A Short Thematic Index to the Diary of Sister M. Faustina Kowalska. Divine Mercy in My Soul

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1 A Short Thematic Index to the Diary of Sister M. Faustina Kowalska Divine Mercy in My Soul This index is meant to supplement the index printed in the full English edition of the diary published in 1987 by the Marian Press, Stockbridge, Mass. Those wishing a more comprehensive index should purchase the Thematic Concordance, previously published as the Study Guide. ABORTION Sr Faustina suffers for, 1276 ANGELS Angel of wrath, Cherub to guard Faustina at gatehouse, 1271 Creation of, Fall of, 1332, 1742 Seven spirits before God s throne (one of) 471 APOSTLES OF DIVINE MERCY Rewards of Jesus for, , 1224, 1540 In proposed new congregation, BEGGARS (and other uninvited visitors) How Sr Faustina treats, , 1297, 1305, , 1377 CHOSEN SOULS Failure to love Jesus as He wishes, 367, 580 Their calling, and fate after death, 1556

2 CONVERSATIONS WITH SOULS Dialogues with Jesus about despairing, sinful, striving and perfect souls, COUNSELS OF PERFECTION Conversation with a perfect soul, Conversation with a soul striving for perfection, 1488 Developing an interior life of silence and humility, 785 Listening to others despite boredom and without curiosity, 789 Reflecting the mercy of Christ, 1688 Remaining silent about the faults of others, 1587 Utter poverty of spirit, 1685, 1701, 1711, 1760, 1779 CREATURES Not relying on, 785, 1259, 1542 Poems and reflections on creation, DEEDS OF MERCY (additional sub-entries to diary index) Main entry: add 1267 Faustina and add 1029 (see also BEGGARS) EUCHARIST (additional sub-entries to diary index) Effect of Holy Communion, 1811 Shields us from God s wrath, Not to refrain from receiving, 156, 612, 1611 FAUSTINA S LIFE Major events and stages Called to this particular convent, 7-19 Called to win souls, 1690 Early life, entry and novitiate, Hospitalised, , and again 1675-end

3 Novena of Divine Mercy, Obedience, 114ff and passim Perpetual vows, 250 onwards Retreat given by Jesus to Sr Faustina, Secretary of Divine Mercy, 1693 Surrenders her own will in obedience to Jesus, , , 861 (WWJD) Unique calling in God s plan, 707, GOD S ATTRIBUTES Getting to know God through, 30 Love, versus human misery, 718 HEAVEN (also covers human destiny, merit) Angels created to worship God, God the goal of man, 1329, Higher heaven of chosen souls, 592, 1556 Jesuit saints in, 683 Merit earned by suffering, 86, 90, 446, 952 The place prepared for St Faustina, 683 HELL Faustina s visit to Hell, 741 Souls who despise God s graces, 580, 1556 MARY, MOTHER OF GOD (additional sub-entries to diary index) Her greatest virtues, 1415 PRAYER (see also CHAPLET, EUCHARIST, HOUR OF MERCY, NOVENA) Anticipating our own death, 813 Childlike conversation with God, 921

4 For the conversion of sinners Chaplet of Mercy, 687, 1541 Commanded by Christ, , 1032 Most pleasing to Christ, 1397 Requires sacrifices, 961 (see also SUFFERING) Restrains God s wrath, For the dying Chaplet of Mercy, 811, 1541, 1565 Sr Faustina s ministry of, 835, 1565, 1777, 1797 For those we love, 739 God redistributes graces of, 454, 621, 1017 Spiritual Warfare, 1760 The Unitive Way, , PURGATORY Faustina s visit to Purgatory, 20 Faustina to endure Purgatory on earth, 36 Feast of Mercy saves souls from, Prayer for people in Purgatory, 1226, 1738 Torments of chosen souls who do not respond to their vocation, 1556 RELIGIOUS LIFE Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy (Sr Faustina s order), 7-19, 1244 Distinctiveness of the soul of a religious, 424, 1148, 1763 Faults of religious Attachments to particular persons, 71, 1683 Avoidance of suffering, 387 (but see also 701) Idleness, 1127 Ingratitude and lukewarmness, 580, 1702; towards Eucharist, 1288 Placing letter of the law above love, 1478

5 Reservations, distrust, caution, 367 Talkativeness and jealousy, 1717 Unspecified, The proposed Order to pray for mercy, 531, , RUSSIA Fsutina restrains Jesus over, 818 SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION(additional sub-entries to diary index) Advice of Jesus, to Faustina, 1464 SECOND COMING (additional sub-entries to diary index) Poland and, 1732 SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS AND CONFESSORS Directions about, , Faustina tested by, Jesus is the true Guide of all souls, 1784 Jesus protects Faustina from scruples, 1802 Jesus speaks to Faustina through, 979, 1260, 1725 Not all souls receive one, 1561 Not always profitable, Role in Faustina s life distinct from Superiors, SUFFERING Conversation with a Suffering Soul, 1487 Enables all souls to gain merit and help others, 86, 90, 446, Illness, 1509 Mortification of self-will greater than physical mortification 28, Not wrong for Faustina to seek respite, 701

6 Passion of Jesus, 369, Purity of, 279 To rescue souls, 1612, 1767 SIN (and failure to live the life Jesus expects of us) Conversation with a sinful soul, 1485 Despair, 1486 Distrust, 50, 300, 580 Indifference, 367 Involuntary offences do not offend Jesus, 1641 Mortal sin (alone) drives away Jesus, 1181 Reception of Holy Communion, 1598 Right to trust in the Mercy of Jesus, 1146, 1728 Talkativeness, 1008, 1717 Temptation, 1560 VIRTUOUS PRACTICES Loving Enemies, 1628, , 1768 Chastity (Virginity, Purity) Jesus scourged for sins against, 445 Faustina s purity protected, 40, 1735 Sins against depend on convertedness of the person, 588 Beauty of St Barbara, 1251 Patience, 1514 Humility True greatness in God s eyes, 424, 1220 Expressed in Sr Faustina s obedience, 1503 Not relying on creatures, 785, 1259, 1542 Relieving the burdensome work of others, 65-66

7 WORKS OF MERCY (additional sub-entries to diary index) See also BEGGARS

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