Giving Thanks for Mercy and Mary

You have surrounded my life with Your tender and loving care, more than I can comprehend, for I will understand Your goodness in its entirety only when the veil is lifted. I desire that my whole life be but one act of thanksgiving to You, O God (Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, 1285).

I was born on Thanksgiving.

'I 100 percent believe!’

By Terry Peloquin

Terry Frantum of Jamaica, Iowa, was first introduced to the Divine Mercy message on, of all days, a Divine Mercy Sunday about eight years ago. “I was just there for a regular Sunday Mass,” he said, “but the pastor started going on about Divine Mercy, and that got me kind of interested.”

About a year later, Terry attended a Divine Mercy parish mission  that was “absolutely tremendous!”

Why Humility?

By Marc Massery

Turn to any page of St. Faustina’s Diary and you find spiritual gems, like this one: 

Immaculate Conception, Pray for U.S.!

Left, right, or center, I think we all agree: The United States is facing a unique and potentially quite serious array of challenges right now.

Not a day goes by without some major news. It will, of course, only accelerate as we plunge into the midst of an election year. So what are we as Catholics and Americans to do?

Another One ‘Stumbles’ Upon Divine Mercy

By Marc Massery

Gabriel Zowam of the Ebu tribe in Elugu, Nigeria, hardly ever misses his chance to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy every day at the 3 o’clock hour.  

“Divine Mercy is spreading very much here,” he said. “At 3 p.m., many people gather in churches to say the Chaplet. It’s the same thing in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. People are passionate about it.”

Our Lady

The following is an excerpt from the Marian Press book 52 Weeks with St. Faustina by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle:

“Mary is my Instructress, who is ever teaching me how to live for God. My spirit brightens up in Your gentleness and Your humility, O Mary.”

— Diary, 620

Winning Souls

By Marc Massery

Turn to any page of St. Faustina's Diary, and you'll find spiritual gems. Like this one:

[Jesus said], "My daughter, give Me souls. Know that it is your mission to win souls for Me by prayer and sacrifice, and by encouraging them to trust in My mercy," (1690).

Are you worried about the salvation of someone you love? There are two ways we can win souls for Jesus.

'Everything Kind of Just Disappeared Around Me'

By Marc Massery

On St. Patrick’s Day Sunday, March 17, 2013, the sky gleamed the most beautiful shade of blue over South Bend, Indiana. Little did Diana McKeown know that on that day, her world would quite actually come crashing down around her. 

Thankfully, her fervent devotion to Divine Mercy and trust in Jesus delivered her safely through one of the more bizarre disasters in recent United States history. 

Misery and Mercy

By Marc Massery

Turn to any page of the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska and you find spiritual gems. Like this one: 

Truly, Jesus, I become frightened when I look at my own misery, but at the same time I am reassured by Your unfathomable mercy, which exceeds my misery by the measure of all eternity. This disposition of soul clothes me in Your power. O joy that flows from the knowledge of one’s self! (66)