Feast of Divine Mercy
February 1931 Jesus appeared to a Polish nun, Sr. Faustina Kawalska,
and asked that the Sunday after Easter be celebrated as a Feast
of Mercy and be preceded by a novena beginning on Good Friday. Jesus
promised that those who go to confession and communion on that day
will obtain a complete remission of all sin and all punishment due to sin.
The novena begins on Good Friday and ends on the Sunday after Easter.
In 2000 Pope John Paul added Divine Mercy Sunday to the calendar
as a feast. He canonized Sr. Faustina on April 30, 2000, the Feast
of Divine Mercy.