In 1931 St. Faustina, a young Polish nun, began to receive visions and messages from Jesus Christ focusing on God's mercy for the whole world. One key vision was that of an image of Christ, approaching the viewer with His hand upraised in blessing and two rays (one pale, one red) emanating from His heart. She hired an artist to paint the image, which has become a beloved icon of Christ's love and mercy throughout Poland and across the world.
She also received the format and content of a series of prayers and short meditations on Christ's Divine Mercy which is known as the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. It is similar in format to the Rosary and is focused on Christ's gift of Himself on the Cross and in the Eucharist, the vehicles through which He extends His mercy to the world.
Kathleen, a Portland musician, heard the Chaplet being read on the air at 88.3 KBVM-FM, the community radio station on the campus of the University of Portland. She began to volunteer as voice talent for the station, and in 2008 she recorded the audio portion of the Chaplet for their use. After several requests to make her reading available to the public, she and KBVM worked together to create this CD version of the Chaplet. As a bonus, we have included an original song by Kathleen which combines St. Faustina's insights from her Diary with Kathleen's piano-based pop musical style.
For more information, visit www.mystagogia.net or www.kbvm.fm.