Changing Perspectives

By Marc Massery

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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?

When a Lukewarm Soul is Reheated

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David Van Sise, a recovering lukewarm soul, knows all about that particular character flaw that keeps some souls from stepping out in faith.
He knows, for instance, what Jesus told St. Faustina about lukewarm souls - that "My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls" (Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, 1228).

Bless This Land

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


'Love and Mercy' Wows the Vatican

March 6, 2019 - With distinguished guests and journalists from around the world on hand, the Vatican played host Tuesday evening to the premiere of the feature-length film "Love and Mercy," a docudrama on St. Faustina and her Divine Mercy revelations. The film will be released worldwide later this year.

Happy Birthday, St. Faustina!

It helps to have a good head start.

A red-haired, bouncing Polish baby girl named Helen certainly did when she was born 109 years ago this month into the home of a poor, peasant family who had its priorities straight.

Pope Puts the World In Her Hands

Marian priests and brothers around the world invite all Marian Helpers to join the Holy Father in prayer on Oct. 13, the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima in Portugal, as he consecrates the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The original Fatima statue, in whose crown is placed the bullet that wounded Bl. Pope John Paul II during the assassination attempt in 1981, is being brought from the Shrine in Portugal for the occasion, and will be present at the papal consecration.

'Be Not Afraid'

To mark the Feast of St. John Paul II on Oct. 22, we share an excerpt from the Marian Press title John Paul II: The Great Mercy Pope, by Fr. George W. Kosicki, CSB, and David Came:

John Paul II began his papacy with the cry: "Be not afraid!"