Praying with St. Faustina: May 3

"Our Lady of Good Counsel" original fresco from the Church at Genazzano circa 1356. Photo: Public Domain

May 3


[Our Lady said to Faustina:] 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. As My daughter, you must especially radiate with these virtues. . . . [St. Faustina wrote:] [M]y heart became so wonderfully attracted to these virtues; and I practice them faithfully. They are as though engraved in my heart. (Diary, 1415)



Most of us try our best to comply when our mother says, “Do it for me.” Notice in today’s quote Mary doesn’t add, “After all I did for you!” Which was a lot. What does she ask? Be humble. Be pure. And love God. It’s up to us to figure out the details and how to apply them in our own lives.


Mother of Good Counsel, pray for us!

Jesus, I trust in You.

Editor’s Note: From May 1-7, Catholic Digest is pleased to publish a daily excerpt from Day by Day with Saint Faustina: 356 Reflections by Susan Tassone (Sophia Institute Press, 2019).

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