The first icon of the Father in the Catholic Church. This icon was based on the revelations that God the Father gave to Mother Eugenia Ravasio in 1932. It was written by Lia Gaidiolo of Padova, Italy, and installed in the Pro-Cathedral of God the Merciful Father in Zaporozhye, Ukraine.
The Father’s words to Mother Eugenia: “I desire that every family prominently display the picture I will show to My “little daughter.” I wish every family to be able to place itself under My special protection in this way, so that they can honor Me more easily. There, every day, the family will share with Me its needs, its works, its sorrows, its sufferings, its desires, and also its joys, because a Father must know everything that concerns His children. I do know it of course, because I am there, but I love simplicity. I know how to adapt Myself to your condition. I make Myself little with little ones. I make Myself an adult with adults, and the same with the elderly, so that all may comprehend what I wish to tell them for their sanctification and My glory.”