Saturday, April 18, 2015

“Fear nothing. Be faithful to the end.” - A Moment with Mary

-- A Moment with Mary --

Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Association Mary of Nazareth 

April 18 - Beatification of Sister Maria Faustina (1993) 

“Fear nothing. Be faithful to the end.”

Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska was a nun from Krakow (Poland), known today as the ‘Apostle of Divine Mercy.’ She was born in 1905, and died in 1938. She reported in her diary about 20 apparitions of the Virgin Mary and 30 visions of Christ, angels and departed souls.

On March 25, 1936, she wrote: "Then I saw the Mother of God, who said to me: I gave the Savior to the world; as for you, you have to speak to the world about His great mercy and prepare the world for the Second Coming of Him who will come, not as a Merciful Savior, but as a just Judge ... Fear nothing. Be faithful to the end…" (Diary, 635).

A few months later, she wrote: "I saw her, so lovely and so beautiful that I have no words to express even a small part of this beauty. She was all in white, with a blue sash around her waist. Her cloak was also blue, and there was a crown on her head. Marvelous light streamed forth from her whole figure. I am the Queen of heaven and earth, but especially your mother. She pressed me to her Heart and said: I feel constant compassion for you." (Diary, 805).

Adapted by MDN Team,
Excerpt from Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska