February 22, 1931 “By means of this Image I shall be granting many graces to souls; so let every soul have access to it.” Jesus to Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska (Diary entry 570)
This prayer card for “Difficult Moments” depicts the image of Jesus, The Divine Mercy, the only one painted by Eugene Kazimirowski in Vilnius (presently, Lithuania) in 1934 under the direction of Saint Faustina Kowalska. It was venerated publicly for the first time on April 26, 1935, during the closing celebration of the Jubilee of Redemption at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Dawn Gate.
In 1937 the Image was placed in St. Michael’s Church, and it remained there until 1948, when the church was closed by the Communist government. A journey of hiding then took place until 1956, when it was enshrined in the Church of Nova Ruda (Belarus). There it remained until 1986 in spite of the fact that the church was closed in 1970 and provided a very poor physical environment for the painting. In 1986 the image was secretly removed again and brought to the Holy Spirit Church in Vilnius, Lithuania. In 1991, on account of damages, the painting was retouched by a local artist, but the face lost its original appearance in the process. Under the guidance of Cardinal Backis the image was professionally restored in May 2003 and is now displayed above the tabernacle in the Divine Mercy Shrine in Vilnius.
Accented with the signature Jesus, I Trust In You in a gold ribbon setting. Printed gold frame edge.
Backside (NEW- March 2015 addition -> The Chaplet of Divine Mercy) :
- Click on the image above to view the following:
- A Prayer for Difficult Moments ~ Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. [Amen.] (Diary of St. Faustina, 950)
- The Chaplet of Divine Mercy (for recitation on ordinary rosary beads)
Our Father…, Hail Mary…, The Creed.
On the five Our Father beads:
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
On the ten Hail Mary beads:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (Three times.)
- By saying the chaplet you are bringing humankind closer to Me. (Diary, 929)
Jesus told St. Faustina, “By means of this image I shall be granting many graces to souls; so, let every soul have access to it “ (Diary, 570). Help souls have access to the graces the Lord promises by distributing holy cards of the Divine Mercy image.
A Prayer for Difficult Moments on the back side makes it a great spiritual gift for anyone, anywhere. Have the cards blessed and send them in birthday and Christmas cards, leave them with tips at restaurants or on a dresser or desk at a hotel, pin it on a cork board or on your computer monitor. The possibilities are endless. A great way to evangelize and be an apostle of mercy!