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Our Merciful Lord Requests a Congregation

Hidden Disciples of Divine Mercy

Here are excerpts from St. Faustina's diary, revealing Our Lord's request for the Divine Mercy nuns:

God demands that there be a Congregation which will proclaim the mercy of God to the world and, by its prayers, obtain it for the world.  When the priest asked me if I had not had any such inspirations, I replied that I had not had any clear orders; but at that instant a light penetrated my soul, and I understood that the Lord was speaking through him.
 
In vain had I defended myself by saying I had not received any clear orders, for at the end of our conversation I saw the Lord Jesus on the threshold, as He is represented in the image, and He said to me, "I desire that there be such a Congregation."  (June 29, 1935)
 
 
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.  (June 30, 1935).
 
 
I saw Saint Ignatius at the left side of the altar, with a large book in his hand.  And he spoke these words to me, "My daughter, I am not indifferent to your cause.  This rule can be adapted, and it can be adapted to this Congregation."   And gesturing with his hand toward the big book, he disappeared.  (Feast of St. Ignatius,  July 30, 1935).
 
 
When we were having nocturnal adoration. . .I lay prostrate and offered the most sorrowful Passion of the Lord Jesus to the heavenly Father in reparation for all the sins of all the world.  When I got to my feet after this prayer and walked to my kneeler, I suddenly saw Jesus next to it.  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.  My life from birth to death on the Cross will be the rule for you.  Fix your eyes upon Me and live according to what you see.  I desire that you penetrate into My spirit more deeply and understand that I am meek and humble of heart."  (November 14, 1935). 
 
 
Your purpose and that of your companions is to unite yourselves with Me as closely as possible; through love you will reconcile earth with heaven, you will soften the just anger of God, and you will plead for mercy for the world.  I place in your care two pearls very precious to My Heart: these are the souls of priests and religious.  You will pray particularly for them; their power will come from your diminishment.  You will join prayers, fasts, mortifications, labors and all sufferings to My prayer, fasting, mortification, labors, and sufferings and then they will have power before My Father.  (November 24, 1935).
 
Today, penetrate into the spirit of My poverty and arrange everything in such a way that the most destitute will have no reason to envy you.  I find pleasure, not in large buildings and magnificent structures, but in a pure and humble heart.  (November 24, 1935).
 
 
You are My spouse forever; your chastity should be greater than that of the Angels, for I call no angel to such intimacy as I do you.  The smallest act of My spouse is of infinite value.  A pure soul has inconceivable power before God.  (December 24, 1935).

Sts. Ignatius and Faustina, pray for us!