Spiritual Talk – Fr Ho talks about St. Faustina (1)

Date: 2018-02-24
Topics: People
Languages: Cantonese

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Born in Poland on August 25, 1905 and named Helena, St. Faustina was the third of ten children and first heard God’s voice calling her to join the religious life at age seven. But her parents refused, so she suppressed the calling and worked to earn money. One day, while at a dance, she saw a sorrowful Jesus asking, “How much longer must I wait?” Helena went to the cathedral and prayed, and Jesus told her to enter the convent at Warsaw. In 1925, a priest led her to enter the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Warsaw. After a few weeks, Helena considered leaving for a stricter convent but Jesus appeared to her looking sorrowful and she asked Him, “Who has hurt You?” Jesus said, “You – I have prepared many graces for You in this order.” Helena decided to stay. Once, she asked Jesus, “For whom shall I pray?” The next night, her guardian angel showed her Purgatory, filled with souls suffering from desire of God in futile prayer. She understood that only the prayers of others could help. Jesus said, “My mercy does not desire it, but justice demands it.” In 1926, Helena was sent to Krakow, took the habit and the name Sr. Maria Faustina.