Mercy Meditations

His Main Girl in Heaven

He was scared. The results of his hepatitis C test had come back, and the news was bad: He had tested positive.

This was back in the early 1990s, and there was, as yet, no reliable treatment for the disease. Due to the stigma attached to his diagnosis, he was not comfortable sharing the news, even with family. He was, however, a regular visitor to the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and decided that, in the absence of an earthly friend, he would turn to a heavenly one: the then-Venerable Servant of God Sr. Maria Faustina Kowalska.

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