In her famous Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul, St. Faustina Kowalska recorded a series of visions of Jesus where he revealed the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and promised that anything can be obtained with the prayer if it is compatible with his will. St. John Paul II formally established the Divine Mercy devotion and canonized Faustina in 2000. The Marians of the Immaculate Conception are dedicated to spreading the Divine Mercy devotion the foreword for this book was written by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of Divine Mercy Explained and 33 Days to Morning Glory.
In Divine Mercy for Moms, Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference—one of the largest annual Catholic women’s conferences in the country—draw upon their own experiences to introduce you to St. Faustina and her five essential elements of the Divine Mercy message:
- The image of the Merciful Jesus
- The Feast of Divine Mercy
- The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
- The House of Mercy
- Spreading the honor of Divine Mercy
Divine Mercy for Moms was the winner of a 2017 Catholic Press Association Book Award: Family Life (Third Place).
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About the Author
Michele Faehnle is a school nurse at St. Andrew School in Upper Arlington, Ohio, and the host of Answering the Call on St. Gabriel Radio. She is a contributor to CatholicMom.com, codirector of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference, and coauthor of Divine Mercy for Moms, The Friendship Project, and Our Friend Faustina.
Faehnle earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1999. Faehnle has spoken at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy and to several women’s groups and conferences, including 1:38 Women, Mothering with Grace Annual Mother’s Conference, Indiana Catholic Women’s Conference, and the online Catholic Conference for Moms. Faehnle has appeared on EWTN’s At Home with Jim and Joy and a number of Catholic radio programs.
Along with her coauthor, Emily Jaminet, Faehnle received the Bishop John King Mussio Award from Franciscan University of Steubenvile, of which she is an alumna. She and her husband, Matthew, have four children and live in Columbus, Ohio.
Emily Jaminet is the executive director of the Sacred Heart Enthronement Network. She is the author of the award-winning book Secrets of the Sacred Heart and the coauthor of Divine Mercy for Moms, The Friendship Project, Pray Fully, and Our Friend Faustina.
Jaminet earned a bachelor’s degree in mental health and human services from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1998. She is the cohost of Inspired by Faith on St. Gabriel Radio and the host of the Emily Jaminet Podcast. She has spoken to a number of parish and diocesan women’s groups and conferences, serves on the leadership team of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference, and consults with the Catholic Men’s Ministry. She is the director of adult faith formation and coordinates RCIA for her parish.
Jaminet has appeared on EWTN’s Women of Grace, Bookmark, and At Home with Jim and Joy. She is a monthly contributor on Spirit Catholic Radio, Relevant Radio, and Diocesan.com. She also writes for CatholicMom.com.
Jaminet received the Bishop John King Mussio Award from Franciscan University. She and her husband, John, have seven children and live in Columbus, Ohio.
Rev. Michael Gaitley, MIC, is the director of evangelization and development for the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. He is the author of a number of bestselling books, including 33 Days to Morning Glory.
Table of Contents
Publisher's Note viii
Foreword Fr. Michael E. Gaitley ix
1 St. Faustina, Apostle of Divine Mercy 1
2 Developing Trust in Jesus through the Divine Mercy Devotion 12
3 Showing Mercy to Our Neighbor 29
4 The Corporal Works of Mercy 37
5 The Spiritual Works of Mercy 62
6 Mary, Mother of Mercy 86
Afterword Lisa M. Hendey 96
Appendix 1 Prayers 99
Appendix 2 Thirty Days of Mercy 111
Study Guide 122