Jesus appeared to Sister Faustina the first time on February 22, 1931. She
said that Jesus appeared as the 'King of Divine Mercy', wearing a white
garment. His right hand was raised in a sign of blessing and the other was
touching the garment at the breast. From beneath the garment emanated two
large rays, one red, the other white. Acting upon orders she said she
received from Christ, Faustina had a picture of this vision painted.
According to Saint Faustina's diary, Jesus said of this Feast day:
I am giving them the last hope of salvation; that is, the Feast of My
Mercy. If they will not adore My mercy, they will perish for all eternity
... tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the
day of My justice, is near. - Divine Mercy in My Soul, Diary of St.
Faustina, n. 965
In 1935, she had a vision where Jesus gave her a special prayer that is now
called the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
Saint Faustina was canonized on April 30, 2000 by Pope John Paul II. Pope
John Paul II proclaimed the Sunday after Easter to be Divine Mercy Sunday.
To find out more about the visions of Our Lord, Our Divine Mercy, to Saint
Faustina, go to: