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Read the book that ignited the Divine Mercy movement in the Church!

The Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy in My Soul, is the book that sparked the Divine Mercy movement. It now has more than 1,000,000 copies sold to date. It is a book for every Catholic's library - one that many will want to keep next to their Bible for constant insight and inspiration. The Diary is an amazing narrative that chronicles the experiences of a simple, uneducated Polish nun who received a special call shortly before the outbreak of World War II. Our Lord appeared to her and instructed her to spread the message of His Divine Mercy to all, especially in our current age which is full of so much distress and worldliness. The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us all of us. And, He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. The Diary is truly a vehicle of grace for all who read it, for in reading it one can realize the truth that mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to Gods mercy, (Diary, 300).

About the Author: Sr. Faustina was a young nun living in Cracow, Poland in the 1930s. Despite having only 3 years of formal education, she recorded extraordinary revelations from Our Lord, which she compiled in notebooks known today as the bestselling Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska. In 1979, The Marians of the Immaculate Conception, lead by Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, were instrumental in bringing it in its rough type-written form out of Poland. On April 30, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized St. Faustina and called for the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday as the Sunday after Easter.


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7 3/4"  (19.6 cm) x 5"  (12.7 cm)
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Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy in My Soul a compilation of notebooks written by then Sister Maria Faustina, secretary to Our Lord, published by Marian Press. St. Faustina's diary is made up of Sister Maria Faustina's notebooks that were written between the years 1934 and 1938. Sister Maria Faustina was a young Polish nun with the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. St. Maria Faustina's diary is filled with beautiful passages detailing her longing for Jesus, her struggles with her health, and her strive for sacrifice. Jesus told Sister Maria Faustina to keep a diary and and to record all the things He told her. All of the words that Jesus spoke to Sister Maria Faustina are typed Full Review...

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St. Faustina Kowalska

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 10/05


Patron Of: World Youth Day

Also known as
    Elena Kowalska
    Faustina Kowalska
    Helena Kowalska
    Maria Faustina Kowalska
    Sister Faustina

Memorial
    5 October

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    Third of ten children, she attended only three years of school. As a teenager, she worked as a domestic servant for other families. After being rejected by several religious orders, she became a nun in the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Warsaw, Poland on 1 August 1925; the order is devoted to care and education of troubled young women. She changed her name to Sister Maria Faustina of the Most Blessed Sacrament. During her 13 years in various houses, she was a cook, gardener, and porter.

    She had a special devotion to Mary Immaculate, to the Sacrament, and to Reconciliation, which led to a deep mystical interior life. She began to have visions, receive revelations, and experience hidden stigmata. She began recording these mystical experiences in a diary; being nearly illiterate, it was written phonetically, without quotation marks or punctuation, and runs to nearly 700 pages. A bad translation reached Rome in 1958, and was labelled heretical. However, when Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) became Archbishop of Krakow, he was beseiged by requests for a reconsideration. He ordered a better translation made, and Vatican authorities realized that instead of heresy, the work proclaimed God's love. It was published as Divine Mercy in my Soul.

    In the 1930's, Sister Faustina received a message of mercy from Jesus that she was told to spread throughout the world, a message of God's mercy to each person individually, and for humanity as a whole. Jesus asked that a picture be painted of him with the inscription: "Jesus, I Trust in You." She was asked to be a model of mercy to others, to live her entire life, in imitation of Christ's, as a sacrifice. She commissioned this painting in 1935, showing a red and a white light shining from Christ's Sacred Heart.

    Apostles of Divine Mercy is a movement of priests, religious, and lay people inspired by Faustina's experiences; they spread knowledge of the mystery of Divine Mercy, and invoke God's mercy on sinners. Approved in 1996 by the Archdiocese of Krakow, it has spread to 29 countries.

Born
    25 August 1905 at Glogowiec, Poland as Elena (Helena) Kowalska

Died
    5 October 1938 at Krakow, Poland of tuberculosis

Venerated
    7 March 1992 by Pope John Paul II

Beatified
    18 April 1993 by Pope John Paul II
    her beatification miracle involved the cure of Maureen Digan who suffered Milroy's disease, a hereditary form of lymphedema that cost her a leg

Canonized
    30 April 2000 by Pope John Paul II
    her canonization miracle involved the cure of Father Ronald P. Pytel's heart condition

Patronage
    World Youth Day



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