Sister Faustina, John Paul II, and the Divine Mercy Rosary

2 Apr

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Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938) was a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy.  Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938) was a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy.

On Sunday, April 27,2014, the Catholic Church honored two special events. Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII were raised to sainthood. April 27  also marked Divine Mercy Sunday. It was fitting that these two events were celebrated on the same day because it was Pope John Paul II who declared that Divine Mercy Sunday should be commemorated every year on the first Sunday after Easter. Divine Mercy Sunday was born of the vision of Helena Kowalska, later known as Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska.

Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska of Poland is credited with spreading the word of Christ’s divine mercy. On February 22, 1931, Sister Faustina wrote in her diary that she saw a vision of Christ standing with one hand outstretched in blessing and the other hand clutching His side, wounded by…

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One Response to “Sister Faustina, John Paul II, and the Divine Mercy Rosary”

  1. Giovanna Lottes April 2, 2016 at 11:53 PM #

    April 30 is my birthday. How about that.

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