I’ve read a summary that there is much in her diary that was found to be problematic and as a result was put on the forbidden books up until after Vatican II.
**On page 23 of the book Divine Mercy in My Soul (The Diary of Sr. Faustina), it says: “…
and the host came out of the tabernacle and came to rest in my hands and I, with joy,
placed it back in the tabernacle. This was repeated a second time, and I did the same
thing. Despite this, it happened a third time…”
On page 89 of the book Divine Mercy in My Soul, it says: “When the priest approached me
again, I raised the host for him to put back into the chalice, because when I had first
received Jesus I could not speak before consuming the host, and so could not tell Him
that the other host had fallen. But while I was holding the host in my hand, I felt such
a power of love that for the rest of the day I could neither eat nor come to my senses. I
heard these words from the host: I desired to rest in your hands, not only in your
On page 168, it says: “The moment I knelt down to cross out my own will, as the Lord
had bid me to do, I heard this voice in my soul: From now on, do not fear God’s
judgement, for you will not be judged.”3 (From Feb. 4, 1935)
On page 176, “Jesus” says to her: “You are a sweet grape and a chosen cluster; I want
others to have a share in the juice that is flowing within you.”
On page 191, “Jesus” says to her: “For your sake I will withhold the hand which
punishes; for your sake I will bless the Earth.”
On page 247, “Jesus” says: “And know this, too, My daughter: All creatures, whether
they know it or not, and whether they want to or not, always fulfill my will… My
daughter, if you wish, I will this instant create a new world, more beautiful than this one,
and you will live there for the rest of your life.”
On page 260, “Jesus” says: “For many souls will turn back from the gates of Hell and
worship My mercy.”**
The first problem is the promotion of
Communion in the hand, which is supposedly endorsed by Our Lord.
Second, we see unnecessary praise heaped upon this sister. We see things said to her supposedly
by Our Lord that wouldn’t foster humility, but vanity – that she is basically the greatest thing in
the world. We don’t believe Our Lord would ever instruct her to tell her superior that she is the
most faithful daughter in the Order. Our Lord could have told the superior such a thing, if he
wanted it known.
All these things considered, the Divine Mercy Devotion is something which should be avoided
by Catholics. Catholics should say an extra rosary or the Stations of the Cross instead.
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