During the course of Jesus' revelations to Saint Faustina on the Divine Mercy He asked on numerous occasions that a feast day be dedicated to the Divine Mercy and that this feast be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. According to revelations that our Lord made to the saint, he promised to grant complete forgiveness of sins and punishment on the Feast of Mercy.
Saint Michael de Sanctis (1591–1625), was a Discalced Trinitarian priest from Catalonia. He led a life of prayer and mortification. He was devout towards the Holy Eucharist, and is said to have been experienced ecstasies several times during Consecration.
Saint Mary Cleophas was one of the “three Marys” who followed Our Lord and stood at the foot of the Cross on Calvary and who went to the tomb.
Saint Julie Billiart (12 July 1751 — 8 April 1816) was the founder and first Superior General of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Saint Julie was best-known for her charity. Her whole soul was echoed in the simple and naive formula which was continually on her lips and pen: Ah, qu'il est bon, le bon Dieu! (How good is the good God).
Saint Crescentia Hoess was born in 1682 in a little town near Augsburg, the daughter of a poor weaver. As she grew older she desired to enter the convent of the Tertiaries of St. Francis. Bodily afflictions and pain were always with her. Despite her sufferings she was filled with peace and joy as she died on Easter Sunday in 1744.
Saint Vincent Ferrer is the patron saint of builders because of his fame for "building up" and strengthening the Church during the western Schism when there where 3 claimants to be pope. An eloquent and fiery preacher, he spent the last 20 years of his life spreading the Good News, stressing the need of repentance and the fear of coming judgment. (He became known as the "Angel of the Judgment.")
Christ is risen from the dead! Dying, he conquered death; To the dead, he has given life.
"What is happening? Today there is a great silence over the earth, a great silence, and stillness, a great silence because the King sleeps; the earth was in terror and was still, because God slept in the flesh and raised up those who were sleeping from the ages. God has died in the flesh, and the underworld has trembled.
Good Friday is the Friday within Holy Week, and is traditionally a time of fasting and penance, commemorating the anniversary of Christ's crucifixion and death. For Christians, Good Friday commemorates not just a historical event, but the sacrificial death of Christ, which with the resurrection, comprises the heart of the Christian faith.
The feast of Maundy (or Holy) Thursday solemnly commemorates the institution of the Eucharist and is the oldest of the observances peculiar to Holy Week.