Category: Diary of St Faustina

In The Present Moment

“O Jesus, I want to live in the present moment, to live as if this were the last day of my life. I want to use every moment scrupulously for the greater glory of God, to use every circumstance for the benefit of my soul. I want to look upon everything, from the point of view that nothing happens without the will of God.” (Words of St Faustina – Diary entry 1183) How easy we find it to live with such concern for tomorrow, that we forget about today. We worry about such transient things, of such little real...

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Courage To Speak The Truth

“O truth, so often oppressed, you nearly always wear a crown of thorns! O Eternal Truth, support me that I may have the courage to speak the truth even if it would come about that I would pay for it with my life. O Jesus, how hard it is to believe in this, when one sees one thing taught and something else lived.” (Words of St Faustina – Diary entry 1482) Pontius Pilate recognised Truth but ignored it, paying the price as a result – in trying to wash his hands of it, he became forever associated with his...

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The Pain of Ingratitude

“I stayed for Adoration.. When I approached the Altar and began to meditate on the Passion of the Lord Jesus, a terrible pain immediately filled my soul because of the ingratitude of so many souls living in the world; but particularly painful was the ingratitude of souls especially chosen by God.. Each time I though of God’s great mercy and of the ingratitude of souls, pain stabbed at my heart, and I understood how painfully it wounded the sweetest Heart of Jesus. With a burning heart, I renewed my act of self-oblation sin behalf of sinners.” (Words of St...

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Novena of Divine Mercy

In her Diary, Saint Faustina writes that the Merciful Jesus commanded her to make a Novena which was to precede the Feast of Divine Mercy, celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. This Novena is a prerequisite to the Feast, and a preparation for it.

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The Hidden Jesus

“Hidden Jesus, in You lies all my strength” (Diary, entry #1404)   There is no real doubt that the Diary of Saint Faustina is a spiritual classic and a work of great importance – and hopefully, it will one day lead to St Faustina being declared a Doctor of the Church. It is truly edifying to read of the works of the Lord in her life, including the very specific task she was given by the Merciful Jesus, and the desires He made known to her for all the Church. But in reading such a work, we might be...

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