Mercy Meditations

One Artist Answers Call to Spread Divine Mercy

"Who will paint You as beautiful as You are?"
- Saint Faustina to Jesus, Diary of St. Faustina (313)

By Tommy Canning

I was born to John and Mary Canning on Christmas day in 1969, the youngest of five sons. I grew up in Scotland, south of the city of Glasgow. I was just four years old when my father died of a heart attack, which was a tremendous loss to me and my brothers and mother.

Why I Can Say: 'Jesus, I Trust in You!'

By Gerardo Zuniga

On June 30, 2004, at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla., I was told that I had colon cancer. Since that day I put myself in the hands of our Lord, The Divine Mercy. I was very scared, and I asked God to help me regain my health. I knew that He was the only one who could save me. Even at 56 years of age, I still had many dreams to pursue.

A God of Mercy, Then as Now

A few years ago ABC aired an episode of the sitcom "Dharma and Greg" in which Greg, a lawyer who had recently given up his career to search for true meaning in life, tells his wife Dharma that he plans to read the entire Bible cover-to-cover. Dharma tells Greg that he doesn't need to do that because she can summarize it for him: "Part one, don't mess with God. Part two, be nice to people."

A Sign

"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you. You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger' " (Lk 2:8-12).


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