Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska

Divine Mercy in My Soul

Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska

Published and distributed by Marian Press, this bestselling Diary sparked the Divine Mercy Movement and chronicles the message that Jesus, the Divine Mercy, gave to the world through a humble nun. It reminds us to trust in His forgiveness - and as Christ is merciful, so, too, are we instructed to be merciful to others. The trade edition of this title is now in its 30th printing, with more than one million copies distributed worldwide since its release in 1981 in the original Polish edition.

Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska - in Burgundy Leather

Divine Mercy in My Soul

Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska - in Burgundy Leather

Stock up in time for the Lenten Season and Mercy Sunday on this beautiful leather-bound Deluxe Edition of the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul — the book that sparked the Divine Mercy movement with more than 800,000 copies sold to date. This special edition of the Diary, published in commemoration of the first World Apostolic Congress on Mercy, April 2-6, 2008 in Rome, Italy, is now available in soft burgundy or blue leather with gold foil, guilded edges and a ribbon marker. It is a book for every Catholic’s library — one that many will want to keep next to their Bible for constant insight and inspiration. The Diary is an amazing narrative that chronicles the experiences of a simple, uneducated Polish nun who received a special call shortly before the outbreak of World War II. The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us — all of us. And, He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. The Diary is truly a vehicle of grace for all who read it, for in reading it one can realize the truth that “mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to God’s mercy,” (Diary, 300).

Praying with St. Maria Faustina

Praying with St. Maria Faustina

Pray every day with the nun whom Pope John Paul II called, "the Great Apostle of Divine Mercy in our time." Nearly 150 prayers drawn from St. Faustina's Diary are arranged in this book under subjects ranging from "Love of God" to "Night Prayer."

Thematic Concordance to the Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska

Thematic Concordance to the Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska

Compiled by Rev. George W. Kosicki, CSB. Formerly titled Study Guide to the Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, this comprehensive reference tool is a must have to keep next to your diary.

Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy

365 Days with Saint Faustina

Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy

"Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy" was written to provide an awakening to the abundant Mercy of God. It offers daily reflections and prayers to help deepen the day-to-day faith life of every Catholic so that you can understand the abundance of Mercy poured forth from the Heart of our Savior as it is revealed in the writings of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska. "Divine Mercy in My Soul: Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska" is soon to become a classic spiritual book that everyone is encouraged to read in their lifetime. However, many find this invitation intimidating, not just because of the width of her book, but because of the depth of its message on The Divine Mercy in each of Saint Faustina’s notebook entries. This book, "Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy," was written with the hope of guiding you through Saint Faustina’s Diary and her six notebooks of reflections. It can be used on its own to help you pause and reflect on the beauty of Jesus’ messages to her, or as a companion book, as you simultaneously read Saint Faustina’s Diary. "Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy" offers 365 daily teachings, reflections and prayers based upon the pages of Saint Faustina’s Diary. The structured way to use this daily reflection book is to do just that…reflect upon one page each day. However, some may feel called to skip around a bit, read a few reflections at a time, or return to a particular reflection through which God spoke to you. Therefore, though this book was written with the intent of providing one reflection for each day of the year, the best way to use it is any way you feel called and the way that benefits your relationship with God the most. The first paragraph for each day offers this author’s insights to the words and teachings of Saint Faustina. The section of her Diary used for the day’s teaching is marked so that the reader can also read her Diary first hand so as to see the primary source that the author of this book took inspiration from for that day’s reflection. Though the primary text of the Diary is never quoted, nor are the reflections of this book exact representations of the Diary, they do provide the foundational basis for the spiritual message shared in each reflection. The second paragraph for each day offers a short reflection put more as a question to the reader. It offers the same insight in a different format so as to enter more deeply into the message of the day. Finally, each daily reflection ends with a prayer focused upon the message and reflection for that day. The reader is encouraged to pray this prayer several times. Ideally, it is prayed first thing in the morning, again during the day, and again at night as an examination on how well the daily message was received. As you seek to survive the world we live in, allow these pages to be a font of Mercy for you from God. Allow God’s Divine Mercy to penetrate your heart so that you will know the abundance of His love and be more prepared to share that love with others.

The Divine Mercy Message and Devotion: With Selected Prayers from the Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska

The Divine Mercy Message and Devotion: With Selected Prayers from the Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska

Outlining The Divine Mercy message and devotion in an easy-to-follow format, this booklet provides an overview to one of the Catholic Church's fastest growing movements. Includes all elements and prayers of The Divine Mercy message and devotion.

Antidotes & Stepping Stones

Powerful Prescriptions for Spiritual Health

Antidotes & Stepping Stones

Hot on the heels of the canonization of Sister Faustina comes a new book by Fr. George Kosicki. Identifying twelve "poisons" that plague our lives, Fr. Kosicki prescribes an antidote for each, drawn from the spirituality of Saint Faustina. In his usual "down-to-earth style", he shows how these antidotes can be used not only as ways to counteract the negative content of our lives but also as stepping stones to sanctity. 104 pages. Spirit Song Ministries.

Paintings and the Past

Philosophy, History, Art

Paintings and the Past

This book is an exploration of how art—specifically paintings in the European manner—can be mobilized to make knowledge claims about the past. No type of human-made tangible thing makes more complex and bewildering demands in this respect than paintings. Ivan Gaskell argues that the search for pictorial meaning in paintings yields limited results and should be replaced by attempts to define the point of such things, which is cumulative and ever subject to change. He shows that while it is not possible to define what art is—other than being an open kind—it is possible to define what a painting is, as a species of drawing, regardless of whether that painting is an artwork or not at any given time. The book demonstrates that things can be artworks on some occasions but not necessarily on others, though it is easier for a thing to acquire artwork status than to lose it. That is, the movement of a thing into and out of the artworld is not symmetrical. All such considerations are properly matters not of ontology—what is and what is not an artwork—but of use; that is, how a thing might or might not function as an artwork under any given circumstances. These considerations necessarily affect the approach to paintings that at any given time might be able to function as an artwork or might not be able to function as such. Only by taking these factors into account can anyone make viable knowledge about the past. This lively discussion ranges over innumerable examples of paintings, from Rembrandt to Rothko, as well as plenty of far less familiar material from contemporary Catholic devotional works to the Chinese avant garde. Its aim is to enhance philosophical acuity in respect of the analysis of paintings, and to increase their amenability to philosophically satisfying historical use. Paintings and the Past is a must-read for all advanced students and scholars concerned with philosophy of art, aesthetics, historical method, and art history.

Faustina, Saint for Our Times

A Personal Look at Her Life, Spirituality, and Legacy

Faustina, Saint for Our Times

I rejoice in this book! Here is no mere biography, no simply historical presentation of a life once lived. Through years of studying her Diary and immersing himself in Divine Mercy, Fr. Kosicki came to know St. Faustina---not as some remote visionary, but as a real person acting here and now. This is the person you will find in these pages, fulfilling through Fr. Kosicki, her promise to return to earth to encourage others to trust (see Diary, 1582). Come and meet her and discover why Pope John Paul II called her "a gift of God to our time." May she become for you---as she is for Fr. Kosicki---a sister who will walk with you, intercede for you, and teach you what it means to live in the mercy of God.---Vinny Flynn Author 7 Secrets of the Eucharist Director, MercySong Ministries of Healing This is a book to keep for a long time. You will also want to share copies with friends who are sincerely seeking to grow in the love of God and Christian discipleship. The mystery of Divine Mercy is an essential and most powerful element in the Christian life. Here, you will find it very well explored through the life and experiences of the great and humble mystic of our times.---From the Foreword by Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR