October 5 – Saint Faustina Kowalska: Patron Saint of the Divine Mercy

Saint Faustina Kowalska, Saint of Divine Mercy (Feast Date:  October 5)

Extract from Saint M. Faustina Kowalska:  “On February 22, 1931, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ appeared to this simple nun, bringing with Him a wonderful message of Mercy for all mankind. Saint Faustina tells us in her diary under this date:  “In the evening, when I was in my cell, I became aware of the Lord Jesus clothed in a white garment. One hand was raised in blessing, the other was touching the garment at the breast. From the opening of the garment at the breast there came forth two large rays, one red and the other pale. In silence I gazed intently at the Lord; my soul was overwhelmed with fear, but also with great joy. After a while Jesus said to me, ‘paint an image according to the pattern you see, with the inscription: Jesus, I trust in You.’” See pictures of Saint Faustina KowalskaThe Life and Mission of Saint Faustina Kowalska, Apostle of the Divine Mercy and videos:  The Divine Mercy Prayer in Song, Divine Mercy Chaplet- 3 o’clock Prayer.   CTF/SOS DRS and Divine Mercy

See also: A Brief History – Divine Mercy in the Mission and the Devotions of CTF-SOS DRS.


 We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Faustina Kowalska on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Displacement due to Violence in Kenya (April 2012) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: April 9 – April 22, 2012.

 Terrorist Bombings (March 2010) (Russia) See  World Mission Rosary Intentions: April 12-25, 2010.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.


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