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After the summer break, on September 22nd at 7 pm, in the Łagiewniki Shrine’s chapel of the Divine Mercy image and the tomb of St. Faustina, the traditional monthly youth meeting, dubbed the Łagiewniki 22, will take place. This year, the Sisters and the participants of the meetings will be following the new theme: Come and Trust! In prayer, the young people will entrust all the difficult matters of the Church, the world and their personal problems to the merciful Lord. The evenings of adoration will also be a spiritual preparation for the 20th anniversary of the act of entrusting the world to Divine Mercy, which was done by St. Pope John Paul II in 2002 at the Łagiewniki Shrine. 

On September 22nd, at the John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C., another Evening with Merciful Jesus will be held. Sisters from the Washington community of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy will host the event. This time, the talk on God’s mercy in hardship and suffering will be delivered by Fr. Paul Nguyen from Vietnam. After the talk and adoration of Jesus, there will be a meeting and refreshments for the participants.

Such is the title of the 19th episode of our short film clip series about the Message of Mercy from Jesus, based on the Diary of Sister Faustina. Every episode contains a dialog between Jesus and St. Faustina. In this episode, Jesus is saying: “When you are obedient I remove your weakness and give you My power. I am very surprised that souls do not want to make this swap with Me” (Diary, 381). Saint Faustina responds. “One word which I always consider, that one thing is all to me, by it I live, with it I die, and that thing is the holy will of God. My entire soul hearkens unto what God wants; I always do whatever God wants of me, even though often my nature trembles” (Diary, 228).

The script for a series of short films featuring Jesus’ message of mercy was written by Sr. M. Elżbieta Siepak, O.L.M. This message reveals God’s merciful love and calls us to respond to it with an attitude of trust in God, that is, by doing His will, and by doing good to others through deeds, words and prayer. The narrators are Adam Woronowicz and Aleksandra Posielężna, and the music was written by the Krakow composed and musician, Paweł Bębenek. The one-minute film clips with beautiful outdoor scenes are produced by the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in cooperation with TVP. You can watch them all on you YouTube channel: Faustina.pl.

On 17-19 September, a vocational retreat for young women will take place in the Discalced Carmelites’ monastery in Lorinčík near Košice in the south of Slovakia. The theme will be: A friend of God. The retreat will be provided by Fr. Andrej Valent, O.C.D., and Sr. Benediktína Fečová from the Košice community of the Congregation of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy.

On 13 and 14 of September, we will be celebraring the 86th anniversary of the revelation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Jesus taught humanity two prayers: Modlitwy Pańskiej, when the Apostles asked Him for it, and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, which He dictated to St. Faustina in Polish, in the Vilnius convent of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in 1935. As she noted in her Diary: In the evening when I was in my cell, I saw an Angel, the executor of divine wrath. He was clothed in a dazing robe, his face gloriously bright, a cloud beneath his feet. From the cloud, bolts of thunder and flashes of lightning were springing into his hands; and from his hand they were going forth, and only then were they striking the earth. When I saw this sign of divine wrath which was about to strike the earth, and in particular a certain place, which for good reasons I cannot name, I began to implore the Angel to hold off for a few moments, and the world would do penance. But my plea was a mere nothing in the face of divine anger. Just then I saw the Most Holy Trinity. The greatness of Its majesty pierced me deeply and I did not dare to repeat my entrietaties. At that very moment I felt in my soul the power of Jesus’ grace which dwells in my soul. When I became conscious of this grace, I was instantly snatched up before the Throne of God. Oh, how great is our Lord and God and how incomprehensible His holiness! I will make no attempt to describe this greatness, because before long we shall all see Him as He is. I found myself pleading  with God for the world with words heard interiorly.

As I was praying in this manner, I saw the Angel’s helplessness: he could not carry out the just punishment,which was rightly due for sins. Never before had I prayed with such inner power as I did then.

The words with which I entreated God are these: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ for our sins, and those of the whole world; for the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us.

The next morning, when I enered chapel, heard these words interiorly: Every time you enter the chapel, immediately recite the prayer which I taught you yesterday. When had said the prayer, in my soul I heard these words: This prayer will will serve to appease My wrath. You will recite it for nine days, on the beads of the rosary, in the folllowing manner: First of all, you will say one OUR FATHER and HAIL MARY and the I BELIEVE IN GOD. Then on the following words: 'Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and on the whole world.” In conclusion, three times you will recite these words: „Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and thw whole world”  (Diary, 474-476).

In consequent revelations, the Lord Jesus associated many great promises with this prayer, on the condition it is recited in the spirit of trust in Him and mercy towards one’s neighbors. The general promise states that trustful recitation of the Chaplet can help a person acquire anything which is compliant with the will of God. Moreover, He provided us with additional promises, which apply to the joyful grace and the grace of serene death, without fear and apprehension. They can be obtaied not only by thise who pray the Chaplet trustfully, but also by the dying at whose side the prayer is said in a proper manner.

Today, apart from the call Jesus, I trust in You!, it is the best known prayer to Divine Mercy, recited on all continents and languages, even in those of small tribes. More information on the Chaplet and its story can be found here.

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is a special gift from God for our times, because it was dictated by Jesus Himself and has great promises attached to its trustful recitation. It is now the best known and widely practiced prayer to Divine Mercy. Its words are recited not only by Roman Catholics, but also by Greek Catholics, Maronites, Orthodox Christians, Protestants, Anglicans and people of other faiths, who experience its extraordinary effectiveness in obtaining graces and temporal benefits.

As a result, various initiatives and works of mercy have sprung up around this prayer. The Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy maintains the Perpetual Chaplet and the Chaplet for the Dying projects, and produces television and radio broadcasts in Poland, Rome and Slovakia.

At the Shrine of Divine Mercy, this prayer is recited every day by the Sisters and pilgrims. Communion is always practiced after a short prayer at the Hour of Mercy (3 pm). This service (Hour of Mercy and Chaplet) is broadcast by several TV stations, including TVP 3 national, TVP 1 (Saturdays and Sundays), TVP Vilnius, 12 radio stations, online at www.faustyna.pl in 8 languages, in our mobile Faustyna.pl app and our YouTube channel of the same name.  Thanks to this connectivity, every day and at the same time, more than a million people are crying out to God with one voice, asking for His mercy for us and the whole world, and for the necessary graces for the Holy Church, our homeland, Europe and the world.

On September 10-12, an annual retreat for venerators of Divine Mercy will be held at the Center of Divine Mercy in Smižany, Slovakia. The theme of the retreat will be Mary, Mother of Mercy. It will be delivered by Fr. Artur Ciepielski and Sr. M. Antoniana Štullerová from the Košice community of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy.

On September 11, (Saturday), the 19th National Railway Workers’ Pilgrimage will arrive at the Shrine in Krakow-Łagiewniki. It will start at 10 AM with the devotion Way of the Cross. At noon, the central moment of the pilgrimage will take place: Holy Mass presided over by Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski, Metropolitan of Krakow. The pilgrims will also visit the chapel with the grace-famous image of Merciful Jesus and the tomb of St. Faustina, to whom they will entrust their personal intentions. The pilgrimage will end with prayer at the Hour of Mercy (3 pm) and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

Such is the title of the 18th episode of our short film clip series about the Message of Mercy from Jesus, based on the Diary of Sister Faustina. Every episode contains a dialog between Jesus and St. Faustina. In this episode, Jesus is saying: “ Dearest to Me is the soul which firmly believes in My goodness and has put all its trust in Me; I bestow My confidence on it and grant everything it asks for” (Diary, 453). Saint Faustina responds. “Today I offer myself up to You, O Jesus, with a small child’s trust and simplicity, Master of mine, I give You complete freedom to direct my soul as You wish. Lead me along whatever roads You choose, I shall not question them” (Diary, 228).

The script for a series of short films featuring Jesus’ message of mercy was written by Sr. M. Elżbieta Siepak, O.L.M. This message reveals God’s merciful love and calls us to respond to it with an attitude of trust in God, that is, by doing His will, and by doing good to others through deeds, words and prayer. The narrators are Adam Woronowicz and Aleksandra Posielężna, and the music was written by the Krakow composed and musician, Paweł Bębenek. The one-minute film clips with beautiful outdoor scenes are produced by the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in cooperation with TVP. You can watch them all on you YouTube channel: Faustina.pl.

September 8th this year marks the 10th anniversary of the foundation of the third house of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Košice, Slovakia. On this occasion, on September 8th, a solemn Mass will be celebrated at 11 am in the convent chapel by the provost, Fr. Peter Novák. The Sisters of the community in Košice and Hrušov will give thanks to the Lord for the years of their ministry in Slovakia, for the vocations in that country and for all the graces. They will be asking for God’s blessing for the coming years, as well as for new generous vocations and a fruitful proclamation of the message of Mercy through the witness of life, deeds, words and prayer.

On September 8, as on every eighth day of the month, the community of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Gdansk, Częstochowa, Kalisz and Kiekrz will support married couples praying for offspring. 730 of them are already expecting children, with many more already enjoying parenthood. Intentions asking for prayer for this purpose (names of married couples) can be sent by email at: www.modlitwaopotomstwo.pl.

The community of people praying for children led by Fr. Andrzej Wiecki and sisters of the Gdańsk community of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy cordially invite married couples trying to conceive to Adoration of Merciful Jesus with a prayer for healing, which will take place on September 8 at 7.30 pm at the shrine of the Pregnant Holy Mother in Matemblewo. Live stream: www.facebook.com/modlitwaopotomstwo 

The website of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, www.heiligefaustina.de, has been adjusted to be used on mobile devices and has been given a new appearance. This made it possible to make many sources on the life of Saint Faustina and her spiritual heritage, such as her Diary, and the apostolic works operated on the website, including video streaming from the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki, the Chaplet for the Dying, the Perpetual Chaplet, downloadables and the Patron Saint draw more accessible on mobile devices.

A parish retreat on Divine Mercy will be held from 3 to 5 September at the Vasil Hopek Greek Catholic parish in Stropkove, Slovakia. Following the invitation of Fr. Slavomír Tarasovič, Sr. M. Benediktína Fečová from the Košice community of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy will deliver the retreat. The program includes conferences (on Saturday, they will be especially aimed for mothers and other women), adoration, praying at the Hour of Mercy, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and veneration of the relics of St. Faustina.

Under this motto, the Bakhita Section for the Prevention of Modern Slavery and Assistance to Victims, on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, is organizing a vigil, which will take place at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Kraków-Łagiewniki on the night of 3/4 September. The Vigil will begin at 8 p.m. with introduction of the relics of St. Bakhita. The program includes: Holy Mass presided over by Bishop Grzegorz Ryś, an hour of testimonies of people who have experienced forgiveness and have forgiven, a conference on forgiveness by Fr. Krzysztof Matuszewski, Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, an opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation, and adoration of Divine Mercy. The vigil will end with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3 am. Online broadcasting will be available at the Shrine’s Rectorate website, www.milosierdzie.pl. A video promoting the event: Sieć Bakhita 2021 v 2 – YouTube.

The Bakhita network has been in existence since 2011, as an informal support group. Belonging to it provides different kinds of opportunities for involvement and action. The Network is currently represented by approximately 19 religious congregations. The Board of the Network is the Bakhita Section operating within the Charitable Works Commission of the Conference of Major Superiors of Women’s Religious Congregations in Poland.

The website of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, www.milosrdenstvo.sk , has been adjusted to be used on mobile devices and has been given a new appearance. This made it possible to make many sources on the life of Saint Faustina and her spiritual heritage, such as her Diary, and the apostolic works operated on the website, including video streaming from the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki, the Chaplet for the Dying, the Perpetual Chaplet, downloadables and the Patron Saint draw more accessible on mobile devices.

On August 27-29, at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki, a retreat for married couples will take place. It will be delivered by Fr. Paweł Gabara, PhD from the Archdiocese of Łódź, doctor of theology, lecturer in seminaries, editor of the Łódź edition of the weekly Niedziela, and Sisters from the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy. The main theme of the retreat will be building relationships in marriage. The organizer of the retreat is the Faustinum Apostles of Divine Mercy Association. For more information visit: www.faustinum.pl

Such is the title of the 17th episode of our short film clip series about the Message of Mercy from Jesus, based on the Diary of Sister Faustina. Every episode contains a dialog between Jesus and St. Faustina. In this episode, Jesus is saying: “The graces from My mercy are drawn by one vessel, and that vessel is trustfulness. The more trustful a soul is, the more it will receive” (Diary, 1578). Saint Faustina responds. “I want to live in the spirit of faith, accepting everything that comes my way because it is given me by the loving will of God, which truly wants me to be happy, so I shall accept everything that God sends me, with submission and gratitude, not paying attention to the voice of my nature nor to the suggestion whispered by self-love” (Diary, 1549).

The script for a series of short films featuring Jesus’ message of mercy was written by Sr. M. Elżbieta Siepak, O.L.M. This message reveals God’s merciful love and calls us to respond to it with an attitude of trust in God, that is, by doing His will, and by doing good to others through deeds, words and prayer. The narrators are Adam Woronowicz and Aleksandra Posielężna, and the music was written by the Krakow composed and musician, Paweł Bębenek. The one-minute film clips with beautiful outdoor scenes are produced by the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in cooperation with TVP. You can watch them all on you YouTube channel: Faustina.pl.

On August 22, the 17th bicycle pilgrimage will set off from the parish of St. Joseph in Wola, Warsaw, and the parish of Divine Mercy in Grójec to the family home of St. Faustina in Głogowiec. On the trail, the pilgrims are awaited at six Marian shrines (Rokitno, Niepokalanów, Szymanów, Miedniewice, Domaniewice and Mąkolice). They will reach Głogowiec on August 24th. On August 25, at approx. 8.00 am, Holy Mass will be celebrated outside. After the service, the pilgrims will visit the parish church in Świnice Warckie, which is the Baptismal Shrine of St. Faustina. The will also pray at the nearby cemetery with the graves of the parents and siblings of the Apostle of Divine Mercy. The pilgrims can join even on the day of the departure, on the route from Warsaw, Lodz, Rawa Mazowiecka or Grójec. The pilgrimage will be led by Fr. Michał Dłutowski and Fr. Mariusz Bernyś.

 

August 25th is the 116th birthday of Helena Kowalska – St. Faustina, known throughout the world of 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. She said about Helena: “Blessed child, dearest daughter.” Sister Faustina, in turn, constantly thanked God for her parents, God-fearing, righteous and diligent  people who brought up their children in a spirit of faith and love of God and other people. 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.

August 25th is the 26nd anniversary of the recognition of Saint Faustina as the spiritual co-founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. The decision was made on the 90th anniversary of her birth at the convent of the Sisters at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki under the leadership of the then Superior General, Mother Paulina Słomka. After prior discernment among theologians and pastors of the Church, at the end of the night vigil in front of the grace-famous Divine Mercy Image and the tomb of St. Faustina, Mother General spoke the words of the act, in which she confessed, among others: Holy Sister Faustinayou are not only a renewal of the spirituality and charism of our Congregation, but also its spiritual co-founder. What God did in your life, fulfilling the works of Mother Teresa Potocka and Mother Teresa Rondeau, and what He allowed us to read, we are glad to acknowledge, thankful to the Mercy of God for the great things that have taken place in you and through you in our Congregation. Sister Faustina received the charism of proclaiming the message of Mercy to the world with action, word and prayer, or to nurture this essential evangelical value, the mercy of God and human mercy. Not only did she enrich the charismatic heritage of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, which was founded by countess Mother Teresa of nee Sułkowski Potocka to save fallen women, but also the Church, beginning with the Apostolic Movement of Divine Mercy (the “new congregation” which Jesus desired to be founded) and bringing a new school of spirituality based entirely on the mystery of Divine Mercy to its history. The first heirs of St. Faustina were the members of the Congregation to which she belonged, therefore, John Paul II during his pilgrimage to Krakow-Łagiewniki in 1997, said: Dear Sisters! There is an extraordinary calling for you. By choosing the Blessed Faustina from among you, Christ made your Congregation a guardian of this place, and at the same time He called for a special apostolate of His mercy. Please, take this work. Today’s man needs your preaching of mercy; he needs your works of mercy and he needs your prayers for mercy. Do not neglect any of these dimensions of the apostolate. The full text of the act of recognition of St. Faustina as the spiritual co-founder of the Congregation is read in every community of the Congregation every year on October 5th, the day of her liturgical feast.

The ministry of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in the home parish of Sister Faustina began on August 25, 2001, the 96th anniversary of her birth. The nuns were invited to Świnice Warckie by the Ordinary of the Diocese of Włocławek, Bp. Bronisław Dembowski, to share the message of Mercy in the place of birth and baptism of the Apostle of Divine Mercy. The Sisters initially stayed in the parish house and began teaching and providing religious service at the Church of St. Casimir. They also took care of St. Faustina’s home in Głogowiec, which belongs to the parish and showing visitors around. A year later (in 2002), Bp. Dembowski consecrated the parish church as a Baptismal Shrine of St. Faustina, and entrusted it to the care of the parish priest and Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. On 8 December 2005, the Sisters moved to the new building. One wing of this edifice is a contemplative convent. On 25 August 2008, in the home parish of St. Faustina, a contemplative branch of the Congregation was established, with the purpose of implementing the charism through prayer and sacrifice. Ever since, two convents have coexisted in the building: an active one and a contemplative one, and the message of God’s Mercy is preached by the testimony of the Sisters’ lives, their apostolic work, prayer and sacrifice.

It happened in Świnice, on 27 August 1905, at one o’clock in the afternoon. Stanislaw Kowalski, aged 40, a farmer from Głogowiec, in the presence of Franciszek Bednarek, aged 35 and Józef Stasiak, aged 40, both farmers from Głogowiec, appeared and showed us the female child born in the village of Głogowiec on August 25 this year, at eight o’clock in the morning, of his wedding wife Marianna née Babel, aged 30. This child received, at baptism held today, the name Helena, and her godparents were Konstanty Bednarek and Marianna Szewczyk. This provision of the rite of baptism from parish records was left by the parish priest, Father Józef Chodyński, who baptized the little Helena Kowalska. The Deed was drawn up in the Russian language, because it was still the time of the Partitions of Poland, when the country was not to be seen on the political map of Europe. Helena’s father, Stanisław Kowalski, signed this record in Polish. The godparents, who were illiterate, confirmed their signatures by an X. In the former parish church, today the Baptismal Shrine of St. Faustina, you can see the same font at which the baby Helena Kowalska became a child of God and a member of the Mystical Body of Christ, baptized two days after her birth, on the eve of the feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa. The grace of baptism was further developed in her life as she achieved the fullness of mystical union with God here on Earth. Today, she is venerated as an apostle of Divine Mercy, because Jesus chose her as a prophet of our time, and sent her into the world with the message of Mercy.

Such is the title of the 16th episode of our short film clip series about the Message of Mercy from Jesus, based on the Diary of Sister Faustina. Every episode contains a dialog between Jesus and St. Faustina. In this episode, Jesus is saying: “Mankind shall not find peace and contentment until it turns with trust unto My mercy” (Diary, 300). Saint Faustina responds. “I truly want all souls to turn trustfully unto Your infinite mercy. No-one can be justified in Your eyes unless he is attended by Your infinite mercy” (Diary, 1122).

The script for a series of short films featuring Jesus’ message of mercy was written by Sr. M. Elżbieta Siepak, O.L.M. This message reveals God’s merciful love and calls us to respond to it with an attitude of trust in God, that is, by doing His will, and by doing good to others through deeds, words and prayer. The narrators are Adam Woronowicz and Aleksandra Posielężna, and the music was written by the Krakow composed and musician, Paweł Bębenek. The one-minute film clips with beautiful outdoor scenes are produced by the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in cooperation with TVP. You can watch them all on you YouTube channel: Faustina.pl.

On the Sunday after the anniversary of baptism of St. Faustina, this year on August 22th, an annual indulgence at the Baptismal Shrine of the Apostle of Divine Mercy in Świnice Warckie will be held. At 10.00 am, a procession celebrating the relics of the Saint will proceed from her family home in Głogowiec to the parish church in Świnice Warckie, where at the field altar at 12.00 pm solemn Mass will be celebrated. Pilgrims coming from all over Poland and other countries will remain there to pray at the Hour of Mercy (3.00 pm) and recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. In the family home and parish of St. Faustina, two communities of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy live and operate: the active one and the closed one.

On Saturday, August 21, a pilgrimage will set off to the Rock Shrine of Divine Mercy at Mount Butkov, Slovakia. The event will begin with prayer at the Hour of Mercy and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy led by the Sisters of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Kraków-Łagiewniki. Solemn Mass at 3.30 pm will be presided over by Bishop Cyril Vasiľ, S.J., the Košice Greek Catholic Eparch. The sacred site dedicated to the Mercy of God on Mount Butkov (11th level of the local stone quarry), where a large illuminated cross and statue of St. Faustina and St. John Paul II had been placed, is now part of the Rock Shrine of Divine Mercy with a church in Ladce.

On August 21st, at the John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C., another Evening with Merciful Jesus will be held. Sisters from the Washington community of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy will host the event. This time, the presentation on what to do so that others can see the living God in us, will be delivered by Fr. Christopher Seith, responsible for spiritual formation in the Washington seminary of St. John Paul II in Washington, D.C.. After the speech and adoration of Jesus, there will be a meeting and refreshments for the participants.

On 13-17 August, a Kazakhstani youth meeting will be held in Ozernoe. The theme of the event will be family and its every day holiness. During the meeting, Sr. Anastasis from the convent of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy in Petropavlovsk will speak on Three desires of the womanly heart. The Sisters, together with their students, will deliver dancing performances.

August 17th is the 19th anniversary of the entrustment of the world to Divine Mercy by Pope John Paul II during his last pilgrimage to Poland at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki. After the consecration of the basilica, the Holy Father uttered words in which he entrusted the fate of the world and every human being to God, the Father rich in Mercy. These words became a daily prayer not only for the sisters of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy and the pilgrims coming to the Łagiewniki Shrine, but also to millions of people in the world.

„God, Father of Mercy,
Who revealed Your love in your Son, Jesus Christ,
And poured it upon us in the Holy Spirit the Comforter,
today we entrust to you the fate of the world and every human being.
Look upon over us sinners,
heal our weakness,
overcome all the evil,
let all the inhabitants of the Earth experience Your Mercy,
In You, the Triune God,
we have always found a source of hope.
God, Father of Mercy,
for your painful torment and the Resurrection of Your Son
have mercy on us and on the whole world.”

Such is the title of the 15th episode of our short film clip series about the Message of Mercy from Jesus, based on the Diary of Sister Faustina. Every episode contains a dialog between Jesus and St. Faustina. In this episode, Jesus is saying: “Let My mercy work in you, in your poor soul; let the rays of grace into your soul, they will bring light, warmth, and life”  (Diary, 1486). Saint Faustina responds. “I seek no happiness except in my interior, in which God abides. I rejoice in God within me. Here I dwell constantly with Him; here I am at my most intimate with Him” (Diary, 454).

The script for a series of short films featuring Jesus’ message of mercy was written by Sr. M. Elżbieta Siepak, O.L.M. This message reveals God’s merciful love and calls us to respond to it with an attitude of trust in God, that is, by doing His will, and by doing good to others through deeds, words and prayer. The narrators are Adam Woronowicz and Aleksandra Posielężna, and the music was written by the Krakow composed and musician, Paweł Bębenek. The one-minute film clips with beautiful outdoor scenes are produced by the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in cooperation with TVP. You can watch them all on you YouTube channel: Faustina.pl.