The image of Divine Mercy is familiar to many Catholics. It portrays Jesus with rays of red and white pouring from His chest. The rays symbolize the blood and water that poured from Jesus’ heart at his crucifixion – a sign of His love and mercy for all.
What many don’t know is that the original image of Divine Mercy has a very interesting history to it. A new documentary explores the history of the original image that St. Faustina herself oversaw, and the significance the Divine Mercy image has in the spiritual life of many Catholics.
A timely documentary, The Original Image of Divine Mercy features key witnesses to the mysterious case of a painting that survived the Soviet Occupation of Vilnius, with exclusive commentary by Bishop Robert Barron, George Weigel, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn of Vienna, Stanisław Cardinal Dziwisz of Kraków, Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Harry Connick Jr., Jim Gaffigan, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Archbishop Fisichella, and many others including a special footage with Pope Francis.
Watch the trailer –