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I Thirst

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

“I thirst. I thirst for the salvation of souls. Help Me, My daughter, to save souls. Join your sufferings to My Passion and offer them to the heavenly Father for sinners.”
— Jesus to St. Faustina (Diary, 1032)

Day 4 of the Divine Mercy Novena

In the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Jesus asked that the Feast of Divine Mercy, known today as Divine Mercy Sunday, be preceded by a Novena to The Divine Mercy. A Novena is nine days of prayer in preparation for a feast. In the case of the Novena to Divine Mercy, we pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy each day for a specific intention.

What to Do on Divine Mercy Sunday?

Are you discouraged that you will not be able to receive the special graces of Divine Mercy Sunday promised directly by our Lord through St. Faustina in the 1930s?

Don’t be.

Even though churches are closed and you cannot go to Confession and receive Holy Communion, you can receive these special graces this Sunday, April 19, Divine Mercy Sunday. And we’re going to tell you how.

Let’s begin by reading what is arguably the most important passage in St. Faustina’s Diary, when Jesus tells St. Faustina:

Day 2 of the Divine Mercy Novena

In the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Jesus asked that the Feast of Divine Mercy, known today as Divine Mercy Sunday, be preceded by a Novena to The Divine Mercy. A Novena is nine days of prayer in preparation for a feast. In the case of the Novena to Divine Mercy, we pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy each day for a specific intention.

The Easter Lesson of Suffering

By Marc Massery

April, 12 2020, Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

•Acts 10:34, 37-43
•Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23.
•Col 3:1-4 Or  Cor 5:6-8
•Jn 20:1-9

In the Gospel reading this Easter, Mary Magdalen comes to the tomb early Sunday morning to anoint the Lord's Body. When she gets there, however, she finds the tomb empty. Immediately, she runs to Peter and John to tell them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him” (Jn 20:2). 

Day 1: The Divine Mercy Novena Begins Today!

In the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Jesus asked that the Feast of Divine Mercy, known today as Divine Mercy Sunday, be preceded by a Novena to The Divine Mercy. A Novena is nine days of prayer in preparation for a feast. In the case of the Novena to Divine Mercy, we pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy each day for a specific intention.

Coronavirus Victims and Christ’s Death

By Br. Jason Lewis, MIC

This Holy Week is unlike any we have had before in the history of the Church. Never before have Church doors been closed throughout the world by a common threat to humanity. It’s forced us to “go underground,” so to speak, like the Christians of the early Church. But even they were able to gather together, perhaps in hiding, to celebrate the mysteries of Christ and the Mass in common with other Christians.

Praying for the Dying and Deceased

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

“Especially now, while I am in the hospital, I experience an inner communion with the dying who ask me for prayer when their agony begins. God has given me a wondrous contact with the dying!” 
Diary, 835 

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