‘Divine Mercy In My Soul’
extracts from the Diary of Saint Faustina
“You give Me most glory by patiently submitting to My will, and you win for yourself greater merit than that which any fast or mortification could ever gain for you.. If you submit your will to Mine, you draw upon yourself My special delight. This sacrifice is pleasing to Me and full of sweetness. I take great pleasure in it; there is power in it.”
(Diary, entry no.904)
On the Altar, not only was the Blessed Sacrament exposed under the species of Bread, but also (just below it) under the species of Wine, too. I had never seen this done before.
One of the joys of a day such as this, is that we are reminded of the community aspect of the parish – the little Church in our particular corner of the world, and of the people who make it what it is.
Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Most Holy Trinity, this foundation-stone of our Faith, the great Mystery which is concerned with God Himself, in His nature and His three divine Persons.
O most loving Jesus, deign to let me pour forth my gratitude before Thee, for the grace Thou hast bestowed upon me in giving me to Thy holy Mother. (St Louis Marie de Montfort)
The Church dedicates the month of June to devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – a devotion which He Himself asked for, and one which the Church has wholeheartedly embraced.
“Come to Me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest” says the Lord. “Learn from Me, for I am meek and humble of heart, and you will find rest for yourselves.”
F e a t u r e d C o n t e n t
The Letters of Saint Faustina
The private letters of Saint Faustina, written to her family, her Sisters and Superiors in religion, and to her beloved Confessors. These letters provide an insight into her interior spirituality and those matters closest to her heart.
Perhaps today, in whatever matters we might be wrestling with in order to reach a decision, we may do similarly, and leave the way open for the Lord to enlighten and guide us, and to make His will known to us.
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.
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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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