Divine Mercy Shrine

dmstatueThis iconic image of Our Lord as Divine Mercy stands to the right of the sanctuary in St. Paul’s church. It was consecrated as a pilgrimage shrine by Bishop Speltz in 1982 on Mercy Sunday. The carving was lovingly and prayerfully created by our own Deacon Lawrence Kaas.

During the 2016 Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis, the front doors of St. Paul’s were designated Doors of Mercy by Bishop Donald Kettler. The appropriate indulgences are available for any pilgrim desiring to enter through these doors, go to confession and Communion, and pray. You have the added blessing of praying before the shrine or going to St. Faustina’s Chapel of Divine Mercy.

stp-doors-mercyThe message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us—all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy. This message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God’s mercy. Even before her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had begun to spread.

The message and devotional practices proposed in the Diary of Saint Faustina are completely in accordance with the teachings of Church and are firmly rooted in the Gospel message of our Merciful Savior. Properly understood and implemented, they will help us grow as genuine followers of Christ.

Spend time to learn more about the mercy of God, learn to trust in Jesus, and live your life as merciful to others, as Christ is merciful to you.

Divine Mercy Sunday

We celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday at St. Paul’s every year on the feast day (1st Sunday after Easter) with Adoration, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Holy Mass, a Eucharistic Procession, and a meal. Please watch our bulletins and special announcements prior to that time for details concerning this special event.

For more about our St. Faustina’s Chapel of Divine Mercy, go to our {Adoration} webpage.


We meet every third Wednesday after 7:00am Mass at the Truck Stop until 9:00am. Our mission is to spread the Divine Mercy message. We are in charge of the Divine Mercy Sunday celebration at St. Paul’s and are open to new members.

Contact: John Lahr, 320-352-3189