The Word Among Us

Easter 2012 Issue

A Flood Tide of Mercy

The Prophetic Ministry of St. Faustina

By: Ann Bottenhorn

A Flood Tide of Mercy: The Prophetic Ministry of St. Faustina by Ann Bottenhorn

Eighteen-year old Helen Kowalska had things on her mind as she attended a dance in Lodz, Poland. She was doing her best to forget them, dancing gaily with her sister and friends, when her merriment came to a halt. As she later wrote, “I suddenly saw Jesus at my side. Jesus racked with pain, stripped of his clothing, all covered with wounds, who spoke these words to me: ‘How long . . . will you keep putting me off?’”

For eleven years, Helen had been hearing God’s voice inviting her to “a more perfect life.” She wanted to respond by entering...

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