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On the occasion of the dedication an image of Merciful Jesus in the parish of Our Lady of Sorrows in Rozhanovce, Slovakia on Sunday, October 4th, Sr. Pavla from the Hrušov community of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy will share the message of Divine Mercyas recorded in the Diary of St. Faustina. She will lead the prayer at the Hour of Mercy and Chaplet of Divine Mercy at the newly dedicated image of Merciful Jesus.

The feast of St. Faustina Kowalska, the patroness of the city of Lodz, will take place on October 4th at the parish church consecrated in her honor as the Parish of St. Faustina at Plac Niepodległości. Holy Mass at 6 pm will be presided over by Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz from Krakow. After Mass, a procession with relics of St. Faustina will pass down the Piotrkowska Street to the Archicathedral Basilica, where the Act of Entrusting the Archdiocese to Divine Mercy will be renewed.

On October 4, at the Shrine of Sister Faustina in Kiekrz, a pilgrimage ceremony will take place. Mass at noon on the Małe Kierskie Lake, in the place of the revelation of Jesus to St. Faustina, will be presided by Bishop Szymon Stułkowski. It will be preceded by a procession with relics of St. Faustina, which will depart from the convent of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy to the altar over a Małe Kierskie Lake. After the Eucharist, relics of the Saint will be honored. The preparation for this event will be the triduum from 5 to 7 of October, which will be conducted by the parish priest, Fr. Jan Wróblewski SVD. The Masses during the triduum will be celebrated at 6 pm.

On the 40th anniversary of the announcement of St. John Paul II’s Dives in misericordia encyclical on October 3rd, a symposium will be held in Krakow-Łagiewniki, titled God rich in mercy. The organizers are the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki, the Department of Theology at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, and the International Academy of Divine Mercy. The honorary patronage over the event has been taken by Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Krakow.

The symposium will start at 9 am in St. John Paul II Auditorium (next to the basilica). The program includes: 7 papers, which will be delivered in the form of 20-minute presentations by Fr. Andrzej Dobrzyński, PhD (Center for Documentation and Study of the Pontificate of John Paul II in Rome), Bp. Henryk Wejman (Szczecin), Bp. Henryk Ciereszko (Białystok), Fr. Prof. Jan Machniak (International Academy of Divine Mercy), Fr. Associate Prof.. Marek Gilski (John Paul II University in Krakow), Fr. Prof. Marek Chmielewski (Catholic University of Lublin) and Sr. Elżbieta M. Siepak from the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy.

The second part of the event will include prayer at the Hour of Mercy at 3 pm, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and Holy Mass at the basilica. After the Mass, Musica Ex Anima, the choir of the Shrine of Divine Mercy, will perform Three sonnets to Divine Mercy. Meditation sometimes passing into adoration, to which the words were written by Fr. Wiesław Hudek and the music was composed by Associate Prof. Krzysztof Michałek. The final step will be a visit to the photographic exhibition John Paul II –  the Pope of Mercy, which is available in the lower part of the Basilica.

Those interested in participating in this event are kindly requested to register at the information desk, by phone: 12 252 33 11 or e-mail: pielgrzymki@milosierdzie.pl

In preparation for the 90th anniversary of the revelation of Merciful Jesus and the centenary of the birth of St. John Paul II, the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Plock and the Capital of the Nation Association are organizing a concert themed The Pope of Mercy, which will be the world premiere of the Sanctus for John Paul II written by the outstanding Polish-American composer Wiesław Rentowski.

The concert will  be conducted by Maestro Michele Fioroni from Milan. It will be performed by: Dominika Zamara (Venice) – soprano, Sylwester Targosz-Szalonek (Katowice) – tenor, Lorenzo Zaggia (Lausanne) – organ, Emilian Rosiak (Warsaw/Bydgoszcz) – cello solo, conductor, Paweł Choina (Warsaw) – conductor. The artists will be accompanied by the Polish-German Sinfonietta and the Men’s Choir of the “Harfa” Wacław Lachman Singing Society of Warsaw.

The concert will take place at the parish of St. Bartholomew in Plock on October 3 (Saturday)  at 7pm. For more information please visit: www.milosierdzieplock.pl.

 

On September 30, at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki, Holy Mass will be celebrated at the Image of Divine Mercy and the tomb of St. Faustina in the intentions of IT specialists, donors, translators and other individuals contributing to www.faustyna.pl. The Eucharist is an expression of gratitude from the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy for bringing the message of the merciful love of God towards man to the world together. Let it bring great glory to the Divine Mercy in human souls.

On September 28, we will be celebrating the anniversary of the beatification of Fr. Michael Sopocko. At 3 pm on squares, corners and intersections of the streets in crowded cities, as well as in other public places and at rural crossroads, people will gather to recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.  The participants will pray for mercy for themselves, their loved ones, their homeland, the Church and the world. Everyone can join. The event is held to remind us about the message of God’s mercy that Jesus gave to St. Faustina. Just find a place at an intersection and recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, individually or in a group. If this is impossible – you can connect spiritually.

On September 28, another Monday’s meeting will be held at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki, dedicated to contemplating the Catechism of the Catholic Church and prayer at the miracle-famous Divine Mercy image and the tomb of St. Faustina for the recovery of faith in the Eucharistic presence of Jesus, and for priests. At 7.15 pm, Fr. Janusz Kościelniak will lead a short meditation based on the articles of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (50-61).  The focal point of the program will be the encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, with individual blessing. Those who cannot physically come to Łagiewniki, can connect to the on-line broadcast at www.faustyna.pl.

On September 26th, it is a tradition that a novena begins before the feast of St. Faustina on October 5th. The Faustinum Divine Mercy Apostles’ Association recommends the celebration of the Novena to St. Faustina developed by the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy based on her Diary. Every day, at www.faustinum.pl, texts for the novena will be provided in audio form in 6 languages: Polish, English, Spanish, Italian, French and Slovak. Anyone can do this novena in their own intentions and benefit from the mighty intercession of St. Faustina. After all, Jesus said to her: Do whatever you wish, distribute graces as you will, to whom you will and when you will (Diary, 31).

This is the motto of the action for praying the rosary initiated by the Shrine of Divine Providence in Warsaw. Saints and blessed whose relics are already present in that Shrine are helping in the contemplation of the various mysteries of the Rosary. Sister Faustina of the Blessed Sacrament is also among them, accompanying the mystery of the institution of the Eucharist. To join the prayer, download your free resources and fill the application form at https://bit.ly/3jcqSuC or call  + 48 25 753 37 41 Mondays to Fridays between 9am and 5pm. It is the world’s only rosary which connects you with Mary and the Church community, opens you to God and to other human beings, and strengthening those praying and their families spiritually.

This September, Sisters from the Košice and Hrušov houses of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy will host formation meetings in several communities of volunteers and members of the Faustinum Divine Mercy Apostles’ Association.

On September 20, a formation meeting in Košice, KVP, will be hosted by Fr. Jozef Kacvinský and Sr. M. Antoniana from the Košice community, and one in Sabinov by Fr. Martin Miškuf and Sr. M. Alžbeta.

On September 27 in Humenné, a meeting will be hosted by Fr. Jozef Kozak and Sr. M. Pavla from the Hrušov community of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy.

The formation program of the Faustinum association is based on the Gospel, the Church teaching and the spiritual experience of St. Faustina. It is designed for a systematic exploration of the mystery of God’s mercy and its contemplation in everyday life, following the union with God through trust in Him and by fulfilling His will and acting out of mercy toward one’s neighbors.

From September 1st, at the Shrine of Divine Mercy, in all the chapels of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, and in some parishes, special evening devotions will begin in honor of Divine Mercy, with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. This form of devotion was introduced in 1993 (after the beatification of Sister Faustina), to follow the monthly forms of worship practiced in May, June or October. The celebrations in September will include the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, recited or sung for the intention of mercy for our homeland and the world. September is the month of the revelation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy by the Lord Jesus and the outbreak of World War II a few years afterwards. These circumstances, as well as the situation in the modern world, are especially urging us to cry for the mercy of God for us and the whole world.

 

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 September: mercy and peace for the whole world, and especially for those nations that suffer persecution, lack of freedom, freedom to profess their faith and respect for their human rights.

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.

The community of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Košice, along with the administrators of www.faustyna.pl, have worked on the Slovak version of our website, which is now available at the url: www.milosrdenstvo.sk. This is the eighth language version of the website after Polish, English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Russian ones. The Slovak website launch is taking place on September 15th, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the Patron of Slovakia. May the comforting message of God’s merciful love for every human being reach the Slovaks through the new website.

On Saturday, September 26, 11th Living Rosary Pilgrimage will come to the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki. Welcoming the pilgrims and prayer in the basilica are scheduled at 10 am, followed by a solemn conference and testimonies. At 11.15, there will be a rosary prayer, and at noon, a solemn Holy Mass chaired by Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski, the Metropolitan of Krakow. The pilgrims will also visit the chapel with the grace-famous image of Merciful Jesus and the tomb of St. Faustina. Faustina.

Because of coronavirus cases and quarantine in the convent of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki, none of the language versions of our website www.faustyna.pl will be updated for some time. The projects carried out on the website: distribution of digital Jesus' message of Mercy folders and digital copies of the Divine Mercy Image are suspended until notice. No new testimonies will be published on the website as well.

On 13 and 14 of September, we will be celebraring the 85th 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.

The first English online retreat on Divine Mercy with the theme:  Come, rest your heart and be strengthened by the Divine Mercy will be held at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Łagiewniki from 3-6 September 2020. The retreat is organised by the Faustinum Association. Fr. Jason Jones, rector of the Diocesan Shrine of Divine Mercy in Morriston, Wales, UK and the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy will be giving the retreat conferences.

The retreat will take place in real-time at the Shrine of Divine Mercy. Mass and Adoration will be at the Convent Chapel, Conferences at the Faustinum Hall, Prayers and Adoration at the Oratorium of the House of St. Faustina.

English-speaking participants, Faustinum members, volunteers, friends and devotees of Divine Mercy and St. Faustina from various countries will be able to join the event via live stream on the Faustinum Association English Channel on YouTube and on the 24/7 live stream channel of our Convent Chapel on saint-faustina.org.

Participants from other time zones who cannot join us LIVE, will still be able to catch the event by going to the Faustinum English YouTube channel. The replay video will be automatically uploaded (barring technical difficulties).

To sign up and be included in the list of participants, please email formation@faustinum.pl

If you have already signed up, visit Faustinum.pl on September 3 (1st day of the online retreat) to get the link to the Faustinum English YouTube channel, the retreat schedule detailed guide and other announcements. Save the date and spread the word among your friends!
God bless you!

Program

Come, rest your heart and be strengthened by the Divine Mercy

3-6 September 2020

Shrine of Divine Mercy, Krakow-Łagiewniki, Poland

NB All times Poland. Channel details for live stream events to be announced on www.faustinum.pl on September 3rd.  Online participants can use the time in between live stream events for individual prayer, physical visit to their churches (if possible), reflection, walk outside (if possible), meals and rest.

Thursday – 3 September

14:30          Welcome and Opening Prayer
Time for individual prayer
15:00          Hour of Mercy and Chaplet of Divine Mercy
15:30          General Remarks
Introduction to the Retreat
16:00          Conference 1
19:00          Mass – EN at the Shrine
20:00         Guided Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Time for Adoration in silence
21:00          Retire for the night or time for individual prayer

Friday – 4 September

7:30             Morning Prayer
9:30             Conference 2
11:00           Mass
15:00           Hour of Mercy
15:30           Opportunity for rest, prayer or reflection
17:00           Vespers
19:00           Points for Reflection
20:00          ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
21:00           Retire for the night or time for individual prayer

Saturday – 5 September

7:30             Morning Prayer
9:30             Conference 3
11:00           Mass
15:00           Hour of Mercy
15:30           Opportunity for rest, prayer or reflection
17:00           Vespers
19:00           Points for Reflection
20:00          ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
21:00           Retire for the night or time for individual prayer

Sunday – 6 September

7:30             Morning Prayer
9:30             Conference 4
10:30           Opportunity for reflection, sharing(via email – option to post on Faustinum.pl)
12:00           Mass
13:00           Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
13:30           End of the Retreat

On 4-6 September a fall vocational retreat for young women will take place in the Discalced Carmelites monastery in Lorinčík near Košice in the south of Slovakia. The theme of the retreat are the words of the Song of Songs: You ravish my heart (Song 4:9). The retreat will be hosted by Fr. Jakub Rafael Patay, O.F.M. Cap., and Sr. M. Benediktína Fečová from the Košice community of the Congregation of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy.

On September 4-6 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: In truth I tell you, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven (Mt 18:3). The hosts will be Fr. Artur Ciepielski and Sr. M. Antoniana Štullerová from the Košice community of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy.

Monastic life involves changing one’s place of living and, often, also of the type of apostolic work. Usually, in mid-August, the sisters move to other convents, where they are sent due to their vocation of obedience. This frequently means not only a new place to live, but also a different kind of work. The sisters are sent wherever the Congregation is taking up new tasks or needs to answer to the needs of its apostolic work. For the sisters, it is an opportunity to acquire freedom of all earthly attachments in order to live only for God and His Kingdom.

In the last days of August, in the convents of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy which run Youth Education Centers operate (Krakow, Kalisz and Wroclaw), student dormitories, community centers or kindergartens, like in other educational institutions in Poland, preparations for the new school year are under way. Here, the opening of the school year is always accompanied by a Holy Mass, during which the teachers and the pupils and students ask God for His blessing and the graces needed during the next ten months, so that they may become more than just a period of effective learning, but also a time of fruitful spiritual growth.

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.

On August 22, the 18th 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. 8.30 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 115th 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.

On August 23th, 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 August 23, devotees of Divine Mercy will come to the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki as part of the 6th National Pilgrimage organized on the anniversary of the consecration of the Divine Mercy basilica and entrusting the world to God’s Mercy by St. John Paul II. Holy Mass in the Shrine will take place at: 7.00 am, 8.30 am and 7.00 pm (chapel with the grace-famous image of Merciful Jesus and the tomb of St. Faustina), 9.00 am, 10.30 pm, 12.00 pm, 1.30 pm, 3.20 pm and 6.00 pm (the basilica). The program of the pilgrimage also includes presentations in tents on the square in front of the basilica and films screening. For more information, visit the Shrine’s rectorate’s website: www.milosierdzie.pl.

Hope for today’s world flows from Łagiewniki, where the death of St. Faustina was accompanied by God’s message of Divine Mercy, calling us to proclaim the biblical truth about the merciful love of God to every human being with the testimony of life, deed, word and prayer. Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy, Jesus said to Sister Faustina.  This message of light and hope, as St.  John Paul II called them, will be reminded to us by three bells which will be dedicated on August 23rd at the Łagiewniki Shrine. Two of them will be sent to Asia and South America: one to the cathedral in Manila, Philippines, and the second to the basilica in Trindade, Brazil. The bells were made in the workshop of the famous bell founder, Jan Felczyński.

On August 22th, at the John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C., a virtual Evening with Merciful Jesus will be organized, due to the Shrine being still closed to the public because of the pandemic. Living in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic is not easy, writes Sr. Gaudia from the Washington community of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy, encouraging people to participate, but living in the time of the ‘spiritual pandemic of fear’ is even harder. This August Evening with Merciful Jesus will be a meeting with our Savior, who gives us all the reasons not be afraid. The program includes a presentation titled Do not be afraid!, which will be delivered by Father Paweł Sass, provost of the Nativity Parish in Washington, D.C. The meeting will start at 7 pm at the image of the Merciful Jesus with prayer of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. The prayer will be followed by the Fr. Sass’ conference, and Adoration led by Mike Tenney. Video live will be available at the John Paul II National Shrine’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1221974838170055/ and YouTube channel.

August 17th is the 18th 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.