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Susan Tassone

Praying with St. Faustina: May 6

May 6 LIFELONG LEARNING Mary is my Instructress, who is ever teaching me how to live for God. My spirit brightens up in Your gentleness and Your humility, O Mary. (Diary, 620) Reflection Like St. Faustina did, from Mary…

Praying with St. Faustina: May 5

May 5 HOLY MOTHER CHURCH O Church of God, you are the best mother, you alone can rear a soul and cause it to grow. Oh, how great is my love and respect for the Church, the best of all mothers! (Diary, 197) Reflection…

Praying with St. Faustina: May 4

SLOW ... “HELP?” The Lord gave me an occasion to practice patience through a particular person with whom I have to carry out a certain task. She is slower than anyone I have ever seen. One has to arm oneself with great patience to listen…

Praying with St. Faustina: May 2

May 2 A FLOWER OF THE RAREST 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) …

Praying with St. Faustina: May 1

May 1 ENKINDLE IN ME May 1, 1937. Today I felt the nearness of my Mother, my heavenly Mother, although before every Holy Communion I earnestly ask the Mother of God to help me prepare my soul for the coming of Her Son, and I clearly feel…

The perfect Christmas gift

It’s not too late to take a tip on Christmas gift giving from two doctors of the Church: St. Alphonsus Liguori and St. Teresa of Ávila. You can help a soul in purgatory reach heaven on Dec. 25. And — marking the eight days of the Octave of…

Remembering souls

When I was 12, I came upon a funeral prayer card in a used book. For years —and occasionally still — I prayed for Rudy Larson’s soul. I never met him, but I felt called to pray for him. It was my mom who instilled in me the importance of…