Diary 965, (6) My Heart overflows with great mercy for souls, and especially for poor sinners. For the sake of our souls, can we afford not to listen to what Jesus told us through St. Faustina about his mercy and what our response to is should be? doesn’t it seem idolatrous? or bow down before it? How old was Saint Faustina at death? The story goes like this: St. Faustina’s regular confessor was away but she felt a need to confess her plans to found a new congregation dedicated to God’s mercy, so she went and told a different priest. ” Write that when they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. St. Faustina describes the evening that Jesus the Divine Mercy appeared to her. There were no external signs of her great mysticism; she was obedient and cheerful and did her daily tasks with great love. Mary Faustina Kowalska was a poor Satan possessed mystic! Jesus not only revealed the depth of His Mercy to St. Faustina, but also gave her new forms of worship: the picture inscribed Jesus, I trust in You, the Feast of Divine Mercy, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and the Prayer in the Hour of His Death on the Cross, the Hour of Mercy. I did not understand what he was saying to Her, because I was busy talking with the Infant Jesus, who came down from His Mother's arms and approached me. “In the evening, when I was in my cell, I became aware of the Lord Jesus clothed in a white garment. two rays issued forth from the depths of My most tender Mercy at Diary 367, (7) These rays shield souls from the wrath of My Father. or school. He holds a graduate degree and formerly taught English and courses in film study that he developed at a Catholic high school in Connecticut. Allegedly, Jesus appeared to Faustina and asked her to reproduce His image and show it to the world. He also established the Second Sunday of Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday, just as Jesus had requested. many graces, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. After a while Jesus said to me, ‘paint an image according to the pattern  Diary 1109, (12) I desire trust from My creatures. monetization of National Catholic Register RSS feeds is strictly prohibited. Holy Mass 5pm. ... As I will use words of Jesus to St Faustina I will use Gospel. Faustina Kowalska painstakingly recorded Christ’s instruction in her diary that is a mystical manual on prayer and Divine Mercy. However, this will only appear to be so, because what God has once decided upon, Jane, Feb 27, 2013 #21. Her confessor was Michael Sopocko, a priest and a professor of theology.. We delay. User’s Guide to Sunday, April 19: Divine Mercy Sunday. From the opening  An appearence of St Therese in a "dream" of St Faustina Kowalska in entry #150 of her Diary, "Divine Mercy in My Soul" (150) "I want to write down a dream that I had about Saint Therese of the Child Jesus. Let’s remind ourselves right now. They have the right before others to trust in the abyss of My mercy. When Jesus gave the Divine Mercy Image, what did He say to her? When asked if this is what St. Faustina’s words meant, Pope Benedict XVI answered: St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), a religious sister known as the “Apostle of Divine Mercy,” wrote this story about a priest in her spiritual diary: “On one occasion I saw a servant of God (a priest) in the immediate danger of committing a mortal sin. Sign up for 6 Free IssuesTry us out with a free trial subscription. Verse 14: "Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus." Veneration of the Cross on Fridays after Holy Mass. Benedict told us “It is a really central message for our time: Mercy as the force of God, as the divine limit against the evil of the world.”. Homily by Fra. and as with the angels, she did not recognize the Lord. of this Image His articles have appeared in a number of national publications including Columbia magazine, Soul, Faith and Family, Catholic Digest, Catholic Exchange, and Marian Helper. so let every soul Message of Our Lady Queen of Peace, through the visionary Mirjana Dragicević-Soldo. THERE WERE ALWAYS THE UNFAITHFUL, THE JUDAS. red and the other pale. On February 22, 1931, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ appeared to this simple nun, bringing with Him a wonderful message of Mercy for all mankind. ON THIS DAY IN 1981 (5th Day of the Apparitions) “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe”. Jane, Feb 27, 2013 #25. The Church recommends monthly confession, but many people can’t even remember the last time they went to confession. 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