Praying for those who are dying......

Jesus asks us to pray for the dying, particularly the Chaplet of Mercy...I think we can remember especially those whom we know as well as those who are in the limelight, who are famous as they too have souls.  How many are praying for them ?   In our prayer meeting we include all those that we have heard about or have read about in the papers or have seen on the news, who are terminally ill.  We did pray for Alex Higgins the snooker player who had been very ill with cancer and who died last week.  It is not for us to judge a person's life but to have hope and trust in Gods mercy. 

In the Diary of St. Faustina Jesus said  "Pray as much as you can for the dying. By your entreaties [that is, insistent prayers] obtain for them trust in My mercy, because they have most need of trust, and have it the least. Be assured that the grace of eternal salvation for certain souls in their final moment depends on your prayer. You know the whole abyss of My mercy, so draw upon it for yourself and especially for poor sinners. Sooner would heaven and earth turn into nothingness than would My mercy not embrace a trusting soul." (Diary, 1777).

My Sister Mary..

My own sister Mary died this year after losing her life to cancer on March 16th.  Mary endured a great deal throughout her life, and I am sure that when she died she went straight to her reward in Heaven as she was a pure and good soul who loved God and suffered very much.  While with her on that last day in hospital, I prayed the Chaplet of Mercy as she went through her final agony.  She died at 2.55pm just before the 3pm hour of Mercy in St. Joseph's Hospital and she was buried on the Feast of St. Joseph.  Jesus promised that those who resemble Him in His suffering, will resemble Him also in His glory.  Mary suffered greatly from her childhood to adulthood on this earth, but she is now enjoying the peace and joy of Heaven with Jesus, Our Lady and all the Saints and Angels. 
Here is Mary in happier times in her youth at home and I know that she is now interceding for me, for our family and she will intercede for all those who suffer grievously...

From the Diary of St. Faustina,  St. Faustina relates :  I saw a multitude of souls crucified like Him. Then I saw a second multitude of souls, and a third. The second multitude were not nailed to [their] crosses, but were holding them firmly in their hands

Jesus said to her: 'Do you see these souls? Those who are like Me in the pain and contempt they suffer will be like Me also in glory.'   Diary 446

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