Heroic Virtue

Are you in the market for a halo, so to speak? Here's what St. Faustina can teach you.

Are You 'Praying Right'?

Do you ever wonder if you're praying "right?" This meditation is for you. 

No Amount of Bad News can Beat God’s Mercy

By Marc Massery

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

Write, My daughter, that I am mercy itself for the contrite soul. A soul’s greatest wretchedness does not enkindle Me with wrath; but rather, My Heart is moved towards it with great mercy (Diary, 1739).

It happens every now and then. A terrible tragedy makes headlines, like a school shooting, and we can hardly bear to read the details. 

‘Why Not Me?’

Doctors said that if they didn’t start operating in the next 20 minutes he would likely die within the next few hours . . . 

‘Because He’s Outside of Time’

By Marc Massery

On Mother’s Day in 1996, Bette Harrison received word that her younger brother Ricky had passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at age 46. 

“Truly, in that moment, I felt as though I had been stabbed by a sword and went down on my knees,” she said. As a Catholic convert from Judaism, Bette, of Irvine, California, worried about her brother’s salvation. He died without any faith. 

Pray Persistently for Peace

We will only have true peace in the world if we first have peace in our souls. And through Divine Mercy, Jesus shows us the way:

'You Are Dust'

On Ash Wednesday, when we allow our skin to be smeared, the stakes of our salvation somehow seem more real.