‘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)
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”.
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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.
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.
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