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To: pravknight

**From all My wounds, like from streams, mercy flows for souls, but the wound in My Heart is the fountain of unfathomable mercy. From this fountain spring all graces for souls. The flames of compassion burn Me. I desire greatly to pour them out upon souls. Speak to the whole world about My mercy.

Excerpted from Diary of Sr. M. Faustina Kowalska.**

Christ's mercy comes after His wounds -- therefore after Easter and the Resurrection.

Aquestion for you --
"When we see Christ in heaven, will He still have His wounds?"

I think so, because even in His changed appearance He showed His wounds to the apostles! Hopefully we will all see them too!

13 posted on 04/23/2006 7:21:43 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

"For the sake of his sorrowful passion, have mercy on us" is hardly fitting for the paschal season.

Compared with the resurrection hymns of the Byzantine rite:
"Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling death, and to those in the graves granting life."

"By death, by death you conquered death."

We aren't supposed to be commemorating Christ's wounds during Pascha, but rather, his victory over death.

I also have a serious problem with basing a feast of the church, even if it is only a feast of the Latin Church, on a private "revelation."

I personally do not believe Faustina's "revelation" was anything of the kind.

14 posted on 04/23/2006 1:12:18 PM PDT by pravknight (Christos Regnat, Christos Imperat, Christus Vincit)
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