At St. Pius X Parish a new sign depicting The Divine Mercy Icon was installed by the Knights of Columbus.
The Image of the Divine Mercy is a depiction of Jesus Christ that is based on the devotion initiated by St. Faustina Kowalska.
According to St. Faustina’s diary, Jesus told her “I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish. I also promise victory over enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I myself will defend it as My own glory.” (Diary 48)
Jesus is shown as raising his right hand in blessing and pointing with his left hand on the Sacred Heart from which flow forth two rays: one red and one pale. The depiction contains the message “Jesus I trust in you” (Polish: Jezu ufam Tobie). The rays that stream out have symbolic meanings: red for the blood of Jesus, and pale for the water of Baptism. The whole image is a symbol of charity, forgiveness, and love of God, referred to as the “Fountain of Mercy”. According to St. Faustina Kowalska’s diary, the image is based on her 1931 vision of Jesus.
St. Faustina directed the painting of the first image in Vilnius by the artist Eugeniusz Kazimirowski. Since then, numerous versions of the image have been painted by other artists, including a popular rendition by Adolf Hyła in Kraków. They are widely venerated worldwide.