Skip to comments.75th Anniversary of the appearance of Jesus to St. Faustina to prepare world for 2nd Coming
Posted on 02/22/2006 10:46:51 AM PST by NYer
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Jesus, may I put my trust in Thee!
Have you read her Diary? Just amazing!
I have a copy, and I've read parts of it.
Great post. However reading it today certaintly makes me wish I had gone to confession on Saturday. I guess its the truth of it coupled with the uneasy times.
The image at my desk too. I didn't realize that the appearance happened on the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter. Wonder if there was a significance to that.
Thanks for that post! I'll have to add her book to my growing list. Look forward to reading it.
With God, there are no coincidences.
If you have not yet done so, I recommend reading her diary. One of the events that got me laughing occured while Faustina was visiting a different convent. The Mother Superior decided to send her and another Sister to a local pilgrimage site. Faustina was looking forward to the outing. Jesus told her not to go, and she asked him, "Why not?". Can you imagine asking God such a question! It made me smile.
Wow - I had no idea. I've been re-reading the Diary with my wife every evening for the last two weeks.
I see every religion has its Joseph Smiths.
Nice. Who's yours?
You have a unique understanding, certainly not a Catholic one, of how to become a member of His church.
Maybe you'd better take that up with St. Paul...you know, the guy who had that Damascus Road Experience.
Meantime, there is no parallel here with Joseph Smith. St. Faustina did not start a religion with her revelations. Indeed, due to initial misunderstanding, the religion to which she did belong put the squash on her private revelations for decades. It was hardly solicited by the Catholic Church, and took decades to gain real recognition.
"Private revelation," so-called, which is what all modern time apparitions are, does not have to be believed or acted on by any Catholic for good standing in the Church. That is certainly the case here. Despite this, it is churlish and self-important arrogance for any Catholic to simply dismiss them all in the face of credible evidence. With some of the apparitions, given the extensive investigations of the external evidence they provide, it would serve any *Christian* well (Catholic or not) to seriously consider those apparitions the Church acknowledges are credible ("approved").
For instance, Fatima, where, on October 13, 1917, 70,000+ people simultaneously saw the "Miracle of the Sun" as a culmination to several visits of the Virgin Mary to three small shepherd children. A number of people also saw the apparition, though separated by many miles from the main body of people. An anti-Christian, anti-clerical Lisbon daily, "O Seculo," sent reporters to scoff at the "superstitious nonsense." Seeing what everyone else saw, they were quite badly shaken by the experience. It has been said of them that "They came to scoff and stayed to pray." They courageously wrote about what they experienced in their paper, which courageously published it, to the consternation of the readership. If you read Portuguese, you can see the accounts for yourself. If you can only read Spanish, you can still figure it out. The messages conveyed at Fatima spoke of things which came to pass, largely fulfilled by WW II and its political circumstances and aftermath.
Or Lourdes, the town in France in which the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous some 20 times in 1858, leaving behind a curing spring which has left a goodly number of scientifically inexplicable cures in its wake. St. Bernadette herself remains something of a miracle. I happen to be looking at my indult Latin Mass calendar right now for February. There's a 6x8 picture of St. Bernadette right there at the top of the fold. The picture is a recent one. She died in 1879. She looks like she's merely sleeping. Discern the implications...
You must have the parchment-colored calendar with the "Old Calendar" feast days.
Er...that would be correct! ;-)
Actually, my wife and I are tasked with selling them at our church each year, so we're pretty much guaranteed a copy.
Speaking of our church, if I may make so bold as to ask for prayers, our church is slated for closure and sale at the end of next month. The indult Latin Mass community and the Germans to whom the current church belongs have no viable relocation venue. Not only is the demolition of a beautiful Gothic interior church at stake, but possibly the indult Latin Mass in the Archdiocese of Boston, as well. We need a minor miracle. We have staved off two previous deadlines. We'd like to have "closure" by permanently remaining "unclosed." So your prayers are requested.
Sounds like Faustina had a little too much vino that night.
I've visited Holy Trinity once, about 2 and a half years ago. It's a beautiful church. I hope it stays open.
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