‘Divine Mercy In My Soul’
extracts from the
Diary of Saint Faustina
Tell sinners that no-one shall escape My hand;
if they run away from My Merciful Heart, they will fall into My Just Hands.
Tell sinners that I am always waiting for them,
that I listen intently to the beating of their heart..
..when will it beat for Me?
(Diary, entry no.1728)
These words of the Merciful Jesus to Saint Faustina are nothing less than a masterclass on the power of prayer. The Lord makes it clear in what that power consists – it is the power to save souls.
For many of us, we lose this sense of interior joy at the thought of receiving the Lord in the Eucharist. How did we come to this? And how do we regain that which we have lost?
If St Faustina is correct in the praises she sings in honour of the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, then this little Host contains absolutely everything we could ever need in this life.
There have been many Divine Mercy celebrations held across Scotland today, with the one at Carfin probably being the largest and most well-known. It was also celebrated beautifully.
A resource list of Catholic Churches and Parishes in Scotland which will be celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday – please contact me if you know of any other similar parishes.
“I absolve you”. These are surely amongst the most beautiful words we can hear as Catholics. They echo the words of the Lord as He walked the earth and recounted in the Gospel – “Your sins are forgiven”.
Blessed Bartolo Longo – once a satanic priest, before returning to the Church and spreading devotion to Our Lady of the Rosary, not least of all in the Luminous Mysteries.
As Christians, we are called to be light in the midst of the darkness. Saint John reminds us that – “the light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it”.
May the Lord grant each of us grace to make this Lent a holy and fruitful season; may He inspire us to pray and to do good works, giving of ourselves and of our talents, according to His divine will.
Let us thank the Lord for commissioning His servant, St Faustina, to have this Image painted, and for the endeavours of His servant, Blessed Father Sopocko, who arranged the painting.
To be saintly, our love must be truly heroic – it is this which leads to true sanctity. We must try to achieve this, and be certain that we have loved as much as we are capable of loving.
We have a necessarily limited vision – sometimes, seeing no more than what is directly in front of us, and then only when it is very well lit. The Lord takes a broader view of things.
Joy and suffering are not mutually exclusive. The secret is to give our sufferings meaning. If you don’t believe this, then you need only look upon a Crucifix.
Let us look into our hearts and ask if our relationship with the Lord is one of fear or one of love, and ask Him to grant us His grace in finding the proper balance between the two.
We should not fail to remember our families in our daily prayers, asking God’s blessing and grace upon them if they are still in this world, or His mercy for them if they have already died.
F e a t u r e d C o n t e n t
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“Mary is so closely united to Jesus because she received from Him the knowledge of the heart, the knowledge of faith, nourished by Her experience as a mother and by Her close relationship with Her Son.” – Pope Francis
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