Friday, May 28, 2010

Our Lady and St. Faustina

15th August 1934

Praying for her country, Poland.

On the day of the Assumption of the Mother of God, I did not assist at Holy Mass. The woman doctor did not allow me; but I prayed fervently in my cell. After a short time, I saw the Mother of God, unspeakably beautiful. She said to me, My daughter, what I demand from you is prayer, prayer, and once again prayer, for the world and especially for your country. For nine days receive Holy Communion in atonement and unite yourself closely to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. During these nine days you will stand before God as an offering; always and everywhere, at all times and places, day or night, whenever you wake up, pray in the spirit. In spirit, one can always remain in prayer. - Diary 325

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 On March 25th 1936 Our Lady appeared to St. Faustina and spoke to her the following words with regard to preparing the world for the second coming of Jesus.

Oh, how pleasing to God is the soul that follows faithfully the inspirations of His grace !  I gave the Saviour to the world, as for you, you have to speak to the world about His great mercy and prepare the world for the Second Coming of Him who will come, not as a merciful Savior, but as a just Judge. Oh how terrible is that day! Determined is the day of justice, the day of divine wrath. The angels tremble before it. Speak to souls about this great mercy while it is still the time for granting mercy. (Diary 635).

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August 5th 1935 The Feast of Our Lady of Mercy

St. Faustina wrote of her vision of Our Lady she had on this Feast Day and the importance of doing Gods will.

I prepared for this feast with greater zeal than in previous years.  On the morning of the Feast itself, I experienced an inner struggle at the thought that I must leave this Congregation which enjoys such special protection from Mary.  This struggle lasted through the meditation and through the First Mass as well. During the second Mass, I turned to Our Holy Mother teling her it was difficult for me to separate myself from this Congregation..."which is under your special protection, O Mary".  Then I saw the Blessed Virgin unspeakably beautiful.  She came down from the altar to my kneeler, held me close to herself and said to me, "I am Mother to you all, thanks to the unfathomable mercy of God.   Most pleasing to me is that soul which faithfully carries out the will of God".  She gave me to understand that I had faithfully fulfilled the will of God and had thus found favour in His eyes.  “Be courageous. Do not fear apparent obstacles, but fix your gaze upon the Passion of My Son, and in this way you will be victorious”. (Diary 449)

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