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Monday, April 13, 2015

Divine Mercy Sunday - Kraków - Łagiewniki

About 100,000 pilgrims visited basilica of the Divine Mercy in Kraków - Łagiewniki during the celebrations on Divine Mercy Sunday on April 12 2015.

At 3 pm the Hour of Mercy, we run to the monumental modern basilica. Sitting next to me are Korean ladies singing Chaplet of Divine Mercy, kneeling on the cold floor in an awkward, law bow position. Costa Rican priest is praying Divine Mercy Chaplet for several minutes holding his hands up in a form of a cross. For thousands of people around the world the way to holiness is a modest life of humble Polish nun. Most of them in one breath repeats two names: Faustina and John Paul II, and adds: You, Poles, you're lucky. Such a blessing! ... "

Pope John Paul II quoted many times the puzzling sentence from the "Diary" of Sister Faustina: "Therefore from here come forth the spark that will prepare the world for My final coming" ...

The world is frightened and terrified of Divine Mercy …

"The present-day mentality, more perhaps than that of people in the past, seems opposed to a God of mercy, and in fact tends to exclude from life and to remove from the human heart the very idea of mercy. The word and the concept of "mercy" seem to cause uneasiness in man, who, thanks to the enormous development of science and technology, never before known in history, has become the master of the earth and has subdued and dominated it.14 This dominion over the earth, sometimes understood in a one - sided and superficial way, seems to have no room for mercy." (John Paul II - "Dives in Misericordia")

an interesting text but unhappily in Polish :-(

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