Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday...

... with a Divine Mercy Sundae!

Divine Mercy Sunday is always the Sunday after Easter, and was instituted by Pope John Paul II in the Jubilee year (2000) at the mass for the canonization of St. Faustina. This day is extra special this year because Pope John Paul II is being beatified on May 1, 2011- Divine Mercy Sunday!

Jesus appeared to St. Faustina, and asked her to have a painting made of this vision with the words "Jesus I Trust in You". Here is the image:

So we fashioned Divine Mercy ice cream Sundaes as a fun treat to celebrate this day! 

The ice cream was made to mirror the Divine Mercy image: "The two rays denote Blood and Water. The pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous. The red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls."- St. Faustina's diary. If you're crious, read more about the Divine Mercy Image.

How to Make a Divine Mercy Sundae:
Scoop ice cream into a bowl, and create the rays with 2 long squirts of whipped cream. Embelish them with red and blue toppings of your choice. I sprinkled the whipped cream with red and blue kool-aid powder, but you could also use strawberries and blueberries, or make some red and blue sugar. Also, you could just buy red white and blue sprinkles. My grocery store carries these year round! 

Don't forget the cherry on top. ;-)

I'll be posting more about Divine Mercy Sunday and JPII soon. In the mean time, stock up on ice cream. :-)

Also, I want to start having Creative Catholic Link ups on the first Friday of every month, and I'll be starting that this Friday. Bring your creative Catholic ideas so you can share them with everyone!

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  1. Whoo hoo!! I love the link up idea! I need to get to work on my blog. I have been slacking lately. I am just learning about Divine Mercy Sunday and this is my first year celebrating it!! I love the sundae idea! Thanks for the ideas! I cannot wait to see what else you have for us! I also need to get to work on my submission for Friday.... :)

  2. Thanks for this idea Lacy! I just wanted to say thanks for sharing your ideas. We made your resurrection kit and the empty tomb this Easter and everyone really enjoyed both activities! Have a very blessed Easter season.

  3. Awesome ideas Lacy. thanks so much. I think I've got a liturgical folder on Divine Mercy Sunday. I'll have to post it.

  4. My family just made this with strawberries and blueberries. Thank you for the inspiration! :)

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