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    Divine Mercy Icon FrontIn honor of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Office for Family Life is inviting each parish to host the Icon of Divine Mercy, created for the Diocese of Arlington in Krakow, Poland by Polish artist, Anna Sekowska.

    Browse through the map below to see where the Icon has traveled on its journey, where it is currently residing, and where you can visit it next!

    MAP KEY:
    Red Pin- Where the Icon has been
    Icon- Current Location
    Yellow Star- Next Week

    History of the Icon

    This special image was blessed by Bishop Loverde on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 15, 2007 at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More.

    In accord with Saint John Paul II’s desire to pray for peace in families, the icon will travel to each parish in the diocese with the pastor’s approval*. It will remain there for one week, giving parishes a unique opportunity to pray in a special way for families. 

    Accompanying the icon, will be three smaller replicas. These replicas will go to three families who agree to pray one rosary and one Divine Mercy chaplet each day that the icon remains in their possession. The rosary and chaplet prayers are to be offered for peace and the healing of families in the Diocese of Arlington.

    The icon will travel throughout the Diocese of Arlington December 8, 2015 through November 20, 2016

    *Contact your parish office and request that your parish host the icon, or ask if they are already signed up. Only parish secretaries or designated individuals, with the approval of their pastor, can request the icon from the Office For Family Life.

    How to Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

    Catholic Herald article on what parishes are doing for the Year of Mercy

    Have Mercy on Us