26/07 - 31/07/2016



Mercy in the life of the youth

2016-07-30 / Rzym

In Krakow overwhelmed with young people from all over the world there are certain special places, full of youth seeking answers to their doubt, seeking understanding, but also, in this jubilee year, seeking pardon in the arms of the Father, encouraged by Pope Francis. In a zone of silence, in the city where one can almost smell sanctity, one can spot small, wooden confessionals with priests ready to listen to this yearning, help the youth open their hearts and truly experience the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The Sanctuary of Divine Mercy is one of such places.

In the last days many people have walked through the Holy Door, seeking pardon for their sins. Many youth have had a chance to experience Divine Mercy, which allows to rise from every fall, live on, go forward owing to tender love of God. Some decided to tell us their stories, sharing their testimonies of faith and love that they had received:

Ketty, a 23-year-old girl from Tuscany, with her eyes still looking a little anxiously, says: “Passing through the gate I felt the need to confess. I got to a priest that I had not known before, but he listened to me without judging. I felt the need to purify myself. Now I feel free, but above all – joyful. I feel strong emotions, so strong that I find it difficult to understand what has exactly just happened to me.”

Next I come across Donuto and Silvana from the diocese of Reggio Calabria-Bova, who met thanks to Providence and now were put to the trial of confession. Silvana, who had been trying to confess for a year, shares her joy with us: “The words <> delivered me from anxiety, fear and doubt that had been a burden on my heart. In this place full of Mercy I understood that the Lord is great and good. I do not feel abandoned but heard and understood. I received a great gift of Divine Mercy and now I am very happy.”

Maria Fedele

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