When reading Faustina’s diary, something impacted Charles Pabst as an artist – a desire to try his hand at creating the image, using just her description in the diary. To include Jesus’ request to have His signature as part of the painting, Pabst decided that Jesus’ signature is The Cross. So he formed the words, “Jesus I trust in you” (in Latin “Jesu in te confido”) into a cross.

These words spoken by Jesus to Saint Faustina that kept running through Charles’ head as he worked were, “Not in the beauty of the paint nor of the brush is the sublimity of this image, but in My grace.”