Friday, 5 October 2018

# Saints

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

November 2, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, My motherly heart suffers as I am looking at my children who do not love the truth, those who are hiding it - as I look at my children who do not pray with their feelings and actions. I am sad as I am saying to my Son that many of my children no longer have faith, that they do not know Him - my Son. That is why I call you, apostles of my love: you strive to look to the very depth in human hearts and there you are certain to find the little hidden treasure. To look in this way is mercy from the Heavenly Father. To seek the good even where there is the greatest evil - to strive to comprehend each other and not to judge - that is what my Son is asking of you. And I, as a mother, am calling you to listen to Him. My children, the spirit is mightier than the flesh, and, carried by love and actions, it overcomes all obstacles. Do not forget: my Son has loved you and loves you. His love is with you and in you when you are one with Him. He is the light of the world and no one and nothing will be able to stop Him in the final glory. Therefore, apostles of my love, do not be afraid to witness the truth. Witness it with enthusiasm, with works, with love, with your sacrifice, and, above all, in humility. Witness the truth to all those who have not come to know my Son. I will be alongside you. I will encourage you. Witness the love which never ends because it comes from the Heavenly Father who is eternal and who offers eternity to all of my children. The spirit of my Son will be alongside you. Anew I am calling you, my children: pray for your shepherds, pray that the love of my Son may lead them. Thank you.

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