Thursday, 5 October 2017

# Saints

Saint Faustina Kowalska

Virgin, Religious, Christian Mystic,
"Apostle of Divine Mercy"

The 5th of October is the feast day of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska.

Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska lived between 1905 till 1938. She was baptised Helena, the third of 10 children. Her father was a carpenter and her family was poor but religious and lived in Poland. She lived during the years leading up to and after World War I and received little formal education. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Krakow at 20 years old, working as a handmaid prior to the entrance to save money and pay for her religious habit. She had mystical visions and revelations from Jesus, her Guardian Angel and certain saints. Jesus gave her the task to spread devotion to His divine mercy, especially to those at the hour of their death and hardened sinners. She wrote a 700 page diary of the visions and messages she received. She died of tuberculosis at the age of 33.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

March 02, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, great are the works that the Heavenly Father has done in me, as He does in all those who love Him tenderly and who faithfully and devoutly serve Him. My children, the Heavenly Father loves you, and it is through His love that I am here with you. He is speaking to you. Why do you not desire to see the signs? Everything is easier alongside Him. Also, pain lived with Him is easier because faith exists. Faith helps in the pain, and pain without faith leads to despair. Pain lived and offered to God raises up. Did my Son not redeem the world through His painful sacrifice? As His mother I was with Him in the pain and suffering, as I am with all of you. My children, I am with you in life, in suffering, in pain, in joy and in love. Therefore, have hope. It is hope that makes you comprehend that life is there. My children, I am speaking to you, my voice is speaking to your soul, my heart is speaking to your heart. Oh, apostles of my love, how much my motherly heart loves you. How many things I desire to teach you. How my motherly heart desires that you be complete, and you can be complete only when your soul, body and love are united within you. I implore you as my children, pray much for the Church and her servants - your shepherds; that the Church may be such as my Son desires - clear as spring water and full of love. Thank you.