St. Faustina’s Experience of the Passion (The Drew Mariani Show)

Drew Mariani takes you on a mystical voyage into the heart of Jesus’ suffering, guided by the extraordinary experiences of St. Faustina. The intensity of this journey, marked by moments of profound sorrow and divine love, is something you’ll find both heart-wrenching and uplifting.

Drew delves deep into that pivotal moment in the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus, in his agony, sweats blood and pleads with the Father, showcasing the unimaginable depth of his love for us. It’s a scene that paints a vivid picture of divine anguish, yet also of unwavering submission to the Father’s will.

Through St. Faustina’s eyes, we’re given a front-row seat to the passion of Christ. She shares with you an immersion into Jesus’ suffering — a mystical experience where she feels every pain, every torture that Jesus endures, right in the core of her being. This intimate communion with Jesus’ suffering brings her an immense growth in love and a profound understanding of the boundless nature of his mercy towards us.

Drew highlights Jesus’ teachings to St. Faustina, emphasizing the transformational power of meditating on his passion. This contemplation is a pathway to holiness, a means to unite our own sufferings with his for the redemption of the world.

The scourging, the crown of thorns, the mockery, and insults — each act of violence against Jesus is a reflection of the sins of humanity, especially those of impurity, which Jesus took upon himself with unimaginable moral suffering. Yet, through all these, his love and mercy remain unfaltering.

Drew encourages us to take our own crosses, our sufferings, and unite them with Jesus’, transforming them into a powerful offering for the salvation of souls. Just as Faustina saw in her visions, our participation in Jesus’ passion, in whatever form it takes, aligns us more closely with his glory.

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at and on the Relevant Radio® app.