Wednesday, August 13, 2014

RIP Fr. George Kosicki, CSB - Promoter of Divine Mercy

On August 12, 2014 Fr. George went peacefully home to the Father of Mercy he had served so long.Father George was an author, speaker, and teacher. He was also a hermit and a biochemist. But Fr. George Kosicki, CSB, was probably best known for his work with the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, spreading the message of Divine Mercy. He was the author of such books as Faustina, Saint for Our Times: A Personal Look at Her Life, Spirituality, and Legacy, Now is the Time for Mercy, John Paul II: The Great Mercy Pope Beatification Edition, and Divine Mercy Minutes with Jesus: Praying Daily on Jesus' Words from the Diary of St. Faustina.
Fr. Kosicki explained that "The Divine Mercy message is a call for a global consciousness. It's a prayer for the whole world. And if you don't realize the world is in bad shape, you are really in bad shape. The world, more than anything, needs mercy — mercy from one another and mercy from God."
He was asked some questions about his life in an interview:
How does living as a hermit help you stay focused on God? The solitude enables silence, which enables the Word of the Lord to be heard in my heart. I live each day offering, entrusting, trusting, rejoicing, smiling at the Lord, singing of His mercies, giving thanks. And in my hermitage, I've posted 3x5 cards all over the place with a very simple, but powerful, reminder to myself: "Trust in Jesus even more."
  You have a doctorate in biochemistry. 
Do you have any equations to share? Suffering + Love = Joy. Everyone is suffering. Everyone wants joy. But what we are missing is love. Love is the continual spiritual communion with God.
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