The Role of the Artist

Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said: “I am a little pencil in God’s hands. He does the thinking. He does the writing.” Her statements are here echoed in more depth, through the article linked below. May it be not only an inspiration but a comfort to you, readers:

Divine Mercy and the Role of the Artist

“Not in the beauty of the color, nor of the brush lies the greatness of this image, but in My grace.”

The Divine Mercy Image

On April 30, 2000 Pope John Paul II recognized Mary Faustyna Kowalska as a saint, numbered among the souls in heaven. At the same time he fulfilled one of Saint Faustyna’s requests, that the second Sunday of Easter be reserved to honor and commemorate God’s infinite mercy.

Why the second Sunday of Easter?

On the Second Sunday of Easter the Church traditionally remembers the first appearance of Jesus to His disciples after His resurrection. It is on this occasion that Christ establishes the Sacrament of Reconciliation, popularly referred to as confession.

We are creatures of both flesh and spirit. We have a physical earthly life and as well as a spiritual “divine” life. These two lives are intimately connected and when one suffers, the other is also affected.

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