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Such is the title of the 32th 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: “Tell the world of My mercy; let all mankind learn of My unfathomable mercy. It is the sign for the end times; after that will come the day of justice. While there is still time, let them seek refuge in the fount of My mercy;” (Diary, 848). Saint Faustina responds: “I want to traverse the whole world and tell souls of God’s great mercy. Priests, help me in this” (Diary, 491).

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.

Such is the title of the 31th 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 want the whole world to learn of My mercy. Whenever you want to make Me happy, tell the world about My great and unfathomable mercy” (Diary, 687, 164). Saint Faustina responds: “O my Creator and Lord, I feel I am going to draw back the veils of Heaven a little, so that the Earth should not doubt in Your goodness. Let no soul, be it ever so miserable, have any doubts that for as long as it lives it has the chance to become a great saint, for great is the power of God’s grace” (Diary, 483, 283).

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.

Sisters from the Washington, D.C., community of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy have participated in a series of conversations about consecrated life and vocation discernment. The video interviews were made by Blessed Is She, a community of Catholic women who are active online and also host retreats for women. Other institutes of consecrated life have also been invited to the series of talks on consecrated life. In the interview, Sisters Gaudia and Inga talk about the Congregation, its history, charism and spirituality, vocation discernment, and share their personal experience of discovering a vocation and participating in the life and mission of Merciful Jesus.

On 5 February, at 10:30 am at the Shrine of Divine Mercy, 1 sister from the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy, after serving a two-year novitiate and making an eight-day retreat, will make their first vows before the Superior General, Mother Petra Kowalczyk. The ceremonies, taking place in the convent chapel of the miracle-famous image of Merciful Jesus and the tomb of St. Faustina will be presided Father Marcin Ciunel MS. During the first profession, sister make vows of chastity, poverty and obedience to Jesus for a year, which are then renewed for five consecutive years. After this period, perpetual vows take place.

“I betroth you to Jesus Christ”. These are the words 4 sisters from the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy will hear from Bishop Jan Zając on February 2nd during their perpetual vows at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will take place in the chapel with the famous Divine Mercy image and the tomb of St. Faustina at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki. The vows of chastity, poverty and obedience will be made in the presence of the Superior General, Mother Petra Kowalczyk. The ceremony will be attended by sisters, priests, families and friends. It will be one of the most important days in the lives of these sisters, the Congregation and the Church—the espousal of God and the human soul.

On February 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, the World Day for Consecrated Life will be celebrated in the Church. On this occasion, we can learn more about the gift of God’s mercy that is the vocation to live according to the values of chastity, poverty and obedience. It is a day of thanksgiving for each call to religious service and for the many gifts with which institutions of consecrated life have been bestowed. The Sisters of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy, thanks to the gifts received from the founder, Mother Teresa Potocka and the spiritual co-founder, St. Faustina Kowalska, are participating in the life and salvific mission of Jesus Christ by proclaiming the merciful love of God towards every human being by the witness of their lives, deeds, words and prayers. Priests and the laity also participate in this spirituality and apostolic mission of the Congregation in various ways. In particular, members and volunteers of the Association of the Apostles of Divine Mercy, „Faustinum”, who come from more than 90 countries worldwide, are involved in this mission.

From January 31 to February 1, a formative and recreational meeting of sisters and priests from the deanery will be held at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan. As part of his synodal journey, Orthodox Bishop Vladimir Mikheykin will attend the meeting to give a conference on religious life, and Bishop Athanasius Schneider, ORC, will preside at the Holy Mass. The meeting will be organized on the occasion of the Day of Consecrated Life celebrated in the Church on February 2.

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 for January: so that divine blessings come to us and our families on each day of 2022 and so that mercy and peace are bestowed on the world.

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.

Such is the title of the 29th 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: “All the time keep saying the Chaplet I have taught you. Whoever says it shall be granted great mercy at the hour of death” (Diary, 687). Saint Faustina responds: “I am realising more and more how much every soul needs Divine mercy throughout the whole of its life, but especially at the hour of death. This Chaplet is to assuage God’s wrath” (Diary, 1036).

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 Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki received over 350,000 prayer requests in 2021. The intentions refer to prayer at the Hour of Mercy and Chaplet of Divine Mercy celebrated in honor of the Mercy of God by intercession of St. Faustina on Thursdays at 5 pm. These include over 37,000 prayers of gratitude for graces and earthly blessings experienced thanks to trustful prayer to Jesus the merciful and the powerful intercession of Sister Faustina. They were submitted by mail, e-mail, telephone, at the convent gate and at the faustyna.pl website (form available under the “Intencje” tab). In addition, at faustyna.pl, visitors have left  660 testimonies. They speak of their experiences of the loving presence of God and His action in the various stories of human lives, and they also build the faith of those who read them. The only vessel for experiencing these graces is confidence expressed in the fulfillment of God’s will. Souls that trust boundlessly are a great comfort to Me, Jesus said to St. Faustina, because I pour all the treasures of My graces into them. I rejoice that they ask for much, because it is My desire to give much, very much (Diary, 1578).

On January 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 participants of the meetings are following a 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 17 August 2002 at the Łagiewniki Shrine. 

Such is the title of the 30th 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: “At three o’clock, beg for My mercy, especially for sinners, and immerse yourself, even for a short moment, in [contemplation on] My Passion, particularly when I was left forsaken at the moment of death. That is the hour of great mercy for the whole world” (Diary, 1320). Saint Faustina responds: “You died, O Jesus, but a spring of life flowed out for souls, and a sea of mercy opened up for the whole world. O spring of life, unfathomed Divine mercy, engulf the whole world and pour Yourself out upon us” (Diary, 1319).

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.

In 2021, the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, who are the sole custodian of the relics of St. Faustina, sent 121 particles of these relics (114 ex ossibus relics – bone – and 7 from her religious habit) to 25 countries around the world. In Europe, the Apostle of Divine Mercy in the sign of her relics went to 13 countries.  In addition, to India, Lebanon, the Philippines, the USA, Canada. Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Australia, Kenya and Zambia. Saint Faustina in the sign of her relic is now present in 127 countries of the world on all continents, in 5,582 churches, shrines and chapels, where Divine Mercy is revered in a special way.

You can download a file “Jesus’ message of Mercy” at www.saint-faustina.org for the non-commercial spread of the message of Mercy, which St.  Faustina provided us with in her Diary. It contains the most important words of Jesus recorded by the Apostle of Divine Mercy. The pdf file has been translated into 16 languages. In 2021, it was shared 1018 times via faustyna.pl. The Spanish version was downloaded by the most 442 people, Polish by 120, English by 214, French by 167, Italian by 63, German by 56, in Romanian by 10 and Russian by 9… In many cases, more than one language version was downloaded by the same individual.

Every day, the media are reporting about people dying because of Covid 19. Yet, people are passing away due to other reasons, too. In 2021, “The Chaplet for the Dying” prayer has supported more than 42,200 people. People from Poland, the United States, England, Germany, Ireland, Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Portugal have been participating. They have declared their willingness to help the dying on a given day and in a given time zone by praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the intention of a person whose name they have received by e-mail. Our donors, doctors, nurses, hospital and hospice volunteers and all those who send in text messages with the names of the dying also participate in this work. The work is carried out by the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy’s Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki at: www.faustyna.pl.

In 2021, our website, www.faustyna.pl and its 7 language versions, recorded almost 15,500,000 views and over 2,015,000 visitors.

The website of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, www.saint-faustina.org , 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.

The Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy would like to thank all the Cooperators: IT specialists and Translators, updates were possible, without whom this work could not be albe to grow, and all online Visitors, without whom this wonderful exchange in the provision of good could not take place and carry the message of Mercy and all spiritual heritage of Saint Faustina to the world.

The patrons for 2022 are being drawn on the website www.faustyna.pl and its 7 language versions. By January 5, over 242,000 people had already selected their patron. On the website www.sainta-faustina.org over 1200 people drew their patron. As we know from their testimonies, the random Patrons are extremely responsive to the needs and life situations of people. It is worthwhile to have such a holy Company, as the Dwellers of Heaven are willing and helpful if we ask them to be so.

In 2021, more than 467 639 users accessed the Diary of St. Faustina in Polish and 7 other languages at  www.faustyna.pl: 208,587 page views in Polish, 125,735 in English, 41,403 in Spanish, 13,571 in German, 22,342 in French, 49,273 in Italian, 1192 in Russian, and 5,536 in Slovak. All language versions are now available also for tablets and smart-phones. Daily quotations from the Diary have been subscribed by 4429 users – in Polish, Spanish, French, German, English, Italian, Russian and Slovak. The radio adaptation of the Diary (119 episodes) continues to be very popular on the Faustyna.pl YouTube channel, with 727,500 views. Many users have also accessed the Diary Concordance function available in Polish.

The words of Jesus said to Sister Faustina are coming true: Secretary of My most profound mystery know that you are in My unique confidence; your task is to write down everything I let you know about My mercy, for the benefit of souls, who on reading thee texts will receive comfort in their souls and draw courage to come up to Me (Diary, 1693).

On January 13th, bishops, priests, religious and lay people from many pilgrimage sites around the world will pray the Rosary for 24 hours for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. At the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki, the prayer of the Holy Rosary will start  immediately after the Hour of Mercy and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

This prayerful event is organized by the Convention for the Family under the patronage of Bp. Kuboš from Slovakia. At each pilgrimage site, 2 parts of the Rosary and short prayers to the Virgin Mary will be recited. Shrines in Fatima, Lourdes, La Sallete, Amsterdam, Kibeho, Guadalupe, Aparecida in Brazil, San Giovanni Rotondo, Gargano, Loretto, Krakow-Łagiewniki, Mukacevo, Manila, Levoča, Litmanova, Marijampolė and others have joined this initiative. Prayers will be conducted in Slovak, Polish, Italian and English. The prayer will be streamed via YouTubie.

On January 16th at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in the Old Market Square in Płock, another formation meeting of the Faustinum Association of the Apostles of Divine Mercy will take place. It will begin at 3 pm at the Hour of Mercy, and Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be recited. The meeting will include Holy Mass followed by an Agape practice and a talk in the hall on the second floor. The hosts of the event will be Sisters of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy will be accompanied by priests.

On January 7-9, 2022, the diocesan meeting of the Pure Hearts Movement will be held in Shchuchinsk. It will be led by Fr. Tomasz Dadek and Sr. Anastasis Omelchenko from the Petropavlovsk community of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy. The motto of the meeting will be the words of St. John Paul II: Man and Woman He Created Them, which is also the title of his book. The evening will feature talks, prayer, group work, testimony-giving, and evening activities.

On January 9 (Sunday), Sister Aleksandra and Sister Maria Faustyna from the convent of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki will share the message of mercy and the whole spiritual heritage of St. Faustina as recorded in her Diary, with the faithful at the Parish of the Sacred Hert of Jesus in Borek, Tarnów Diocese.

Every year on January 1st, in the convents of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, a drawing of annual patron Saints takes place. The Diary tells us how important this was for St. Faustina. Her desire was to be accompanied and supported by Someone from Heaven on all her days of the new year. In the morning during meditation, she wrote, there arose within me a secret desire that the Eucharistic Jesus be my special Patron for this year also, as in the past. But, hiding this desire from my Beloved, I spoke to Him about everything else but that. When we came to refectory for breakfast, we blessed ourselves and began drawing our patrons. When I approached the holy cards on which the names of the patrons were written, without hesitation I took one, but I didn’t read the name immediately as I wanted to mortify myself for a few minutes. Suddenly, I heard a voice in my soul: “I am your patron”. Read. I looked at once at the inscription and read, “Patron for the Year 1935-the Most Blessed Eucharist.” My heart leapt with joy (Diary, 360).

People associated with the Congregation: priests, collaborators, Faustinum members and volunteers, friends, guests… etc. albo participate in the Patron draw, as do our online visitors at www.saint-faustina.org. Along with the Patron, they receive a message, most often from the Diary of St. Sister Faustina, and a practice of mercy, most often an intention to pray.

May the Patron Saints aid us, may they help us more and more fully; participate in the life and mission of Jesus; revealing the merciful love of God to the world!

Although the dates for these visits can change from year to year, the priests traditionally visit the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy on the Solemnity of the Epiphany (Three Kings’ Day). On that holiday, priests acting as chaplains for the Congregation, accompanied by Christmas carolers, visit the convent’s assembly halls and other common areas, the sisters’ cells, workshops and guest rooms to bless them with holy water and incense, praying for God’s blessings for all the residents and guests in this next year of their apostolic ministry.

Merciful love of God revealed in the nativity of Jesus is sung in liturgical hymns, and also in Christmas carols that are more secular. A particularly rich repertoire of hundreds of Christmas carols is inscribed in Polish national and religious culture. They are sung in every home, not only at the table on Christmas Eve, but also during Christmas time in churches, accompanying the liturgy and at various festive meetings. Many of these songs have lyrics and music composed by recognized poets and composers, and each year new are created. Christmas carols create a unique atmosphere of the holiday season, helping in prayer, contemplation and living the mystery of God’s Mercy revealed in the fact of the incarnation and nativity of the Son of God.

As is tradition,  on December 31 at 9:00 pm at the Shrine of Divine Mercy, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will begin in the chapel of the famous Divine Mercy image and the tomb of St. Faustina. Adoration this year will be led by the sisters and will conclude at midnight with the celebration of the first Mass. Those unable to come to the shrine can join us by watching our online broadcast beginning with vespers at 7:00 pm and continuing with adoration and Mass. Please visit www.saint-faustina.org for more information.

The website of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, www. фаустина.рф, 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.

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. 

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.