On the painting:
Painted with oil paint on a primed, heavyweight canvas, the painted part measures roughly 8×10, and the canvas overall at roughly 10×12. Comes with the simple wood frame shown in the photos which hangs on your wall with string threaded through the top bar. Frame is attached with magnets and provides that finishing touch besides making it possible to hang!
Can you get this painting stretched on canvas bars and traditionally framed? Probably – let me know if you do, I would love to see pictures! I do not finish them this way because the rough edge is by design and provides its own charm and character.
On the reference: Painted from one fo the few photos of the saint, copyright for this particular rendition remains with me, Monica Skrzypczak. Do not copy without permission, post as you would desire on social media, but be sure to tag @outpouringoftrust.sacredart.
No prints will be made of any Saint paintings.
On the Saint:
Saint Faustina is one of our epic modern Saints. She was visited by Jesus, Mary, and her guardian angel, countless times throughout her life (starting when she was 16) as Jesus revealed his Divine Mercy.
A totally unassuming woman, poorly educated because she grew up around the First World War and died right before the second.
This was whom Jesus choose to spread his message of Mercy.
Faustina wrote down all her conversations with Jesus, directly quoting Him at many times. If you’ve never opened the Diary of St Faustina, I highly suggest it – I have never had such relevant and poignant prayer as when read it.
Through her, Jesus established the Feast of Divine Mercy as the Sunday after Easter, when he would pour out great graces to all.
He commanded her to have painted the Image of Divine Mercy with the red and white rays coming from His heart, and her taught her the Divine Mercy Chaplet capable of obtaining salvation for any sinner who says it fervently even once.
And she never thought herself worthy of receiving these apparitions or the mission to spread God’s Mercy. She was humble in all things.
She’s truly a testament that God does not call the equipped, He equips the called.