St. Faustina later wrote: ‘let me pour out my heart at Your Feet in a fragrant anointing of gratitude for the many blessings which You lavish upon me [….]’ Jesus had shared, “I need Sacrifice Lovingly accomplished […] exercising Mercy in spirit.” She adds, ‘I understand your words, Lord, and the magnitude of the Mercy that ought to shine in my soul.’ He replied, “Many souls are often worried because they do not have the material means with which to carry out an act of mercy. Yet spiritual mercy […] is much more meritorious [….] If a soul does not exercise mercy somehow or other, it will not obtain My Mercy on the day of judgment.” After the St. Faustina fed a poor man [revealed later like to Jesus] He told her that “your compassion […] pleased Me, and this is why I came down from My throne – to taste the fruits of your mercy [….] Know that it is your mission to win souls for Me by Prayer & Sacrifice, & by encouraging them to trust in My Mercy.”
She adds later, ‘O gentle virgin, fragrant rose, although there are many crosses on earth, no eye has seen, nor has it entered into the mind of man what awaits a virgin in Heaven [….] The Blessed Virgin, that Snow-White Lily, is first to praise the omnipotence of Your Mercy [….] It is not the angels, yet man who needs mercy. To give worthy praise to the Lord’s mercy, we unite ourselves with Your Immaculate Mother. Through Her, streams of grace flowed down upon us [quoted on EWTN for the Holy Rosary].
Your self-abasement [Jesus] is solely the work of Your Mercy & Your inconceivable Love. On leaving the earth, O Lord, You wanted to stay with us, & so You left Yourself in the Sacrament of the Altar, & You opened wide Your Mercy to us [this relates to my 3rd Prophetic Mystery – the Virgin & Emmanuel (God with us)].
Jesus also said to her, “Entrust yourself completely to My will saying, ‘Not as I want, yet according to Your will, O God, let it be done unto me [….] Such a soul fills Heaven with the fragrance of her/his virtue [….] Close to My Merciful Heart, you will meditate upon all the graces your heart has received, and a deep peace will accompany your soul […] and with great trust immerse yourself completely in My Mercy.” She replied [relating to my Emmanuel Chaplet, too, of Divine Grace, Mercy, & Love] – ‘O Eternal Love, You Who enkindle a new life within me, a life of Love & Mercy. Support me with Your Grace [….]’ Too – ‘As I was praying before the Blessed Sacrament and greeting the Five Wounds of Jesus, at each salutation I felt a torrent of Graces gushing into my soul, giving me a foretaste of Heaven and absolute confidence in God’s Mercy [….] I also understand that if God demands a sacrifice, He does not withhold His Grace, but gives it to the soul in abundance. My Jesus, let my sacrifice burn before Your throne in all silence, yet with the full force of love, as I beg You to have Mercy on souls[….] O Merciful God, Who still allow me to live, give me strength that I may live a new life, the life of the spirit, over which death has no dominion [….] Love God because He is good and great is His Mercy!’ Jesus said, “My Mercy acts in souls through this work [referring to the Chaplet, Litany, & Novena of Divine Mercy].” Too, she wrote, ‘O Divine Spirit, Spirit of Love & of Mercy, You pour the balm of trust into my heart, Your Grace confirms my soul in good.’
Bl. Michael Sopocko just took off and Jesus complimented him to her and added, “through this work of mercy [Sopocko proclaiming it, etc.] more souls will come close to Me than otherwise would have […] thanks to this work of mercy he will be laboring till the end of the world [his intercession above, etc.].” She adds, Red-Rosey related: ‘Jesus-Host [having received the Eucharist then] I offer myself to the Heavenly Father as a sacrificial host, abandoning myself totally and completely to the most merciful and holy will of my God [….] I have placed all my trust in Your will which is, for me, love and mercy itself [….] He, Lord of unfathomable mercy, knows that I desire Him alone in all things, always and everywhere.’ The Lord added, “I have given you the opportunity to practice deeds of mercy which you will perform according to obedience [….] I am Love and Mercy Itself. There is no misery that could be a match for My Mercy, neither will misery exhaust It [….] The soul that trusts in My Mercy is most fortunate, because I Myself take care of it.” She adds, ‘The more God has pursued a soul with His Mercy, the more just will He be towards it.’ Jesus added, “Let them not fear to approach Me; they are most in need of My Mercy.” She adds, ‘Thank You, O Lord […] for imprinting Your divinity on my soul, the work of sheer merciful love [….] Thank You, O Lord, for Holy Confession – for that inexhaustible spring of great Mercy [….] O Omnipotent, ever-merciful God, Your compassion is never exhausted. I have complete trust in the mercy of the Lord [….] May the omnipotence of Your Mercy, O Lord, be glorified all over the world [….]
She adds, ‘O Jesus […] I draw from Your unfathomable Mercy everything that the soul and body could want.’ He added, “The greater the misery of a soul, the greater its right to My Mercy; [urge] all souls to trust in the unfathomable abyss of My Mercy, because I want to save them all. On the cross, the fountain of My Mercy was opened wide by the lance for all souls – no one have I excluded!” He adds, “From all My wounds, like from streams, Mercy flows for souls, yet the wound in My Heart is the fountain of unfathomable Mercy. From this fountain spring all graces for souls.” She adds what is the motto of Mystical Rose [“live love”] – ‘souls Living in Love […] are greatly enlightened [….] Jesus shared with me which souls to bring to me each day into His Heart [….] O Living Love, enable me to love You forever [….] Eternal Father, turn Your Merciful Gaze upon all mankind and especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the All Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion, show us Your Mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your Mercy forever and ever. Amen.’
Bl. Sopocko was a zealous apostle of The Divine Mercy […] his deep humility is very pleasing to God. I have been living under the virginal cloak of the Mother of God […] close to Her Immaculate Heart. I have come to love God intensely. This grace from God […] is why the Almighty has surrounded me with His special mercy. Jesus added, “I am prolonging the time of mercy for the sake of sinners[….] Your duty is not only to write about and proclaim My Mercy, but also to beg for this grace for them, so that they too may glorify My Mercy [….]
During Mass on the SHJ Feast, Jesus shared, “Apostle of My Mercy, proclaim to the whole world My unfathomable Mercy. Do not be discouraged by the difficulties you encounter in proclaiming My Mercy [...] for a great number of souls will profit from It [….] Souls that make an appeal to My Mercy delight Me. To such souls I grant even more graces than they ask for. Before I come as a Just Judge, I first open wide the door of My Mercy.” God is Love, Goodness, & Mercy [which goes with my Emmanuel Chaplet of Grace, Mercy, & Love]. Jesus adds, “Every soul, and especially every religious, should reflect My Mercy. My Heart overflows with Compassion & Mercy for all.”
She adds, ‘Eternal Love, Depth of Mercy, O Triune Holiness […] may our misery not hold back the torrents of Your Love, for indeed, there is no limit to Your Mercy.’ Regarding the 12 Station of the Cross, ‘Here I reflect on the omnipotence of God’s Mercy, which passed through the Heart of Jesus. [EWTN uses this prayer for the Chaplet -] You expired, Jesus, yet the source of life gushed froth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.’ Jesus added, “At 3 o’clock, implore My Mercy, especially for sinners [….] This is the hour of Great Mercy [….] In this hour I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion.” She adds, ‘All the good that is in me is due to Holy Communion […] & Jesus added, “Oh if sinners knew My Mercy, they would not perish in such great numbers. Tell sinful souls not to be afraid to approach Me; speak to them of My Great Mercy [….] The prayer most pleasing to Me is prayer for the conversion of sinners [certainly also greatly implying the reversion of ex-Catholics/non-practicing ones].” She adds, ‘I felt a terrible thorn in my head [….] It seemed to me that the thorn had thrust itself into my brain. Yet all this is nothing; it is all for the sake of souls, to obtain God’s Mercy for them [….] How great is the Mercy of God contained in the Mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God!’
Jesus adds, “You are to be My living reflection, through Love & Mercy [….] As for you, be always merciful toward other people, and especially toward sinners [….] My Heart is full of Love & Mercy. Tell souls where they are to look for solace; i.e., in the Tribunal of Mercy [the Sacrament of Reconciliation]. There the greatest miracles take place[…] & the miracle of Divine Mercy will be fully demonstrated [….] Oh how miserable are those who do not take advantage of the miracle of God’s Mercy! [He later adds --] Fight bravely[…] for the salvation of souls, exhorting them to trust in My Mercy, as that is your task in this life and in the life to come.” WOW, she added later – ‘My body was stretched on the wood of the Cross [during one of her nights of suffering]. O most gracious Lord, how merciful it is on Your part to judge each one according to his conscience and his discernment […] the vastness of Your Mercy becomes more and more manifest to me [….] After Holy Communion the Lord said to me: “your sufferings of this night obtained the grace of mercy for an immense number of souls.” She adds, ‘May the greatness of Your Mercy be praised here on earth and in eternity [….] Your boundless Compassion opened the salutary Fountains of Mercy [… that] runs through our life like a golden thread & maintains in good order the contact of our being with God.’
Since Jesus is the Light of the World, I call Him the greatest ‘ABBA-STAR,’ & want the ‘Solar System’ to be renamed the ‘Savior System’ (too, since the Germanic pagan god was called ‘sol,’ yet at least the Latin for ‘sol’ means sun; and Jesus in Latin is called ‘Sol Iustitiae’ – the Sun of Justice, with the full moon reflecting Mary the Full of Grace, too). The saint adds, ‘You shine like a star, O Jesus, protecting me from shipwreck. And though my miseries be great, I have great trust in the power of Your Mercy[….] Jesus hide me in Your Mercy, and shield me against everything that might terrify my soul. Do not let my trust in Your Mercy be disappointed. Shield me with the omnipotence of Your Mercy, and judge me leniently as well [….] I don’t ask Lord that You take me down from the cross, yet I implore you to give me the strength to remain steadfast upon it [she died at His age of 33 years, too].’ Jesus added, “be willing to talk openly with your God of Mercy Who wants to speak words of pardon and lavish His Graces on you [….]
My holiness doesn’t prevent Me from being Merciful. Behold, for you I have established a throne of mercy on earth – the tabernacle – and from this throne I desire to enter into your heart [….] My Mercy is greater than your sins and those of the entire world [….] I let my Sacred [All-Starry, as I call It] Heart be pierced with a lance, thus opening wide the source of Mercy for you [….]” She replied, ‘In trust & humility I approach the Tribunal of Your Mercy, where You Yourself absolve me by the hand of Your representative. I feel overwhelmed by Your Mercy, O Lord [….] Increase Your Mercy toward me, for You see how weak I am.’ Jesus replied, “Look at the splendors of My Mercy & don’t fear the enemies of your salvation. Glorify My Mercy [….] Come and confide in your God, Who is Love & Mercy. My omnipotent Mercy is active here. Happy the soul that takes advantage of this Grace [….] You have a special claim on My Mercy. Let it act in your poor soul; let the rays of Grace enter your soul; they bring with them light, warmth, and life [….] Strive for meekness & humility; be merciful to others, as I am to you; […] if you come to the Fountain of Mercy to fortify your soul, you will not grow weary on your journey [….] I know you are aware of My goodness & Mercy. Talk to Me simply as a friend to a friend” [from me – Jesus is our All-Time Best Friend].
She adds, ‘may the fragrance of my love be wafted to the foot of Your throne [….] I salute You, Jesus, my soul, never-fading flower of humanity [relating to my Emmanuel Chaplet invoking Jesus not only as the ‘Lily of the Valley’ yet also as the ‘Golgothan Rose,’ which our SOLT founder Fr. Jim Flanagan favored, too…] O sweet, Rose-Red Blood of Jesus, ennoble my blood and change it into Your own Blood [….] Here is the tabernacle of Your Mercy: O living spring of mercy, all souls are drawn; some like deer, thirsting for Your Love [….] You opened an inexhaustible spring of Mercy for us, giving us Your dearest possession: the Blood & Water from Your Heart. Such is the omnipotence of Your Mercy. From it all Grace flows to us. Be adored, O God, in the work of Your Mercy [….] O my Jesus, have mercy, sorrowful was Your life on this earth. In the Blessed Sacrament, You left us Your Mercy […] I might never doubt of Your Goodness & Mercy [….] O unspeakable mercy of our Lord, source of compassion [….] O God, how generously Your Mercy is spread everywhere [….] I see on all sides the trace of Your Hand & the Soul of Your Mercy. I call on the whole universe to glorify Your Mercy [….] We do not know the number of souls that is ours to save thru our prayers and sacrifices; thus, let us always pray for sinners [….] Jesus, You are Love itself. And so my soul covets You as a flower yearns for the sun. I open the calyx of my heart to receive Your Love [….] I threw myself down at His Feet like a rosebud. I want the fragrance of my love to rise continually to the foot of Your throne. You see, Jesus, in this rosebud, all my heart offered to You […] I will quickly seize, like rosebuds, to throw at the Feet of Jesus [her difficulties/sufferings].