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Seeking Mercy This Lenten Season

Seeking Mercy For approximately one year, I have been reading the Diary of Saint Faustina. It started out as a Lenten practice to learn more about Christ’s mercy. Usually, I can read a book within a few days. However, in this instance, it’s taking me quite a long time to work my way through this book. It is so jam-packed with information concerning Christ’s mercy. I read a few pages, at a time, on Mondays, when I attend Adoration. Then I reflect on what Saint Faustina is trying to convey regarding how Christ’s mercy works, and why we should all be seeking mercy.

Seeking Mercy – A Few Tips as to Why We Should

From what I have read to date, here is what I want to share with you:

  1. Christ’s mercy is readily accessible to everyone willing to seek it from Our Lord.
  2. Jesus wants to instill within us this virtue; so much so, that He instructed Saint Faustina to speak with the appropriate Church authorities to establish the Feast of Divine Mercy.
  3. Through visions, Christ taught the Divine Mercy Chaplet to Saint Faustina. He instructed her to recite it regularly, seeking mercy for souls.
  4. We, too, can join with Saint Faustina, and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, regularly, asking Our Father to “have mercy on us, and on the whole world.”
  5. As with being granted mercy, we are expected to give our mercy to others.

This Lenten practice, from a year ago, continued throughout the year. From this experience, I learned a great deal. I look forward to learning more and sharing that with you, in the future, as I work my way through the remainder of the book. In the meantime, consider adding the Divine Mercy Chaplet to your daily prayers, as I have done. By doing so, you will see Christ’s mercy at work in your life, and in the lives of those you love.

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