Not knowing how to paint, Faustina approached some other nuns at her convent for help, but received no assistance. With the help of Fr. The image Jesus asked for, therefore, is to be a powerful means by which souls might learn of this — the deepest of all mysteries hidden in His person; and thus they will be encouraged to take advantage of that Mercy which no one will ever be able to fathom, and which the Lord Himself declared through Sr. The Metropolitan designated for the Congregation a house in which the first image of Merciful Jesus was painted. Faustina to be God's greatest attribute.
Faustina recorded all of her visions and conversations with Jesus in her diary, called Divine Mercy in My Soul. The lack of appropriate exposure conditions contributed to further disadvantageous changes in its matter. For a full accounting of the most popular images, read Dr. It was in this small chapel of the Mother of Mercy, above the gate, that the Image of Divine Mercy was first displayed. In November 1932, Faustina left Płock and returned to , and in May 1933, she was sent to the convent in to work as the gardener. The image shows Christ with his right hand raised as if giving a blessing, and the left touching his chest.
The official notes in the manuscript explain these words as meaning that, if Sr. . These rays represent the healing and sanctifying graces, especially of Baptism and the Eucharist, that flow from the Sacred Heart of Jesus toward us. Father Sopocko was the answer to her prayers, and eventually he became the main promoter of her revelations, the very linchpin in the Lord's call to spread Divine Mercy throughout the world. I desire that this image be venerated, first in your chapel, and then throughout the world. Examination and veneration of the original paining, which is over 2 meters high, would not be possible at a closer distance.
After many efforts, on August 25, 1947, they started their community life in the assigned facility in Myslibórz. Sopocko to spread devotion to Divine Mercy as it was entrusted to her. At the same time he assigned a prayer service to be carried out by the Congregation of the Sisters of Merciful Jesus. Faustina, because of her illness, was brought back to Krakow by her superiors. Alternatively, when requested, the director can speak for less time so that the film can be shown in its entirety, making the presentation go for a total time of about 2 hours and 20 minutes. I myself will defend it as my own glory.
The true beauty, Christ said, would be the blessing that He would bestow to the people by the means of the painting. This was lost in a fire, and Batowski painted a fourth painting which arrived at the convent at almost the same time as Hyła's. The artist presented the image of Merciful Jesus against the background of a meadow and shrubs looming afar. The pale ray stands for the water which makes souls righteous. Faustina's diary also relates the image to. In September 2005, the first image of Merciful Jesus was placed in this Shrine.
The fire of my created love was joined to the ardor of His uncreated love. Many of these people managed to hide and keep only one possession — a small photocopy of the Merciful Jesus which had been secretly sewn into their clothing for protection from their oppressors. Then on the Feast of the Divine Mercy, April 18, 2004, the Metropolitan of Vilnius, Cardinal Audrys Juozas Backis, reconsecrated the renovated church of the Holy Trinity in Vilnius into the Shrine of the Divine Mercy. He painted the image according to her instructions and completed it in 1934. Faustina's visions, had expressed his wish that the image be put in a place of honor, above the main altar of the church. They presented to the artist, as a image to be copied, reproduction of the first picture painted by Kazimirowski with s.
All three of these famous versions of The Image of The Divine Mercy have ecclesiastical approval for display in churches and for dissemination to the faithful. His long letter is translated from the Polish and quoted almost in its entirety in Marian Press, 2003 , edited by Dr. Of course, that version is not perfect either. The devotional following of the image and Faustina's message has been stronger among Catholics at large than among theologians. In the Kazimirowski version, the rays seem to flow almost straight down. Sopocko of her visions of Jesus and His request for a new image to be painted and spread throughout the world, it was he who found the artist, E.
Sopockos suggestion in 1954, the background was darkened and a floor was painted under Jesus feet. These two rays issued forth from the very depths of My tender mercy when My agonized Heart was opened by a lance on the Cross. Through painting this picture, Hyła expressed his gratitude for the survival of his family during. Faustina had already returned to Poland, on the first Sunday after Easter in 1937, they hung the image of Merciful Jesus next to the main altar in the Church of St. I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish. The sisters placed it over the tomb of St.
Father Sopocko stayed in Poland at that time, yet he was still interested in the image, so he asked Father Grasewicz to shift it into another, safer place. The history of the image Archbishop Grusas explained that many people have only recently learned about the image because it was hidden for many years, and it was only rediscovered and restored within the last 15 years. The final painting satisfied neither Sopocko nor Faustina, who later wrote that Christ told her it is not that important that the picture be beautiful. The Weber version especially emphasizes the compassionate gaze on the face of Jesus. Faustina became sick, with what is believed to have been tuberculosis, and was transferred back to Poland by her superiors.