What is mercy if not the boundless love of God, who confronted with human sin, restrains the sentiment of severe justice and, allowing Himself to be moved by the wretchedness of His creatures, spurs Himself to the total gift of self, in the Son’s cross …?

Who can say that he is free from sin and does not need God’s mercy? As people of this restless time of ours, wavering between the emptiness of self-exaltation and the humiliation of despair, we have a greater need than ever for a regenerating experience of mercy.

~Bl. Pope John Paul II, Regina Caeli message, April 10, 1994


This coming Sunday is the Sunday of Divine Mercy. To find out more about the origins of this feast and how you may observe it, visit the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by clicking here.