Tag: Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy: A Tremendous Gift from God

(I previously wrote “St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy Devotion” for Catholic Journal. This is a continuation of my thoughts on Divine Mercy.) Divine Mercy is a tremendous gift from God. It is undeserved and unmerited divine grace...

St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy Devotion

Although St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-38) lived a short and obscure life, her story is known and celebrated today by millions of Catholics throughout the world. She grew up in poverty and endured much suffering, including a difficult death from...

Pope Benedict XVI: A Strong Advocate of Divine Mercy

Pope Benedict XVI’s pontificate has been marked by the Divine Mercy message. In fact, this fundamental message took a prominent place in his speeches. It is interesting to glance at some of the many references he made to the Divine Mercy so as to...

Death, Faustina, and the Chaplet

“Pray as much as you can for the dying. By your entreaties, obtain for them trust in My mercy, because they have most need of trust, and have it the least. Be assured that the grace of eternal salvation for certain souls in their final moments...

Called to Be Jonah: A Mission of Mercy

The Lord has put it on my heart to launch an army of Jonahs. Satan, the great divider, is creating discord in our communities, our churches, our government institutions and our families. Taking after the prophet Jonah, who preached a...

Prayer and Fraternal Service Go Together

The Second Sunday of Easter is the Sunday in which the universal Church, according to the personal will of Christ himself, celebrates the feast of the Divine Mercy. In entry 229 of her Diary, St. Faustina faithfully records Jesus’ words as given by...

Signs of God’s Divine Mercy

In 1985 the country of Lebanon in the Middle East was undergoing something of a civil war, marked by terrorism, bombings, and frequent fighting among rival groups. It was a very dangerous place, even for journalists—as an American named Terry...

God’s Grace is Always With Us

It’s always been regarded as certain that St. Thomas the Apostle eventually ended up preaching the Gospel in India, where he was a powerful and successful missionary for many years, before dying as a martyr—but that doesn’t mean he answered his...

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