My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.
For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness;
behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.
The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
Luke, chapter 1, 46-49
Teachings of the Blessed Mother
(Selected parts of the Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska)
The Mother of God is instructing me in the interior life of the soul with Jesus, especially in Holy Communion (Diary 840). She has taught me how to love God interiorly and also how to carry out His holy will in all things (Diary 40). The more I imitate the Mother of God, the more deeply I get to know God (Diary 843).
I heard the voice of Our Lady: Know, My daughter, that although I was raised to the dignity of Mother of God, seven swords of pain pierced My heart. Don’t do anything to defend yourself; bear everything with humility; God Himself will defend you (Diary 786). I desire, My dearly beloved daughter, that you practice the three virtues that are dearest to Me – and most pleasing to God. The first is humility, humility, and once again humility; the second virtue, purity; the third virtue, love of God (Diary 1415).
I remained alone with the Most Holy Mother who instructed me about the will of God and how to apply it to my life, submitting completely to His most holy decrees. It is impossible for one to please God without obeying His holy will (Diary 1244). Mary is my Instructress, who is ever teaching me how to live for God (Diary 620).
I saw the Mother of God, unspeakably beautiful. She said to me, My daughter, what I demand from you is prayer, prayer, and once again prayer, for the world and especially for your country (Diary 325). I kept praying incessantly for Poland, for my dear Poland, which is so lacking in gratitude for the Mother of God. If it were not for the Mother of God, all our efforts would be of little use (Diary 686).