October 5, 2023, Memorial of St. Faustina Kowalska, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)

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Friends of the Rosary:

One of the saints we honor today is the Polish nun Faustina Kowalska, the apostle of the Divine Mercy.

In 1931, Jesus Christ appeared to Faustina as the King of Divine Mercy. He chose her to deliver to the modern world the message of the merciful love of the Divinity for all people, especially sinners.

Christ asked her to have a picture painted of Him as she saw him — clothed in white, with red and white rays of light streaming from his heart. The rays represent the blood and water that flowed from the side of Jesus on the cross. Under the image are the words, “Jesus, I trust in you.”

The painting of the Divine Mercy soon became a focus for devotion.

At first, the sisters in her own convent as well as Church theologians didn’t believe Faustina. She was an uneducated peasant girl after all. Jesus told Faustina that He loved her obedience and that His will would be done in the end.

Faustina recorded in her diary the appearances of Jesus. The diary was translated into English and published in 1987 with the title Divine Mercy in My Soul.

In addition, the first Sunday after Easter was declared Divine Mercy Sunday. Canonized by St. John Paul II, in 2000, Faustina preached very well the message of Jesus to draw all people into his merciful heart of love.

Ave Maria!
Jesus, I Trust In You!
St. Faustina Kowalska, Pray for Us!

To Jesus through Mary!

+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York