In 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized the great 20th century visionary
of Divine Mercy, Sister Faustina Kowalska, and proclaimed the Sunday
after Easter to be celebrated annually as Divine Mercy Sunday. In 2006,
Pope Benedict stressed that "Divine Mercy is not a secondary devotion,
but an integral dimension of Christian faith and prayer." Now Pope Francis has proclaimed an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy,
which will begin on December 8, 2015. These three Popes have made it
very clear that Divine Mercy is a major part of the Christian faith, and
now this powerful new book reveals why.
Vinny Flynn continues his popular "7 Secrets" series with a book that
brings him back to his roots. Vinny was one of the original editors of
the official English edition of the actual Diary of St. Faustina, and he has written and edited a vast number of the Divine Mercy materials that are used today.
Through his "secrets" of Divine Mercy, Vinny shows how Divine Mercy is not just another worthy "private devotion"; it is the
key devotion, the umbrella devotion over everything else. Every other
devotion in the Church, every ritual, every activity, every teaching is
under that umbrella of Divine Mercy. Itís all there to help us
understand and enter into Divine Mercy. He shows us how everything in
our lives can become more meaningful, more powerful, more life-changing
once we really embrace the gift of Divine Mercy ó the overflow of love
from the Holy Trinity.
In this compelling and timely book, Flynn
draws from Scripture, the teachings of the Church, and the Diary of St.
Faustina to not only reveal the heart of Divine Mercy, but to offer you
an invitation and a road map so that this mercy can transform your life.
you're not yet convinced of the impact Divine Mercy can have on your
life, if you've never heard of this message and devotion, or if you're
curious to learn more about it, this book is perfect for you. It shows
us all how to respond to the call of Pope Francis "to live lives shaped
by mercy", and benefit greatly from the "Year of Mercy".