Members

An adult of legal age, whe­ther a reli­gio­us or lay per­son, who has spent one year as a Volun­te­er and anno­un­ces the desi­re for ful­ler invo­lve­ment in the goals of the Asso­cia­tion may beco­me a Mem­ber of the Asso­cia­tion.

Mem­bers are obli­ged:

  • To rece­ive the holy sacra­ments regu­lar­ly (if possi­ble, mon­th­ly Con­fes­sion and fre­qu­ent Holy Com­mu­nion).
  • To keep coming to know the myste­ry of Divi­ne Mer­cy, as most ful­ly reve­aled in the cru­ci­fied and risen Christ, and to beco­me tho­ro­ugh­ly fami­liar with the mes­sa­ge of Divi­ne Mer­cy han­ded down by Saint Fau­sti­na.
  • To com­ple­te the spi­ri­tu­al and apo­sto­lic for­ma­tion pro­gram which is obli­ga­to­ry in the Asso­cia­tion.
  • To proc­la­im the mes­sa­ge of Divi­ne Mer­cy by the wit­ness of one’s life and words.
  • To deve­lop the atti­tu­de of com­ple­te trust in God thro­ugh the ful­fil­ment of His will in all aspects of life, depen­ding on one’s sta­te and pro­fes­sion.
  • In the cour­se of each day, to per­form at least one act of mer­cy towards one’s neigh­bo­ur by deed, word, or pray­er, out of love for Jesus.
  • Inso­far as possi­ble, to ini­tia­te or take part in works of mer­cy, espe­cial­ly tho­se exten­ded to per­sons in need of deep moral rene­wal.
  • To pray and offer one’s suf­fe­ring par­ti­cu­lar­ly for the conver­sion of sin­ners as well as for the inten­tion of prie­sts and reli­gio­us.
  • In the cour­se of each day, to uni­te one­self with the Mer­ci­ful Jesus in acts of love and pray­er, implo­ring Divi­ne Mer­cy for the enti­re world.
  • To prac­ti­ce the forms of devo­tion han­ded down by Saint Fau­sti­na: to vene­ra­te the ima­ge of the Mer­ci­ful Jesus, to pray the Cha­plet of Divi­ne Mer­cy, to offer pray­er at the Hour of Mer­cy, and to obse­rve the Feast of Divi­ne Mer­cy.
  • To take an acti­ve part in the reali­sa­tion of all the Association’s goals.
  • To con­form to the pro­vi­sions of the sta­tu­tes, bylaws, and reso­lu­tions of the Asso­cia­tion.
  • To be a wor­thy repre­sen­ta­ti­ve of the Asso­cia­tion in one’s envi­ron­ment.
  • To pay mem­ber­ship dues regu­lar­ly.

The  pro­mi­ses of the Mer­ci­ful Jesus han­ded down by Saint Fau­sti­na:

  • Souls who spre­ad the honor of My mer­cy I shield thro­ugh the­ir enti­re lives as a ten­der mother her infant, and at the hour of death I will not be a Jud­ge for them, but the Mer­ci­ful Savior (Dia­ry, 1075).
  • All tho­se souls who will glo­ri­fy My mer­cy and spre­ad its wor­ship, enco­ura­ging others to trust in My mer­cy, will not expe­rien­ce ter­ror at the hour of death. My mer­cy will shield them in that final bat­tle (Dia­ry, 1540).
  • To prie­sts who proc­la­im and extol My mer­cy, I will give won­dro­us power; I will ano­int the­ir words and touch the hearts of tho­se to whom they will spe­ak (Dia­ry, 1521).

In addi­tion to the­se spi­ri­tu­al goods, which the Lord has pro­mi­sed to all apo­stles of Divi­ne Mer­cy, the Mem­bers of the Asso­cia­tion have the right:

  • To sub­mit pro­po­sals and sug­ge­stions to the Association’s autho­ri­ties.
  • Inso­far as possi­ble, to par­ti­ci­pa­te in the work of the Asso­cia­tion.
  • To possess an Asso­cia­tion mem­ber­ship card and bad­ge.
  • To vote for and be elec­ted to the Association’s autho­ri­ties.

In order to apply for mem­ber­ship, the appro­pria­te docu­ments must be sub­mit­ted to the Fau­sti­num secre­ta­riat.  After revie­wing them, the Exe­cu­ti­ve Board comes to a deci­sion and informs the per­son con­cer­ned.

Each year, on Octo­ber 5, new mem­bers par­ti­ci­pa­te in the cere­mo­nies during which they public­ly express the­ir desi­re to be invo­lved more deeply in the goals of the Asso­cia­tion and rece­ive mem­ber­ship cards and a spe­cial bles­sing.

You can get more infor­ma­tion abo­ut admis­sion as a volun­te­er or mem­ber of the “Fau­sti­num” Asso­cia­tion by con­tac­ting the secretary’s offi­ce of the Asso­cia­tion.