Below are some quotes from the diary related to the image specifically.  There have been many renditions of the image since the original.  Jesus says below that it is not in the beauty of the painting but in His grace, therefore I believe that any of the images that are venerated cause you to receive the same graces.  It is in pondering and adoring Jesus as he is depicted through the image that grants grace.  The paintings are shown starting below the link bar with the artist and date displayed for each.





“Paint an image according to the pattern you see with the signature:  Jesus, I trust in You.  I desire that this image be venerated, first in your chapel, and [then] throughout the world.” (Diary 47)

“…I want the image to be solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter, and I want it to be venerated publicly so that every soul may know about it.” (Diary 341)

“Not in the beauty of the color, nor of the brush lies the greatness of this image, but in My grace.” (Diary 313)

"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.  These two rays issued forth from the very depths of My tender mercy when My agonized Heart was opened by a lance on the Cross.  These rays shield souls from the wrath of My Father.  Happy is the one who will dwell in their shelter, for the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him.” (Diary 299)

“My gaze from this image is like My gaze from the cross.  I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy.  That vessel is this image with the signature:  Jesus, I trust in You.” (Diary 326-327)











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The Divine Mercy

Painted by

Adolph Hyla

Year 1943

The Image


Restored Vilnius

Painted by

Eugene Kazimirowski

Year 1934-35

The Divine Mercy

Painted by

Robert Skemp

Year 1982

The Original Vilnius

Painted by

Eugene Kazimirowski

Year 1934-35