The Solemnity of All Saints celebrated on November 1 is a special day for the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. Together with all the saints in heaven, we rejoice in the next anniversary of the founding of our Congregation.
St. Faustina wrote in her “Diary”: During meditation, the Lord gave me knowledge of the joy of heaven and of the saints on our arrival there; they love God as the sole object of their love, but they also have a tender and heartfelt love for us. It is from the face of God that this joy flows out upon all, because we see Him face to face. His face is so sweet that the soul falls anew into ecstasy (D. 1592).
The graces that were granted to Sister Faustina made her able to confess: With longing, I gaze at the footprints of the saints Who crossed this wilderness on their way to the fatherland. They left me the example of their virtue and their counsels, And they say to me, “Patience, Sister, soon the fetters will break” (D. 1304).
In the spirit of thanksgiving on the occasion of the 156th anniversary of the foundation of our Congregation, we invite all Divine Mercy devotees to worship God with us, to praise the One who has prepared great things for us! For the charism he gave St. Faustina, for many sisters undertaking the effort to bring up girls in the Houses of Mercy. Also, for all people who constantly experience the miracles of mercy, transforming their hearts. We trust that by fulfilling our vocation we will reach a place that has been prepared for us for ages and we will understand the delight that St. Faustina expressed in her “Diary” in the following words: Saint Paul, I understand now why you did not want to describe heaven, but only said that eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man what God has prepared for those who love Him (cf. I Cor. 2:9; 2 Cor. 12:1-7). Yes, that is indeed so. And all that has come forth from God returns to Him in the same way and gives Him perfect glory. Now I have seen the way in which I adore God; oh, how miserable it is! And what a tiny drop it is in comparison to that perfect heavenly glory. O my God, how good You are to accept my praise as well, and to turn Your Face to me with kindness and let us know that our prayer is pleasing to You (D. 1604).