“Sister Faustina was a young, uneducated, nun in a convent of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Cracow, Poland during the 1930's. She came from a very poor family that struggled on their little farm during the years of World War I. She had only three years of very simple education, so hers were the humblest tasks in the convent, usually in the kitchen or garden. However, she received extraordinary revelations or messages from Our Lord Jesus. Jesus asked Sr. Faustina to record these experiences, which she compiled in notebooks. These notebooks are known today as the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska and the words contained within are God's loving message of Divine Mercy.”
Sr. Faustina was canonized a saint by Pope John Paul II in 2000. At the mass for her canonization, the Pope proclaimed the Sunday after Easter to be Divine Mercy Sunday. This year we celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday on April 12. Her feastday is October 5.
Image of St. Faustina and text © Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. Used with permission. http://thedivinemercy.org