Divine Mercy Chaplet
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(11-15-2020, 12:52 PM)Augustinian Wrote: It has much to do with the foundations of the devotion, rather than how it was propagated. For example, within the first few entries of Sr. Faustina's diary, we see her enter the convent by the urgings of these supposed "visions" by disobeying her parents. Her parents forbade her to enter a convent, and rather than obey them (she was yet under their charge, mind you), she ran away and joined any way. So from the outset we have a religious life established upon disobedience of one's parents, a mortal sin. And this is claimed to have come from God, who does not permit mortal sin for the cause of good. That is not at all a godly start to a pious devotion.

For comparison's sake, many like to point out how similar the life of St. Margaret Mary is to that of Sr. Faustina. Yet, when St. Margaret was called to the religious life she by no means did so against the will of those who had charge over her. Her mother did not wish her to enter a convent, and as painful as it was for St. Margaret, she obeyed. After her mother died, and with the blessing of her brother, only then was St. Margaret able to enter the religious life after about 3 years.

I'm not a fan of The Divine Mercy Devotion but a quick look into St. Thomas seems to say the opposite:

"If, however, the parents' necessity be not such as to stand in great need of their children's assistance, the latter may, in despite of the duty they owe their parents, enter religion even against their parents' command, because after the age of puberty every freeman enjoys freedom in things concerning the ordering of his state of life, especially in such as belong to the service of God, and "we should more obey the Father of spirits that we may live ['Shall we not much more obey the Father of Spirits, and live?']," as says the Apostle (Hebrews 12:9), than obey our parents." Hence as we read (Matthew 8:22Luke 9:62our Lord rebuked the disciple who was unwilling to follow him forthwith on account of his father's burial: for there were others who could see to this, as Chrysostom remarks [Hom. xxvii in Matth.].

So unless her parents couldn't take care of themselves without her I don't think that would be a mortal sin.
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Divine Mercy Chaplet - by Pandora - 11-14-2020, 04:27 PM
RE: Divine Mercy Chaplet - by jovan66102 - 11-14-2020, 09:54 PM
RE: Divine Mercy Chaplet - by Augustinian - 11-15-2020, 10:08 AM
RE: Divine Mercy Chaplet - by Pandora - 11-15-2020, 12:27 PM
RE: Divine Mercy Chaplet - by Augustinian - 11-15-2020, 12:52 PM
RE: Divine Mercy Chaplet - by Pandora - 11-15-2020, 01:16 PM
RE: Divine Mercy Chaplet - by Florus - 11-15-2020, 01:23 PM
RE: Divine Mercy Chaplet - by VoxClamantis - 11-15-2020, 01:23 PM
RE: Divine Mercy Chaplet - by Augustinian - 11-15-2020, 02:25 PM
RE: Divine Mercy Chaplet - by MagisterMusicae - 11-15-2020, 07:27 PM
RE: Divine Mercy Chaplet - by Mourning Dove - 11-16-2020, 07:52 AM
RE: Divine Mercy Chaplet - by VoxClamantis - 11-16-2020, 04:44 PM
RE: Divine Mercy Chaplet - by Augustinian - 11-16-2020, 06:21 PM
RE: Divine Mercy Chaplet - by MagisterMusicae - 11-16-2020, 09:52 PM



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