Silencing Satan

By Marc Massery

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

Then I heard Satan's voice ... My soul remained silent and, by an act of will, continued to pray without entering into conversation with the Spirit of Darkness. Nevertheless, such an extraordinary disgust with life came over me that I had to make a great act of the will to consent to go on living (1497).

A New Friend of Mercy Introduces Himself

By David Hill

I became aware of Divine Mercy, St. Faustina, and the Marian Fathers several years ago and became a Marian Helper. It has been a most fulfilling experience. Now, to join with Friends of Mercy in spreading the message of Divine Mercy and serving our Lord is the next progressive step and an honor for me.

I can attest to the power of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. I serve as an extraordinary minister of the Holy Eucharist at our local hospital one day a week. I've seen the Chaplet bring peace to those who suffer physically and emotionally.

Part Two: The Example Set by Jesus Himself

The following is the second in a seven-part series.

It is a remarkable fact that Jesus chose only men to be apostles. If He had intended women to serve in the apostolic ministry someday as bishops and priests, wouldn't He have signalled this intention by choosing at least one woman to join the Twelve?

A Matter of Trust

This is part four of a series, 'God's Love is the Flower - Mercy the Fruit.' View part three.

In her Diary, on Feb. 12, 1937, St. Faustina wrote a beautiful poem entitled "God's Love is the flower - Mercy the fruit." Saint Faustina wrote, "Let the doubting soul read these considerations on Divine Mercy and become trusting" (949). We continue our series on this poem, studying it line by line that we might become more trusting of Jesus, the Divine Mercy.

By Melanie Williams

Encuentro Latino 2019

On Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, thousands of men, women, and children of Latino heritage descended upon the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy for the annual Encuentro Latino (Latin Encounter) to celebrate God's mercy.

Jesus said to St. Faustina in a series of revelations in the 1930s, "I am sending you with My mercy to the people of the whole world. I do not want to punish aching mankind, but I desire to heal it, pressing it to My merciful Heart" (Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, 1588).

Part One: The Church and the Priesthood Belong to Jesus

The following is the first in a seven-part series.

Men and women were both created in the "image of God," right?

And the Church teaches that men and women are of equal value in the eyes of God, right?

Then why does the Church still say that only men are called by God to the Catholic priesthood, and therefore that only men can be ordained?

Changing Perspectives

By Marc Massery

View the previous Discovering the Diary.

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

A Heart-Felt Devotion

Today is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

It's one of those feast days where the holy thing celebrated is so theologically and spiritually rich, so close to the nuclear core of the faith that, as a writer, it's overwhelming. Where do I begin?