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, and to guide the reader through the documented facts and information on continuity of events related to that mission, but without an attempt of their interpretation, leaving the reader with the opportunity for personal reflection on how to understand them.
We hope that 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 learn and accept with trust the message of Divine Mercy and to experience Its countless graces, especially 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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