Divine Mercy for the Holy Souls

“… After eight days [after the Feast of Easter] let there be another feast observed with honor, the eighth day itself on which He [Jesus] gave me Thomas, who was hard of belief, full assurance, by showing me the print of the nails, and the wound made in His side by the spear.”

St. Thomas the Apostle, writing in The Apostolic Constitutions (Book 5, Chapter 19)

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A statue of the Infant Jesus was given to the Discalced Carmelites by Princess Polyxena von Lobkowicz in 1628. When she presented the gift, she proclaimed “Venerable Fathers, I bring you my dearest possession. Honour this image and you shall never want.” In 1631, the Carmelite monastery was looted and the statue was thrown in … Read more