun who, in her diary, reports the privilege of hearing words from Jesus himself. Here are some of them here;

On one occasion, I heard these words: “My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and  especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy.

For every Christian there are times of doubt, as we see with Thomas in our Gospel today. But the Lord does not ‘leave us orphans’. One way in which we can confront our doubts is to rely on the testimony of the saints such as St Faustina.

As we continue to bask in the joy of Easter lets continue to put aside our doubts, to trust in the infinite mercy of God, and to truly live as people of the resurrection.

Fr John

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