Oct 4, 2007

Friday, October 5, is the Feast of St. Faustina -- and there's a pro-life connection!

Tomorrow, Friday the 5th, is the feast of St. Faustina Kowalska, the Divine Mercy saint. St. Faustina, pray for us!

Fr. Frank Pavone, M.E.V., founder of the new religious order Missionaries of the Gospel of Life and of the pro-life group Priests for Life, wrote this (click on this post's title) in 2003 about Sister Faustina, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy...and abortion:

"Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, who was a principal translator of St. Faustina's diary, and the postulator of her cause of canonization, writes...

"'On at least three occasions, from 8:00-11:00 in the evening, she felt like her insides were being torn apart. She suffered so much that she thought she was going to die. The doctors couldn't figure out what was ailing her, and no medication was able to alleviate her sufferings. Later, she was given to understand that she was undergoing those pains for mothers who were aborting their children' (Diary, 1276).

"On another occasion, she had a vision of an angel coming with thunderbolts to destroy one of the most beautiful cities of her country. And she felt powerless to do anything about it (Diary, 474). What antidote did the Lord give her? The Chaplet of Divine Mercy. [She explained] that the city was to be chastised for its sins, primarily the sin of abortion." ("Wombs of Mercy," Marian Helpers Bulletin, Summer 1995, p.13).

Fr. Pavone then wrote this:

"Now the Pope [John Paul II] has personally emphasized this connection once again, by signing a special Papal Blessing for those who pray the Chaplet for an end to abortion. The blessing, signed on the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25, 2003, is addressed to the Eucharistic Apostles of the Divine Mercy and to 'all the faithful worldwide who join them in offering the Divine Mercy Chaplet…for mothers, that they not abort their offspring; for infants in danger of being put to death in the womb; for a change of heart of providers of abortions and of their collaborators; for human victims of stem cell research, genetic manipulation, cloning and euthanasia; and for all entrusted with the government of peoples, that they may promote the Culture of Life, so as to put an end to the culture of death.'

"God cannot fail to hear our prayer; let's not fail to pray it."

So let's pray the Chaplet tomorrow and every day, including for an end to abortion:

"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. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world."


Anonymous J.G.G. said...

Thank you.

My favorite prayer, the Divine Mercy.

St Faustina had such a profound effect on my life.

Praying the prayer at 3 is the hour of mercy.

For the sake of His sorrowful passion....

2:47 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Friend,

You're welcome, and thanks so much for writing. God bless!

8:45 PM  

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