20160314 Faustina prays for sinners

From March 25 to May 11 in 1936, St. Faustina stayed at two country houses of her Congregation in Walendow and Derdy.
Before she left Vilnius for Walendow, an elderly sister revealed to Faustina that she had been suffering interiorly for many years. After confessions, she always worried and doubting whether the Lord Jesus had forgiven her. She entreated Faustina with tears to ask Jesus if He had forgiven her. In the evening, during Benediction, Faustina heard the Lord said, “Tell her that her disbelief wounds My heart more than the sins she committed.” When Faustina told her this, the elderly sister wept like a child and joy entered her soul.
On First Friday April 3, before Communion, Faustina saw a large ciborium filled with sacred hosts. A voice said to her, “These are the hosts which have been received by the souls for whom you have obtained the grace of true conversion during this Lent”.
On May 11, Faustina moved to Cracow. In the convent of Cracow, she was first assigned to work in the garden and then as gatekeeper. On July 16, Jesus said to her, “My daughter, suffering will be a sign to you that I am with you.”
On September, 1936, the Lord said, ” Say unceasingly the chaplet that I have taught you. Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death. Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation. Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this chaplet only once, he would receive grace from My infinite mercy. I desire that the whole world know My infinite mercy. I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy.” Also in the same month, Faustina heard these words: “I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the Fount of My Mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened.”
St. Faustina had some very extraordinary spiritual experiences which moved her to pray for sinners. She would suffered great pain in her hands, feet and side. She experienced these pains especially when she met with a person who was not in the state of grace. She would then prayed fervently for that person.
One time, Faustina was led by an angel to the chasms of hell. She learnt that a sinner would be tortured throughout all eternity in those senses which he made use of to sin. She also learnt that most of the souls in hell were those who disbelieved that there is a hell. As a result of her experience of hell, Faustina prayed more fervently for the conversion of sinners.
Our Lord told Faustina, “I am giving you three ways of exercising mercy toward your neighbor: the first by deed, the second – by word, the third – by prayer. In these three degrees is contained the fullness of mercy, and it is an unquestionable proof of love for Me”.
From December 1936 to March 1937, Faustina stayed at the hospital in Pradnik. She saw the Lord Jesus in the hospital room. He said, “Be at peace, My child. See, you are not alone. My Heart watches over you.” Faustina wrote, “I do not desire a return to health more than death. I entrust myself completely to His infinite mercy and, as a little child, I am living in the greatest peace”.

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