The Peace of God to all that belong to the Light,
Today in the festivity of the Divine Mercy once more it is remembered the promises of mercy that the Lord Jesus Christ in person gave to the a nune in
Poland at the beginig of the XX century.
This that is a unique aparition of Christ happened in modern times, constitutes one of the greatest mysteries of the Catholic Mysticism, only
comparable in importance with the Mystery of aparition of the Holy Virgin Mary in Fatima, happened also at the beginig of the past century but in
Portugal, or her aparition in Medjugorje, in the middle of the civil war of Yugoslavia.
This is the story of the event of Poland:
Saint Faustina was born Helena Kowalska in the village of Glogowiec west of Lodz, Poland, on August 25, 1905. She was the third of ten children. When
she was almost twenty, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, whose members devote themselves to the care and education of
troubled young women.
The following year she received her religious habit and was given the name Sister Maria Faustina, to which she added "of the Most Blessed Sacrament,"
as was permitted by her Congregation's custom.
In the 1930s, Sister Faustina received from the Lord a message of mercy that she was told to spread throughout the world. She was asked to become the
apostle and secretary of God's mercy, a model of how to be merciful to others, and an instrument for reemphasizing God's plan of mercy for the
The message of mercy that Sister Faustina received is now being spread throughout the world; she has been recognized by the Church as a "Saint"; and
her diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul, has become the handbook for devotion to The Divine Mercy. She would not have been surprised, for she had been told
that the message of God's mercy would spread through her writings for the great benefit of souls.
Through Saint Faustina, Jesus also revealed special ways to live out the response to His mercy–one of which is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, as both
a novena and a prayer for the three o'clock hour–the hour of His death.
For more information about the way to pray the Divine Mercy rosary, a so powerful tool of communication with God, please refer to :
If you want to experience a really mystic experience in your spiritual life also here there is a link in which you can listen the official track of
the Chanted version of the Rosary:
Throughout her life, she reported a number of visions of Jesus and conversations with him, which she wrote about in her diary, later published as the
book Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul. Her Vatican biography quotes some of these conversations regarding the Divine Mercy devotion.
At age 20 she joined a convent in Warsaw and was later transferred to Plock, and then to Vilnius, where she met her confessor Michael Sopocko who
supported her devotion to Divine Mercy. Faustina and Sopocko directed an artist to paint the first Divine Mercy image, based on Faustina's reported
vision of Jesus. Sopocko used the image to celebrate the first Mass on the first Sunday after Easter - which later became known as Divine Mercy
In her diary Faustina predicted that her work would be suppressed for some time, then accepted again. Two decades after her death the Divine Mercy
devotion was banned by the Vatican, but was approved again in 1978 and she was declared the first saint of the 21st century in April 2000. The Divine
Mercy devotion is now followed by over 100 million devoted people around the world.
On these thread we are going to recall the different visitations of our Lord Jesus Christ to Sor Faustina, and the important messages she received of
thanks for your attention,
The Angel of Lightness
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