“I am giving you three ways of exercising mercy toward your neighbor: the first—by deed, the second—by word, the third—by prayer. In these three degrees is contained the fullness of mercy, and it is unquestionable proof of love for Me.” –Diary of St. Faustina (742)
Once again I’ve uncovered a book that is perfect for the Year of Mercy. Don’t worry! If you’ve forgotten all about the Year of Mercy, now is your chance to be reinvigorated! This book is beautiful, simple, and one of my most favorite ‘mommy books’ I’ve read.
Being a mom is a beautiful job entrusted to us by God. It is also, however, incredibly difficult. Taking care of children is tiring and often thankless. Our day-to-day lives can seem monotonous and lonely. It can be easy to question how we can make an impact on the world from our homes. Divine Mercy for Moms is the perfect book to remind us of the importance of our work and to guide us and push us to take our mercy and kindness even further.
The book is divided into six main parts. It begins with a brief history of St. Faustina and continues with the devotion to Divine Mercy. There is a brief summary of the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy with simple things moms can do for their families and for others. Lastly, the book encourages a strong devotion to Mary since she is our model of perfect motherhood.
Each chapter provides the reader with a deed to perform, a way to use words to show mercy, and finishes with prayer. Each task is simple yet special. There are quite a few other suggestions for practicing Divine Mercy throughout the rest of the book as well.
I can’t say enough about this book. I love the Divine Mercy Chaplet and have the image hung in my home. The book has informed me of other ways to honor Divine Mercy as well. I have new ideas for practicing the Corporal Works of Mercy and have a new understanding of the Spiritual Works. After reading this book my hope is that Divine Mercy will fill my home and all of my relationships. I hope I can spread this mercy with others in my life and those with whom I come in contact. I hope that all moms can take the time to read it, too.