Divine Mercy Devotion - VI
Divine Mercy in Dispute
[on the Divine Mercy devotion] and I must say that I am very disappointed that it was posted on your website:
Evidently, there was not enough theological research done and this is quite evident. The Octave of Easter, as the Sunday after Easter, was referred to many years ago, being the last day of the Easter feast, has within it very special graces.
It is unfortunate that this article lacks any theological aptitude concerning a Feast of Mercy. Jesus fully well knew what He was talking about when He requested that a Feast of Mercy be established in His Church on the Sunday after Easter. Receiving graces on this feast is surely dependant on repenting, for it first of all calls for the Sacrament of Confession, then Holy Communion in a perfect state of grace.
Why wouldn't the "Grande Finale" of Easter, the Octave Day of Easter have a very special gift? Easter is the world's greatest feast, isn't it? We are supposed to be celebrating for a full 8 days, right through until the Octave Day of Easter, the Sunday after Easter.
"Low" Sunday, that nickname, was definitely a mistake by theologians who knew nothing about the theological or liturgical meaning of an octave. The Holy Office is still puzzled how this nickname came about. Before that, that Sunday was known as the Octave, or Octave Day, of Easter.
Saint Faustina predicted that the Feast of Mercy would become a new splendor for the Church, although it had been dormant in it from long ago (the celebration of the Octave).
for Bishops and Priests.
The entire devotion is dependent on turning to the Lord and asking for His Mercy.
The image in the article is not a true image. Please see
These are all true Divine Mercy Images. Please notice the halos. Jesus points to His heart.
Do you have the contact information for Msgr. Perez? I would like to speak with him personally.
Sincerely yours in Christ Jesus,
Robert R. Allard, Director
Apostles of Divine Mercy
801 S.E. Forgal Street
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
United States 34983
Phone: (772) 343-9475
From the Editor to Msgr. Patrick Perez:
At TIA we received this message regarding your article on Divine Mercy. If you would like to make a response to it on our website, it will be welcome.
In Jesu et Maria,
Msgr. Perez responds:
As far as I can tell, there is nothing to respond to. He doesn't even address the principal problem with Divine Mercy, which is that the Holy See declared twice that there was no evidence for their being a supernatural event to base it on. This fellow just goes on and on about how nice it is!
Posted October 21, 2014
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