From: Mary Zimmerman
As I was searching for the right word to describe the wonders of God, I was a decade into praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy when the word “magnificence” jumped out at me. I quickly consulted Mr. Webster; to my delight, yes, yes, that’s the word I was looking for. So now I’ll just take it from here.
Actually there are so many ways and words to describe the greatness of God. What makes God so great? It’s because He shares that greatness with us people. For an example, when a very holy person, Pope John Paul, Sister Faustina, etc., dies, we are encouraged to pray to them — then after two miracles they are declared Saints and become our intercessors before the Throne of God. But the rest of us also have the power to activate the heart of God to perform little miracles for all of us. I am thankful for so many.
For now let us focus on a particular Saint, Saint Stanislaus Papczynski (1631-1701), founder of the Marian Fathers, he was finally canonized on June 5, 2016. Now more than 150,000 books on St. Stanislaus have sold in Poland, as well as two films that feature him.
Now St. Stanislaus is known as our friend in Heaven, as he seems to be answering a flood of prayer requests. For instance, many, many people have had family members return to church. The Marians have stacks of letters from around the world reporting graces received through St. Stanislaus’ intercession.
Saint Stanislaus taught that we are to live with our attention on dying, looking toward our ultimate meeting with God. This is Saint Stanislaus, our friend in Heaven.
I am convinced I wail start today calling upon St. Stanislaus to bless our family, along with many other intentions. How about you?
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immoral One, have mercy on us and on the whole world; you are magnificent.
This is the prayer to obtain grace through the intercession of St. Stanislaus Papczynski: “St. Stanislaus, gracious intercessor before God, defender of the oppressed and patron of those in mortal danger, you always zealously served Jesus and His Immaculate Mother for the salvation of immortal souls, and you took pity on every misery. Trusting in your intercession, I have recourse to you, and I ask that you do not deny me your help. By your earnest prayers, obtain for me from God the grace [state prayer intention] for which I beg you with trust, and help me, all my life long, to fulfill the will of the Heavenly Father. Amen.”