10+ (Best) St. Maria Faustina Kowalska Quotes To Be Inspire

St. Maria Faustina Kowalska

Maria Faustyna Kowalska (born Helena Kowalska; 1905–1938), also known as Saint Maria Faustyna Kowalska of the Blessed Sacrament and popularly spelled Faustina, was a Polish Roman Catholic nun and mystic. Her apparitions of Jesus Christ inspired the Roman Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy and earned her the title of "Secretary of Divine Mercy".

Throughout her life, Kowalska reported having visions of Jesus and conversations with him, of which she wrote in her diary, later published as The Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul. Her biography, submitted to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, quoted some of these conversations with Jesus regarding the Divine Mercy devotion.

At the age of 20 years, she joined a convent in Warsaw, was transferred to Płock, and was later moved to Vilnius where she met her confessor Father Michał Sopoćko, who supported her devotion to the Divine Mercy. Kowalska and Sopoćko directed an artist to paint the first Divine Mercy image, based on Kowalska's vision of Jesus. Sopoćko used the image in celebrating the first Mass on the first Sunday after Easter. Subsequently, Pope John Paul II established the Feast of Divine Mercy on that Sunday of each liturgical year.

The Roman Catholic Church canonized Kowalska as a saint on 30 April 2000. The mystic is classified in the liturgy as a virgin and is venerated within the church as the "Apostle of Divine Mercy". Her tomb is in Divine Mercy Sanctuary, Kraków-Łagiewniki, where she spent the end of her life and met confessor Józef Andrasz who also supported the message of mercy.


10+ (Best) St. Maria Faustina Kowalska Quotes To Be Inspire

St. Maria Faustina Kowalska Quotes

1. O my Jesus, You have tested me so many times in this short life of mine! I have come to understand so many things, and even such that now amaze me. Oh, how good it is to abandon oneself totally to God and to give Him full freedom to act in one’s soul! - (134, page 74)

2. May You be blessed, O God, for everything You send me. Nothing under the sun happens without Your will. I cannot penetrate Your secrets with regard to myself, but I press my lips to the chalice You offer me. - (1208)

3. From the moment I came to love suffering, it ceased to be a suffering for me. Suffering is the daily food of my soul. - (276)

4. 'Proclaim that mercy is the greatest attribute of God. All the works of My hands are crowned with mercy.' -  (301)

5. Secretary of My mercy, write, tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice, is near. - Diary, 965

6. Suffering is the greatest treasure on earth; it purifies the soul. In suffering, we learn who our true friend is. - (342)

7. I will not allow myself to be so absorbed in the whirlwind of work as to forget about God.  I will spend all my free moments at the feet of the Master hidden in the Blessed Sacrament. - (82, page 42)

8. Write this: before I come as the Just Judge, I am coming first as the King of Mercy. - Diary, 83

9. He who knows how to forgive prepares for himself many graces from God.  As often as I look upon the cross, so often will I forgive with all my heart. - (390, page 175)

10. I realize more and more how much every soul needs God’s mercy throughout life and particularly at the hour of death.  This chaplet (of Divine Mercy) mitigates God’s anger, as He Himself told me. - (1036)

11. I will enclose myself in the chalice of Jesus so that I may comfort Him continually. I will do everything within my power to save souls, and I will do it through prayer and suffering. - (735)