From: Mary Zimmerman


To whom? Well, to me, and I won’t fool around anymore with the common “39 years” white lie. I’ll tell the truth, although I can hardly believe it myself, this year I’m 84. I’ve out-lived my mother, giving up her spirit at the age of 82 into the arms of Jesus whom she loved dearly. My father lived to the ripe old age of 94, and he too loved the Lord. I’m sure he is safe in His arms as well. 

My parents loved their grandchildren so very much, and I suspect they have acquainted themselves with all of them from Heaven. My parents lost four children, three infants and Melvin, aged eight. I’m sure they are praying along with our six children for all of us to make it home to them safely one day.

My family showered so much love on me today for my birthday, and always. I thank my family and friends for the beautiful cards. I’m sure my children picked them out very carefully. I take the verses inside to heart. It’s like they come from their hearts to mine. I must also thank Bishop Quinn for again a grace-filled visit, along with a seminarian; how special is that? Did I deserve all of that? I always worry a bit if I’m doing enough to leave this world better place. Is my writing articles really making a difference? I sincerely hope that is it. It seems to me that the Holy Spirit works very closely with me as I write. Oh yes, the devil also likes to chase my thoughts around, telling me I could and should have done things differently in my life. Well, that that may be, but as hard as I tried and wanted to go back in time, I finally realized that just wouldn’t happen. So instead I just tell God that I’m sorry for what I’ve done wrong and pray for the grace to do better. It gives me renewed faith and hope that Jesus offers special graces and blessings to those who spread the divine mercy devotion. I’m sure that had something to do with my unfailing effort to share the good news to everyone who will lend me an ear. I beg everyone if you don’t connect with all the aspects of this rich in mercy and devotion, at least allow a divine in mercy image grace your home. Our Lord made these promises: “I promise that the soul that will venerate [Just stop for a minute in front of the image, as you look into his eyes, notice He too is looking into your eyes, waiting to hear these words, ‘Jesus, I trust in you.’ This image will not perish.] I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces. That vessel is this image with the signature, ‘Jesus I trust in you.’ By means of this image, I shall grant many graces to souls,” Diary 327,742.

I want to leave you with a new one: “Blessed are those who see God in every person, and strive to make others also discover Him.”

Through His divine mercy and with devotion, I thank everyone for a great birthday.