"Have confidence, My child. Do not lose heart in coming for pardon, for I am always ready to forgive you. As often as you beg for it, you glorify My mercy."
(Jesus to souls - Diary of St. Faustina, 1488)
Today we remember Saint Faustina as a great woman of true Faith and of God , but we remember also the message she brings from our Lord Jesus, that we can never fathom the depths of God's infinite Mercy and Love.
Saint Faustina was chosen by God to help promote the importance of Divine Mercy. Through her , we are given the most precious treasure that catapults us into the Divine Mercy of God.
Our Lord gave many great mystical graces to Sister Faustina of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Poland. He also gave her a mission - to tell the world that He is Mercy itself, and that before He returns as a just Judge, He is coming as a merciful Savior. Jesus called Faustina His “Secretary of Divine Mercy”, and commanded her to write everything He told her. In obedience, Faustina kept a diary, now called "Divine Mercy in My Soul" . Over 7 times our Lord Jesus Christ told her that this message would prepare the world for His final coming. Sister Faustina led a seemingly ordinary life. However, her life was anything but ordinary. From the time she was a little girl to her death in 1938, her life was a constant dialog with Our Lord, Our Blessed Mother, the saints, and the angels. The evil tried on numerous occasions to dissuade her from her mission, even appearing to her in the form of wild dogs threatening to tear her to pieces. Even so , our beloved Saint Faustina won over evil's different attacks and manifestations through her great Faith and devotion , for the great Glory of God .
Therefore let us faithfully pray :
Saint Faustina, you told us that your mission would continue after your death and that you would not forget us. Our Lord also granted you a great privilege, telling you to "distribute graces as you will, to who you will, and when you will." Relying on this, we ask your intercession for the graces we need, especially for the intentions just mentioned. Help us, above all, to trust in Jesus as you did and thus to glorify His mercy every moment of our lives. Amen
May beloved and blessed St. Faustina continue to pray for all those who seek her intercession and may God bless us with His unfathomable Divine Mercy!