Right from the beginning of my ministry in St. Peter’s See in Rome, I consider this message [of Divine Mercy] my special task. Providence has assigned it to me in the present situation of man, the Church and the world. It could be said that precisely this situation assigned that message to me as my task before God.

—November 22, 1981 at the Shrine of Merciful Love in Collevalenza, Italy


Those who sincerely say ‘Jesus, I trust in You’ will find comfort in all their anxieties and fears.

There is nothing that man needs more than Divine Mercy – that love which is benevolent, which is compassionate, which raises man above his weakness to the infinite heights of the holiness of God.

—Shrine of Divine Mercy in Cracow, Poland on June 7, 1997


…with the burning desire that the message of God’s merciful love proclaimed by St. Faustina may be made known to all the peoples of the earth and fill their hearts with hope. May this message radiate from this place to our beloved homeland and throughout the world… In the mercy of God the world will find peace and mankind will find happiness.

—August 17, 2002


The Message of Divine Mercy has always been near and dear to me… which I took with me to the See of Peter and which it in a sense forms the image of this Pontificate.

—John Paul II speaking on his Pontificate


Be apostles of Divine Mercy under the maternal and loving guidance of Mary.

—John Paul II to the Marians, June 22, 1993