Divine Mercy Sunday
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ip.i. Wrote:i like that image much better because it has the Sacred Heart, too, which gives the water and blood a place to flow from, and i also like the actual halo as opposed to faint glowing light around His head.  i think his robe and stance also look more masculine than in the standard Divine Mercy image.  it's just an aesthetic viewpoint that i'm expressing, of course, but aesthetics is important to me.  i picture particular artworks when i pray the Rosary.

I agree. Aesthetics are extremely important. My pastor always says that "Bad art kills devotion." The current picture of Divine Mercy is my least favorite of the three. That's why I have the original one on my desk. At home I have one that resembles an Eastern icon.

i.p.i. Wrote:this whole debate is kind of like arguing about which color is the best, though, or which is the best song ever written.  different people like different colors, different songs, etc.

Again, I agree. We have so many beautiful devotions in the Church. This is precisely the area in which we are allowed to be "Cafeteria Catholics" ! As long as the devotion is approved by the Church, of course.

i.p.i. Wrote:i know you like the Divine Mercy devotion, Lisa, and i respect that because i respect you.  i know that many other people like it, too, and i like the way they sing it on EWTN but then they show the image and it leaves me cold.  i think it's mostly because of the way the water and blood are fanning out instead of flowing, and don't have a real point of origin.  i might be able to get into the devotion with an image like the one you posted.  i love Byzantine art so anything remotely like a Byzantine icon is going to appeal to me more than anything that looks like Protestant Jesus or Buddy Jesus/ Sports Jesus.

until you posted this image, though, i'd never seen any image of the Divine Mercy but the one posted above.  the statues as well as the 2D images all look the same.  i would think that's because it's such a new devotion that artists haven't been creating different versions of it, though it's probably within the parameters of Sister Faustina's visions to allow some differences.  i mean, did Jesus tell her He had to have a forked beard?  probably not.  for that matter, people around the world have depicted Jesus as looking like their own ethnic group.  i don't think Jesus minds.

St. Faustina disliked the artist's portrait so much, that she insisted he keep working on it. Nothing could satisfy her. Her reaction was the same as St. Bernadette's who was disappointed when she saw the sculpture's rendition of Our Lady of Lourdes. No human artist will ever be able to transfer their glory. Our Lord finally told St. Faustina to accept it as it was and reminded her that the "power was not in the canvas." Jesus did not tell her to create an exact likeness of himself - he was more concerned about his gestures and the symbols: that his right hand was raised in blessing, and that there be a thick belt about his waist (which I believe signifies High Priest), the pale rays and red rays flowing from the heart, and that the words "Jesus, I trust in you" be the script on every painting. 

As for the chaplet, the concluding prayer - "Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One.. " come from the Byzantine Liturgy. The words on the large beads "Eternal Father, I offer you the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity" etc., are almost identical to St. Gertrude the Great's prayer for the release of the souls in purgatory. 
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Divine Mercy Sunday - by Petertherock - 03-29-2010, 06:15 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by mike6240 - 03-29-2010, 07:33 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by trident59 - 03-29-2010, 07:56 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-29-2010, 08:28 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-29-2010, 10:24 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-29-2010, 10:57 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-30-2010, 02:28 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-30-2010, 02:33 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Iuvenalis - 03-30-2010, 02:36 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by The_Harlequin_King - 03-30-2010, 04:29 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by glgas - 03-30-2010, 06:23 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by amasimp - 03-30-2010, 11:04 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by cunctas_haereses - 03-30-2010, 11:11 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Petertherock - 03-30-2010, 12:06 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-30-2010, 12:20 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-30-2010, 12:49 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-30-2010, 01:08 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Baskerville - 03-31-2010, 12:47 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Baskerville - 03-31-2010, 12:56 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 01:03 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 01:17 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 10:06 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by amasimp - 03-31-2010, 10:53 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 11:13 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by amasimp - 03-31-2010, 11:18 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 11:21 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by amasimp - 03-31-2010, 11:32 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 11:51 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by mike6240 - 03-31-2010, 01:09 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Petertherock - 03-31-2010, 01:15 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by mike6240 - 03-31-2010, 01:20 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-31-2010, 01:28 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-31-2010, 01:34 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by amasimp - 03-31-2010, 01:38 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-31-2010, 01:49 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-31-2010, 02:02 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 02:18 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by mike6240 - 03-31-2010, 02:24 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 03:00 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 03:04 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-31-2010, 05:03 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Baskerville - 03-31-2010, 05:21 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Baskerville - 03-31-2010, 05:23 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 05:25 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by DrBombay - 03-31-2010, 05:51 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 05:53 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 06:14 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 06:18 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by The_Harlequin_King - 03-31-2010, 06:28 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Baskerville - 03-31-2010, 06:31 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 06:34 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by The_Harlequin_King - 03-31-2010, 06:41 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 06:51 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 07:29 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-31-2010, 07:31 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 07:36 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 07:38 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-31-2010, 07:43 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SCG - 03-31-2010, 07:48 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 08:09 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 03-31-2010, 08:25 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 08:31 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by kimbaichan - 03-31-2010, 10:15 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 10:17 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 03-31-2010, 10:41 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 04-01-2010, 10:17 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Baskerville - 04-01-2010, 10:30 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by kimbaichan - 04-01-2010, 11:02 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Petertherock - 04-11-2010, 02:49 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Spooky - 04-11-2010, 10:22 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by SaintSebastian - 04-11-2010, 10:50 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 04-12-2010, 12:13 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 04-12-2010, 12:24 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by James02 - 04-12-2010, 12:59 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Walty - 04-12-2010, 01:37 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 04-12-2010, 05:56 AM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by RalphKramden - 04-12-2010, 01:27 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by franklinf - 04-12-2010, 03:06 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by JamieF - 04-12-2010, 03:58 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by amasimp - 04-12-2010, 04:07 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 04-12-2010, 04:48 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Petertherock - 04-12-2010, 05:01 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by In nomine Patris - 04-12-2010, 05:54 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Walty - 04-12-2010, 06:19 PM
Re: Divine Mercy Sunday - by Historian - 04-12-2010, 06:35 PM



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