Divine mercy spirituality in response to the pandemic

2021 IJRSE – Volume 10 Issue 2
Special Luminary Issue on Education and Religion

Available Online: 21 November 2020


Hirang, Leilani T.*
De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines (leilani_t_hirang@dlsu.edu.ph)

del Castillo, Fides
De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines (fides.delcastillo@dlsu.edu.ph)


This paper proposes a kind of spirituality that deals with devotion to Jesus, the Divine Mercy. This spirituality hopes to help people cope during the time of the pandemic. The mixed method in the form of survey and review of related literature were used. Devotion can mean growing in personal holiness and witnessing to others. It can be an attitude of caring about God and of His creations especially those afflicted by the illness. This disease is affecting the local and global communities at large. With the outbreak of the disease, there is a calling for all to respond by trusting in the Divine Mercy and healing of Jesus Christ. There are suggestions to strengthen the body, soul, and spirit of the person. Hence, this research paper hopes to give some positive long term solutions to the growing pandemic cases locally and globally. The data on Covid19 cases showed an increasing number of the afflicted as well as the deaths. Due to these findings, it is highly recommended to deepen the devotion and promote the Divine Mercy and Healing of Jesus especially in the homes, hospitals, offices, online classes and social media during challenging times like the pandemic.

Keywords: Covid-19 pandemic; Divine Mercy devotion promotion; education; healing; spirituality


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2020.5926

Cite this article:
Hirang, L. T., & del Castillo, F. (2021). Divine mercy spirituality in response to the pandemic. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(2), 13-20. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2020.5926

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