| ThisThe text on the website is compiled on the basis of the excerpts from the DIARY of Saint Sister Faustina Kowalska (the numbers in brackets constitute the numbering of sections) and the publication of Blessed Father Michał Sopoćko GOD’S MERCY IN HIS WORKS. We want to spread the message of Divine Mercy proclaimed by Saint Sister Faustina addressed to the whole world, which is the source of hope for every person.
“MANKIND WILL NOT HAVE PEACE
UNTIL IT TURNS WITH TRUST TO MY MERCY” (Diary, 300)
(The words of Lord Jesus from Saint Faustina’s DIARY).
VATICAN, St. Peter's Square. The ceremony of canonization of sister Faustina Kowalska.
Fot. REUTERS, Photographer VINCENZO PINTO
The following are fragments of the homily delivered by John Paul II on April 30, 2000 at the Vatican during the canonization of Sister Faustina Kowalska. The canonization ceremony took place on the second Sunday of Easter, the day when Pope John Paul II instituted the Feast of Divine Mercy.
"...Today my joy is truly great in presenting the life and witness of Sr Faustina Kowalska to the whole Church as a gift of God for our times.
(...) Sr Faustina's canonization has a particular eloquence: by this act I intend today to pass this message on to the new millennium. I pass it on to all people, so that they will learn to know ever better the true face of God and the true face of their brethren.
(...) It is not easy to love with a deep love, which lies in the authentic gift of self. This love can only be learned by penetrating the mystery of God's love. Looking at him, being one with his fatherly heart, we are able to look with new eyes at our brothers and sisters, with an attitude of unselfishness and solidarity, of generosity and forgiveness. All this is mercy!
(...) And you, Faustina, a gift of God to our epoch, a gift from the land of Poland to the whole Church, obtain for us an awareness of the depth of divine mercy; help us to have a living experience of it and to bear witness to it among our brothers and sisters. May your message of light and hope spread throughout the world, spurring sinners to conversion, calming rivalries and hatred and opening individuals and nations to the practice of brotherhood. Today, fixing our gaze with you on the face of the risen Christ, let us make our own your prayer of trusting abandonment and say with firm hope:
CHRIST JESUS, I TRUST IN YOU”
On August 17, 2002 at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Cracow Lagiewniki (Poland), Pope JOHN PAUL II solemnly entrusted the destiny of the world to the Divine Mercy.
ACT OF ENTRUSTMENT
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
John Paul II
"I bear a special love for Poland, and if she will be obedient to My will, I will exalt her in might and holiness. From her will come forth the spark that will prepare the world for My final coming" (Diary, 1732).
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