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To: NYer
"My mother has a huge, oversized picture of the Divine Mercy in her home," said Kim.

For non-Catholics, the Divine Mercy is a portrait of Jesus commissioned by a sainted Polish nun.

It portrays Jesus robed in white standing with his right hand in a gesture of blessing and his left hand upon his heart, from which is issuing a reddish ray symbolizing the blood and a bluish ray symbolizing the water that gushed from his side when it was pierced by the centurion.

4 posted on 02/11/2008 2:03:04 PM PST by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: wideawake
My family is non-Catholic but, we have a picture of Jesus that looks remarkably the same except focusing more on the upper torso and face.

That picture kept me out of a lot of trouble during my youth. Felt like he was staring into my soul.

8 posted on 02/11/2008 2:10:18 PM PST by wolfcreek (Powers that be will lie like Clintons and spend like drunken McCains to push their Globalist agenda.)
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To: wideawake

Thanks for the description. I was wondering about that. Divine Mercy is a perfect name for it. :-)


20 posted on 02/11/2008 4:43:35 PM PST by alnick
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To: wideawake
The original picture painted/commissioned by Saint Faustina is very different that ones we are accustomed to seeing with the words, "Jesus, I trust in you." at the bottom.

I saw the original on my trip to Eastern Europe nearly two summers ago. This is the picture that I recall although the quality is not very good. Sr. Fautina may still have not been totally pleased with it as I remember.


The image of Jesus depicted here was painted by Eugene Kazimirowski
in Vilnius (presently Lithuania) in 1934
under the direction of St. Faustina Kowalska.

21 posted on 02/11/2008 6:03:51 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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