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In the Schoolroom: Divine Mercy Craft


Try this simple, fun craft to teach children the lessons about confession, penance, and heavenly rewards that Jesus gave to St. Faustina.

In 1931 a Polish nun named Sr. Maria Faustina received a vision of Jesus in which he told her to paint an image that he revealed to her.

The image was to be signed, “Jesus, I trust in you,” and was to be venerated all over the world. Jesus told Sister Faustina that the image was a reminder of God’s great love and mercy and a vessel to obtain graces.

It took three years for Sister to have the painting done. Jesus taught Sister the prayer called the Divine Mercy Chaplet and promised that those who recited the prayer would receive great mercies at their death.

Sister Faustina began to fill a notebook of her conversations with Jesus, eventually filling seven of them. These are known as Saint Faustina’s diary.

This image reminds us of God’s love and wishes to have us with him in heaven.

Having the children make their own Divine Mercy poster to hang in their room, or the schoolroom, will help remind them of the importance of confession and penance and the great reward awaiting us in heaven.

About Mary Ellen Barrett

Mother of seven children and two in heaven, Mary is wife to David and a lifelong New Yorker. She has homeschooled her children for eleven years using Seton and an enormous amount of books. She is a columnist for The Long Island Catholic and blogs here . Meet Mary Ellen.
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