20160307 Faustina learns the chaplet

In the evening of Sept. 13, 1935, St. Faustina saw an angel coming to punish the earth.
She found herself pleading with God for the world with words heard interiorly: “Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, for our sins and those of the whole world. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us.”
When Faustina was praying in those words, the angel could not carry out the just punishment for sins.
The next morning, when Faustina entered the chapel, she heard these words: “Every time you enter the chapel, immediately recite the prayer I taught you yesterday.”
After reciting the prayers, Our Lord taught her to recite the prayer on the rosary beads: “First of all, you will say one ‘Our Father’ and ‘Hail Mary’ and the ‘I Believe in God.’
“Then on the ‘Our Father’ beads you will say the following words: ‘Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.’
“On the ‘Hail Mary’ beads you will say the following words: ‘For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.’ In conclusion, three times you will recite these words: ‘Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.'”
Today the prayer is known as the “Chaplet of Divine Mercy.”
One day Jesus told St. Faustina that He was more deeply wounded by the small imperfections of chosen souls than by the sins of those living in the world. He complained about the ingratitude, lukewarmness, and distrust of chosen souls.
Jesus lamented that there were chosen souls who distrusted in His goodness and had no desire to experience that sweet intimacy in their own hearts, but went in search of Him, off in the distance, and did not find Him.
Our Lord told Faustina: “I will tell you most when you converse with Me in the depths of your heart. Here, no one can disturb My actions. Here, I rest as in a garden enclosed.”
Another time Jesus said, “When you reflect upon what I tell you in the depths of your heart, you profit more than if you had read many books. Oh, if souls would only want to listen to My voice when I am speaking in the depths of their hearts, they would reach the peak of holiness in a short time.”
One day in January 1936, Blessed Michael Sopocko asked Sister Faustina to pray for him. She promised to pray and she asked God to bestow on her all the sufferings and afflictions that Father Sopocko would have had to suffer during that day.
She experienced so much suffering that she ended up weeping in the chapel. The Lord said to her, “My daughter, why are you weeping? After all, you yourself offered to undertake these sufferings. Know that what you have taken upon yourself for that soul is only a small portion. He is suffering much more.”
Faustina asked the Lord, “Why are You treating him like that?”
The Lord answered her that it was for the triple crown meant for Father Sopocko: virginity, the priesthood, and martyrdom.
At the sight of the great glory that would be his in heaven, Faustina was filled with joy and she recited the “Te Deum,” a hymn of thanksgiving.

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