Sundayof Divine Mercy
The word mercy comes from the Latin miser: poor or miserable; and from cor: heart. So we can define it as: "heart sensitive to misery."
The second Sunday of Easter is dedicated to the Lord of Mercy, who revealed himself to Saint Faustina Kowalska of Poland. To her, the Risen One entrusted the promise of rewarding with a hundredfold in this life and in the next to those who spread trust and love towards the Mercy that Jesus has with all human beings.
This feast contains great theological significance linking the Paschal mystery of the Redemption and the mystery of God's Mercy that becomes a source of grace for all believers symbolized in the blood and water that flowed from the open side of Christ.