On 22nd February 1931, while Sr. Faustina was praying in her cell, it became illumined with the most magnificent light.
“In the evening, when I was in my cell, I became aware of the Lord
Jesus clothed in a white garment.
One hand was raised in blessing, the other was touching the garment at the breast.
From the opening
of the garment at the breast there came forth two large rays, one
red and the other pale.
In silence I gazed intently at the Lord;
my soul was overwhelmed with fear, but also with great joy.
After a while Jesus said to me, ‘paint an image according to the pattern
you see, with the inscription: Jesus, I trust in You.’”
Some time later, Our Lord again spoke to her:
“The pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous;
the red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls. These
two rays issued forth from the depths of My most tender Mercy at
that time when My agonising Heart was opened by a lance on the
Cross….Fortunate is the one who will dwell in their shelter, for
the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him.”
“I promise that the soul that will venerate this Image will not perish.
I also promise victory over its enemies here on Earth,
especially at the hour of death” (Diary, 47).
” Write that when they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying,
I will stand between My Father and the dying person,
not as the just Judge but as the merciful Savior” (Diary, 1541).”
Jesus said to Sr. Faustina;
“Secretary of My most profound mystery, know that yours is an exclusive intimacy with Me. Your task is to write down everything that I make known to you about My mercy, for the benefit of those who by reading these things will be comforted in their souls and will have the courage to approach Me. I therefore want you to devote all your free moments to writing” (Diary, 1693).
ST. FAUSTINA PRAY FOR US. AMEN