Author: St. Maria Faustina Kowalska
Release Date: 2008-02-01
Stock up in time for the Lenten Season and Mercy Sunday on this beautiful leather-bound Deluxe Edition of the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul — the book that sparked the Divine Mercy movement with more than 800,000 copies sold to date. This special edition of the Diary, published in commemoration of the first World Apostolic Congress on Mercy, April 2-6, 2008 in Rome, Italy, is now available in soft burgundy or blue leather with gold foil, guilded edges and a ribbon marker. It is a book for every Catholic’s library — one that many will want to keep next to their Bible for constant insight and inspiration. The Diary is an amazing narrative that chronicles the experiences of a simple, uneducated Polish nun who received a special call shortly before the outbreak of World War II. The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us — all of us. And, He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. The Diary is truly a vehicle of grace for all who read it, for in reading it one can realize the truth that “mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to God’s mercy,” (Diary, 300).
Author: Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska
Publisher: Marian Press - Association of Marian Helpers
Published and distributed by Marian Press, this bestselling Diary sparked the Divine Mercy Movement and chronicles the message that Jesus, the Divine Mercy, gave to the world through a humble nun. It reminds us to trust in His forgiveness - and as Christ is merciful, so, too, are we instructed to be merciful to others. The trade edition of this title is now in its 30th printing, with more than one million copies distributed worldwide since its release in 1981 in the original Polish edition.
Author: John Paul Thomas
Publisher: My Catholic Life!
Release Date: 2016-03-17
"Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy" was written to provide an awakening to the abundant Mercy of God. It offers daily reflections and prayers to help deepen the day-to-day faith life of every Catholic so that you can understand the abundance of Mercy poured forth from the Heart of our Savior as it is revealed in the writings of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska. "Divine Mercy in My Soul: Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska" is soon to become a classic spiritual book that everyone is encouraged to read in their lifetime. However, many find this invitation intimidating, not just because of the width of her book, but because of the depth of its message on The Divine Mercy in each of Saint Faustina’s notebook entries. This book, "Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy," was written with the hope of guiding you through Saint Faustina’s Diary and her six notebooks of reflections. It can be used on its own to help you pause and reflect on the beauty of Jesus’ messages to her, or as a companion book, as you simultaneously read Saint Faustina’s Diary. "Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy" offers 365 daily teachings, reflections and prayers based upon the pages of Saint Faustina’s Diary. The structured way to use this daily reflection book is to do just that…reflect upon one page each day. However, some may feel called to skip around a bit, read a few reflections at a time, or return to a particular reflection through which God spoke to you. Therefore, though this book was written with the intent of providing one reflection for each day of the year, the best way to use it is any way you feel called and the way that benefits your relationship with God the most. The first paragraph for each day offers this author’s insights to the words and teachings of Saint Faustina. The section of her Diary used for the day’s teaching is marked so that the reader can also read her Diary first hand so as to see the primary source that the author of this book took inspiration from for that day’s reflection. Though the primary text of the Diary is never quoted, nor are the reflections of this book exact representations of the Diary, they do provide the foundational basis for the spiritual message shared in each reflection. The second paragraph for each day offers a short reflection put more as a question to the reader. It offers the same insight in a different format so as to enter more deeply into the message of the day. Finally, each daily reflection ends with a prayer focused upon the message and reflection for that day. The reader is encouraged to pray this prayer several times. Ideally, it is prayed first thing in the morning, again during the day, and again at night as an examination on how well the daily message was received. As you seek to survive the world we live in, allow these pages to be a font of Mercy for you from God. Allow God’s Divine Mercy to penetrate your heart so that you will know the abundance of His love and be more prepared to share that love with others.
Author: Colleen Free
Publisher: Marian Press - Association of Marian Helpers
Pray every day with the nun whom Pope John Paul II called, "the Great Apostle of Divine Mercy in our time." Nearly 150 prayers drawn from St. Faustina's Diary are arranged in this book under subjects ranging from "Love of God" to "Night Prayer."
New journal for Lent and ordinary times features St. Faustina Kowalska of the Divine Mercy devotion Are you at peace or is life out of control? Are you overwhelmed with the onslaught of daily life? Do you yearn for peace but feel it's impossible to find? A Holy Hour is the perfect answer and a Holy Hour journal is the perfect companion. Holy Hours help you grow spiritually and deepen your relationship with God. You'll find you're able to focus more on God, adore Jesus, and open up to the Holy Spirit. Holy Hour devotional journals are great companions during times of prayer and meditation. Today many Christians strive for a daily holy hour, while a growing number of Catholics follow in the footsteps of Bishop Fulton Sheen and practice adoration in front of the blessed sacrament. My Holy Hour journals, with their blank lined pages, offer an opportunity to capture those moments of inspiration that happen during Eucharistic and private prayers and meditations, as well as during bible study, worship times, and mass. Who is St. Faustina? St. Faustina Kowalska, known as the "Apostle of Divine Mercy," wrote in her diary of her visions and lifelong conversations with Jesus. A major portion of the diary is devoted to the conversations about the Divine Mercy devotion, and the famous Divine Mercy image of Christ is the direct result. She was canonized a saint on April 30, 2000, and Pope John Paul II is responsible for the establishment of the annual Feast of Divine Mercy. In addition to using this journal during your holy hours, mass, and Eucharistic adoration, record your thoughts as you practice the Divine Mercy devotion, pray for others, meditate on the quotes by St. Faustina, and reflect as you read through St. Faustina's diary, The Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul. Benefits and Features of this Holy Hour Journal This devotional prayer journal contains 110 blank lined pages and the following sections: Why Keep a Holy Hour How to Keep a Holy Hour Holy Hour Pages Holy Hour Quotes Record Your Favorite Quotes Personal Index Pages My Holy Hour journals are designed to help Catholics and other Christians from all walks of life discover, explore, and enjoy the many rewards formed by a deeper connection to Christ. Scroll up and buy your copy of My Holy Hour - St. Faustina now!
In 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized the great 20th century visionary of Divine Mercy, Sister Faustina Kowalska, and proclaimed the Sunday after Easter to be celebrated annually as Divine Mercy Sunday. In 2006, Pope Benedict stressed that "Divine Mercy is not a secondary devotion, but an integral dimension of Christian faith and prayer." Now Pope Francis has proclaimed an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, which will begin on December 8, 2015. These three Popes have made it very clear that Divine Mercy is a major part of the Christian faith, and now this powerful new book reveals why. Best-selling author Vinny Flynn continues his popular "7 Secrets" series with a book that brings him back to his roots. Vinny was one of the original editors of the official English edition of the actual Diary of St. Faustina, and he has written and edited a vast number of the Divine Mercy materials that are used today. Through his "secrets" of Divine Mercy, Vinny shows how Divine Mercy is not just another worthy "private devotion"; it is the key devotion, the umbrella devotion over everything else. Every other devotion in the Church, every ritual, every activity, every teaching is under that umbrella of Divine Mercy. It’s all there to help us understand and enter into Divine Mercy. He shows us how everything in our lives can become more meaningful, more powerful, more life-changing once we really embrace the gift of Divine Mercy — the overflow of love from the Holy Trinity. In this compelling and timely book, Flynn draws from Scripture, the teachings of the Church, and the Diary of St. Faustina to not only reveal the heart of Divine Mercy, but to offer you an invitation and a road map so that this mercy can transform your life. If you're not yet convinced of the impact Divine Mercy can have on your life, if you've never heard of this message and devotion, or if you're curious to learn more about it, this book is perfect for you. It shows us all how to respond to the call of Pope Francis "to live lives shaped by mercy", and benefit greatly from the "Year of Mercy".
Author: Daniel F. Stramara
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Praying--with the Saints--to God Our Mother celebrates the feminine characteristics of God by uncovering a treasury of texts that have been overlooked for centuries. Over 150 scriptural passages, both from the original biblical languages and other ancient translations, radiate the warmth and vitality of the maternal face of God. Additionally, passages from five Ecumenical Councils, all thirty-three Doctors of the Church, another thirty-six Fathers, and a total of seventy-one saints from every century reveal a vast richness of feminine images of God. Stramara's in-depth scholarship, presented in a format of prayer and meditation, makes this book inviting for all readers. Praying-with the Saints-to God Our Mother will be the standard reference for Christians of any tradition for years to come.
Author: Robert F. Morneau
Publisher: St Anthony Messenger Press
Release Date: 2011
(Foreword by Robert F. Morneau) Saints are an important part of our faith tradition, but just who are these holy men and women? Where are they from, what did they do, and what can they do for us? Meet the Saints offers you an introduction to some of the best-known and most beloved saints. This easy-to-read and inspiring book will help you meet saints who: influenced the church in radical ways, such as Ambrose and Teresa of Avila knew Jesus, such as Mary Magdalene and Martha and Mary of Bethany were contemplatives and mystics, such as Thérèse of Lisieux and Padre Pio died for their faith, such as Thomas Becket and Miguel Pro founded religious orders, such as Benedict of Nursia and Angela Merici shared deep friendships, such as Francis de Sales and Jane de Chantal befriended the poor, such as Elizabeth and Martin of Tours lived in contemporary times, such as Katharine Drexel and Maria Faustina Kowalska
Originating in the early twentieth century, the Divine Mercy devotion of St. Faustina Kowalska is one of the most celebrated of all Catholic devotions. In this, their first book, Catholic bloggers and speakers Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet break open the history, practices, and prayers associated with the devotion, guiding busy moms to receive God’s message of Divine Mercy and pass it on to others through their words, deeds, and prayers. In her famous Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul, St. Faustina Kowalska recorded a series of visions of Jesus where he revealed the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and promised that anything can be obtained with the prayer if it is compatible with his will. St. John Paul II formally established the Divine Mercy devotion and canonized Faustina in 2000. The Marians of the Immaculate Conception are dedicated to spreading the Divine Mercy devotion the foreword for this book was written by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of Divine Mercy Explained and 33 Days to Morning Glory. In Divine Mercy for Moms, Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference—one of the largest annual Catholic women’s conferences in the country—draw upon their own experiences to introduce you to St. Faustina and her five essential elements of the Divine Mercy message: The image of the Merciful Jesus The Feast of Divine Mercy The Chaplet of Divine Mercy The House of Mercy Spreading the honor of Divine Mercy With heartwarming stories and practical advice, this book reveals that mercy is not just a gift to be received in the confessional but a spiritual resource that strengthens those who extend themselves in word, deed, and prayer. Designed for personal or group study, Divine Mercy for Moms celebrates the infinite mercy of God and the role of Mary, the Mother of Mercy, in the lives of all believers. Divine Mercy for Moms was the winner of a 2017 Catholic Press Association Book Award: Family Life (Third Place).
Prayer is a valuable focus for understanding how people interpret themselves, others and the world in which they live. It is a phenomenon which seems to be characteristic not only of participants in every religion, but also men and women who do not identify with traditional religions.
Author: Doreen Virtue
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
In this comforting reference guide, Doreen Virtue introduces you to the various ministering spirits of heaven and 42 inspirational figures who walked the earth. As you read this fascinating, thoroughly researched three-part book, you’ll come to understand the exact roles that different beings of God fulfill both in the Bible and in our lives and how they can help you today: Part I: By getting to know each living and loving Person of the Holy Trinity —Father, Son, and Spirit —you’ll be prepared to answer the questions you have about faith and purpose, as well as accept their spiritual gifts of wisdom, healing, miracles, and prophecy, among many others. Part II: You’ll learn how God uses angels —full of his grace, power, and majesty —throughout the Bible to do his work in the heavens and in the earthly realm. Whether it’s to draw you closer to him, protect you from danger, lend you a helping hand, or simply accompany you on your journey, God has a host of angels he will lovingly dispatch to your side. Part III: You’ll be touched by the amazing stories of endurance, commitment, and miracles of the saints. Through the inspiring examples of these ordinary men and women who acted in extraordinary ways because of their faith, you can begin to find the strength you need to likewise face and overcome hardships. Doreen also offers a comprehensive list of prayers you can use to start a conversation with God about any situation in your life, from career advice and relationships to soothing your fears. You’ll see just how simple it is to deepen your relationship with heaven through everyday prayer and contemplation —and understand that heavenly help is always here for you.
Author: Susan Tassone
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Release Date: 2019-03-08
These pages bring you a beautiful collection of spiritual treasures drawn from the celebrated Diary of Catholic visionary and mystic, St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938). Arranged by award-winning and best-selling Catholic author Susan Tassone into a handy, day-by-day form, these selections from Faustina’s writings on Divine Mercy – revealed to her over the years in mystical conversations with Jesus himself – will help you do what Jesus told Faustina he wants you to do: trust completely in His mercy and show mercy to others. By means of these daily readings, you’ll come to know – and be enriched by – St. Faustina’s “Secrets of Sanctity,” awakening in you the qualities of Divine Mercy that Jesus himself infused into Faustina’s soul: mercy(of course), but also trust, humility, and peaceful acceptance of God’s will for you. Since her death just over 80 years ago, St. Faustina has been a source of strength and inspiration for millions of souls across the globe, including St. John Paul II who canonized her in the year 2000. Today, she can begin bringing you, too, the strength and inspiration you need. In Day by Day with Saint Faustina, you’ll learn how to: • Grow daily closer to Christ in the Eucharist. • Use your suffering to help others, including the souls in purgatory. • Grasp the striking details of Faustina’s mystical experiences, prophecies, and revelations — and discover what they mean for you in particular. Soon you’ll begin to experience in your soul the graces that were poured into hers. You'll find yourself becoming, like Faustina, an Apostle of Mercy, teaching others – by word and example – about the infinite love and compassion of God, who is Divine Mercy.
Author: George W. Kosicki
Release Date: 2000-09-01
Hot on the heels of the canonization of Sister Faustina comes a new book by Fr. George Kosicki. Identifying twelve "poisons" that plague our lives, Fr. Kosicki prescribes an antidote for each, drawn from the spirituality of Saint Faustina. In his usual "down-to-earth style", he shows how these antidotes can be used not only as ways to counteract the negative content of our lives but also as stepping stones to sanctity. 104 pages. Spirit Song Ministries.