Sister Faustina: The Humble Instrument

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Sister Faustina was a young nun in a convent of the Sisters of Mercy in Poland during the 1930’s. She came from a very poor family that struggled on their little farm during World War I.  She had only three years of education, so she performed the humblest tasks in the convent. However, she received extraordinary revelations from Christ, who asked her to record the experiences in a Diary of God’s Divine Mercy.

It sparked a great movement on Christ’s Mercy, and Sister Faustina is a constant reminder to trust in Jesus’ endless mercy and be mercifully to others. Pope John Paul II canonized her in 2000.

Saint Faustina, the third of ten children, was born in Poland in 1905, and started religious life about age 20. Her life was a sacrifice for others, and writing about God’s Mercy, she encouraged humanity to trust in Him and prepare Christ’s Second Coming. She wrote and suffered secretly until her death from tuberculosis in 1938.

 

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