2013 Digital Spring Catalog
©Terra Sancta Scrolls are waxed paper parchment scrolls inspired by the Dead Sea Scrolls—hand-crafted in a small village near Jerusalem. This unique ancient styled artwork from the Holy Land has a leather and wood hanger and features the painting of the Image of the Divine Mercy with the Polish inscription below of The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy:
Scroll measures approx. 8.25" W x 18.0" H
Through the inner discourse to Sister Faustyna Kowalska, the Image of the Divine Mercy was created at the request of the Lord himself as symbolic imagery of His mercy, forgiveness, and love. While Jesus' right hand is raised in the gesture of blessing, the two rays casting out of Jesus' chest by his left hand symbolize the "blood of Jesus" (which is the life of souls) in red, and "water" in white (which justify souls) according to St. Faustyna's Diary. Eugeniusz Kazimirowski created Sister Faustyna's first painting of image in 1934 in Vilnius, Lithuania under her direction. Adolf Hyla created the second painting of the image as a votive offering expressing his gratitude for his family's survival during World War II. The painting by Adolf Hyla has the Polish message "Jezu ufam Tobie" (Jesus I trust in You) added to emphasize the meaning of the image. The Divine Mercy Chaplet was taught to Sister Faustyna by an inner voice to be passed on to all; the prayer is made using ordinary rosary beads.