Everything You Need to Know about the Divine Mercy Devotion
Divine Mercy Sunday was established by Pope John Paul II as a permanent solemn feast day, April 2000: "Before the Day of Justice, I am sending the Day of Mercy...The flames of mercy are burning Me. I desire to pour them out upon human souls. Oh, what pain they cause Me when they do not want to accept them!" (Diary 1588, 1074).
The first woman to ask for divorce and lead an army, Eleanor of Aquitaine lived until she was 82 (pretty good considering most died in their 40s). She got a formal education, which was really rare for women in that era. There are rumours that she poisoned her second husband Henry II’s mistress, the Fair Rosamund. This lady’s bad-ass. (Painting by Edmund Blair Leighton)