‘Persona Christi’


Though this image represents the Sacrament of the Sick (‘Extreme Unction’), we can easily relate it to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Jesus said to St. Faustina:

“Daughter, when you go to confession, to this fountain of My mercy, the Blood* and Water which came forth from My Heart always flows down upon your soul and ennobles it. Every time you go to confession, immerse yourself entirely in My mercy, with great trust, so that I may pour the bounty of My grace upon your soul. When you approach the confessional, know this, that I Myself am waiting there for you. I am only hidden by the priest, but I myself act in your soul. Here the misery of the soul meets the God of mercy. Tell souls that from this fount of mercy souls draw graces solely with the vessel of trust. If their trust is great, there is no limit to My generosity. The torrents of grace inundate humble souls.”

… And to Sr. Josefa Menendez:

“For love of souls, I instituted the Sacrament of Penance, that I might forgive them, not once or twice, but as often as they need it to recover grace. There I wait for them, longing to wash away their sins, not in water, but in My Blood.”

*“Lord Jesus, loving Pelican of Heaven, cleanse me a sinner with Your blood, for a single drop can save the whole world from all its sin.” – St. Thomas (The Precious Blood of Jesus is of infinite value and therefore merits for us, infinite mercy!)