To pass on the message of Divine Mercy addressed to the entire world, the Merciful God chose and shaped two Apostles of God’s love: Saint Sister Faustina Kowalska and the Blessed Father Michael Sopoćko.
The purpose of this book is to provide a clear and concise presentation of their lives and their attitude of an infinite trust in God in fulfilling their mission.
The selected excerpts from the Diary of Saint Sister Faustina’s (numbers in brackets refer to paragraphs in the “Diary”) and from the works of the Blessed Father Sopoćko will help the reader to see and experience the abundance of countless graces of Divine Mercy and point to solutions in difficult life situations.
“MANKIND WILL NOT HAVE PEACE
UNTIL IT TURNS WITH TRUST TO MY MERCY” (Diary, 300)
ACT OF ENTRUSTMENT OF THE DESTINY OF THE WORLD TO THE DIVINE MERCY
O God, merciful Father,
Who have revealed your love in your Son,
Jesus Christ, and have poured it out upon us
in the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.
We entrust to You today the destiny of the world
and of every man and woman.
Bend down to us sinners,
heal our weaknesses, conquer all evil,
and grant that all the inhabitants
of the earth may experience Your mercy.
May they always find the source
of hope In You, the Triune God.
Eternal Father, for the sake of the sorrowful Passion,
and the Resurrection of Your Son,
have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen
Pope John Paul II
On August 17, 2002
Cracow Lagiewniki (Poland)
Vatican. The ceremony of canonization of Sister Faustina Kowalska.
REUTERS, Photographer VINCENZO PINTO
April 30, 2000 r. Pope John Paul II proclaimed Sister Faustina Kowalska a saint and the second Sunday of Easter established the Feast of Divine Mercy for the entire Church.
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