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A wonderful spiritual diary in which to learn and grow from.

  • May 10, 2013
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The Divine Mercy in My Soul by Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska or the "Apostle of the Divine Mercy," is very much a passionate and eye-opening diary, comprising of six notebooks, that are filled with divine insights on or from God, His will, His joys, sorrows, and in essence, what it is to be a human being. In an age of intense religious doubt and sarcasm, especially by young people, Saint Faustina's diary is vast yet intensely focused. Her loving written homages, irrelevant if she was suffering various crosses or experiencing ecstasies, are deeply sincere and very moving: "O God of fathomless mercy, who allow me to give relief and help to the dying by my unworthy prayer, be blessed as many thousand times as there are stars in the sky and drops of water in the ocean! Let Your mercy resound throughout the orb of the earth, and let it rise to the foot of Your throne, giving priase to the greatest of Your attributes; that is, Your incomprehensible mercy...(P. 327. Notebook II)". The intimate written communions as expressed in the diary not only shed light but also to some extent open the floodgates as to how anyone who is sincere in heart and mind can go about experiencing an intimate communion with God. But then a question arises. Are people at least willing to meet God half way? And the answer, for the most part is, not usually, for that involves delving into the mysterious, and that can sometimes act as the nightstick that can keep people unnecessarily fearful and hesitant. Saint Faustina not only met God half way, she leapt into the totality of Him and His greatness, and that speaks volumes that no words can adequately convey. On the whole of it, the diary is very comforting, inspiring and insightful. It has and will continue to do so since its publication, inflame the spark in readers that they did not even know was present. Venerable Matt Talbot, who one day may be declared the patron saint of alcoholics and addicts once wrote, It is constancy God wants. Saint Faustina, I believe upon reading the diary, more than fulfilled that obligation.
A wonderful spiritual diary in which to learn and grow from.

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