Sunday, April 11, 2010

His Mercy is so Divine

Happy Divine Mercy Sunday!

My family has not had a devotion to the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and I know that I have not done a good job in teaching it to my children. In fact, it was just about a year ago when I first began to pray the chaplet with regularity myself.

This past year, my family and I have been attending several monthly Holy Hours at our local Seminary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed at each of these Holy Hours so my children have all been learning the easy prayer, but I didn't think that they knew anything about St. Faustina and the origins of the Chaplet.

I decided that tonight at our family dinner, I would give a little catechism lesson. I had barely begun to speak, when my fifteen-year-old son Justin, interrupted me and gave the lesson for me. He told us all about the little Polish nun, St. Faustina, and the story of how Jesus had appeared to her and asked for a picture of himself to be painted with red and white rays representing His blood and water. He said that the prayer on the bottom of the picture is "Jesus, I trust in you."

As I lifted my chin off the table, I managed to ask him how he knew all of that. His answer put my chin right back on the table.

After the lights go out in our house, John, our sixteen-year-old son, and Justin lay in their bedrooms and send each other text messages until they fall asleep. Last night, John sent Justin the texted story of St. Faustina and Divine Mercy Sunday. Justin couldn't help but add the fact that he was now out of minutes because John had used them all in telling that wonderful story!

I LOVE technology and the way it takes bedtime stories to a whole new level!

Jesus, I DO trust in you!


  1. Anne, I am sending this article to my mom. She will love to hear tell of a fellow texting evangelizer and will get a kick out of the new future of bedtime stories!

  2. Just noticed that I was logged into the wrong account...this and the above comment are from Maia!

  3. Anne,
    That's sweet! It's definitely putting texting to good use! Happy Divine Mercy Sunday to you, too :) I love this day!

  4. Great! But, Anne, how did John find out about the story?

  5. Anne,
    Great story! Love that your boys are using technology to evangelize each other :)Thanks for your comment on my post today.

  6. I'm so glad that you have all enjoyed this story! I tell you that I am truly counting my blessings in my wonderful children!

    Fr. Kubicki, John, my oldest, has always had a great love for our Catholic faith. As long as I can remember he has been reading about the lives of the saints, and the bible. I have actually learned quite a bit from him! He is currently involved with the website on my sidebar-"A Vocation to be a Priest". Maybe you'd like to pay them a visit.

    But, I have to add, my boys were a bit embarrassed over this-they say they don't actually text each other every night, they are usually texting their friends, but for me, this one incident is all it took to make my heart soar!

  7. Following your suggestion, Anne, I paid your son John's web site a visit. Fantastic! Thanks for the "heads-up" on this.

  8. Infinite Mercy and Love--blessed be God!