Salto, Uruguay (Tuesday, March 7, 2017, Gaudium Press) On march the 11, the bishop of Salto, His Excellency Pablo Galimberti will bless and inaugurate a giant painting of Jesus of the Divine Merci, located at the entrance of the city of Artigas, in the department of Salto.
The poster is six meters high by one and a half wide carrying the inscription of “Jesus, I trust you” and it was the work of artist Walter Blanco.
The image will be placed on the side of a building that can be seen from Route 4 on kilometer 197, just near the entrance of the city of Artigas. The blessing will take place at 5 pm.
The idea originated in a conversation between a couple of Salto and an entrepreneur of Artigas, who at the time was going through some serious personal problems. The couple gave him a pamphlet of the Divine Mercy and told him that there was a giant poster of the Divine Mercy in the city of Salto and that they wished to place a similar one in the city of Artigas.
He kept this idea in mind and nine months later he saw the poster in Salto. He decided that he was going to do it himself and got in touch with the parish priest of the parish of San Eugenio de Cuareim, Father Miguel Olivares.
The priest listened to him and a month later he had a group of people involved, mainly eight parishioners, who put the founds together, contact the artist, look for the right location and dealt with all the details of the project.