Faustina Kowalska was born in Poland. When she was twenty years old, she entered the
Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy.
On the 22nd of February, 1931, she had a vision of Jesus while she was in Plock, Poland.
Jesus appeared to her and said, "paint an image according to the pattern you see with
the signature: JESUS I TRUST IN YOU. I promise that the soul that will venerate this image
will not perish. I also promise victory over (its) enemies already here on earth,
especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory" (Diary
He asked her to remind the world of His unfathomable
and He taught her a very special devotion to the Divine Mercy based on trust in Him.
Sister Faustina died on October 5, 1938, at a convent in Krakow. She was buried in the
convent chapel beneath the image of the Divine Mercy.
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Sister Faustina was beatified on April 18, 1993, her
canonization took place on April 30, 2000 the first Sunday after Easter, on Divine
She was honoured by becoming the first saint of this millenium, giving thus great
emphasis to the Divine Mercy Devotion.
As one of the great events of the Jubilee 2000, the Holy Father John Paul II,
conducted the ceremony of the canonization of St Faustina, before a crowd of around 200000
Divine Mercy Pilgrims.
We are encouraged to study and to practice the devotions of the Divine
Veneration of the Divine Mercy Image with the
caption, "Jesus, I trust in You."
Praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, especially at 3:00 - the Hour of Divine
Praying a Novena of Divine Mercy from Good Friday to the Sunday after Easter,
which has been designated the Feast of the Divine Mercy.
"On that day are open all the divine floodgates through which graces flow. Let no
soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet."
(From Sr. Faustina's Diary, p. 699.)
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