Who was St. Faustina?
Saint Faustina was a Polish nun, mystic and visionary. She is venerated in the Roman Catholic Church as a saint, and is known as the Apostle of Divine Mercy. Throughout her life, she had a lot of visions of Jesus and had conversations with him (now we have conversations with Him too but He unveiled Himself to her, you know He is veiled in the Eucharist), she wrote some of them in her diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul.
When I read her diary I discovered how merciful the Lord is and how ardently He loves us.”My Heart overflows with great mercy for souls, and especially for poor sinners. If only they could understand that I am the best of Fathers to them and that it is for them that the Blood and Water flowed from My Heart as from a fount overflowing with mercy (so please don’t let Him suffer in vain!). For them I dwell in the tabernacle as King of Mercy. I desire to bestow My graces upon souls, but they do not want to accept them. You, at least, come to Me as often as possible and take these graces they do not want to accept. (I can’t believe people don’t want to accept gifts, especially from Him!!)In this way you will console My Heart…” (Diary, 367). Souls do not even pay any attention to Me; they leave Me to Myself and busy themselves with other things. Oh, how sad I am that souls do not recognize Love! (Yes what grief brings Him when people don’t know Him, He tries to get their attention but they ignore Him, as if He doesn’t exist!) They treat Me as a dead object” (Diary, 1385). You won’t believe the anguish God feels when people don’t recognize His love for them, “My daughter, I want to repose in your heart, because many souls have thrown Me out of their hearts today. I have experienced sorrow unto death (Diary, 866).
Every time I read something the Lord said it was as if He himself was talking to me! He told her how weak humans are and that without His help we wouldn’t be capable of receiving His graces! If you only knew how He is and how He fills your heart with love you would not offend Him, but some people don’t know Him. They decide to go to the Yankee stadium and leave Him alone in His church! What has He done to them that they don’t want to give Him their love? “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe” (Jn. 20:29).Why do they always have to see things to believe? Love Him before it’s too late! Go people and take His breath away with your love! His mercy is endless; never doubt the Lord’s mercy. He thirsts for you and if you thirst for Him too, He will prove to you how important you are to Him! This book was a source of grace to me, at the beginning I didn’t want to read it because it’s a thick book, but then I got hooked. I mean listen to what she says, “I, Sister Faustina Kowalska, by the order of God, have visited the Abysses of Hell so that I might tell souls about it and testify to its existence…the devils were full of hatred for me, but they had to obey me at the command of God, What I have written is but a pale shadow of the things I saw. But I noticed one thing: That most of the souls there are those who disbelieved that there is a hell.” (Diary 741) I know this is getting off topic with my saint but look at what St. Thérèse says, “We have only short moments of this life to work for God’s glory. The devil knows this and that is why he tries to make us waste time in useless things. O, let us not waste our time! Let us save souls! Souls are falling into hell innumerable as the flakes of snow on a winter day. Jesus weeps! (Can you believe how much He loves us? He the Creator, Weeps for us! Creatures!) Instead of consoling Him we are worrying over our own sorrows…There is only one thing to do during the brief day, or rather, night of this life: Love Jesus with all the strength of your heart and save souls for Him, so that He may be loved!” Anyone who wants to know how merciful and how His heart burns for us (individually) should read this book. And so with all that said, I guess Saint Faustina is my favorite saint. but oh well, Happy all saints day, and may the Lord have you all in His enormous heart (which is so in love with us), Bye! 🙂