Stay Open to Divine Mercy

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Diary |

Stay Open to Divine Mercy Praying for Grace God will never give you the grace to do the things you want to do, only the grace to do the things He wants you to do. When in her convent in Cracow, Poland, St. Faustina prayed to the Lord for the grace of a spiritual director. She expected an immediate response, but it wasn’t until years later, after she went to Vilnius that the Lord felt she was ready for that grace. “I prayed ardently that the...

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Too Sinful to Pray

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Too Sinful to Pray Our Human Weakness One of the hardest parts of being a Catholic is that when our human weakness leads us to fall from grace, we find it difficult to believe that God forgives us for this failure every time we go to confession. We promise in confession not to sin again, but yet our human weakness leads us to fail once more. This constant pull between loving God and letting Him down, is what makes being a Catholic so difficult....

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True Story – The Miracle of the Diary

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True Story – The Miracle of the Diary Brendan O’Neill is a very successful businessman who comes from a very religious family. His mother, in fact, had always a great devotion to Divine Mercy and was a great friend of Fr. Berchmans Walsh, who was the first priest to promote Divine Mercy in Ireland. However, because of his business commitments, Brendan never really had much time for religion himself. He had heard a lot about the devotion...

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The Wisdom of St. Faustina

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The Wisdom of St. Faustina On the Use of Words I tremble to think that I have to give an account of my tongue. There is life, but there is also death in the tongue. Sometimes we kill with the tongue: we commit real murders. And we are still to regard that as a small thing? I truly do not understand such consciences. I have known a person who, when she learned from someone that a certain thing was being said about her, fell seriously ill. She...

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The Eucharist in the Life of St. Faustina

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The Eucharist in the Life of St. Faustina During the celebration of Corpus Christi in Rome in 2004, the Pope announced the Year of the Holy Eucharist. Saint Faustina’s full religious name was Sister Maria Faustina of the Most Blessed Sacrament and her whole life revolved around the Holy Eucharist. If you read her diary almost every page makes reference to the Eucharist. In talking about her life to a friend she said, “The most solemn moment of...

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My Memories of Sr. Faustina

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My Memories of Sr. Faustina There are some truths of the Holy Faith, that we apparently know and we often recall them,but we do not understand them well, neither do we live them. It was like that with me in respect to the Truth of the Divine Mercy. I thought about this Truth so many times in my meditations, particularly during retreats, I talked about it so many times in my sermons and repeated it in my liturgical prayers, but I did not examine...

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