Friday, January 16, 2015


If we read the Diary of St. Faustina, we come across the following entry for December 17, 1936, which is paragraph number 823:

December 17 [1936]: I have offered this day for priests. I have suffered more today than ever before, both interiorly and exteriorly. I did not know it was possible to suffer so much in one day. I tried to make a Holy Hour, in the course of which my spirit had a taste of the bitterness of the Garden of Gethsemane.

Clearly something powerful was going on in the spiritual realm that day, and St. Faustina was keenly aware of it. What could have possibly been happening on that day to cause St. Faustina such agonizing pain? What was so special about December 17, 1936?



Well, I suppose we'll just file this under interesting factoids to keep in mind. It's probably nothing.

FYI. Before you comment, please notice the tag for this post is "humour"; it is not our intention to make any insinuation beyond noting the existence of this coincidence.


Anonymous said...

Is Pope Francis turning a corner:

Mike said...


May God send us the prelate that will restore the spirit of his priests.

Anonymous said...

Well, just to keep things on an even keel, I would suggest that a sacrifice offered for priests, on the day of the birth of future pope, would be intense.

The problem is we look too soon to chastisement, rather than agape.

What would the burden of prayer be for a chosen saint who offered it upon the birth of Sts. Pius V & X?


Amateur Brain Surgeon said...

Dear Brother Boniface. This took courage to post this and it is to be hoped it receives the attention it deserves.

Anonymous said...

The "bitterness of Gethsemani" is the bitterness of abandonment in time of need (the slumber of the apostles) and betrayal (Judas). This is pretty scary.

Pray and make sacrifices--for all. Save us, O Lord.