August 25 is the 111th anniversary of the birth of Helena Kowalska – St. Faustina, known throughout the world as the Apostle of Divine Mercy. She was born as the third child in the family of Marianna and Stanisław Kowalski in the village of Głogowiec. The certificate of baptism states that she was born about eight in the morning, and on that year it was a Friday. Sister Faustina’s mother – Marianna née Babel – recalled that she had sanctified her womb, because the earlier births nearly cost her life, but her subsequent children were born without problems. About Helena, she said: “Blessed child, dearest daughter”. Sister Faustina constantly thanked God for her parents, God-fearing people, righteous and diligent, who brought up their children in a spirit of faith and love of God and others. Today, the birthplace of the Apostle of Divine Mercy belongs to her Baptismal Shrine, and remains under the care of the Sisters of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy’s convent in Świnice Warckie. The place of her birth is visited by pilgrims not only from Poland, but also other countries in the world, who travel along the trail of her life.