Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mark Mallett: The Last Hope of Salvation


First published April 11th, 2007.


THIS coming May 1st, 2011, the eighth day in the Octave of Easter, John Paul II will be beatified. It’s also Divine Mercy Sunday. It’s a day that Jesus Himself promised to pour out immeasurable graces. Still, many Catholics have no idea what this feast is… which as you’ll see, is a tragedy.

According to Saint Faustina’s diary, Jesus said of Divine Mercy Sunday:

I am giving them the last hope of salvation; that is, the Feast of My Mercy. If they will not adore My mercy, they will perish for all eternity… tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice, is near. —Divine Mercy in My Soul, Diary of St. Faustina, n. 965

The "last hope of salvation"? One might be tempted to dismiss this along with other dramatic private revelation—except for the fact it was Pope John Paul II who inaugurated the Sunday after Easter to be Divine Mercy Sunday according to this private revelation. (See Part II for a complete understanding of Diary entry 965, which does not restrict salvation to Divine Mercy Sunday.)

Consider these other facts:

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