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The Gift of Final Repentance
St. Faustina Kowalskas
The Gift of Final Repentance — from the Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska.
"God's mercy sometimes touches the sinner at the last moment in a wondrous
and mysterious way. Outwardly, it seems as if everything were lost, but it
is not so. The soul, illumined by a ray of God's powerful final The Gift,
turns to God in the last moment with such a power of love that, in an
instant, it receives from God absolution of sins and remission of
punishment, while outwardly it shows no sign either of repentance or of
contrition, because souls [at that stage] no longer react to external
Oh, how beyond comprehension is God's mercy!
But - horror! - There are also souls who voluntarily and consciously reject and scorn this The Gift!
Although a person is at the point of death, the merciful God gives the soul
that interior vivid moment, so that if the soul is willing, it has the
possibility of returning to God. But sometimes, the obduracy in souls is so
great that consciously they choose hell; they [thus] make useless all the
prayers that other souls offer to God for them and even the efforts of God
Himself..." Diary, 1698
from Divine Mercy in My Soul — The Diary of the Servant of God Saint M. Faustina Kowalska, Marian Press, Stockbridge, Mass, 1987.