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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Saints Corner: Saint M. Faustina Kowalska

Name: Maria Faustina of the Blessed Sacrament, born Helen Kowlska, commonly known as Saint Faustina
Birth & Death: 25 August 1905 - 5 October1938
Feast Day: October 5
Country of Origin: Poland
Born into a poor family, at 19 she felt God call her to the religious life. She travelled from her hometown to Warsaw, not knowing anyone there. A local priest arranged for her to stay with a local woman until she found a convent. She was rejected by several due to her poverty and lack of education. The Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy eventually accepted her on the condition that she could pay for her habit so she worked as a maid until she had enough money for her habit. She made her first vows in 1928 and made her final vows in 1933. She was a mystic and a visionary, and Jesus gave her the Divine Mercy devotion in her visions. Her diaries were originally suppressed before being approved in 1978.

Sister Faustina: God's Gift to Our Time
Saint Faustina, Apostle of Divine Mercy
Mary Faustina Kowalska
Saint M. Faustina Kowalska
The Divine Mercy
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
The Divine Mercy Devotion

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