THE PROMISE OF MERCY FOR THE DYING
"It pleases Me
to grant everything souls ask of Me by saying the chaplet. When
hardened sinners say it, I will fill their souls with peace, and
the hour of their death will be a happy one. Write this for the
benefit of distressed souls; when a soul sees and realizes the
gravity of its sins, when the whole abyss of the misery into
which it immersed itself is displayed before its eyes, let it
not despair, but with trust let it throw itself into the arms of
My mercy, as a child into the arms of its beloved mother (...).
Tell them no soul that has called upon My mercy has been
disappointed or brought to shame. I delight particularly in a
soul that has placed its trust in My goodness.
Write that when they say this chaplet in
the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and
the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the merciful
Savior" (Diary, 1541).
chaplet is said by the bedside of a dying person, God’s anger is
and unfathomable mercy envelops this soul" (Diary, 811).
Jesus to said of Saint Faustina: "I desire that
this mercy flow out upon the whole world through your heart. Let
no one who approaches you go away without that trust in My
mercy, which I so ardently desire for souls. Pray as much as you
can for the dying. By your entreaties, obtain for them trust in
My mercy, because they have most need of trust, and have it the
least" (Diary, 1777).
help Me to save a certain dying sinner. Say the chaplet that I
have taught you for him. When I began
to say the chaplet, I saw the man dying in the midst of terrible
torment and struggle. His Guardian Angel was defending him, but
he was, as it were, powerless against the enormity of the soul’s
misery (...). But while I was saying the
chaplet, I saw Jesus just as He is depicted in the image. The
rays that issued from Jesus’ Heart enveloped the sick man, and
the powers of darkness fled in panic. The sick man peacefully
breathed his last" (Diary, 1565).
communicate with persons who are dying and obtain the divine
mercy for them. Oh, how great is the goodness of God, greater
than we can understand. There are moments and there are
mysteries of the divine mercy over which the heavens are
astounded. Let our judgment of souls cease, for God’s mercy upon
them is extraordinary" (Diary, 1684).
sometimes touches the sinner at the last moment in a wondrous
and mysterious way. Outwardly, it seems as if everything were
lost, but it is not so. The soul, illumined by a ray of God’s
powerful final grace, turns to God in the last moment with such
a power of love that, in an instant, it receives from God
absolution of sins and remission of punishment, while outwardly
it shows no sign either of repentance or of contrition, because
souls [at that stage] no longer react to external things. Oh,
how beyond comprehension is God’s mercy! But - horror! - There
are also souls who voluntarily and consciously reject and scorn
this grace! Although a person is at the point of death, the
merciful God gives the soul that interior vivid moment, so that
if the soul is willing, it has the possibility of returning to
God. But sometimes, the obduracy in souls is so great that
consciously they choose hell; they [thus] make useless all the
prayers that other souls offer to God for them and even the
efforts of God Himself..." (Diary, 1698).
"Contact with the
dying. They ask me for prayer, and I can pray, as the Lord
grants me an extraordinary spirit of prayer. I am constantly
united with Him, and I am fully aware that
I live for souls in order to bring them to Your mercy, O Lord.
In this matter, no sarcifice
is too insignificant" (Diary, 971).
"When I immersed myself in prayer and
united myself with all the Masses that were being celebrated all
over the world at that time, I implored God, for the sake of all
these Holy Masses, to have mercy on the world and especially on
poor sinners who were dying at that moment. At the same instant,
I received an interior answer from God that a thousand souls had
received grace through the prayerful mediation I had offered to
God. We do not know the number of souls that is ours to save
through our prayers and sacrifices; therefore, let us always
pray for sinners" (Diary, 1783).
"O life so
dull and monotonous, how many treasures you contain! When look
at everything with the eyes of faith, no two hours are alike,
and the dullness and monotony disappear. The grace which is
given me in this hour will not be repeated in the next.
It may be given me again, but it will not be the same grace.
Time goes on, never to return again. Whetever is enclosed in it
will never change; it seals with a seal for eternity" (Diary,
"Oh, how much
we should pray for the dying! Let us take advantage of mercy
while there is still time for mercy" (Diary, 1035).
"...The Lord gave me to know how much
He desires a soul to distinguish itself be deeds of love. And in
spirit I saw how many souls are calling out to us, "Give us
God." And the blood of the Apostles boiled up within me. I will
not be stingy with it; I will shed it all to the last drop for
immortal souls. Although perhaps God will not demand that in the
physical sense, in spirit it is possible and no less
meritorious" (Diary, 1249).
priests that hardened sinners will repent on hearing thier words
when they speak about My unfathomable mercy, about the
compassion I have for them in My Heart. To priests who proclaim
and extol My mercy, I will give wondrous power; I will anoint
their words and touch the hearts of those to whom they speak"
"My daughter, look into the abyss of My mercy and give praise
and glory to this mercy
of Mine. Do it in this way: Gather all sinners from the entire
world and immerse them
in the abyss of My mercy" (Diary, 206).
mysteries, and you will know the abyss of My mercy towards
creatures and My unfathomable goodness - and this you shall make
known to the world. Through your prayers, you shall mediate
between heaven and earth" (Diary, 438).
"YOU WILL PREPARE THE WORLD FOR MY FINAL
COMING" (DIARY, 429).
"My kingdom on earth
is My life in the human soul" (Diary, 1784).