|The Sacrament of
Jesus' words to Sister Faustina:
When you go to Confession, to this fountain of My mercy, the Blood and Water which came forth from My Heart always flow down upon your soul and ennoble it. Every time you go to Confession, immerse yourself entirely in My mercy, with great trust, so that I may pour the bounty of My grace upon your soul. When you approach the confessional, know this, that I Myself am waiting there for you. I am only hidden by the priest, but I Myself act in your soul. Here the misery of the soul meets the God of mercy. Tell souls that from this fount of mercy souls draw graces solely with the vessel of trust. If their trust is great, there is no limit to My generosity. The torrents of grace inundate humble souls. The proud remain always in poverty and misery, because My grace turns away from them to humble souls (1602).
Tell souls where they are to look for solace; that is, in the Tribunal of Mercy. There the greatest miracles take place (and) are incessantly repeated. <>To avail oneself of this miracle, it is not necessary to go on a great pilgrimage or to carry out some external ceremony; it suffices to come with faith to the feet of My representative and to reveal to him one's misery and the miracle of Divine Mercy will be fully demonstrated. Were a soul like a decaying corpse so that from a human standpoint, there would be no (hope of) restoration and everything would already be lost, it is not so with God. The miracle of Divine Mercy restores that soul in full. Oh, how miserable are those who do not take advantage of the miracle of God's mercy! You will call out in vain, but it will be too late (1448).
The graces Our Lord has prepared for the Feast of Mercy are connected with full participation in Holy Mass. This includes receiving Holy Communion, to which the promise of complete forgiveness of sins and punishment is attached.
Jesus' words to Sister Faustina:
I desire to
unite Myself with human
souls . . . When I come to a human heart in Holy Communion, My hands
are full of all kinds of graces which I want to give to the soul. But
souls do not even pay any attention to Me, they leave Me to Myself and
busy themselves with other things. Oh, how sad I am that souls do not
recognize Love! (1385).
painful it is to Me that souls
so seldom unite themselves to Me in Holy Communion. I wait for souls,
and they are indifferent toward Me. I love them tenderly and sincerely,
and they distrust Me. I want to lavish My graces on them, and they do
not want to accept them. They treat Me as a dead object, whereas My
Heart is full of love and mercy (1447).
Communion in the Life of Sister Faustina
solemn moment of my life is the
moment when I receive Holy Communion. I long for each Holy Communion,
and for every Holy Communion I give thanks to the Most Holy Trinity
prepare for the coming of the
I hear Him approaching. I go out to meet Him and invite Him. When He entered the dwelling of my heart, it was filled with such reverence that it fainted with fear, falling at His feet. Jesus gives her His hand and graciously permits her to take her place beside Him. He reassures her saying, See, I have left My heavenly throne to become united with you. What you see is just a tiny part and already your soul swoons with love. How amazed will your heart be when you see Me in all My glory. But I want to tell you that eternal life must begin already here on earth through Holy Communion. Each Holy Communion makes you more capable of communing with God throughout eternity (1810).