Friday, 5 October 2018

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Saint Faustina Kowalska


The 5th of October is the feast day of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska (1905–1938). She is also known as Maria Faustyna Kowalska of the Blessed Sacrament OLM and was born as Helena 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.

Image: Virgin, Religious, Christian Mystic, “Apostle of Divine Mercy”

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

January 2, 2019 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, sadly, among you, my children, there is so much battle, hatred, personal interests and selfishness. My children, so easily you forget my Son, His words, His love. Faith is being extinguished in many souls, and hearts are being grasped by material things of the world. But my motherly heart knows that there are still those who believe and love, who are seeking how to draw all the closer to my Son, who are tirelessly seeking my Son - then, in this way, they are also seeking me. These are the humble and the meek with their pain and suffering which they carry in silence with their hopes and, above all, with their faith. These are the apostles of my love. My children, apostles of my love, I am teaching you that my Son is not only asking for continuous prayers, but also for works and feelings - that you believe, that you pray, that with your personal prayers you grow in faith, that you grow in love. To love each other is what He asks for - that is the way to eternal life. My children, do not forget that my Son brought the light to this world, and He brought it to those who wanted to see it and receive it. You be those, because this is the light of truth, peace and love. I am leading you in a motherly way to adore my Son; that you love my Son with me; that your thoughts, words and actions may be directed to My Son - that they may be in His name. Then my heart will be fulfilled. Thank you.

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