Letters to the Marian Helpers
Father Jan, because this is how the director of the Apostolate of Divine Mercy is called each time (because of the founder of the Apostolate, Rev. Jan Przybysz, MIC), who is Rev. Dr Lukasz Mazurek, MIC, writes letters to all members of the Apostolate several times throughout the year.
You can read the content of the latest letter here. If you want to belong to the Apostolate of Divine Mercy through the Association of Marian Helpers, write or call us. We are waiting for YOU with joy!
Letter for October 2021
Dear Marian Helpers! Apostles of Divine Mercy!
In her Diary, St. Faustina wrote: “In the evening, when I was walking in the garden saying my rosary and came to the cemetery, I opened the gate a little and began to pray for a while, and I asked them interiorly, “You are very happy are you not?” Then I heard the words, “We are happy in the measure that we have fulfilled God’s will”- and then silence as before. I became introspective and reflected for a long time on how I am fulfilling God’s will and how I am profiting from the time that God has given me” (Diary, 515).
St Faustina, the Apostle of Divine Mercy, who died in October, the month of the Holy Rosary, recited fervently this prayer daily. It was thanks to this rosary prayer that she obtained solace for souls in Purgatory and others in need, and she herself experienced great consolation and peace in difficult matters.
“On Friday evening during the rosary, when I was thinking about tomorrow’s journey and about the importance of the matter which I was to present to Father Andrasz, fear seized me at the sight of my misery and incapability, and of the greatness of God work. Crushed by this suffering, I submitted myself to the will of God. At that moment, I saw Jesus, in a bright garment, near my kneeler. He said, Why are you afraid to do My will? Will I not help you as I have done thus far? Repeat every one of My demands to those who represent Me on earth, but do only what they tell you to do. At that, a certain strength entered my soul” (Diary, 489).
We, too, can experience special graces while praying the rosary, so I invite you not only in October, but also every day of our lives to ponder the mysteries of Jesus’ life with Mary. The example of St. Faustina, whose memory we celebrate in the Church on October 5, can help us understand the value of this and every prayer.
That is why on October 5, and every day of the week from Monday to Friday, we are delighted to invite you to the chapel of our Apostolate of Divine Mercy in London at 1 Courtfield Gardens, Ealing which is now reopened in accordance with the current pandemic protocols. Every day at 2:30 p.m. we celebrate the Eucharist for the intentions entrusted to us by you, and at the Hour of Mercy, we immerse ourselves in the Passion of Jesus, pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and the Evening Prayer of the Church – Vespers. It is with great joy that we invite you, your families, friends, neighbours, and everyone you know to join us in praying together!
The Chapel in our Apostolate is open to you however for those who, due to illness or distance, cannot join us physically to participate in our daily prayers can connect with us spiritually and via the Internet: www.divinemercyapostolate.co.uk
We thank you for your generosity and continuous support for our Apostolate during this pandemic and we invite you to send us your petitions for either or both devotions during October. We are accepting petitions for the Novena to St Faustina which will be prayed from September 26 to October 4, and we also request your petitions during October as we pray the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
If any of you need additional materials or leaflets to share with others in your families or parishes, just write to us, call us, or visit us. We will be very pleased to meet with you!
May God bless us all, and may Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, plead for us to be zealous in receiving and proclaiming to the world the joyful News about Jesus Christ, the Saviour of every human being!
Gratefully in Christ
Fr. Łukasz Mazurek, MIC