In 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized the great 20th century visionary of Divine Mercy, Sister Faustina Kowalska, and proclaimed the Sunday after Easter to be celebrated annually as Divine Mercy Sunday. In 2006, Pope Benedict stressed that "Divine Mercy is not a secondary devotion, but an integral dimension of Christian faith and prayer."
Now Pope Francis has proclaimed an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, which will begin on December 8, 2015. These three Popes have made it very clear that Divine Mercy is a major part of the Christian faith, and now this powerful new book reveals why.
Best-selling author Vinny Flynn continues his popular "7 Secrets" series with a book that brings him back to his roots. Vinny was one of the original editors of the official English edition of the actual Diary of St. Faustina, and he has written and edited a vast number of the Divine Mercy materials that are used today.
Through his "secrets" of Divine Mercy, Vinny shows how Divine Mercy is not just another worthy "private devotion"; it is the key devotion, the umbrella devotion over everything else. Every other devotion in the Church, every ritual, every activity, every teaching is under that umbrella of Divine Mercy. It’s all there to help us understand and enter into Divine Mercy. He shows us how everything in our lives can become more meaningful, more powerful, more life-changing once we really embrace the gift of Divine Mercy — the overflow of love from the Holy Trinity.
In 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy, Flynn draws from Scripture, the teachings of the Church, and the Diary of St. Faustina to not only reveal the heart of Divine Mercy, but to offer you an invitation and a road map so that this mercy can transform your life.
If you're not yet convinced of the impact Divine Mercy can have on your life, if you've never heard of this message and devotion, or if you're curious to learn more about it, this book is perfect for you. It shows us all how to respond to the call of Pope Francis "to live lives shaped by mercy", and benefit greatly from the "Year of Mercy".
"This book will profit everyone who reads it." —Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington
"Imagine if someone were to deeply ponder and powerfully proclaim the mystery of Divine Mercy for more than 35 years and then gather the most precious insights into one place. You've imagined this book." —Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, Author, 33 Days to Morning Glory
"What an amazing book! This isn't just a book for people who want to know more about Divine Mercy--this is a book for people who want their entire relationship with God revitalized." —Jennifer Fulwiler, Something Other than God, Radio host on SiriusXM
"I was astounded by 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy. Vinny Flynn's book is a brilliant light to help us know St. Faustina and her beautiful message of God's mercy." —Mother Dolores Hart, OSB, Author, The Ear of the Heart
"Vinny Flynn has accomplished a great work for the Church in his new book 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy--an outstanding presentation." —Timothy T. O'Donnell, STD, KGCHS, President, Christendom College
Softcover, 247 pages