Enthronement of Divine Mercy Images, India

Enthronement of Divine Mercy Images, India


Through the generosity of a private donor, many churches have had enthronements of The Divine Mercy Image.

The Message of the Divine Mercy that Sr. Faustina received from the Lord was directed toward the entire humanity. With the command of our Lord to paint an image according to the pattern that Sr. Faustina had seen, came also a request to have this image venerated, throughout the world. The same is true with the revelations of the Chaplet.

It is important to remember that this message of The Divine Mercy, revealed to St. Faustina and to our present generation is not new. It is a powerful reminder of who God is and has been from the very beginning. This truth that God is in His very nature Love and Mercy Itself, is given to us by our Christian faith and God’s self-revelation.

The Old Testament speaks frequently and with great tenderness about God’s mercy. Yet, it was Jesus, who through His words and actions, revealed to us in an extraordinary way, God as a loving Father, rich in mercy and abounding in great kindness and love. In Jesus’ merciful love and care for the poor, the oppressed, the sick and the sinful, and especially in His freely choosing to take upon Himself the punishment for our sins so that all may be freed from destructive consequences and death, He manifested in a superabundant and radical way the greatness of God’s love and mercy for humanity. In His person as God-Man, one in being with the Father, Jesus both reveals and is God’s Love and Mercy Itself thereby becomes the seen face of His mercy.

It is providential that our Holy Father has declared the great Jubilee Year of Mercy in an appropriate time and has called to make the Church as the Church of mercy. In the diocese of Sivagangai, although few parishes had been observing Divine Mercy devotion, it was not spread throughout the diocese. The divine mercy image pictures sent by you have helped us to spread the devotion throughout the diocese. The holy images of the Divine mercy were laminated, framed and enthroned in all the parishes of the diocese. Divine Mercy chaplet was printed in vernacular and circulated to all the parishes thereby facilitating them to pray the chaplet daily.

Divine mercy images have been enthroned in the following parishes:

Sahaya Matha Church, Devakottai
St. Theresa’s Church, Manamadurai
Sahaya Matha Church, Salairaammam
Alangara Annai Cathedral, Sivagangai
Sacred Heart Church, Sarukani
St. Francis Xavier Church, Savariyarpattanam
St. Theresa’s Church, Senjai
St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Devipattanam, Ramnad
St. James Church, Suranam
John De Britto Church, Kalaiyarkovil
Holy Redeemer’s Church, Ilayankudi
St. Michael’s Church, V. Michaelpattanam
St. Antony’s Church, Keelakari
St. Antony’s Church, Avudaipoigai
Infant Jesus Church, T. Susaiapparpattanam
St. Michael’s Church, M. Michaelpattanam
Our Lady Of Immaculate Church, Kuthalur
St. Antony’s Church, Nagarikathan
Our lady of Refuge Church, Andichiurani
Annai Vailankanni Church, Pamban
Annai Vailankanni Church, Sayalkudi
St. Antony’s Church, Kalladithidal
St. Joseph’s Church, Susaipparpattanam
St. Thomas Church, Kottaiyur
Arockia Annai Church, Manahiri
Sacred Heart Church, Thiruvarangam
Our Lady of Assumption Chuch, Puliyal
Immaculate Conception Church, Thirupathur
St. John De Britto Church, Mandapam
Our lady of Snows Church, Satharasanpatty
Sacred Heart Church, Kundukulam
Sts. Joachim& Anne Church, Keelauchani
St. James Church, M. Savariarpattanam
St. James Church, Rochmanagar
St. Mark’s Church, Silameganadu
St. James’s Church, Mookaiyur
Infant Jesus Church, Valan Nagar
St.Michael’s Church, Sekkakudi
Alangara Matha Church, Rajakembiram
Our lady of Rosary Church, Orikkottai
St. Theresa’s Church, Thangachimadam
Sacred Heart Shrine, Idaikattur
St. Michael’s Church, Sengudi
St. Joseph’s Church, Verkodu, Rameshwaram
Our Lady of Angel’s Church, Karankadu
Kanickai Annai Church, Muthupettai
Holy Redeemer’s Church, Ramnagar
St. Theresa of Child Jesus, Pushpavanam
Alangara Matha Church, Paramakudi
St. Antony’s Church, Pagaianchan
St. Antony’s Church, Muthupattanam
St. Antony’s Church, Kamuthi
St. Peter Church, C.K. Mangalam
Sahaya Matha Church, Sekkalai
Infant Jesus Church, Olaikkuda
St. Francis Assisi Church, Okkur
Church of St. John the Evangelist, K.M. Kottai
St. Sebastian Church, Sambai
St. Joseph’s Church, Mattiarendal
Sahaya Matha Church, Mandapam Camp
St. Francis Xavier Church, Kanakkanpatty
St. Francis Xavier Church, Kombadimadurai
St. Michael’s Church, Kalaikulam
Arul Matha Priory, Muppaiyur
Queen of the Mission Church, Kallal
Bishop’s House, Sivagangai
Carmel Cloistered Convent, Sivagangai
Arulchandru Nilayam
R.S. Mangalam
Carmel Convent, Puducherry
Sahayamatha Church, Bosco Maiyam
Valasai – Ramanathapuram

This mission was entrusted to the Commission for Evangelization and it was accomplished with the active cooperation of the lay evangelizers of the diocese. On behalf of the Bishop, Priests, Religious and faithful of the diocese of Sivagangai, we express our gratitude for having given the images of Divine Mercy. During this jubilee year of Mercy the diocese is dedicated to the care of the Divine Mercy and the devotion is being spread throughout the diocese. We assure our prayers to you and to all your collaborators.

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