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Sisters of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy in Łagiewniki have donated 500 rosaries with relics of St. Faustina for Ukrainian soldiers. This gift comes with a daily prayer for the graces they need, keeping confidence in God’s mercy, and fortitude. For several weeks now, the Sisters have been praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for 5 hours a day for Ukraine, at the convent, and on our website, Faustyna.pl and its 7 language versions, on top of continuing to pray the Perpetual Chaplet together with the faithful who are joining in from tens of countries around the world.

During every evening Mass in February, the Litany of St. Faustina will be sung or recited in all chapels of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. Consideration of the antiphons from this Litany is a way to better understand who the Apostle of Divine Mercy is for the Lord and for ourselves, along with her unusually rich spiritual heritage and her prophetic mission of proclaiming the message of Mercy to the world. At the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki, the evening Mass will be celebrated in the chapel of the miracle-famous image of Merciful Jesus and the tomb of St. Faustina every day at 7:00 pm (except Thursdays).

Collection of aid for Ukraine is under way at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki. You can make a donation to a special box at the entrance to the chapel of the miracle-famous Divine Mercy Image and the tomb of St. Faustina, while in the basilica, there are baskets for the collection of durable foods, hygienic products and basic medications.

People from many countries of the world participating in the work of the Perpetual Chaplet of Divine Mercy are praying not only in their own intentions, but also asking for “mercy on us and the whole world”. Specific intention: thanksgiving for the gift of the Divine Mercy image and all the graces obtained before it, asking that the world may find peace and man may find happiness in God’s merciful love, for the cessation of the coronavirus pandemic, and for all the sick and dying.

The work of Perpetual Chaplet is a response to the request of Jesus to constantly implore for mercy “for us and the whole world”. The work has been operated by the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy at: www.faustyna.pl since 2011. Anyone can participate in it by filling out a short form and declare to say the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, which Jesus dictated to St. Faustinaat least once.

Children from Christ of the Good Journey Parish in Camaqüey have joined in the world prayer for peace in Ukraine. Each Sunday of this Lent, together with the Sisters of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy, they will remain in prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament to invoke the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for peace in Ukraine and support for those suffering from war, and also in order to entrust the whole world to God’s mercy.

For the period of Lent, we usually make resolutions, which usually involves doing the deeds that Jesus asked us to do: almsgiving, prayer and fasting, performed secretly with the pure intention of love for God and for people, not for applause or recognition. Saint Faustina also practiced them. In her religious life, however, she made one specific resolution, which she realized not only during Lent, but always, namely, she joined Merciful Jesus living in her soul, through an aspiration. When she wanted to change this decision, Jesus would not let her, because this daily practice leads to the development of a deep relationship with Him, to living our daily lives with Him.

In March in all chapels of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, including the one with the miracle-famous Divine Mercy image and the tomb of St. Faustina at the Shrine in Krakow-Łagiewniki, evening devotions will be held to memorate St. Joseph. The sisters, since the early history of the Congregation, have had special veneration for St. Joseph, Spouse of the Mother of God and diligent protector of Christ, whose care they entrust themselves to. The Saint provides aid not only in respect to material things, but also spiritual ones. He gave St. Faustina “to know how much he is supporting this work of mercy” which the Lord commanded – one of proclaiming the message of mercy to the world, and promised his protection. However, he also demanded her continuing devotion and asked that she recite three daily prayers and one Memorate to St. Joseph (Diary, 1203). Our daily on-line broadcasts (except Thursdays and Sundays) at 7:00 pm will allow you to join in the singing of the Litany of St. Joseph with the sisters to thank for his fatherly care and to ask for his powerful intercession in our intentions before God.

Sisters from the Plock convent of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy have prepared a video showing the present condition and needs of the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Plock, which is being erected in the place of the historic revelations of the Merciful Jesus image.

In 2021, it is planned to continue installing sanitary and electrical facilities, plastering and flooring, in addition to stone cladding, outside stairs and window sills. It is also planned to start works related to land development (parking lot, pavements, small architecture), as far as the finances allow it.

The Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Plock is being erected by the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy thanks to the donations made for this purpose by devotees of Divine Mercy and people of good will. The Sisters thank you for every gift of heart that makes the place of the first revelation of Merciful Jesus to St. Faustina. Thanks to these gifts, the church is growing and therefore the sisters would like to ask for further support. Holy Mass is celebrated on the 22nd day of each month and the Sisters pray daily together with the faithful at the Hour of Mercy and with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in the intention of everyone who support the construction of the Shrine spiritually and physically.

Donations for the expansion of the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Płock can be deposited into the account:

Zgromadzenie Sióstr Matki Bożej Miłosierdzia
Stary Rynek 14/18
09-404 Płock

Bank PEKAO SA
I O w Płocku
ul. Kolegialna 14a

SWIFT CODE: PKOPPLPW

PLN IBAN: 72 1240 3174 1111 0000 2890 0836
USD IBAN: 56 1240 3174 1787 0010 1057 7746
EUR IBAN: 28 1240 3174 1978 0010 1057 7818

Such is the title of the 33th 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: “ I protect souls that spread the worship of My Mercy throughout their lives, as a loving mother protects her baby; and at the hour of their death I shall not be a Judge unto them, but their merciful Saviour” (Diary, 1075). Saint Faustina responds: “ It is my greatest wish that souls should learn to know You – to learn that You are their eternal happiness, to trust in Your goodness and to praise Your infinite mercy” (Diary, 305).

The script for a series of short films featuring Jesus’ message of mercy was written by Sr. M. Elżbieta Siepak, ISMM. 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.

The Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy would like to warn everyone againts buying counterfeit relics of St. Faustina which have appeared online. The Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy is the sole custodian of the relics of St. Faustina. Relics of the first and second degree are donated to parish churches or chapels which proclaim the message of God’s Mercy and practice the devotion to the Divine Mercy. Relics of the third degree (the canvas on which the bones of St. Faustina used to be deposited) are available in laminated pictures, medallions and rosaries are designed for the faithful who practice individual devotion.

The song titled Nie przestanę ufać (I will not stop trusting) comes from the Ja zawsze jestem z tobą album inspired by the Diary of St. Faustina. The songs are by Sr. Emanuela Gemza and performed by Sisters of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy. The music was arranged by the Krakow composer Hubert Kowalski, who also supervised the recording of the album. The album is in line with St. Faustina’s mission to bring the message of God’s merciful love to the world. The album can be purchased from the online store at www.misericordia.faustyna.pl.

Starting November 19th, the secretariat of the Faustinum Divine Mercy Apostles’ Association will be accepting applications for individual retreats with the Bible and the Diary of Sister Faustina. Persons who wish to experience an encounter with God in this holy place through deep prayer with the Word of God and drawing on the spiritual heritage of the Apostle of Divine Mercy are invited to participate. The retreat (from 1 to 8 days), currently only available in Polish, is held according to the program proposed by the spiritual director (a Sister from the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy) in complete silence, excluding cell phones and other electronic devices. For details, visit: www.faustinum.pl