Alicja Lenczewska’s Encounters with Jesus, and Their Remedy for Sin

When a confessor hears the same sins repeated over and over again, a thousand million times over, he may begin to wonder if there’s any hope left for the human race. I guess that’s where faith kicks in.

A couple of years ago I was deeply touched reading mystical conversations of Alicja Lenczewska (†2012) with Jesus, in the notes of in which everyone can find ways to avoid mortal sins and overcome venial ones.

Such an account might bring to mind, also from Poland, the great saint of Divine Mercy, Saint Faustina Kowalska. Similarly, Alicja is said to have been granted the gift of invisible stigmata, in which she felt the sufferings of Christ but without the bodily marks.  Her religious retreat in Gostyń in 1985 yielded amazing series of graces: spiritual encounters and conversations; however some time afterwards she received the rare grace of mystical union with the Lord.

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Virtual Advent Retreat for Busy Catholic Women: December 12

Come. Be part of this Virtual Advent Retreat for Busy Catholic Women. Journey with other women and retreat into this gift of time to discover Jesus’ promise of peace, in the midst of the different roles and responsibilities of your life and seasonal busyness. Retreat from the feelings of stress, anxiety, and isolation brought on by this pandemic.  During our […]

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The parable of the Ten Bridesmaids

The Gospel for this Sunday provides us with an excellent opportunity to meditate about one of the Four Last Things – Judgement. The parable of the Ten Bridesmaids (Matthew 25.1-13) reminds us that true wisdom is found in being prepared to meet the bridegroom when he arrives. The bridesmaids who had sufficient oil for their lamps were invited into the wedding […]

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