It was St. John Paul II who created Divine Mercy Sunday, which falls today, the first Sunday after Easter. In fact, he canonized one of the 20th century's chief promoters of Divine Mercy, St. Maria Faustina Kowalski in 2000, making her "the first saint of the New Millennium." As Providence would have it, this great and holy pope passed away on the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday, April 2, 2005.
Friends, you can click on either of the links above to learn more about this rich devotion of the Church. I would like to propose to you today that we are at an important time in history, and our calling upon God's divine mercy in our daily prayer (see Divine Mercy prayers using links) will have positive affects beyond our understanding. Let these words from St. Faustina be some of the first and last of our daily prayer, "Jesus, I trust in you."