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What Are Jesus' Most Important Revelations to St. Faustina?

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By Fr. Joseph Roesch, MIC (Sep 25, 2012)
The last public revelations, like those we find in the Bible and in which we all are obliged to believe, ended with the death of the last apostle. Through the ages, God has given us private revelations. They reveal no new truths but remind us of important truths we may have forgotten.

Among the private revelations to St. Faustina, we can ask: What are the most important things of which the Lord wished to remind us? I would say at the heart of it all is the reality that God is not distant, abstract, or vindictive but rather loving and merciful.

God wants to make clear to us that His greatest attribute is Divine Mercy.

We need to share this good news of God's mercy and to trust in Jesus, who is The Divine Mercy. When St. Faustina's confessor and spiritual director, Blessed Michael Sopocko, spoke to her before she died, he found out that her work would not end with her death and that he needed to continue it, trusting in Jesus to guide him. Blessed Michael learned that the depths of Divine Mercy are inexhaustible.

Further, receiving Divine Mercy is an important means to prepare for the Lord's Second Coming. In His great mercy, the Lord wants to give grace to all people before the final judgment, so no one can say that he or she had never heard of God's mercy.

Among other important revelations to St. Faustina are the various ways God gave her to spread the message of His mercy, which are covered in her Diary. Among these are The Divine Mercy image that we are called to venerate; the Chaplet of Divine Mercy that we are called upon to pray, especially for the sick and dying; the Feast of Mercy that we celebrate on the Octave Day of Easter; the Novena that begins on Good Friday to eloquently call to mind the Paschal Mystery of our Lord; recalling Christ's Passion at 3 p.m., the Hour of Great Mercy; and the commandment to perform deeds of mercy out of love for Christ.

Through these revelations, the Merciful Savior gives us some new ways to love God and our neighbor.

Father Joseph Roesch, MIC, serves as the Marians' Vicar General. He lives in Rome, Italy.

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Deacon Bob - Sep 26, 2012

Many Thanks and Great work Fr. Joe! You truly brought the whole Theology and Message of Divine Mercy in a nutshell ! I'm impressed but then I am not surprised coming from you. If I could add one aspect - and that is humility. We are offered inexhaustable Divine Mercy by humbling asking for it. As for humility; since the BoSox are out of contention we will try to help thoes darn yankees in our last 5 games of the season. Now that's mecy! ;-)

mary rusek - Sep 26, 2012

Hello Fr Joe....JESUS I TRUST IN YOU, I WAS GOOD TO READ YOUR ARTICLE,AND ENJOYED EACH WORD.IN THIS CASE WE SHOULD THINK AND READ THE DIARY OF ST FAUSTINA KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, AS I END MY NOTE I SAY...IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER,AND OF THE SON,AND HOLY SPIRIT AMEN AMEN AND GOD BLESS YOU MAY OTHERS FOLLOW IN YOUR WAY

maryS - Oct 1, 2012

thank you so much.God bless.