Dear Readers

The people of today need Divine Mercy

Front cover of the Mar. 2024 issue

God, who knows everything and is mercy itself, in a way prepares beforehand the remedy and the ways of salvation for people, because He desires the salvation of every human being. God also acted in this way in our time, communicating the message of mercy to a young, simple and uneducated sister, Sr Faustina Kowalska, in the silence of the monasteries of the congregation, and then sending her on a prophetic mission to the whole world. To this work, which He initiated in the life of Sr Faustina and through her in the Church. God’s invitation is for everyone, for the whole world to gain knowledge and understanding through the witness of her life we can do this in deeds, words and prayer.

Jesus attached some promises to all five forms of devotion to the Divine Mercy. For the most important grace promised by Jesus on the Feast of the Divine Mercy, He said: “I want to grant a plenary indulgence to the souls that will go to confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My Mercy” (Diary 1109). “The soul that will go to confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete remission of sins and punishment” (Diary 699).

In her short life, an ordinary and unassuming nun, hid the secret of an incredibly intimate relationship with Jesus and the prophetic mission with which she was sent out to the whole world. Throughout her religious life, she was deeply convinced that God had called her to a special mission of mercy, to guide others on the path to total trust in the Merciful God and to show the radiance and depth of Christian mercy. Sr Faustina felt very unworthy of this choice because she was aware of her weakness, and yet God needed just such a simple and humble nun to show the world the power of His mercy through her.

I assure you of the constant daily prayers of the priests of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel for all our readers and their families.

God bless you.

Fr Peter Prusakiewicz CSMA