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What's Up With Faustina's Divine Mercy Devotion? (Cont.) (2)

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QUOTES REFERENCED ABOVE...


#A1 - CONTRADICTIONS

--- CONTRADICTION ---

She claimed the Blessed Virgin Mary told her those who preserve zealously till death in Her Congregation will be spared purgatory...

"Towards the end of the ceremony carried out in honor of the Mother of God, I saw the Virgin Mary, and She said to me, Oh, how very pleased I am with the homage of your love! And at that moment She covered all the sisters of our Congregation with Her mantle. With Her right hand, She clasped Mother General Michael to herself, and with Her left hand She did so to me, while all the sisters were at Her feet, covered with Her mantle. Then the Mother of God said, Everyone who perseveres zealously till death in My Congregation will be spared the fire of purgatory, and I desire that each one distinguish herself by the following virtues: humility and meekness; chastity and love of God and neighbor; compassion and mercy." (Diary, par. 1244)

Yet, she reports at least one of the Sisters being in Purgatory...

"When Sister Dominic died at about one o'clock in the night, she came to me and gave me to know that she was dead. I prayed fervently for her. In the morning, the sisters told me that she was no longer alive, and I replied that I knew, because she had visited me. The sister infirmarian [Sister Chrysostom] asked me to help dress her. And then when I was alone with her, the Lord gave me to know that she was still suffering in purgatory. I redoubled my prayers for her. However, despite the zeal with which I always pray for our deceased sisters, I got mixed up as regards the days, and instead of offering three days of prayer, as the rule directs us to do, by mistake I offered only two days. On the fourth day, she gave me to know that I still owed her prayers, and that she was in need of them. I immediately formed the intention of offering the whole day for her, and not just that day but much more, as love of neighbor dictated to me." (Diary, par. 1382)

------- CONTRADICTION -------

She claims "every one of her acts, even the very smallest, will be a delight to God's eyes"...

"And the Lord said to me, You are the delight of My Heart; from today on, every one of your acts, even the very smallest, will be a delight to My eyes, whatever you do. At that moment I felt transconsecrated. My earthly body was the same, but my soul was different; God was now living in it with the totality of His delight. This is not a feeling, but a conscious reality that nothing can obscure." (Diary, par. 137)

But then she also says...

  • "Jesus often makes known to me what He does not like in my soul, and He has more than once rebuked me for what seemed to be trifles, but which were, in fact, things of great importance." (Diary, par. 145)

  • "I saw that it was not Mother Superior, but the Lord Jesus who looked deeply into me and gave me to understand how painful it was to Him when I did not, even in the smallest things, do my Superior's will, which is My will, [He said]. I asked pardon of the Lord and took the warning very much to heart." (Diary, par. 329)

  • "Oh, how much that displeased God! In one moment, the presence of God left me, that great presence of God which is continuously within me in a distinctly felt way. At that moment, however, it completely left me." (Diary, par. 715)

  • "At that moment, I heard these words in my soul: This is My faithful servant; he will help you to fulfill My will here on earth. Yet, I did not open myself to him as the Lord wishes. And for some time I struggled against grace. During each confession, God's grace penetrated me in a very special way, yet I did not reveal my soul before him, and I had the intention of not going to confession to that priest. After this decision, a terrible anxiety entered my soul. God reproached me severely." (Diary, par. 263)

  • "When Jesus ravished me by His beauty and drew me to Himself, I then saw what in my soul was displeasing to Him and made up my mind to remove it, cost what it may; and aided by the grace of God I did remove it at once." (Diary, par. 293)

  • "Know that the faults you commit against him wound My Heart." (Diary, par. 362)

  • "Nevertheless, the Lord gave me to know how much this had displeased Him, and I was severely admonished..." (Diary, par. 1383)

------- CONTRADICTION -------

She claims she has no more self concern...

"There is no longer any moment in my life for self concern." (Diary, par. 1662)

Yet she soon after says the following...

  •  "April 19, [1938]. During recreation, one of the sisters [Sister Cajetan] said, "Sister Faustina is doing so poorly that she can hardly walk, but may she die soon because she is going to be a saint." Then one of the sister directresses [Sister Casimir] said, "That she is going to die, we know; but whether she is going to be a saint, that is another question." There then began some malicious remarks on this subject. I kept silent; then I put in a word, but I saw that the conversation was getting worse, so again I fell silent." (Diary, par. 1672)

  •  "April 20, [1938]. Departure for Pradnik. I was very worried that I would be put in bed in a ward and be exposed to all sorts of things. If it were to be for only a week or two... But it is for such a long time, two months or perhaps more. In the evening, I went in for a long talk with the Lord Jesus. When I saw the Lord Jesus, I poured out my whole heart before Him, all my troubles, fears and apprehensions. Jesus lovingly listened to me and then said, Be at peace, My child, I am with you. Go in great peace. All is ready; I have ordered, in My own special way, a private room to be prepared for you. Reassured and overwhelmed with gratitude, I went to bed." (Diary, par. 1674)

-------- CONTRADICTION -------

First she says children uphold the world...

"Once, after an adoration for our country, a pain pierced my soul, and I began to pray in this way: "Most merciful Jesus, I beseech You through the intercession of Your Saints, and especially the intercession of Your dearest Mother who nurtured You from childhood, bless my native land. I beg You, Jesus, look not on our sins, but on the tears of little children, on the hunger and cold they suffer. Jesus, for the sake of these innocent ones, grant me the grace that I am asking of You for my country." At that moment, I saw the Lord Jesus, His eyes filled with tears, and He said to me, You see, My daughter, what great compassion I have for them. Know that it is they who uphold the world." (Diary, par. 286)

But then says chosen souls "sustain the world in existence"...

"So I turn to you, you – chosen souls... Their number is very small. They are a defense for the world before the justice of the Heavenly Father and a means of obtaining mercy for the world. The love and sacrifice of these souls sustain the world in existence." (Diary, par. 367)

And...

"And the Lord gave me to know who it is that upholds the existence of mankind: it is the chosen souls. When the number of the chosen ones is complete, the world will cease to exist." (Diary, par. 926)

And...

"Today, the Lord gave me knowledge of His anger toward mankind which deserves to have its days shortened because of its sins. But I learned that the world's existence is maintained by chosen souls; that is, the religious orders. Woe to the world when there will be a lack of religious orders!" (Diary, par. 1434)

And also says that Jesus is "gravely" offended by children...

"On one occasion, I saw the convent of the new congregation. As I walked about, inspecting everything, I suddenly saw a crowd of children who seemed to be no older than five to eleven years of age. When they saw me they surrounded me and began to cry out, "Defend us from evil," and they led me into the chapel which was in this convent. When I entered the chapel, I saw the distressful Lord Jesus. Jesus looked at me graciously and said that He was gravely offended by children: You are to defend them from evil. From that moment, I have been praying for children, but I feel that prayer alone is not enough." (Diary, par. 765)

------- CONTRADICTION -------

She claims she "won't be judged"...

"I heard this voice in my soul: From today on, do not fear God's judgment, for you will not be judged.", par. 374)

But later she talks about her judgment...

  • "Shield me with the omnipotence of Your mercy, and judge me leniently as well." (Diary, par. 1480)

  • "O my Jesus, on the day of the last judgment, You will demand from me an account of this work of mercy" (Diary, par. 660)

  • "O Jesus, shield me with Your mercy and also judge me leniently, or else Your justice may rightly damn me." (Diary, par. 1093)

------- CONTRADICTION -------

She claims Jesus said all creatures always fulfill His will...

"And know this, too, My daughter: all creatures, whether they know it or not, and whether they want to or not, always fulfill My will." (Diary, par. 586)

But then claims action on her part could have thwarted God's plans...

"Action on my part could indeed thwart God's plans" (Diary, par. 1401)

------- CONTRADICTION -------

She claims that Jesus will not permits souls that are with Him to err...

"I learned that if a soul is with Jesus, He will not permit it to err." (Diary, par. 1503)

But she says that she fell into error...

"It so happened that I fell again into a certain error, in spite of a sincere resolution not to do so" (Diary, par. 1293)

------- CONTRADICTION -------

On November 29th, 1936, she claims the Blessed Virgin Mary was going to obtain for her "the grace of an interior life which will be such that, without ever leaving that interior life" she would be able to carry out all her external duties "with even greater care"...

"The Mother of God has taught me how to prepare for the Feast of Christmas. I saw Her today, without the Infant Jesus. She said to me: My daughter, strive after silence and humility, so that Jesus, who dwells in your heart continuously, may be able to rest. Adore Him in your heart; do not go out from your inmost being. My daughter, I shall obtain for you the grace of an interior life which will be such that, without ever leaving that interior life, you will be able to carry out all your external duties with even greater care[!]. Dwell with Him continuously in your heart. He will be your strength. Communicate with creatures only in so far as is necessary and is required by your duties. You are a dwelling place pleasing to the living God; in you He dwells continuously with love and delight. And the living presence of God, which you experience in a more vivid and distinct way, will confirm you, my daughter, in the things I have told you. Try to act in this way until Christmas Day, and then He Himself will make known to you in what way you will be communing and uniting yourself with Him." (Diary, par. 785)

Yet ten days later (December 9th), she leaves to undergo treatment for three months...

"Today [December 9, 1936], I am leaving for Pradnik, just outside Cracow, to undergo treatment. I am to stay there for three months." (Diary, par. 794)

Therefore, it is clear that she could not have carried out all her external duties "with even greater care" - since she wasn't even there.

------- CONTRADICTION -------

She says any doubts she has "always" come from outside...

"Something was pervading my whole being, and yet I feared being deluded. However, these doubts always came from outside, because in the depths of my soul I felt it was the Lord who was penetrating my being ... But these doubts always come from without, a fact which inclined me to close myself up more and more within myself. When, during confession, I sense uncertainty on the part of the priest, I do not open my soul to its depths, but only accuse myself of my sins." (Diary, par. 74-75)

Yet she also says things like...

  • "Once again, a terrible darkness envelops my soul. It seems to me that I am falling prey to illusions." (Diary, par. 211)

  • "On the fourth day, doubts began to trouble me; Is not this tranquility of mine false?" (Diary, par. 229)

  • "In the evening during benediction, such thoughts as these began to distress me: Is not perhaps all this that I am saying about God's great mercy just a lie or an illusion...?" (Diary, par. 359)

  • "I myself began to waver" (Diary, par. 112)

  • "Although the temptations are strong, a whole wave of doubts beats against my soul, and discouragement stands by, ready to enter into the act." (Diary, par. 1086)

  • Etc.

------- CONTRADICTION -------

She claims that Jesus said it would cause Him pain if she left her convent and that it was to that place God called her and "nowhere else"...

"After a while a brightness filled my cell, and on the curtain I saw the very sorrowful Face of Jesus. There were open wounds on His Face, and large tears were falling on my bedspread. Not knowing what all this meant, I asked Jesus, "Jesus, who has hurt You so?" And Jesus said to me, It is you who will cause Me this pain if you leave this convent. It is to this place that I called you and nowhere else; and I have prepared many graces for you. I begged pardon of Jesus and immediately changed my decision." (Diary, par. 19)

But later she says...

  • "The Lord visited my cell today and said to me, My daughter, I will not leave you in this community for much longer. I am telling you this so that you will be more diligent in taking advantage of the graces which I grant you." (Diary, par. 776)

  • "As I was walking in the garden in the evening, I heard these words: By your entreaties, you and your companions shall obtain mercy for yourselves and for the world. I understood that I would not remain in the Congregation in which I am at the present time." (Diary, par. 435)

  • "Up to now, I have been wondering, with some fear, where these inspirations would lead me. My fear increased when the Lord made known to me that I was to leave this Congregation." (Diary, par. 1263)

  • "At the very beginning of Holy Mass on the following day, I saw Jesus in all His unspeakable beauty. He said to me that he desired that such a Congregation be founded as soon as possible, and you shall live in it together with your companions. My Spirit shall be the rule of your life. Your life is to be modeled on Mine, from the crib to My death on the Cross. Penetrate My mysteries, and you will know the abyss of My mercy towards creatures and My unfathomable goodness – and this you shall make known to the world. Through your prayers, you shall mediate between heaven and earth." (Diary, par. 438)


#A2 - FACTUAL ERRORS / INACCURACIES

Examples...

  • She gets her vision of the Ascension wrong (see above)

  • She writes, "I learned that if a soul is with Jesus, He will not permit it to err." (Diary, par. 1503) - Yet, souls that are with Jesus err all the time (even the Pope can err when not speaking infallibly)

  • She says "My fear increased when the Lord made known to me that I was to leave this Congregation" (Diary, par. 1263) - Yet she was never to leave the Congregation

  • She claims "These difficulties prove that this work is [God's]" (Diary, par. 1295) - Yet, difficulties do not necessarily prove that a work is God's. Rather, the Holy Spirit removing difficulties may actually be proof that a work is God's

  • She speaks of angels and "their time of mercy" (Diary, par. 1489) - Yet, angels didn't have a 'time of mercy'

  • She asks, "Jesus Crucified, transform my weakness into omnipotence." (Diary, par. 1151) - Yet a mere human cannot have omnipotence

  • She writes, "At that moment, such profound gratitude to God was awakened in my soul that I burst into tears of joy like a little child. I prepared to receive Holy Communion next morning as "viaticum," and I said the prayers of the dying for my own intention." (Diary, par. 1551) - Yet, she didn't die for many months after this

  • She says she was told not to rely on creatures "even in the smallest things, because this displeases [God]" (Diary, par. 295) - Yet, how can humans not rely on creatures even in the smallest things? We have to - God set things up this way!

  • She claims that in Christ's atoning sacrifice "mercy triumphed over justice" (Diary, par. 1572) - Yet in reality, both were satisfied

  • She says that the Holy Trinity "cannot love a soul which is stained with sin" (Diary, par. 1728) - Yet scripture says "But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us." (Rom. 5:8)

  • She claims she was taught a chaplet in which one is to say "one OUR FATHER and HAIL MARY and the I BELIEVE IN GOD" (Diary, par. 476) - Yet the "I believe in God" prayer is actually called the Creed (why would God fail to use the correct term for the prayer?)

  • She has a mistaken view of the battle in heaven that occurred before human beings were created (and therefore before God's mercy was ever dispensed). She claims the battle in heaven was over an angel not recognizing God's (not yet exercised!) mercy, rather than the well-known battle cry of Lucifer: "I will not serve". She writes: "One of the most beautiful spirits would not recognize Your [not yet exercised!] mercy, And, blinded by his pride, he drew others after him. Angel of great beauty, he became Satan And was cast down in one moment from heaven's heights into hell. Then the faithful spirits cried, "Glory to God's mercy!"[!] And they stood firm in spite of the fiery test. Glory to Jesus, the Christ abased [abased before He ever became Incarnate?], Glory to His Mother, the humble and pure Virgin [although the Blessed Virgin Mary was not yet Christ's mother - she was not even born yet (in fact, no human beings existed at this point)]. After this battle, the pure spirits plunged into the ocean of Divinity; Contemplating and praising the depths of His mercy [contemplating His mercy which hadn't yet been exercised?], They drown in His mercy and manifold light, Possessing in knowledge the Trinity of persons, the Oneness of Godhead." (Diary, par. 1742)

  • She seems to confuse love and mercy: "O God, who are happiness in Your very self and have no need of creatures to make You happy, because of Yourself You are the fullness of love; yet, out of Your fathomless mercy [love!] You call creatures into being and grant them a share in Your eternal happiness and in Your life, that divine indwelling life which You live, One God in Three Persons. In Your unfathomable mercy [love!], You have created angelic spirits and admitted them to Your love and to Your divine intimacy. You have made them capable of eternal love. Although You bestowed on them so generously, O Lord, the splendor of love and beauty, Your fullness was not diminished in the least, O God, nor have their love and beauty completed You, because You are everything in Yourself. And if You have allowed them to participate in Your happiness and to exist and to love You, that is only due to the abyss of Your mercy [love!]. This is Your unfathomable goodness, for which they glorify You without end, humbling themselves at the feet of Your majesty as they chant their eternal hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy..." (Diary, par. 1741)


#A3 - EXAGGERATIONS

Examples...

  • "I cannot keep this happiness locked in my own heart alone, for His flames burn Me and cause my bosom and my entrails to burst asunder." (Diary, par. 491)

  • "I see your love so pure, purer than that of the angels" (Diary, par. 1061)

  • "This is a martyrdom beyond description" (Diary, par. 856) [A martyrdom, yet she is able to write? And there is no blood?]

  • "Nevertheless, such an extraordinary disgust with life came over me that I had to make a great act of the will to consent to go on living" (Diary, par. 1497)

  • "I felt the separation of my spirit from my body." (Diary, par. 439) [This would be DEATH]

  • "O Lord, deify my actions so that they will merit eternity" (Diary, par. 1371)

  • "Divinize me so that my deeds may have supernatural value." (Diary, par. 1242)

  • "I am a white host before you, O Divine priest. Consecrate me Yourself, and may my transubstantiation [!] be known only to You" (Diary, par. 1564)

  • "You are a fount which makes all creatures [animals, insects, trees?] happy by Your infinite mercy." (Diary, par. 793)

  • "In spite of Satan's anger, The Divine Mercy will triumph over the whole world and will be worshipped by all [!] souls." (Diary, par. 1789)

Note: Also see Faustina/Dramatic below


#A4 - PROPHECIES THAT DO NOT MATERIALIZE

According to Holy Scripture, prophecies that do not materialize did NOT come from God...

Deut. 18:21-22: "If you say to yourselves, 'How can we recognize an oracle which the Lord has spoken?', know that, even though a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if his oracle is not fulfilled or verified, it is an oracle which the Lord did not speak."

------- FALSE PROPHECY #1 -------

Her diary states...

"At the very beginning of Holy Mass on the following day, I saw Jesus in all His unspeakable beauty. He said to me that he desired that such a Congregation be founded as soon as possible, and you shall live in it together with your companions. My Spirit shall be the rule of your life. Your life is to be modeled on Mine, from the crib to My death on the Cross. Penetrate My mysteries, and you will know the abyss of My mercy towards creatures and My unfathomable goodness – and this you shall make known to the world. Through your prayers, you shall mediate between heaven and earth." (Diary, par. 438)

And...

"The Lord visited my cell today and said to me, My daughter, I will not leave you in this community for much longer. I am telling you this so that you will be more diligent in taking advantage of the graces which I grant you." (Diary, par. 776)

And...

"As I was walking in the garden in the evening, I heard these words: By your entreaties, you and your companions shall obtain mercy for yourselves and for the world. I understood that I would not remain in the Congregation in which I am at the present time." (Diary, par. 435)

And...

"Up to now, I have been wondering, with some fear, where these inspirations would lead me. My fear increased when the Lord made known to me that I was to leave this Congregation." (Diary, par. 1263)

Yet, she did NOT live to see the congregation founded, nor did she ever live in it.

------- FALSE PROPHECY #2 -------

Her diary states...

"The Lord Jesus appeared as He was during the scourging. In His hands He was holding a white garment with which He clothed me and a cord with which He girded me, and He covered me with a red cloak like the one He was clothed with during His Passion and a veil of the same color, and He said to me, This is how you and your companions are going to be clothed." (Diary, par. 526)

Yet, she did NOT live to see the congregation founded, nor wear its garb.

------- FALSE PROPHECY #3 -------

Her diary states...

"March 23, 1937. Today is the seventh day of the novena. I have received a great and inconceivable grace: the Most Merciful Jesus has promised that I will be present at the celebration of this solemn Feast." (Diary, par. 1042)

Yet, she died the following year, before the feast was approved. [Note: In her diary, we know on 1/6/38 or later it was being considered, but was not yet in place and would not be in place until after her death (see par. 1463, 1530, 1680)]


#A5 - SCANDALOUS ACTIONS

Forced baptism of adult Jewish woman: (also see above)

"This day is so special for me; even though I encountered so many sufferings, my soul is overflowing with great joy. In a private room next to mine, there was a Jewish woman who was seriously ill. I went to see her three days ago and was deeply pained at the thought that she would soon die without having her soul cleansed by the grace of Baptism. I had an understanding with her nurse, a [religious] Sister, that when her last moment would be approaching, she would baptize her. There was this difficulty however, that there were always some Jewish people with her. However, I felt inspired to pray before the image which Jesus had instructed me to have painted. I have a leaflet with the Image of the divine Mercy on the cover. And I said to the Lord, "Jesus, You Yourself told me that You would grant many graces through this image. I ask You, then, for the grace of Holy Baptism for this Jewish lady. It makes no difference who will baptize her, as long as she is baptized.

After these words, I felt strangely at peace, and I was quite sure that, despite the difficulties, the waters of Holy Baptism would be poured upon her soul. That night, when she was very low, I got out of bed three times to see her, watching for the right moment to give her this grace. The next morning, she seemed to feel a little better. In the afternoon her last moment began to approach. The Sister who was her nurse said that Baptism would be difficult because they were with her. The moment came when the sick woman began to lose consciousness, and as a result, in order to save her, they began to run about; some [went] to fetch the doctor, while others went off in other directions to find help.

And so the patient was left alone, and Sister baptized her, and before they had all rushed back, her soul was beautiful, adorned with God's grace. Her final agony began immediately, but it did not last long. It was as if she fell asleep. All of a sudden, I saw her soul ascending to heaven in wondrous beauty. Oh, how beautiful is a soul with sanctifying grace! Joy flooded my heart that before this image I had received so great a grace for this soul.

Oh, how great is God's mercy; let every soul praise it. O my Jesus, that soul for all eternity will be singing You a hymn of mercy. I shall not forget the impression this day has made on my soul. This is the second great grace which I have received here for souls before this image.

Oh, how good the Lord is, and how full of compassion; Jesus, how heartily I thank You for these graces." (Diary, par. 916-917)

[Note: See above for notes]

Seemingly sacrilegious confession: (also see above)

"A certain person seems to have made it her task to try out my virtue in all sorts of ways. One day, she stopped me in the corridor and began by saying that she had no grounds for rebuking me, but she ordered me to stand there opposite the small chapel for half an hour and to wait for Mother Superior, who was to pass by there after recreation, and I was to accuse myself of various things which she had told me to say. Although I had no idea of these things being on my soul, I was obedient and waited for Mother Superior for a full half hour. Each sister who passed by looked at me with a smile. When I accused myself before Mother Superior [Raphael], she sent me to my confessor. When I made my confession, the priest saw immediately that this was something that did not come from my own soul and that I had not the faintest idea of such things. He was very surprised that this person had dared to take upon herself to give such orders." (Diary, par. 196)

[Note: See above for notes]

Faustina's self-admitted lying/misrepresenting herself:

"I often [!] represented myself to my superiors other than I was in reality and spoke of miseries of which I had no notion." (Diary, par. 1503)


#A6 - THEOLOGICAL PROBLEMS / FAULTY THEOLOGY

Examples...

Also...

  • The idea that Faustina has "first place among the virgins" (Diary, par. 282) with no mention of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • The idea that God united himself more closely with Faustina "than with any other creature" (Diary, par. 1546) - again with no mention of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • The idea that God is wounded more by things that aren't sins than by sins (e.g. "My daughter, that once glance of yours directed at someone else would wound Me more than many sins committed by another person", Diary, par. 588)

  • The idea that Faustina's chastity could be "greater than that of the angels" (Diary, par. 534)

  • The impression that God may impede our free will (e.g. "But when the day for confession came, I prepared a whole mass of those sins of which I was to accuse myself. However, in the confessional, God allowed me to accuse myself of only two imperfections, despite my efforts to make a confession according to what I had prepared." (Diary, par. 1802) And "Human plans will be thwarted, since they must conform to My will." (Diary, par. 1180))

  • The false & dangerous idea that bad actions are not bad based on intentions: "A moral principle. If one does not know what is better, one must reflect, consider and seek advice, because one must not act with an uncertain conscience. When uncertain, say to yourself: "Whatever I do will be good. I have the intention of doing good." The Lord God accepts what we consider good, and the Lord God also accepts and considers it as good. [WRONG!] One should not worry if, after some time, one sees that these things are not good. [WRONG!] God looks at the intention with which we begin, and will reward us accordingly. This is a principle which we ought to follow." (Diary, par. 800) [Note: This is obviously not true. Jesus tells us that if the bind lead the blind, both will fall into the pit (Mt. 15:14). There is no mention here of their good intentions. He also tells us that one ignorant of his master's will may be still beaten (Lk. 12:48). God isn't relativistic and something that is inherently bad cannot be made good by a good intention. If anything, one may perhaps be spared punishment for something bad if the intention was truly good/innocent, but this is far from God regarding a bad action as a good one!]


#A7 - BAD / DANGEROUS ADVICE

Examples...

  • Not calling priests for the dying as we are instructed in Holy Scripture (rather than mentioning getting a priest to dispense extreme unction, her diary recommends praying a chaplet)...

"When I entered my solitude, I heard these words: At the hour of their death, I defend as My own glory every soul that will say this chaplet; or when others say it for a dying person, the indulgence is the same. When this chaplet is said by the bedside of a dying person, God's anger is placated, unfathomable mercy envelops the soul, and the very depths of My tender mercy are moved for the sake of the sorrowful Passion of My Son." (Diary, par. 811)

"When I entered the chapel for a moment, the Lord said to me, My daughter, help Me to save a certain dying sinner. Say the chaplet that I have taught you for him. When I began to say the chaplet, I saw the man dying in the midst of terrible torment and struggle. His Guardian Angel was defending him, but he was, as it were, powerless against the enormity of the soul's misery. A multitude of devils was waiting for the soul. But while I was saying the chaplet, I saw Jesus just as He is depicted in the image. The rays which issued from Jesus. Heart enveloped the sick man, and the powers of darkness fled in panic. The sick man peacefully breathed his last. When I came to myself, I understood how very important the chaplet was for the dying. It appeases the anger of God." (Diary, par. 1565)

  • About presumption (see above)

  • About following interior inspirations...

"When I entered my own cell, my soul was engulfed by the great love of God, and I understood that we should take great heed of our interior inspirations and follow them faithfully, and that faithfulness to one grace draws down others." (Diary, par. 756)

[Note that we can easily be lead astray by 'interior inspirations' (as Faustina herself admits), especially if one does not have a well-formed conscience.]


#A8 - DISTURBING IMAGES

Examples...

  • "After a while, I saw the Child Jesus on the altar, joyfully and playfully holding out His hands to him. But a moment later the priest took the beautiful Child into his hands, broke Him up and ate Him alive." (Diary, par. 312)

  • "Once I saw a big crowd of people in our chapel, in front of the chapel and in the street, because there was no room for them inside. The chapel was decorated for a feast. There were a lot of clergy near the altar, and then our sisters and those of many other congregations. They were all waiting for the person who was to take a place on the altar. Suddenly I heard a voice saying that I was to take the place on the altar. But as soon as I left the corridor to go across the yard and enter the chapel, following the voice that was calling me, all the people began to throw at me whatever they had to hand: mud, stones, sand, brooms, to such an extent that I at first hesitated to go forward. But the voice kept on calling me even more earnestly, so I walked on bravely. When I entered the chapel, the superiors, the sisters, the students, and even my parents started to hit me with whatever they could, and so whether I wanted to or not, I quickly took my place [!] on the altar. As soon as I was there, the very same people, the students, the sisters, the superiors and my parents all began to hold their arms out to me asking for graces" (Diary, par. 31)

  • "December 25, [1936]. Midnight Mass. During Mass, God's presence pierced me through and through. A moment before the Elevation I saw the Mother of God and the Infant Jesus and the good Old Man [St. Joseph]. The Most Holy Mother spoke these words to me: My daughter, Faustina, take this most precious Treasure, and she gave me the Infant Jesus. When I took Jesus in my arms, my soul felt such unspeakable joy that I am unable to describe it. But, strange thing, after a short while Jesus became awful, horrible-looking, grown up and suffering; and then the vision vanished, and soon it was time to go to Holy Communion." (Diary, par. 846)

  • "Midnight Mass. As Holy Mass began, I immediately felt a great interior recollection; joy filled my soul. During the offertory, I saw Jesus on the altar, incomparably beautiful. The whole time the Infant kept looking at everyone, stretching out his little hands. During the elevation, the Child was not looking towards the chapel but up to heaven. After the elevation, He looked at us again, but just for a short while, because He was broken up and eaten by the priest in the usual manner." (Diary, par. 347)

  • "One day, after our Mass, I suddenly saw my confessor [Father Sopocko] saying Mass in Saint Michael's Church, in front of the picture of the Mother of God. It was at the time of the Offertory, and I saw the Infant Jesus clinging to him as if fleeing from something and seeking refuge [!] in him. But when the time came for Holy Communion, He disappeared as usual. Suddenly, I saw the Blessed Mother, who shielded him with her cloak and said, Courage, My son, courage. She said something else which I could not hear." (Diary, par. 597)

  • Etc.


#A9 - AN INCONCEIVABLE ATTEMPT TO IMPOSE NEW DOCTRINE / PROMOTE DANGEROUS PRACTICES

For example...

  • Threatens hell for those who do not adore God's in mercy (see above)

  • Call to trust in mercy as an apparent substitute for repentance (see above)

  • Claim that mercy is God's "greatest attribute" (see above)

  • Claims that the greater the sinner, the greater 'right' he has to mercy (instead of having a greater right to punishment) (see above)

  • Discouraging fear of the Lord (see above)

  • Gives false hope that there are shortcuts which will allow some persons to avoid judgment - e.g. those persons who glorify God's mercy and spread its worship or who venerate an image (e.g. see here and here)

  • Various others (e.g. see here)


#A10 - UNCHARACTERISTIC BEHAVIOR & SPEECH ATTRIBUTED TO GOD, THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, ETC.

Examples...

  • Uncharacteristic way they supposedly talk...

    • "During one conference, Jesus said to me, You are a sweet grape in a chosen cluster; I want others to have a share in the juice that is flowing within you." (Diary, par. 393)

    • "Your sincere love is as pleasing to My Heart as the fragrance of a rosebud at morningtide, before the sun has taken the dew from it. The freshness of your heart captivates Me; that is why I united Myself with you more closely than with any other creature" (Diary, par. 1546)

    • "Tell aching mankind to snuggle close to My merciful Heart" (Diary, par. 1074) [Jesus really says "snuggle close"? Can you picture the Jesus in scripture saying this? Or any man outside of an intimate relationship?]

    • "Do you think that I will not have enough omnipotence to support you?" (Diary, par. 527)

    • "When Jesus entered this light, I heard these words, Write down at once what you hear: I am the Lord in My essence and am immune to orders or needs." (Diary, par. 85)

    • "I understand you because I am God-Man." (Diary, par. 797)

    • "I am concerned about every beat of your heart. Every stirring of your love is reflected in My Heart. I thirst for your love." (Diary, par. 1542)

    • "When I received Holy Communion, I said to Him, "Jesus, I thought about You so many times last night," and Jesus answered me, And I thought of you before I called you into being. "Jesus, in what way were You thinking about me?" In terms of admitting you to My eternal happiness." (Diary, par. 1292)

    • "Know that you are now on a great stage where all heaven and earth are watching you." (Diary, par. 1760)

    • "Today, I heard these words: Know, my child, that for your sake I grant blessings to this whole vicinity. But you ought to thank Me on their behalf, as they do not thank Me for the kindnesses I extend to them. For the sake of your gratitude, I will continue to bless them." (Diary, par. 719) [Thank on someone else's behalf? In Scripture, Jesus didn't tell the man who returned to offer his appreciation to also thank Him on behalf of the others who didn't return to think Him!]

    • "That evening Jesus said to me, I want you to stay home." (Diary, par. 64)

    • "All is ready; I have ordered, in My own special way, a private room to be prepared for you." (Diary, par. 1674)

    • "And your compassion, within the bounds of obedience, has pleased Me, and this is why I came down from My throne – to taste the fruits of your mercy." (Diary, par. 1312)

    • "I saw the Lord Jesus leaning over me, and He asked, My daughter, what are you writing?" (Diary, par. 1693)

    • "Jesus stood by my side and said. My daughter, what are you thinking about right now?" (Diary, par. 960)

    • "Today, the Lord said to me, My daughter, I am told that there is much simplicity in you, so why do you not tell Me about everything that concerns you, even the smallest details?" (Diary, par. 921)

    • "This evening, Jesus said to me, My daughter, do you need anything?" (Diary, par. 1682)

    • "Suddenly Jesus stood before me and said, What are you doing here so early?" (Diary, par. 1705)

    • "This evening, the Lord asked me, Do you not have any desires in your heart?" (Diary, par. 1700)

    • "And the Lord looked at me with love and said, And what is it that you desire to tell Me?" (Diary, par. 873)

  • Uncharacteristic physical closeness...

    • "She [the Blessed Virgin Mary] pressed me to Her Heart" (Diary, par. 1415)

    • "I saw the Lord, who clasped to me to His Heart" (Diary, par. 928)

    • "Now, rest your head on My bosom, on My heart" (Diary, par. 36)

    • "Jesus pressed me to His Heart" (Diary, par. 853)

    • "I saw Jesus in the usual way, and He spoke these words to me: Lay your head on My shoulder, rest and regain your strength. I am always with you." (Diary, par. 498)

    • "At that moment, the Child Jesus was standing by me on the side of my kneeler, and He leaned with His two little hands against my shoulder, gracious and joyful, His look deep and penetrating." (Diary, par. 434)

    • "I nestled close to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus" (Diary, par. 1318)

    • "Jesus gave me His hand, sat me at His side, and said with kindness, My bride, you always please Me by your humility." (Diary, par. 1563)

    • "During Holy Mass, I saw the Lord, who said to me, Lean your head on My breast and rest. The Lord pressed me to His Heart..." (Diary, par. 1053)

    • "Today, the Lord visited me, pressed me to His Heart and said, Rest, My little child, I am always with you." (Diary, par. 1011)

    • "Then I saw the Blessed Virgin, unspeakably beautiful. She came down from the altar [!] to my kneeler, held me close to herself and said to me..." (Diary, par. 449)

    • "I followed my confessor's advice, and at the first meeting with the Lord, I fell at Jesus' feet and, with a grief-stricken heart, apologized for everything. Then Jesus lifted me up from the ground and sat me beside Him and let me put my head on His breast, so that I could better understand and feel the desires of His most sweet Heart." (Diary, par. 431)

    • "Suddenly, I saw the Lord in His inexpressible beauty. He looked at me graciously and said, My daughter, I too came down from heaven out of love for you; I lived for you, I died for you, and I created the heavens for you. And Jesus pressed me to His Heart and said to me, Very soon now; be at peace, My daughter." (Diary, par. 853)

    • "Today during Holy Mass, I saw the Infant Jesus near my kneeler. He appeared to be about one year old, and He asked me to take Him in my arms. When I did take Him in my arms, He cuddled up close to my bosom and said, It is good for Me to be close to your heart." (Diary, par. 1481)

  • Transparent clothing / uncovered head...

    • "In the midst of a great brilliance, I saw the Mother of God clothed in a white gown, girt about with a golden cincture; and there were tiny stars, also of gold, over the whole garment, and chevron-shaped sleeves lined with gold. Her cloak was sky-blue, lightly thrown over the shoulders. A transparent veil was delicately drawn over her head, while her flowing hair was set off beautifully by a golden crown which terminated in little crosses. On Her left arm She held the Child Jesus. A Blessed Mother of this type I had not yet seen. Then She looked at me kindly and said: I am the Mother of God of Priests. At that, She lowered Jesus from her arm to the ground, raised Her right hand heavenward and said: O God, bless Poland, bless priests. Then She addressed me once again: Tell the priests what you have seen. I resolved that at the first opportunity [I would have] of seeing Father [Andrasz] I would tell" (Diary, par. 1585)

    • "After these words, my soul was filled with unusual trust. The Mother of God was clothed in a white dress, strangely white, transparent; on Her shoulders She had a transparent blue; that is, a blue-like mantle; with uncovered head [and] flowing hair, She was exquisite, and inconceivably beautiful. She was looking at Father with great tenderness, but after a moment, He broke up this beautiful Child, and living blood flowed forth. Father bent forward and received the true and living Jesus into himself. Had he eaten Him? I do not know how this took place. Jesus, Jesus, I cannot keep up with You, for in an instant, You become incomprehensible to me." (Diary, par. 677)

    • "At the beginning of Holy Mass, I saw Jesus in the usual way. He blessed us and then entered the tabernacle. Then I saw the Mother of God in a white garment and blue mantle, with Her head uncovered [! - Uncovered head at Mass!]. She approached me from the altar [!], touched me with Her hands and covered me with Her mantle, saying, Offer these vows for Poland. Pray for her. This was on August fifteen." (Diary, par. 468)

  • Calling a female 'Apostle' (see above)

  • Strange requests...

    • "Jesus listened to my words with gravity and kindness and spoke these words to me: Tell your confessor that I commune with your soul in such an intimate manner because you do not steal My gifts, and this is why I pour all these graces upon your soul, because I know that you will not hoard them for yourself." (Diary, par. 1069)

    • "I heard these words: Tell the Superior General to count on you as the most faithful daughter in the Order." (Diary, par. 1130) [She is really supposed to say this to her superior? And this as she is preparing to leave the order!]

    • "At that moment, Jesus suddenly stood before me, coming I know not from where, radiant with unbelievable beauty, clothed in a white garment, with uplifted arms, and He spoke these words to me, My daughter, your heart is My repose; it is My delight. I find in it everything that is refused Me by so many souls. Tell this to My representative." (Diary, par. 339) [She is seriously supposed to tell this to God's representative?]

    • "On one occasion I saw two sisters who were about to enter hell. A terrible agony tore my soul; I prayed to God for them, and Jesus said to me, Go to Mother Superior and tell her that those two sisters are in danger of committing a mortal sin. The next day I told this to the Superior." (Diary, par. 43) [She was supposed to be a 'tattle tale' even in advance of the sin being committed? What about protecting their good names?]

  • 'Taking her heart'

"Once, on Christmas Day [1928], I felt the omnipotence and the presence of God surrounding me. And once more I fled from this interior meeting with the Lord. I asked Mother Superior for permission to go to Jozefinek to visit the sisters there. The Superior gave us permission, and we started to get ready right after lunch. The other sisters were already waiting for me at the door of the convent while I ran to my cell to get my cloak. On my way back, as I was passing close to the little chapel, I saw Jesus standing in the doorway. He said to me, Go ahead, but I am taking your heart. Suddenly I felt that I had no heart in my chest. But the sisters were scolding me for lingering behind, saying that it was already getting late, so I quickly went along with them. But a sense of uneasiness troubled me, and a strange longing invaded my soul, through no one knew what was happening except God. After we had been at Jozefinek for only a few minutes, I said to the sisters, "Let's go back home." The sisters asked for at least a moment's rest, but my spirit could find no peace. I explained that we must return before dark; and in as much as we had quite a distance to go, we immediately returned home. When Mother Superior met us in the hallway she asked me, "Haven't the sisters gone yet, or have they already returned?" I said that we had already returned because I did not want to be returning in the evening. I took off my cloak and immediately went to the little chapel. As soon as I entered Jesus said to me, Go to Mother Superior and tell her that you came back, not in order to reach home before dark, but because I had taken your heart[!]. Even though this was very difficult for me, I went to the Superior, and I told her frankly the real reason why I had come back so soon, and I asked pardon of the Lord for everything that had displeased Him. And then Jesus filled me with great joy. I understood that apart from God there is no contentment anywhere" (Diary, par. 42)

Are we really supposed to believe Jesus talks & acts like this? Seriously, taking a heart? - Are we really supposed to believe Jesus would want her to look like a fool? Furthermore, was she not honest about the reason she first gave?

Tasking her with instructing superiors and priests (see above)

Mary supposedly having to be coerced into telling Faustina what she already wanted to tell her...

"Once, the Mother of God came to visit me. She was sad. Her eyes were cast down. She made it clear that She wanted to say something, and yet, on the other hand, it was as if She did not want to speak to me about it. When I understood this, I began to beg the Mother of God to tell me and to look at me. Just then Mary looked at me with a warm smile and said, You are going to experience certain sufferings because of an illness and the doctors; you will also suffer much because of the image, but do not be afraid of anything. The next day I fell ill and suffered a great deal, just as the Mother of God had told me. But my soul was ready for the sufferings. Suffering is a constant companion of my life." (Diary, par. 316) [Seriously, she had to 'beg' Mary to tell her? Mary didn't have any problem telling the little children at Fatima that they would suffer!]

Also...

  • Jesus supposedly running and playing on the altar (see above)

  • God supposedly being reluctant to exercise justice (see above)

  • The Virgin Mary & St. Joseph supposedly leaving the infant Jesus with Faustina and then disappearing (see above)

  • Etc.


#A11 - FANCIFUL DESCRIPTIONS THAT DO NOT SEEM POSSIBLE IN THE LITERAL SENSE

Examples...

  • "I cannot keep this happiness locked in my own heart alone, for His flames burn Me and cause my bosom and my entrails to burst asunder." (Diary, par. 491)

  • "The flames of mercy are burning Me" (Diary, par. 1074) [Really, burning?]

  • "You know very well, O Jesus, that I am constantly swooning because of my longing for You." (Diary, par. 969) [Constantly swooning?]

  • "My spirit was flooded with light, and my body participated in this as well." (Diary, par. 627) [How could her body be participating? Was she glowing?]

  • "Then I heard an angel who sang out my whole life history and everything it comprised. I was surprised, but also strengthened." (Diary, par. 1202) [Wouldn't that take a long time to sing out her whole life history and "everything it comprised"?]

  • "After Holy Communion, I saw Jesus in the same way in my heart and felt Him physically in my heart throughout the day." (Diary, par. 434)

  • "I suddenly saw a ciborium with the Blessed Sacrament. The ciborium was uncovered and quite filled with hosts. From the ciborium came a voice: These hosts have been received by souls converted through your prayer and suffering." (Diary, par. 709) [If they had been received, how could she see still them? Also, how could a voice come from the ciborium?]

  • "most sweet Jesus, who have graciously demanded that I tell the whole world of Your incomprehensible mercy, this day I take into my hands the two rays that spring from Your merciful Heart; that is, the Blood and the Water; and I scatter them all over the globe..." (Diary, par. 836) [She can scatter them all over the globe from one location?]

  • "At four o'clock when I came for adoration, I saw one of our wards offending God greatly by sins of impure thoughts." (Diary, par. 349) [How can she see impure thoughts?]

  • "Adore Him in your heart; do not go out from your inmost being." (Diary, par. 785) [Do not go out from your inmost being? How to do this?]

  • "In one instant the Lord gave me a knowledge of the sins committed throughout the whole world during these days." (Diary, par. 926) [How would it be possible for the human mind to process such vast knowledge? And why would God give her such knowledge?]

  • "Unceasingly greeting the Mother of God and entering into Her spirit, I begged Her to teach me true love of God. And then I heard these words: I will share with you the secret of My happiness this night during Holy Mass." (Diary, par. 346) [How did Faustina greet Mary unceasingly and how did Faustina enter into Mary's spirit?]

  • "Though I was hardly aware of it [!], my spirit was drowned in God." (Diary, par. 346) [How can one's spirit be 'drowned in God' & how could such a one be "hardly aware of it"?]

  • "One day, after Holy Communion, I suddenly saw the Infant Jesus standing by my kneeler and holding on to it with His two little hands." (Diary, par. 566) [How is the infant standing? Definition of infant: "A very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk"]

  • "It was such a great suffering that it prevented me from making even the slightest movement; I could not even swallow my saliva. This lasted for about three hours." (Diary, par. 696) [Is it possible to last like this for 3 hours? Try lasting for 30 minutes!]

  • "One evening, one of the deceased sisters, who had already visited me a few times, appeared to me. The first time I had seen her, she had been in great suffering, and then gradually these sufferings had diminished; this time she was radiant with happiness, and she told me she was already in heaven. She told me that God had tried our house with tribulation because Mother General [Michael] had given in to doubts, not believing what I had said about this soul. And further, as a sign that she only now was in heaven, God would bless our house. Then she came closer to me, embraced me sincerely and said, "I must go now." I understood how closely the three stages of a soul's life are bound together; that is to say, life on earth, in purgatory and in heaven [the Communion of Saints]." (Diary, par. 594) [How is it that Faustina could embrace a dead person when dead people no longer have bodies?]

  • Etc.


#B - FAUSTINA'S VERSION OF JESUS

In contrast to the known Jesus (who is the same "yesterday, today, and forever"- Heb. 13:8), her version of Jesus is...

  • doting / attentive / "captivated" - for example, consider these passages...

    • "Jesus said to me, You will not be alone, because I am with you always and everywhere. Near to My Heart, fear nothing. I Myself am the cause of your departure. Know that My eyes follow every move of your heart with great attention." (Diary, par. 797)

    • "At that moment Jesus asked me, My child, how is your retreat going? I answered, "But Jesus, You know how it is going." Yes, I know, but I want to hear it from your own lips and from your heart." (Diary, par. 295)

    • "Today, the Lord said to me, My daughter, I am told that there is much simplicity in you, so why do you not tell Me about everything that concerns you, even the smallest details? Tell Me about everything, and know that this will give Me great joy. I answered, "But You know about everything, Lord." And Jesus replied to me, Yes, I do know; but you should not excuse yourself with the fact that I know, but with childlike simplicity talk to Me about everything, for My ears and heart are inclined towards you, and your words are dear to Me." (Diary, par. 921)

    • "I was very worried that I would be put in bed in a ward and be exposed to all sorts of things. If it were to be for only a week or two... But it is for such a long time, two months or perhaps more. In the evening, I went in for a long talk with the Lord Jesus. When I saw the Lord Jesus, I poured out my whole heart before Him, all my troubles, fears and apprehensions. Jesus lovingly listened to me and then said, Be at peace, My child, I am with you. Go in great peace. All is ready; I have ordered, in My own special way, a private room to be prepared for you. Reassured and overwhelmed with gratitude, I went to bed." (Diary, par. 1674)

    • "Tell me all, My child, hide nothing from Me, because My loving Heart, the Heart of your Best Friend, is listening to you." (Diary, par. 1486)

    • "I heard these words: My daughter, I am always with you. I have given you the opportunity to practice deeds of mercy which you will perform according to obedience. You will give Me much pleasure if, each evening, you will speak to Me especially about this task." (Diary, par. 1267)

    • "I am delighted with your love. Your sincere love is as pleasing to My Heart as the fragrance of a rosebud at morningtide, before the sun has taken the dew from it. The freshness of your heart captivates Me; that is why I united Myself with you more closely than with any other creature[!]" (Diary, par. 1546)

    • Etc.

  • rather weak / a pushover, who bends to her desires and whose hands can be "tied" - for example, consider these passages...

    • "On one occasion the Lord said to me, My daughter, your confidence and love restrain My justice, and I cannot inflict punishment because you hinder Me from doing so." (Diary, par. 198)

    • "After Holy Communion, Jesus said to me, I cannot suffer that country any longer. Do not tie my hands, My daughter." (Diary, par. 818) [She is more powerful than Jesus?]

    • "I heard these words: If you did not tie My hands, I would send down many punishments upon the earth. My daughter, your look disarms My anger. Although your lips are silent, you call out to Me so mightily that all heaven is moved. I cannot escape from your requests, because you pursue Me, not from afar but within your own heart." (Diary, par. 1722)

    • "I have heard these words: My daughter, delight of My heart, it is with pleasure that I look into your soul. I bestow many graces only because of you. I also withhold My punishments only because of you. You restrain Me, and I cannot vindicate the claims of My justice. You bind My hands with your love." (Diary, par. 1193)

    • "Then I heard a voice in my soul: My dear daughter, I comply with your request." (Diary, par. 961)

    • "I often pray for Poland, but I see that God is very angry with it because of its ingratitude. I exert all the strength of my soul to defend it. I constantly remind God of the promises of His mercy. When I see His anger, I throw myself trustingly into the abyss of His mercy, and I plunge all Poland in it, and then He cannot use His justice. My country, how much you cost me! There is no day in which I do not pray for you." (Diary, par. 1188)

    • "Be grateful for the smallest of My graces, because your gratitude compels Me to grant you new graces" (Diary, par. 1701)

    • "Your great trust in Me forces Me to continuously grant you graces." (Diary, par. 718) [Forced to - as if against His will?]

    • "I cannot punish even the greatest sinner if he makes an appeal to My compassion" (Diary, par. 1146)

  • preferential / picks favorites - for example, consider these passages...

    • "That is why I am uniting Myself with you so intimately as with no other creature." (Diary, par. 707)

    • "At that moment, I prayed to the Lord for a certain person, and the Lord answered me, This soul is particularly dear to Me." (Diary, par. 1671)

    • "And Jesus answered, And as for Me, I bestow special graces on those souls for whom you intercede." (Diary, par. 599)

    • "Those whom you love in a special way, I too love in a special way, and for your sake, I shower My graces upon them." (Diary, par. 739)

    • "My beloved native land, Poland, if you only knew how many sacrifices and prayers I offer to God for you! But be watchful and give glory to God, who lifts you up and singles you out in a special way." (Diary, par. 1038)

    • "As I was praying for Poland, I heard the words: I bear a special love for Poland" (Diary, par. 1732) [Yet she also writes: "I often pray for Poland, but I see that God is very angry with it because of its ingratitude." (Diary, par. 1188) So God is very angry with Poland, but simultaneously Poland is also extra special to Him?]

    • "When I had gone to the chapel for a moment, the Lord gave me to know that, among His chosen ones, there are some who are especially chosen[!], and whom He calls to a higher form of holiness, to exceptional union with Him." (Diary, par. 1556)

    • "Jesus gave me to know how much this pleased Him, and my soul was filled with even greater joy to see that God loves in a special way those whom we love." (Diary, par. 1438)

    • She also has Jesus' Blessed Mother saying, "I am the Queen of heaven and earth, but especially the Mother of your [Congregation]. She pressed me to Her heart and said, I feel constant compassion for you." (Diary, par. 805)

    • "I hurry to their aid, shielding them with My Mercy, and I give them the first place in My compassionate Heart." (Diary, par. 1682)

    • "I felt entirely like a child of God, and the Lord said to me, Fear nothing. What has been forbidden to others has been given to you. The graces that are not given to other souls to discern, not even from a distance, nourish you every day, like the daily bread." (Diary, par. 1753)

    • "I know that I am under Your special gaze, O Lord." (Diary, par. 761)

  • sensitive - for example, consider these passages...

    • "I saw the Lord, who clasped to me to His Heart and said to me, My daughter, do not weep, for I cannot bear your tears. I gill grant you everything you ask for, but stop crying." (Diary, par. 928)

    • "At that moment, I saw the Lord Jesus, His eyes filled with tears, and He said to me, You see, My daughter, what great compassion I have for them. Know that it is they who uphold the world." (Diary, par. 286)

    • "Oh, how painful it is to Me that souls so seldom unite themselves to Me in Holy Communion." (Diary, par. 1447)

    • "Know that you grieve Me much when you fail to receive Me in Holy Communion." (Diary, par. 156)

    • "Oh, how much I am hurt by a soul's distrust!" (Diary, par. 300)

    • "After a while a brightness filled my cell, and on the curtain I saw the very sorrowful Face of Jesus. There were open wounds on His Face, and large tears were falling on my bedspread. Not knowing what all this meant, I asked Jesus, "Jesus, who has hurt You so?" And Jesus said to me, It is you who will cause Me this pain if you leave this convent. It is to this place that I called you and nowhere else; and I have prepared many graces for you. I begged pardon of Jesus and immediately changed my decision." (Diary, par. 19)

    • "But souls do not even pay any attention to Me; they leave Me to Myself and busy themselves with other things. Oh, how sad I am that souls do not recognize Love! They treat Me as a dead object." (Diary, par. 1385)

    • "I saw the Lord Jesus who said to me, Know, My daughter, that you caused Me more sorrow by not uniting yourself with Me in Holy Communion than you did by that small transgression." (Diary, par. 612)

    • "How painfully distrust of My goodness wounds Me!" (Diary, par. 1076)

    • "Today I learned with what aversion the Lord comes to a certain soul in Holy Communion. He goes to that heart as to a dark prison, to undergo torture and affliction." (Diary, par. 1280)

    • "The loss of each soul plunges Me into mortal sadness." (Diary, par. 1397)

    • "At ten, I saw the Sorrowful Face of Jesus. Then Jesus spoke these words to me: I have been waiting to share My suffering with you, for who can understand My suffering better than My spouse?" (Diary, par. 348) [He didn't even speak this way with the Apostles or His blessed Mother, did He?]

    • "So I turn to you, you – chosen souls, will you also fail to understand the love of My Heart? Here, too, My Heart finds disappointment; I do not find complete surrender to My love. So many reservations, so much distrust, so much caution. ... The infidelity of a soul especially chosen by Me wounds My Heart most painfully. Such infidelities are swords which pierce My Heart." (Diary, par. 367)

    • Etc.

  • constantly reassuring / consoling / comforting / cheering her on - for example, consider these passages...

    • "I suddenly saw Jesus, who looked at me penetratingly and said with ineffable sweetness, Your prayer is extremely pleasing to Me." (Diary, par. 691)

    • "I saw Jesus in a brightness greater than the light of the sun. Jesus looked at me with love and said, Heart of My Heart, be filled with joy" (Diary, par. 1669)

    • "In the evening, the Lord said to me, My child, rest on My Heart; I see that you have worked hard in my vineyard. And my soul was flooded with divine joy." (Diary, par. 945)

    • "Jesus said to me, Be at peace; I am with you." (Diary, par. 1676)

    • "I heard a voice in my soul: These efforts of yours, My daughter, are pleasing to Me; they are the delight of My Heart." (Diary, par. 1176)

    • "I saw the Lord Jesus radiant as the sun, in a bright garment, and He said to me, May your heart be joyful." (Diary, par. 415)

    • "When I came out of the house, I looked at the garden and the house, and when I cast a glance at the novitiate, tears suddenly ran down my cheeks. I remembered all the blessings and graces bestowed on me by the Lord. Then, suddenly and unexpectedly, I saw the Lord by the flower bed and He said to me, Do not weep; I am with you always." (Diary, par. 259)

    • "During prayer, I heard these words: My daughter, let your heart be filled with joy. I, the Lord, am with you. Fear nothing. You are in My heart." (Diary, par. 1133)

    • "Then the Lord looked at me kindly and comforted me with these words: Do not cry..." (Diary, par. 1703)

    • Etc.

  • sad - for example, consider these passages...

    • "Why are You sad today, Jesus? Tell me, who is the cause of Your sadness? And Jesus answered me. Chosen souls who do not have my spirit, who live according to the letter [cf. 2 Cor. 3:6] and have placed the letter above My spirit, above the spirit of love. I have founded My whole law on love, and yet I do not see love, even in religious orders. This is why sadness fills My Heart." (Diary, par. 1478)

    • "But souls do not even pay any attention to Me; they leave Me to Myself and busy themselves with other things. Oh, how sad I am that souls do not recognize Love! They treat Me as a dead object." (Diary, par. 1385)

    • "I am sad when souls ask for little" (Diary, par. 1578)

  • complaining - for example, consider these passages...

    • "This distrust of My goodness hurts Me very much." (Diary, par. 580)

    • "You know what a burden their souls are to My Heart." (Diary, par. 975)

    • "During Holy Hour today, Jesus complained to me about the ingratitude of souls: In return for My blessings, I get ingratitude. In return for My love, I get forgetfulness and indifference. My Heart cannot bear this." (Diary, par. 1537)

    • "Jesus complained to me in these words, Distrust on the part of souls is tearing at My insides." (Diary, par. 50)

  • still suffering - for example, consider these passages...

    • "Often a soul wounds Me mortally, and then no one can comfort Me." (Diary, par. 580)

    • "I saw how unwillingly the Lord Jesus came to certain souls in Holy Communion. And He spoke these words to me: I enter into certain hearts as into a second Passion." (Diary, par. 1598)

    • "The flames of compassion burn Me." (Diary, par. 1190)

    • "The flames of mercy are burning me. I desire to pour them out upon human souls. Oh, what pain they cause Me when they do not want to accept them!" (Diary, par. 1074)

    • Etc.

  • desperate sounding - for example, consider these passages...

    • "The loss of these souls plunges Me into deadly sorrow." (Diary, par. 580)

    • "Distrust on the part of souls is tearing at My insides." (Diary, par. 50)

    • "I want to give Myself to souls; I yearn for souls" (Diary, par. 206)

    • "The flames of mercy are burning Me – clamoring to be spent" (Diary, par. 50)

    • "My daughter, I want to repose in your heart, because many souls have thrown Me out of their hearts today. I have experienced sorrow unto death." (Diary, par. 866)

  • in need of help - for example, consider these passages...

    • "You know what a burden their souls are to My Heart. Relieve My deathly sorrow; dispense My mercy." (Diary, par. 975)

    • "Today, the Lord came to me and said, My daughter, help Me to save souls." (Diary, par. 1797)

    • "My daughter, help Me to save a certain dying sinner." (Diary, par. 1565)

    • "Today, I saw the suffering Lord Jesus. He leaned down toward me and whispered softly, My daughter, help Me to save sinners." (Diary, par. 1645)

    • "Today the Lord said to me, I have need of your sufferings to rescue souls." (Diary, par. 1612)

    • "After some time, He said, I thirst. I thirst for salvation of souls. Help Me, My daughter, to save souls." (Diary, par. 1032)

  • ostensibly lacking some knowledge (he asks questions, he is 'looking for souls' to lavish graces on) - for example, consider these passages...

    • "Suddenly Jesus stood before me and said, What are you doing here so early? I answered, "I am thinking of You, of Your mercy and Your goodness toward us. And You, Jesus what are You doing here?" I have come out to meet you, to lavish new graces on you. I am looking for souls who would like to receive My grace." (Diary, par. 1705) [He is "looking for" souls - he doesn't have all knowledge?]

    • "Today, the Lord said to me, My daughter, I am told that there is much simplicity in you, so why do you not tell Me about everything that concerns you, even the smallest details?" (Diary, par. 921) [He 'is told' of her simplicity? He has to be told something by others?]

    • "Now I know that it is not for the graces or gifts that you love me, but because My will is dearer to you than life" (Diary, par. 707) [He didn't know before?]

    • "Then I heard the words: My daughter, have you exhausted the subject I gave you?" (Diary, par. 1756)

    • "Jesus said to me, My daughter, have you any difficulties in this retreat?" (Diary, par. 1772)

    • "I saw the Lord Jesus leaning over me, and He asked, My daughter, what are you writing?" (Diary, par. 1693)

    • "Jesus stood by my side and said. My daughter, what are you thinking about right now?" (Diary, par. 960)

    • "This evening, Jesus said to me, My daughter, do you need anything?" (Diary, par. 1682)

    • "This evening, the Lord asked me, Do you not have any desires in your heart?" (Diary, par. 1700)

  • capable of being "surprised" and "very surprised" - for example, consider these passages...

    • "I am surprised that you still have not completely renounced your self-will." (Diary, par. 369) [The all-knowing God is surprised?]

    • "Yes, when you are obedient I take away your weakness and replace it with My strength. I am very surprised [!] that souls do not want to make that exchange with Me." (Diary, par. 381)

  • reluctant to exercise justice - for example, consider these passages...

    • "My hand is reluctant to take hold of the sword of justice." (Diary, par. 1588)

    • "[I head an interior voice] which said, My mercy does not want this [referring to Purgatory], but justice demands it. Since that time, I am in closer communion with the suffering souls." (Diary, par. 20)

    • "Out of love for you all, I will avert any punishments which are rightly meted out by My Father's justice" (Diary, par. 570)

  • talkative during Mass (even as an infant) - for example, consider these passages...

    • "During Mass today, I saw the Lord Jesus, who said to me, Be at peace, My daughter; I see your efforts, which are very pleasing to Me. And the Lord disappeared, and it was time for Holy Communion." (Diary, par. 757)

    • "Today, during the religious ceremonies taking place during Mass, and the second day of thanksgiving, I saw the Lord Jesus in great beauty, and He said to me..." (Diary, par. 1374)

    • "Today, during Mass, I saw the Lord Jesus in the midst of His sufferings, as though dying on the cross. He said to me..." (Diary, par. 1512)

    • "During Holy Mass, offered by Father Andrasz, I saw the little Infant Jesus, who told me that I was to depend on him for everything..." (Diary, par. 659)

    • "During Holy Mass, which was celebrated by Father Andrasz, I saw the Infant Jesus who, with hands outstretched toward us, was sitting in the chalice [!] being used at Holy Mass. After gazing at me penetratingly, He spoke these words..." (Diary, par. 1346)

    • "I was present at Holy Mass celebrated by Father Sopocko. During the Mass, I saw the Infant Jesus who, touching the priest's forehead with His finger, said to me, His thought is closely united to Mine, so be at peace about what concerns My work..." (Diary, par. 1408)

    • Etc.

  • repetitive - for example, consider these passages...

    • "Jesus made the sign of the cross and said, Do not fear anything; I am always with you." (Diary, par. 613)

    • "Then he spoke these words to me, My daughter, have fear of nothing; I am always with you." (Diary, par. 431)

    • "I heard these words: Do not be afraid; I am always with you." (Diary, par. 627)

    • "I heard these words: Do not fear anything. I am always with you." (Diary, par. 629)

    • "Then he said to me, My daughter, fear nothing. I am always with you..." (Diary, par. 1109)

    • "I heard these words: My daughter, I am always with you..." (Diary, par. 1267)

    • "I heard a voice in my soul: Do not fear, My little child, you are not alone." (Diary, par. 1452)

    • "Jesus looked at me kindly and said, My daughter, do not be afraid of sufferings; I am with you." (Diary, par. 151)

    • Etc.

  • an 'Indian giver' - for example, consider this passage...

"Write for the benefit of religious souls that it delights Me to come to their hearts in Holy Communion. But if there is anyone else in such a heart, I cannot bear it and quickly leave that heart, taking with Me all the gifts and graces I have prepared for the soul." (Diary, par. 1683)

  • and one who gives instant feedback - for example, consider these passages...

    • "When I complained to the Lord that He was taking my help away and that I would be alone again and would not know what to do, I heard these words: Do not be afraid; I am always with you. After these words, a deep peace once again entered my soul. His presence penetrated me completely in a way that could be sensed. My spirit was flooded with light, and my body participated in this as well." (Diary, par. 627)

    • "When I entered the chapel for a five-minute adoration, I asked the Lord Jesus how I should conduct myself during this retreat. Then I heard this voice in my soul: I desire that you be entirely transformed into love and that you burn ardently as a pure victim of love..." (Diary, par. 726)

    • "Today I felt bad that a week had gone by and no one had come to visit me. When I complained to the Lord, He answered, Isn't it enough for you that I visit you every day? I apologized to the Lord and the hurt vanished. O God, my strength, You are sufficient for me." (Diary, par. 827)

    • "Jesus told me that if I should have any doubts regarding the feast or the founding of the Congregation - or regarding anything else about which I have spoken in the depths of your soul, I will reply immediately through the mouth of this priest." (Diary, par. 463)

    • "During adoration, I felt so strongly urged to act that I burst into tears and said to the Lord, "Jesus, do not urge me, but give this inspiration to those who You know are delaying the work." And I heard these words: My daughter, be at peace; it will not be long now." (Diary, par. 865)

    • "Once my confessor [Father Sopocko] asked me where the inscription should be placed, because there was not enough space in the picture for everything. In answered, "I will pray and give you an answer next week." When I left the confessional and was passing before the Blessed Sacrament, I received an inner understanding about the inscription." (Diary, par. 327)

    • "As I usually do, I asked the Lord Jesus one evening to give me the points for next day's meditation. I received the answer: Meditate on the Prophet Jonah..." (Diary, par. 331)

    • "Today, I received some oranges. When the sister had left, I thought to myself, "Should I eat the oranges instead of doing penance and mortifying myself during Holy Lent? After all, I am feeling a bit better." Then I heard a voice in my soul: My daughter, you please Me more by eating the oranges out of obedience and love of Me than by fasting and mortifying yourself of your own will..." (Diary, par. 1023)

    • Etc.

  • tries to delay suffering - for example, consider this passage...

"I received Holy Communion upstairs, for there was no question of my going down to the chapel since I was exhausted because of intense sweating, and when that passed, I had a fever and chills. I felt completely worn out. Today, one of the Jesuit Fathers [Father Zukowicz] brought us Holy Communion. He gave the Lord to three other sisters and then to me; and thinking I was the last, he gave me two Hosts. But one of the novices was lying in bed in the next cell, and there was no Host left for her. The priest went back again and brought her the Lord, but Jesus told me, I enter that heart unwillingly. You received those two Hosts, because I delayed My coming into this soul who resists My grace. My visit to such a soul is not pleasant for Me." (Diary, par. 1658) [Seriously? This is supposed to be the same Jesus who willingly endured the agonizing Passion?]

  • 'demands' a lot [her diary speaks of God 'demanding' various things from her, yet I do not see in Scripture where Jesus ever told anyone personally that he 'demanded' something in particular from them] - for example, consider these passages...

    • "Once during an adoration, the Lord demanded that I give myself up to Him as an offering" (Diary, par. 190)

    • "God demands that there be a congregation which will proclaim the mercy of God to the world..." (Diary, par. 436)

    • "I demand the worship of My mercy through the solemn celebration of the Feast and through the veneration of the image which is painted." (Diary, par. 742)

    • "Jesus demanded that I should write more" (Diary, par. 1457)

    • "Once, exhausted because of these various difficulties that had befallen me because of what Jesus had said to me and what He had demanded of me for the painting of this image..." (Diary, par. 52)

    • "I demand of you a childlike spirit." (Diary, par. 332)

    • "Oh, how ardently I desire to see this Feast of the Divine Mercy which God is demanding through me" (Diary, par. 711)

    • "My daughter, if I demand through you that people revere My mercy, you should be the first to distinguish yourself by this confidence in My mercy. I demand from you deeds of mercy, which are to arise out of love for Me." (Diary, par. 742)

    • "O most sweet Jesus, who have graciously demanded that I tell the whole world of Your incomprehensible mercy..." (Diary, par. 836)

    • "My daughter, I demand that you devote all your free moments to writing about My goodness and mercy." (Diary, par. 1567) [God demands that Faustina write about Him in her own personal diary, yet we never hear the Evangelists say God 'demanded' that they write Holy Scripture - which is obviously immeasurably, incomparably more important than Faustina's personal writings]

    • Etc.

  • discloses new doctrine (see above)

  • speaks uncharacteristically (see above)

  • lavishes praise on Faustina (see above)

  • tasks her with instructing priests & superiors (see above)

  • and is someone who would make odd requests, impersonate a priest, and who would seem to prefer Faustina's company rather than being in heaven - for example, consider these passages...

    • "Go to Mother Superior and tell her that you came back, not in order to reach home before dark, but because I had taken your heart" (Diary, par. 42)

    • "Jesus listened to my words with gravity and kindness and spoke these words to me: Tell your confessor that I commune with your soul in such an intimate manner because you do not steal My gifts, and this is why I pour all these graces upon your soul, because I know that you will not hoard them for yourself." (Diary, par. 1069)

    • "I heard these words: Tell the Superior General to count on you as the most faithful daughter in the Order." (Diary, par. 1130)

    • "When I reflected that I had not been to confession for more than three weeks, I wept seeing the sinfulness of my soul and certain difficulties. I had not gone to confession because the circumstances made it impossible. On the day of confessions, I had been confined to bed. The following week, confessions were in the afternoon, and I had left for the hospital that morning. This afternoon, Father Andrasz came into my room and sat down to hear my confession. Beforehand, we did not exchange a single word. I was delighted because I was extremely anxious to go to confession. As usual, I unveiled my whole soul. Father gave a reply to each little detail. I felt unusually happy to be able to say everything as I did. For penance, he gave me the Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus. When I wanted to tell him of the difficulty I have in saying this litany, he rose and began to give me absolution. Suddenly his figure became diffused with a great light, and I saw that it was not Father A., but Jesus. His garments were bright as snow, and He disappeared immediately." (Diary, par. 817)

    • "During Holy Mass I saw Jesus, and He said to me, You are My great joy; your love and your humility make Me leave the heavenly throne and unite Myself with you." (Diary, par. 512)

  • and who blesses her pen, moves a cloud to increase her comfort, instructs her in interpersonal communication, advises her regarding eating, arranges a retreat for her, has a private room prepared for her, helps her with her chores, offers her a new world to live in, promises her a permanent income...

    • Blesses pen: "As I took the pen in hand, I addressed a short prayer to the Holy Spirit and said, "Jesus, bless this pen so that everything You order me to write may be for the glory of God." Then I heard a voice: Yes, I bless [it], because this writing bears the seal of obedience to your superior and confessor, and by that very fact I am already given glory, and many souls will be drawing profit from it." (Diary, par. 1567)

    • Moves cloud to increase her comfort: "It was so very hot that, even without working, a person felt terrible, not to mention what it was like when one had to work while suffering. So, before noon, I straightened up from my work, looked up to the sky with great trust and said to the Lord, "Jesus, cover the sun, for I cannot stand this heat any longer." And, O wonder, at that very moment a white cloud covered the sun and, from then on, the heat became less intense." (Diary, par. 701) [All the other terrible sufferings Faustina writes about and she couldn't bear the heat?]

    • Interpersonal communication advice: "Before Holy Communion, Jesus gave me to understand that I should pay absolutely no attention to what a certain sister would say, because her cunning and malice were displeasing to Him. My daughter, do not speak to this person about either your views or your opinions. I begged the Lord's pardon for what in that soul was displeasing to Him, and I begged Him to strengthen me with His grace when she would come to talk with me again. She has asked me about many things, to which I gave answer with all my sisterly love and, as evidence that I have spoken to her from the bottom of my heart, I have told her some things that came from my own experience. But her intentions were something quite different from the words on her lips..." (Diary, par. 1492)

    • Advice regarding eating: "Today, I received some oranges. When the sister had left, I thought to myself, "Should I eat the oranges instead of doing penance and mortifying myself during Holy Lent? After all, I am feeling a bit better." Then I heard a voice in my soul: My daughter, you please Me more by eating the oranges out of obedience and love of Me than by fasting and mortifying yourself of your own will..." (Diary, par. 1023)

    • Arranges retreat for her: "After dinner, I went into the chapel for a five-minute adoration. Suddenly I saw the Lord Jesus, who said to me, My daughter, I am preparing many graces for you, which you will receive during this retreat which you will begin tomorrow. I answered, "Jesus, the retreat has already begun, and I am not supposed to go." And He said to me, Get ready for it, because you will begin the retreat tomorrow. And as for your departure, I will arrange that with the superiors. And in an instant, Jesus disappeared." (Diary, par. 167)

    • Has private room prepared for her: "I was very worried that I would be put in bed in a ward and be exposed to all sorts of things. If it were to be for only a week or two... But it is for such a long time, two months or perhaps more. In the evening, I went in for a long talk with the Lord Jesus. When I saw the Lord Jesus, I poured out my whole heart before Him, all my troubles, fears and apprehensions. Jesus lovingly listened to me and then said, Be at peace, My child, I am with you. Go in great peace. All is ready; I have ordered, in My own special way, a private room to be prepared for you. Reassured and overwhelmed with gratitude, I went to bed." (Diary, par. 1674)

    • Helps her with chores: "One time during the novitiate, when Mother Directress sent me to work in the wards' kitchen, I was very upset because I could not manage the pots, which were very large. The most difficult task for me was draining the potatoes, and sometimes, I spilt half of them with the water. When I told this to Mother Directress, she said that with time I would get used to it and gain the necessary skill. Yet the task was not getting any easier, as I was growing weaker every day. So I would move away when it was time to drain the potatoes. The sisters noticed that I avoided this task and were very much surprised. They did not know that I could not help in spite of all my willingness to do this and not spare myself. At noon, during the examination of conscience, I complained to God about my weakness. Then I heard the following words in my soul. From today on you will do this easily; I shall strengthen you. That evening, when the time came to drain off the water from the potatoes, I hurried to be the first to do it, trusting in the Lord's words. I took up the pot with ease and poured off the water perfectly. But when I took off the cover to let the potatoes steam off, I saw there in the pot, in the place of the potatoes, whole bunches of red roses, beautiful beyond description. I had never seen such roses before. Greatly astonished and unable to understand the meaning of this, I heard a voice within me saying, I change such hard work of yours into bouquets of most beautiful flowers, and their perfume rises up to My throne. From then on I have tried to drain the potatoes myself, not only during my week when it was my turn to cook, but also in replacement of other sisters when it was their turn. And not only do I do this, but I try to be the first to help in any other burdensome task, because I have experienced how much this pleases God." (Diary, par. 65) [Note that she doesn't write that anyone else actually saw the flowers in the pot]

    • Offers her a new world to live in: "Once, I suddenly saw Jesus in great majesty, and He spoke these words to me: My daughter, if you wish, I will this instant create a new world, more beautiful than this one, and you will live there for the rest of your life." (Diary, par. 587)

    • Promises her a permanent income: "Suddenly I head these words in my soul: My daughter, I assure you of a permanent income on which you will live." (Diary, par. 548)


#C - FAUSTINA SEEMS...

Faustina herself seems...

  • overly dramatic

    • "I must do violence to myself in order to live." (Diary, par. 899)

    • "My soul is in a sea of suffering." (Diary, par. 893)

    • "I cannot keep this happiness locked in my own heart alone, for His flames burn Me and cause my bosom and my entrails to burst asunder." (Diary, par. 491)

    • "The greatness of God is pervading my being and flooding me so that I am completely drowning in His greatness." (Diary, par. 983)

    • "Misery is my possession" (Diary, par. 1630)

    • "I feel so terribly unwell in the morning; I have to muster all my strength to get out of bed, sometimes even to the point of heroism." (Diary, par. 1310)

    • "my soul dissolved from the pain" (Diary, par. 1060)

    • "When I meditate on this, my spirit swoons, and my heart dissolves in joy." (Diary, par. 1553)

    • "if this continues a moment longer my heart will burst with grief" (Diary, par. 1562)

    • "I have willingly allowed myself to be crucified, and I am indeed already crucified; although I can still walk a little" (Diary, par. 1580)

    • "such an extraordinary disgust with life came over me that I had to make a great act of the will to consent to go on living" (Diary, par. 1497)

    • "Once, I desired very much to receive Holy Communion, but I had a certain doubt, and I did not go. I suffered greatly because of this. It seemed to me that my heart would burst from the pain" (Diary, par. 156)

    • "And at that moment, such terrible torment overwhelmed me that now I am amazed at myself that I did not breathe my last, but this was for only a brief instant." (Diary, par. 1558)

    • "my heart was burning with a love so strong that it seemed my breast would burst" (Diary, par. 1705)

    • "No one can understand or comprehend, nor can I myself describe, my torments. But there can be no sufferings greater than this. The sufferings of the martyrs are not greater because, at such times, death would be a relief for me. There is nothing to which I can compare these sufferings, this endless agony of the soul." (Diary, par. 1116)

    • "my heart dissolved in love and bitterness." (Diary, par. 1054)

    • "Today, I came to know that a member of my family is offending God and is in great peril of death. This knowledge pierced my soul with such great pain that I thought I would not survive that offense against God." (Diary, par. 987)

    • Etc.

  • pretty sensitive

  • "When I hear the sweetest name of Jesus, my heartbeat grows stronger, and there are times when, hearing the Name of Jesus, I fall into a swoon." (Diary, par. 862)

  • "Today, I came to know that a member of my family is offending God and is in great peril of death. This knowledge pierced my soul with such great pain that I thought I would not survive that offense against God." (Diary, par. 987)

  • "Once, I desired very much to receive Holy Communion, but I had a certain doubt, and I did not go. I suffered greatly because of this. It seemed to me that my heart would burst from the pain" (Diary, par. 156)

  • "During both hours I saw the Lord Jesus as he was after the scourging. My soul felt such great pain that it seemed to me that I was experiencing all those torments in my own body and in my own soul." (Diary, par. 614)

  • "My spirit is so pervaded with God that I feel it physically" (Diary, par. 582)

  • "I could clearly feel how the hymns of Hosanna reverberated as a painful echo in His Sacred Heart. My soul, too, was inundated by a sea of bitterness, and each Hosanna pierced my own heart to its depths." (Diary, par. 1657)

  • Etc.

  • emotional

    • "I burst into tears of joy like a little child" (Diary, par. 1551)

    • "During adoration, I felt so strongly urged to act that I burst into tears" (Diary, par. 865)

    • "and I wept like a child that there was no saint in our midst. And I said to the Lord, "I know Your generosity, and yet it seems to me that You are less generous toward us." And I began again to weep like a little child." (Diary, par. 1650)

    • "In the evening, over the radio, I heard hymns; that is, psalms, sung by priests. I burst into tears, and all of the pain was renewed in my soul, and I wept sorrowfully, unable to find appeasement in this pain." (Diary, par. 1061)

    • "When I came out of the house, I looked at the garden and the house, and when I cast a glance at the novitiate, tears suddenly ran down my cheeks. I remembered all the blessings and graces bestowed on me by the Lord. Then, suddenly and unexpectedly, I saw the Lord by the flower bed and He said to me, Do not weep; I am with you always." (Diary, par. 259)

    • Etc.

  • insensitive to other's concerns with respect to herself (she seems unable to see things from their perspective)

Nowhere do I see where she understands that her odd claims might reasonably be questioned by others. Rather, her diary contains passages like these...

"All these things could still be endured. But when the Lord demanded that I should paint that picture, they began to speak openly about me and to regard me as a hysteric and a fantasist, and the rumors began to grow louder. One of the sisters came to talk to me in private. She began by pitying me and said, "I've heard them say that you are a fantasist, Sister, and that you've been having visions. My poor Sister, defend yourself in this matter." She was a sincere soul, and she told me sincerely what she had heard. But I had to listen to such things every day. God only knows how tiring it was." (Diary, par. 125) [Note how she seems to have no understanding of why others would reasonably think as they do]

"A certain sister is constantly persecuting me for the sole reason that God communes with me so intimately, and she thinks that this is all pretense on my part. When she thinks that I have done something amiss she says, "Some people have revelations, but commit such faults!" She has said this to all the sisters and always in a derogatory sense, in order to make me out as some sort of an oddity. One day, it caused me much pain to think that this insignificant drop which is the human brain can so easily scrutinize the gifts of God. After Holy Communion, I prayed that the Lord would enlighten her, but nevertheless I learned that this soul will not attain perfection if she does not change her interior dispositions." (Diary, par. 1527) [Again, Faustina indicates no understanding of why people might reasonably think as they do]

  • rather easily annoyed

  • "I have at present a little room in which two of us sleep, but at the time of my sickness when I had to stay in bed, I found out how bothersome it was if someone was sitting in the bedroom all the time. Sister N. had some handwork to do and sat in the bedroom almost all of the time, and another S. would come to instruct her on how to do it. It's difficult to describe how much this tires one, especially when one is ill and has spent a night in pain. Every word has a repercussion somewhere in the brain, especially when the eyes are heavy with sleep. O rule, how much love there is in you..." (Diary, par. 1476)

  • "Toward the end of a three-day retreat, I saw myself walking along a rough path. I kept stumbling continually, and I saw following me the figure of a person who kept supporting me. I was not happy with this and asked the person to leave me alone, as I wanted to walk on my own. But the figure, whom I could not recognize, did not leave me for a moment. I got impatient and turned around and pushed the person away from me. At that moment I saw that it was Mother Superior [Irene], and at the same moment I saw that it was not Mother Superior, but the Lord Jesus who looked deeply into me and gave me to understand how painful it was to Him when I did not, even in the smallest things, do my Superior's will, which is My will, [He said]." (Diary, par. 329)

  • Etc.

  • somewhat self-centered (e.g. about how people treat her, about what she suffers for others, about how people don't trust her alleged visions) (e.g. try here, here, and here)

  • up and down a lot ('an emotional roller coaster')

    • "At a certain point, there came to me the very powerful impression that I am rejected by God." (Diary, par. 23)

    • "It seemed as though hell had conspired against me. A terrible hatred began to break out in my soul, a hatred for all that is holy and divine." (Diary, par. 25)

    • "darkness continued to reign in my soul for almost a half year." (Diary, par. 27)

    • "From the moment when You let me fix the eyes of my soul on You, O Jesus, I have been at peace and desired nothing else, I found my destiny at the moment when my soul lost itself in You, the only object of my love." (Diary, par. 57)

    • "My mind became dimmed in a strange way; no truth seemed clear to me. When people spoke to me about God, my heart was like a rock. I could not draw from it a single sentiment of love for Him... I felt an aversion for the Holy Sacraments, and it seemed to me that I was not profiting from them in any way." (Diary, par. 77)

    • "Once again, a terrible darkness envelops my soul. It seems to me that I am falling prey to illusions." (Diary, par. 211)

    • "These words were so filled with power and so clear that I would give my life in declaring they came from God. I can tell this by the profound peace that accompanied them at that time and that still remains with me. This peace gives me such great strength and power that all difficulties, adversities, sufferings, and death itself are as nothing." (Diary, par. 359)

    • "I cannot keep this happiness locked in my own heart alone, for His flames burn Me and cause my bosom and my entrails to burst asunder." (Diary, par. 491)

    • "His divine gaze filled my heart with such joy that I have no words to express it." (Diary, par. 560)

    • "At that moment, Jesus disappeared. My soul was filled with the presence of God. I know that the gaze of the Mighty One rests upon me. I plunged myself completely in the joy that flows from God. I continued throughout the whole day without interruption, thus immersed in God. In the evening, I fell as if into a faint and a strange sort of agony." (Diary, par. 708)

    • "Today my soul is steeped in bitterness." (Diary, par. 896)

    • "Today, I feel such desolation in my soul that I do not know how to explain it even to myself. I would like to hide from people and cry endlessly." (Diary, par. 943)

    • "so my inner torture is so great that no one will either understand or imagine these spiritual sufferings. It seems to me that it would be easier to give up my life than to go again and again through one hour of such pain." (Diary, par. 981)

    • "The Lord has poured such a depth of peace into my soul that nothing will disturb it any more. Despite everything that goes on around me, I am not deprived of my peace for a moment. Even if the whole world were crumbling, it would not disturb the depth of the silence which is within me and in which God rests. All events, all the various things which happen are under His foot." (Diary, par. 1134)

    • "Today, my soul suffered such agony" (Diary, par. 1161)

    • "Today, since early in the morning, my soul has been in darkness. I cannot ascend to Jesus, and I feel as though I have been forsaken by Him." (Diary, par. 1496)

    • "Today is the Feast of the Mother of God, and in my soul it is so dark. The Lord has hidden Himself, and I am alone, all alone. My mind has become so dimmed that I see only phantasms about me. Not a single ray of light penetrates my soul. I do not understand myself or those who speak to me. Frightful temptations regarding the holy faith assail me. O my Jesus, save me. I cannot say anything more. I cannot describe these things in detail, for I fear lest someone be scandalized on reading this. I am astounded that such torments could befall a soul. O hurricane, what are you doing to the boat of my heart? This storm has lasted the whole day and night." (Diary, par. 1558)

    • Etc.

  • to need a lot of reassurance

    • "See how weak I am! I cannot go a step forward by myself; so You, Jesus, must stand by me constantly like a mother by a helpless child – and even more so." (Diary, par. 264)

    • "You know well how weak I am of myself; that is why I know that it is my weakness that forces [!] You to be with me constantly." (Diary, par. 569)

  • sometimes lacking in fear of the Lord

    • "the living Lord Jesus...said to me, I will stay here no longer! At this, a powerful love for Jesus rose up in my soul, I answered, "And I, I will not let You [!] leave this house, Jesus!" (Diary, par. 44)

    • "I saw the Lord Jesus as He is represented in the image. Jesus was walking away, and I called to Him, "How can You pass me by and not say anything to me, Lord? Without You, I shall do nothing; You must [!] stay with me and bless me, and this community and my country as well" (Diary, par. 613)

    • "Jesus stood by my side and said. My daughter, what are you thinking about right now? Without thinking, I snuggled close [!] to His heart" (Diary, par. 960)

    • "I brought my head close to the tabernacle, knocked [!] and said, "Jesus, look at the great difficulties I am having because of the painting of this image."" (Diary, par. 152)

    • Note what she calls Jesus: "At the feet of the Lord. Hidden Jesus, Eternal Love, our Source of Life, divine Madman[!], in that You forget yourself and see only us." (Diary, par. 278)

    • Etc.

  • to lack normal reactions to having a life filled with alleged supernatural events/promises (humdrum, day to day - yet she claims to be united with God like no other person before and to have a special closeness, a more intimate relationship with Jesus than all others) (see above)

  • naïve / credulous / not discerning

For example...

  • She burned her diary after she claims she was told to do so by a heavenly being (an angel, 'who turned out to be a devil'), despite the fact that she emphasizes how she writes only out of obedience

  • She made a dishonest confession (see above) because someone told her to

  • She talks with the devil on multiple occasions (see par. 320, 418, 520, 1127, 1405) even though this is dangerous

  • She asks a Seraph to hear her confession (see par. 1677)

  • She seems sometimes to be guided by her feelings (e.g. see par. 835: "Today I was awakened suddenly at eleven o'clock at night and clearly felt the presence near me of some spirit who was asking me for prayer. Some force simply compelled me to pray. My vision is purely spiritual, by means of a sudden light that God grants me at that moment. I keep on praying until I feel peace in my soul, and not always for an equally long time; because sometimes it happens that with one "Hail Mary" I am already at peace, and then I say the De Profundis and pray no longer. And sometimes it happens that I pray the entire chaplet and only then feel at peace.")

  • narcissistic (self-important in her alleged mission, talks about the good she does, reproaches a saint)

For example...

Also...

  • She reproaches a saint: "Feast of St. Ignatius. I prayed fervently to this Saint, reproaching him for looking on and not coming to my aid in such important matters as doing the will of God." (Diary, par. 448)

  • She is "astonished" that Jesus can hide Himself from her ("I am astonished, Jesus, that You can hide Yourself from me for so long and that You can restrain the enormous love You have for me.", Diary, par. 1239)

  • She tells Satan that she is going to tell the WHOLE Church about her experience with him ("And I said to the wretched soul [Satan under the assumed appearance of this soul] that I would tell the whole Church about this", Diary, par. 520) [Who - other than maybe a pope - would say they were going to tell the "whole Church" about something? Especially a female who tells us about how she practices humility?]

  • Even in her dreams, Faustina is concerned about whether or not she will be canonized. ("On the fifth day of the novena, I dreamed of Saint Therese, but it was as if she were still living on earth. She hid from me the fact that she was a saint and began to comfort me, saying that I should not be worried about this matter, but should trust more in God. She said, "I suffered greatly, too, but I did not quite believe her and said, "It seems to me that you have not suffered at all." But Saint Therese answered me in a convincing manner that she had suffered very much indeed and said to me, "Sister, know that in three days the difficulty will come to a happy conclusion." When I was not very willing to believe her, she revealed to me that she was a saint. At that moment, a great joy filled my soul, and I said to her, "You are a saint?" "Yes," she answered, "I am a saint. Trust that this matter will be resolved in three days." And I said, "Dear sweet Therese, tell me, shall I go to heaven?" And she answered, "Yes, you will go to heaven, Sister." "And will I be a saint?" "But, little Therese, shall I be a saint as you are, raised to the altar?" And she answered, "Yes, you will be a saint just as I am, but you must trust in the Lord Jesus." ... This was a dream. And as the proverb goes, dreams are phantoms; God is faith. Nevertheless, three days later the difficulty was solved very easily, just as she had said. And everything in this affair turned out exactly as she said it would. It was a dream, but it had its significance.", Diary, par. 150)

  • seems to live in another world where visions are constant/common and normal (even if their content is disturbing and uncharacteristic of the alleged participants - where the Almighty God and the Mother of God & others are always at her beck and call for whatever her need may be) and those who question the alleged appearances just don't understand the graces she's received or they're in league with the devil (see above)

  • sometimes weepy, yet more powerful than heavenly beings - she was even able to make an angel, the executor of divine wrath 'helpless', and she was able to calm storms, etc.

    • "After these words, my love made great efforts to express to Him what He was to me, but I was at a loss for words and burst into tears in my helplessness." (Diary, par. 1775)

    • "I wept like a child that there was no saint in our midst... And I began again to weep like a little child." (Diary, par. 1650)

    • "I burst into tears" (Diary, par. 1061, 1551)

    • "During adoration, I felt so strongly urged to act that I burst into tears" (Diary, par. 865)

    • "I heard these words: If you did not tie My hands, I would send down many punishments upon the earth. My daughter, your look disarms My anger. Although your lips are silent, you call out to Me so mightily that all heaven is moved. I cannot escape from your requests, because you pursue Me, not from afar but within your own heart." (Diary, par. 1722)

    • "After Holy Communion, Jesus said to me, I cannot suffer that country any longer. Do not tie my hands [!], My daughter." (Diary, par. 818)

    • "In the evening, when I was in my cell, I saw an Angel, the executor of divine wrath. He was clothed in a dazzling robe, his face gloriously bright, a cloud beneath his feet. From the cloud, bolts of thunder and flashes of lightning were springing into his hands; and from his hand they were going forth, and only then were they striking the earth. When I saw this sign of divine wrath which was about to strike the earth, and in particular a certain place, which for good reasons I cannot name, I began to implore the Angel to hold off for a few moments, and the world would do penance. But my plea was a mere nothing in the face of the divine anger. Just then I saw the Most Holy Trinity. The greatness of Its majesty pierced me deeply, and I did not dare to repeat my entreaties. At that very moment I felt in my soul the power of Jesus' grace, which dwells in my soul. When I became conscious of this grace, I was instantly snatched up before the Throne of God. Oh, how great is our Lord and God and how incomprehensible His holiness! I will make no attempt to describe this greatness, because before long we shall all see Him as He is. I found myself pleading with God for the world with words heard interiorly. As I was praying in this manner, I saw the Angel's helplessness[!]: he could not carry out the just punishment which was rightly due for sins." (Diary, par. 474) [What was the executor of divine wrath doing in Faustina's cell in the first place?]

    • "When a great storm was approaching, I began to say the chaplet. Suddenly I heard the voice of an angel: "I cannot approach in this storm, because the light which comes from her mouth drives back both me and the storm." Such was the angel's complaint to God." (Diary, par. 1791)

    • "There was a terrible storm last night. I bowed my face low to the ground and started to say the Litany of the Saints. Towards the end of the Litany, such drowsiness came over me that I could in no way finish the prayer. Then I got up and said to the Lord, "Jesus, calm the storm, for Your child is unable to pray any longer, and I am heavy with sleep." After these words, I threw the window wide open, not even securing it with hooks. Sister N. [probably sister Fabiola Pawluk] then said to me, "Sister, what are you doing! The wind will surely tear the window loose!" I told her to sleep in peace, and at once the storm completely subsided. The next day, the sisters talked about the sudden calming of the storm, not knowing what this meant. I said nothing, but I merely thought within myself: Jesus and little Faustina know what it means..." (Diary, par. 1197)

  • sometimes out of touch with reality / strange sense of reality

In Faustina's world...

  • Images come to life

  • Crucifixes come to life [Note that Faustina takes this all in stride & never mentions that she found the inch tall living 'Jesus' on her chest to be freaky!]

  • Jesus & Mary come down from heaven to hug and comfort her

  • God, Mary, and the saints are at her 'beck and call' for instruction, answers, advice, comfort, etc.

  • She is the object of excessive praise & is singled out for special care by God, the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Michael, etc.

  • The Infant Jesus supposedly sits in the chalice and runs on the altar

  • Dead people can hug

  • Voices & visions are commonplace

  • Etc.

She even thinks she is on a stage where everyone is watching her...

"[The voice said to her,] Know that you are now on a great stage where all heaven and earth are watching you." (Diary, par. 1760)


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