Praying with St. Faustina: May 2

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May 2


My particular examen is still the same; namely, union with the merciful Christ, and silence.
The flower which I lay at the feet of the Mother of God for May is my practice of silence. (Diary, 1105)





A “particular examen” means taking a close look at a fault to be overcome or a virtue to be strengthened. Clever — wise — St. Faustina combines two virtues (a closer union with Christ through, and in, silence) and then takes the result to Mary as a gift. And every Mother loves receiving a flower from her child.


Dear Lord, help me look more closely at my virtues and grow stronger in them. By the end of this month dedicated to Mary, I want to have a “bouquet” ready for Your Mother.

Jesus, I trust in You.

Editor’s Note: From May 1-7, Catholic Digest is pleased to publish a daily excerpt from Day by Day with Saint Faustina: 356 Reflections by Susan Tassone (Sophia Institute Press, 2019).

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