- St. Mary Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938)
Today is the Memorial of Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska, the apostle of the Divine Mercy. To me she stands out because of her simplicity & humility. She had only three years of education & was given the most lowliest assignments in the convent; as cook, gardener and porter. Here is a short biography of her by Pope John Paul II. A good in-depth biography is entitled “The Life of Faustina Kowalska: The Authorized Biography” by Sister Sophia Michalenko. Also her Diary is available which great to use for meditation.
Today is also our Sister, Sister Mary Faustina’s feast day. Please join us in praying for Sister and her intentions today. Below is a picture of Sister Faustina.
- Sister Mary Faustina, OSF
Prayer of St. Faustina before the Most Blessed Sacrament:
I adore You, Lord and Creator, hidden in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I adore You for all the works of Your hands, that reveal to me so much wisdom, goodness and mercy, O Lord. You have spread so much beauty over the earth and it tells me about Your beauty, even though these beautiful things are but a faint reflection of You, incomprehensible Beauty. And although You have hidden Yourself and concealed Your beauty, my eye, enlightened by faith, reaches You and my soul recognizes its Creator, its Highest Good, and my heart is completely immersed in prayer of adoration.
My Lord and Creator, Your goodness encourages me to converse with You. Your mercy abolishes the chasm which separates the Creator from the creature. To converse with You, O Lord, is the delight of my heart. In You I find everything that my heart could desire. Here You light illumines my mind, enabling it to know You more and more deeply. Here streams of graces flow down upon my heart. Here my soul draws eternal life. O my Lord and Creator, You alone, beyond all these gifts, give Your own self to me and unite Yourself intimately with Your miserable creature.
O Christ, let my greatest delight be to see You loved and Your praise and glory proclaimed, especially the honor of Your mercy. O Christ, let me glorify Your goodness and mercy to the last moment of my life, with every drop of my blood and every beat of my heart. Would that I be transformed into a hymn of adoration of You. When I find myself on my deathbed, may the last beat of my heart be a loving hymn glorifying Your unfathomable mercy. Amen.
~Prayer courtesy of EWTN.~
May God bless all who read this!
Sister M. Veronica, OSF