Traditionally on every third Friday of the month at 5 pm, Divine Mercy Holy Mass is celebrated at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki for the intention of our Country and the whole world, and also for the intentions of all benefactors and donors supporting the Łagiewniki Shrine and the works carried out by the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. After the Mass, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is recited to Lord Jesus present in the Holy Sacrament. This devotion was initiated during World War II on the third Sunday of the month by Fr. Joseph Andrasz, S.J., the Krakow confessor and spiritual director of St. Faustina, and moved to third Friday of the month by the Krakow Metropolitan Bishop Franciszek Macharski. You can join in this prayer online at www.faustyna.pl
The nearest “Łagiewniki 22”, which is a monthly meeting of young people at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki, will be held on December 22nd, right before Christmas. For this reason, the program will be different than usual. The meeting will start at 7.00 pm in the chapel with the miracle-famous image of Merciful Jesus and the tomb of St. Faustina with Advent Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, followed by a Christmas meeting with holiday wishes. Those who cannot physically come to Łagiewniki, can connect to the on-line broadcast at at www.faustyna.pl
On December 22nd, at the John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C., Sisters from the Washington community of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy will be hosting another “Evening with Merciful Jesus”. It will begin at 7.00 pm with Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. The meeting before Christmas will explore the manifestations of God’s merciful love in the mystery of the incarnation and the birth of the Son of God. Speaking of the mercy of God, most often we think of the Paschal mystery, so the theme of mercy manifesting in the weak human body, in a small child, born in poverty … it’s probably going to be a discovery for many people, provides Sr. Gaudia. A presentation will be given by Fr. Paweł Sass, who graduated from the missionary of Seminary Redemptoris Mater in Washington, D.C., and now is a provost in one of the local parishes. The Sisters have also prepared special Christmas gifts for each participant that will motivate them to grow in becoming more merciful.
On December 16 a novena to the Infant Jesus will start in all the convents of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, including the chapel of the miracle-famous Image of Merciful Jesus and the tomb of St. Faustina in the Shrine of Divine Mercy. Traditionally, the antiphons sung and the Litany of the Infant Jesus recited there prepare the faithful spiritually for Christmas.
The most important aspect of preparing for Christmas is concern about spiritual matters, so as to prepare for the new birth of the Son of God in your soul. This is why during this period we make a number of resolutions intended to organize our spiritual life, attend retreats and participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In many shrines of Divine Mercy, including the ones in Krakow-Łagiewniki and Plock, as well as in other churches, long lines are setting up for confession. Without this, preparations for Christmas will be deprived of the deepest joy that is the presence of God in your soul and they might become just two days off from work and an opportunity to give presents which fill you with joy only briefly. You do believe that God was born in a Bethlehem manger, but woe to you if He is not born in you, wrote the poet Adam Mickiewicz.
The Polish name for the votive Mass celebrating the Virgin Mary, celebrated in Advent is “roraty”. The name comes from the words of the introit which begins with: rorate caeli desuper – “Drop down ye heavens from above”. At the altar, a special candle decorated with a white ribbon is lit, symbolizing the Virgin, and the faithful hold lighted candles that illuminate the darkness inside the church while they are waiting for a sign of the coming of Christ. This candle is referred to as “roratka”. At the Shrine of Divine Mercy, this Mass is celebrated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6.30 am. Internet users can get involved in the prayer online at www.faustyna.pl.
The very word for “eve” in Polish, wigilia, comes from the word “vigil”. This particular vigil is filled with prayer, fasting and other mortifications undertaken out of love for Jesus, as a direct preparation for the celebration of His birth in the human form. According to Christian tradition, when the first star appears in the sky (referring symbolically to the Star of Bethlehem, which heralded the birth of Jesus), Poles sit down to supper in their homes, religious orders and various other communities. The wafer that Poles break with their dear ones as they exchange greetings provides an opportunity for forgiveness and reconciliation and creates an atmosphere of love in which God is present. Saint Faustina described several Christmas Eves in her Diary. She commented on her last one, which she experienced in 1937 in Krakow: Before supper, I went into the chapel for a moment to break the wafer spiritually with those beloved persons, so dear to my heart, though far away. First, I steeped myself in a profound prayer and asked the Lord for graces for them all as a group and then for each one individually. Jesus gave me to know how much this pleased Him, and my soul was filled with even greater joy to see that God loves in a special way those whom we love. After I had gone into the refectory, during the reading, my whole being found itself plunged in God. Interiorly, I saw God looking at us with great pleasure. I remained alone with the Heavenly Father. At that moment, I had a deeper knowledge of the Three Divine persons, whom we shall contemplate for all eternity and, after millions of years, shall discover that we have just barely begun our contemplation. Oh, how great is the mercy of God, who allows man to participate in such a high degree in His divine happiness! At the same time, what great pain pierces my heart [at the thought] that so many souls have spurned this happiness (Diary, 1438-1439). May God be invited to every home, every Christmas table and every human heart! Only in Him and His Mercy will the world ever find peace and man will find happiness!
It is a tradition that a solemn Mass named Pasterka („Shepherds’ Mass”) is celebrated at midnight on Christmas Eve in Polish churches and chapels, including the ones of our Congregation. It is the first Eucharist of Christmas, which commemorates the expectation and prayer of the Bethlehem shepherds arriving to greet the Son of God born in flesh. A mystical experience of Sister Faustina described in her Diary brings us closer to the joyful mystery of Jesus’ coming to earth and living in clean hearts: As Holy Mass began, I immediately felt a great interior recollection; joy filled my soul. During the offertory, I saw Jesus on the altar, incomparably beautiful. The whole time the Infant kept looking at everyone, stretching out His little hands (Diary, 347). After Holy Communion, she writes elsewhere, I heard the words: I am always in your heart; not only when you receive Me in Holy Communion, but always (Diary, 575). We would like to wish you all to experience the joy that comes from the presence of God in our souls during the Midnight Mass, throughout the holidays and on every day of the New Year!
Peter and Judas. Two stories and God’s mercy, is the motto of the retreat for priests which will take place on 27-31 January 2019 at the Shrine in Krakow-Lagiewniki. It will be provided in the lectio divina dynamics by Fr. Krzysztof Wons, S.D.S., a retreat leader, spiritual director, Director of the Center for Spiritual Formation in Krakow, lecturer in theology of spirituality. Lectures on the spirituality of St. Faustina (first and last day) will be given by Sr. Elżbieta M. Siepak, O.L.M., author of numerous publications on the life and mission of St. Faustina as the spiritual co-founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. In the atmosphere of wilderness and complete silence, prayerful contemplation of the Word of God, including the spiritual experience of St. Faustina, the participants of the retreat will be given an opportunity to explore and experience the mystery of God’s Mercy, to be able to proclaim it with power to the world, using the promise of Jesus recorded in the pages of the Diary of Sister Faustina. To priests who proclaim and extol My mercy, I will give wondrous power; I will anoint their words and touch the hearts of those to whom they will speak (Diary, 1521). The retreat will be provided in Polish, without translation. Detailed information and registration at: www.faustinum.pl
I too came down from heaven out of love for you; I lived for you, I died for you, and I created the heavens for you, said Jesus to St. Faustina, addressing these words to every human being as well. On the occasion of Christmas and the approaching 2019, we would like to express our heart-felt wishes to our collaborators, benefactors, donors, all those involved with various apostolic works of the Congregation (such as our Chaplet for the Dying and Perpetual Chaplet), online visitors to our website and members of the “Sanktuarium Bożego Miłosierdzia” Facebook group. May you continually discovery the presence of Immanuel – God with us – and recognize signs of His merciful love in all circumstances of your life. May you share your everyday life with Him. We also wish you all the temporal favors so that they bring you joy and lead you to an even greater love of God and fellow human beings. May the New Year be rich in God’s graces and human mercy provided to those in need. We embrace you all in our prayers. May God’s Mercy be praised in us and through us!
This is how the mystery of the incarnation and birth of the Son of God was referred to by St. Faustina. In a beautifully poetic way, it was expressed by Franciszek Karpiński in the Polish Christmas carol:
Bóg się rodzi, moc truchleje,
Pan niebiosów obnażony.
Ogień krzepnie, blask ciemnieje,
Ma granice Nieskończony.
Wzgardzony, okryty chwałą,
Śmiertelny Król nad wiekami.
A Słowo ciałem się stało,
i mieszkało między nami.
[God is born and the night is shaken,
The Lord of Heaven lies naked,
Fire is frozen, light is veiled
The Eternal now has its limits.
He was scorned, yet clothed with glory,
Mortal King of the Ages!
And the Word was made flesh,
And dwelt among us.]
Infinite and eternal God took human form and became a man. No other religion in the world has such a god who is the Creator and Lord of all that exists, who is the One, holy, infinite, transcendent, all-powerful and all-knowing, ineffable by human or angelic reason, and at the same time so close to man in His Son embodied as a human person. The contemplation of Divine Mercy in this mystery brings the ineffable joy and awe, because God dwells among us, the Word of God, Mercy Incarnate (Diary, 1745).
The Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy would like to thank all the collaborators, benefactors and donors, thanks to whom www.faustyna.pl was created and has now been updated in seven languages, along with all the works of mercy which are possible thanks to them. These include, above all, our „Chaplet for the dying” and the on-line transmissions from the chapel of the miracle-famous Image of Merciful Jesus and the tomb of St. Faustina in the Łagiewniki Shrine. We all participate in the mission of Jesus, who is revealing the merciful love of the Heavenly Father to the world and bestowing His Mercy on His people. Dear IT professionals, translators, Benefactors and Donors, it is also through you that God’s Mercy is poured into the world. Let this Christmas be a time of special joy and peace, for the Lord has come to earth. He is here with us and lives in us when we are in a state of grace. May the New Year 2019, the Jubilee of Mercy, be rich in God’s grace and in mercy provided to our neighbors.
Thanks to the support of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy from our donors and volunteer IT professionals, from 11 November, 2018, the online live stream from the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki, is already in Full HD. We can enjoy excellent quality and sound. The live streaming is available not only at www.faustyna.pl and www.sanktuarium.faustyna.pl, but also in the Faustyna.pl application for Android and iOS, and in our Facebook group, Sanktuarium Bożego Miłosierdzia, followed by our YouTube channel, www.faustyna.pl. The broadcasting is also used by three TV stations: Cable TV in Nowe Miasto nad Pilicą, Tele Giovanni Paolo II in Italy and EWTN Poland (station owned by Mother Angelika from the USA). The audio signal of the prayer at the Hour of Mercy and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is received by 11 radio stations. We offer our thanks to all the donors and benefactors without whom people from all continents would not be able to make the virtual pilgrimage to the Łagiewniki Shrine to face the Divine Mercy Image, renowned for its graces and the tomb of St. Faustina and join in the prayer for the Mercy of God “for us and the whole world”.
In connection with the construction of the Łagiewniki Route in Krakow, road access to the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki is hindered. This applies not only to regular cars and buses but also to pilgrims arriving at the Shrine by tram, due to the tram stop named Sanktuarium Bożego Miłosierdzia is not presently available. When using tramway lines coming to Borek Fałęcki, please get off at the stop called ZUS (on demand) or at the stop called Solvay and continue to the Shrine on foot.
Another place of the revelations which took place at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki is the convent. Here, unusual meetings with the inhabitants of Heaven took place in bedrooms, the refectory, Mother Superior’s study, in the corridors or in the Congregation hall. The Lord Jesus communicated important information about the Message of Mercy with which He sent Sister Faustina to the world even in such mundane locations as a corridor leading to the convent’s kitchen. In mid-September 1936, Sister Faustina heard the great promise of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy here. Say unceasingly the chaplet that I have taught you, Jesus said. Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death. Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation. Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this chaplet only once, he would receive grace from My infinite mercy. I desire that the whole world know My infinite mercy. I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy (Diary, 687).
In the convent, Sister Faustina had dozens of meetings with Jesus, the Blessed Virgin, St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and souls suffering in purgatory. On 15 August 1937, in the Congregation Hall, when sisters were reciting the August 15, 1937 the Act of Her election as the Heavenly Superior General of the Congregation, St. Faustina saw the Virgin Mary and this is how she described the event: Towards the end of the ceremony carried out in honor of the Mother of God, I saw the Virgin Mary, and She said to me, ‘Oh, how very pleased I am with the homage of your love!’ And at that moment She covered all the sisters of the Congregation with Her mantle. With Her right hand, She clasped Mother General Michael to herself, and with Her left hand She did so to me, while all the sisters were at Her feet, covered with Her mantle. Then the Mother of God said, ‘Everyone who perseveres zealously till death in My Congregation will be spared the fire of purgatory, and I desire that each one distinguish herself by the following virtues: humility and meekness; chastity and love of God and neighbor; compassion and mercy.’ After these words, the whole Congregation disappeared from my sight, and I remained alone with the Most Holy Mother who instructed me about the will of God and how to apply it to my life, submitting completely to His most holy decrees. It is impossible for one to please God without obeying His holy will. ‘My daughter, I strongly recommend that you faithfully fulfill all God’s wishes, for that is most pleasing in His holy eyes. ‘I very much desire that you distinguish yourself in this faithfulness in accomplishing God’s will.’ Put the will of God before all sacrifices and holocausts.’ While the heavenly Mother was talking to me, a deep understanding of this will of God was entering my soul (Diary, 1244. For more information, see Śladami objawień św.Siostry Faustyny w Sanktuarium Bożego Miłosierdzia w Krakowie-Łagiewnikach.
Following Sister Faustina’s revelations a the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki, we should devote more time to stop at the Image of Divine Mercy and the tomb of St. Faustina. In this chapel, the Apostle of Divine Mercy would spend a few hours daily for almost 6 years. This is where she had 116 visions and mystical experiences, during which she could feel the presence of the Holy Trinity, the Lord Jesus, the Mother of God, angels, saints and souls of the dead. The beautiful conversations between God and souls are particularly noteworthy: with a sinful soul (Diary, 1485), a soul in despair (Diary, 1486), a suffering soul (Diary, 1487), one aiming for excellence (Diary, 1488) and the perfect one (Diary, 1489), which Sister Faustina recorded in her Diary, as they reveal the greatness of God’s merciful love for man, showing the way to unite with Him. In the Łagiewniki chapel, Sister Faustina most often encountered the Lord Jesus (27 times) or heard Him (almost 60 times). Particularly noteworthy are the revelation of Jesus which concerned events of the Gospel: the entry into Jerusalem, the institution of the Eucharist, the Paschal events and the message of Mercy. The descriptions of the institution of the Eucharist are unique, therefore, we shall quote one here: “Jesus allowed me to enter the Cenacle, and I was a witness to what happened there. However, I was most deeply moved when, before the Consecration, Jesus raised His eyes to heaven and entered into a mysterious conversation with His Father. It is only in eternity that we shall really understand that moment. His eyes were like two flames; His face was radiant, white as snow; His whole personage full of majesty, His soul full of longing. At the moment of Consecration, love rested satiated-the sacrifice fully consummated. Now only the external ceremony of death will be carried out-external destruction; the essence [of it] is in the Cenacle. Never in my whole life had I understood this mystery so profoundly as during that hour of adoration. Oh, how ardently I desire that the whole world would come to know this unfathomable mystery!” (Diary, 684).
Following Sister Faustina at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki, we shall stop for a moment at the building which is presently adjacent to Siostry Faustyny street. The sisters traditionally refer to it as “Antoninek”. The old, two-story building along with the lower gate has been demolished and replaced with a new one, which contains accommodation for pilgrims visiting and hosts the international “Faustinum” Association of Apostles of Divine Mercy.
Sister Faustina lived in “Antininek” on the second floor from September 1937 to March 1938. From January 1938, she was already very sick, so she spent most of the time in her cell. During that time, she recorded more than 50 extraordinary graces she received. These were mainly her encounters with Jesus (41) and they concerned the mission of proclaiming the message of Mercy, spiritual life and strengthened her in the fight against Satan. It was there that Sister Faustina recorded these famous words of Jesus: In the Old Covenant I sent prophets wielding thunderbolts to My people. Today I am sending you with My mercy to the people of the whole world (Diary, 1588). Also here, she heard some promises concerning the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, spreading the Divine Mercy devotion and the Hour of Mercy.
I remind you, My daughter, that as often as you hear the clock strike the third hour, immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it; invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners; for at that moment mercy was opened wide for every soul. In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking; it was the hour of grace for the whole world-mercy triumphed over justice. My daughter, try your best to make the Stations of the Cross in this hour, provided that your duties permit it; and if you are not able to make the Stations of the Cross, then at least step into the chapel for a moment and adore, in the Blessed Sacrament, My Heart, which is full of mercy; and should you be unable to step into the chapel, immerse yourself in prayer there where you happen to be, if only for a very brief instant. I claim veneration for My mercy from every creature, but above all from you, since it is to you that I have given the most profound understanding of this mystery (Diary, 1572).
Here, she also experienced a very poignant encounter with the Mother of God, which she thus described: A vision of the Mother of God. In the midst of a great brilliance, I saw the Mother of God clothed in a white gown, girt about with a golden cincture; and there were tiny stars, also of gold, over the whole garment, and chevron-shaped sleeves lined with gold. Her cloak was sky-blue, lightly thrown over the shoulders. A transparent veil was delicately drawn over her head, while her flowing hair was set off beautifully by a golden crown which terminated in little crosses. On Her left arm She held the Child Jesus. A Blessed Mother of this type I had not yet seen. Then She looked at me kindly and said: I am the Mother of God of Priests. At that, She lowered Jesus from Her arm to the ground, raised Her right hand heavenward and said: O God, bless Poland, bless priests. Then She addressed me once again: Tell the priests what you have seen (Diary, 1585).
Following in the footsteps of the revelations of Saint Faustina, after going through the gate and meeting with Merciful Jesus in the form of a poor young man, we stop at the adjacent yard in front of the convent. Old trees and a flower-bed with a statue of St. Joseph, are found here that certainly remember the revelation of Jesus in May 1933. On the day of her trip to Vilnius (May 23), Sister Faustina went out in front of the convent, and she stood next to the very same time flower bed. She looked at the garden and the house, remembering how many God’s graces she received here during the postulancy, novitiate and in the preceding month, among them the grace of eternal marriage to Jesus, meeting her spiritual director, Father Józef Andrasz S.J., who perfectly understood her spiritual life and missions. She was sorry to leave this place. Tears came to her eyes, and then, unexpectedly, she saw Jesus, her Bridegroom, at the flowerbed, who told her: Do not cry, I am always with you (Diary, 259). This revelation of Jesus and the experience of His presence were so strong that it accompanied Sister Faustina throughout her entire journey to Vilnius.
During the pilgrimage season, many people visit the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki. The pilgrims pray at the grace-famous image of Merciful Jesus and the tomb of St. Faustina. They participate in the holy sacraments, they see the museum with the original memorabilia of the Apostle of Divine Mercy and experience the loving presence of God. The fruitful experiencing of the pilgrimage is aided by the sisters proclaiming the message of Mercy and the guidebooks, especially Sanktuarium Bożego Miłosierdzia w Krakowie-Łagiewnikach.Pielgrzymowanie ze św.Siostrą Faustyną and Śladami objawień św.Siostry Faustyny. The Łagiewnickie Shrine has been a witness to more than 280 extraordinary experiences recorded by Sister Faustina in her Diary and the miracles experienced here by pilgrims. Practically every spot here, starting from the gate and ending with the church bear traces of these unusual encounters.
We begin presentation of these spots from the entrance to the Shrine: the gate that leads to the convent’s yard. The gate was formerly closed, as the entire convent was closed to the public. When St. Faustina was a portress, Cherubim would guard this gate. In the Fall of 1937, Jesus knocked on it, in the form of a poor young man. This event was described in the Diary: “Jesus came to the main entrance today, under the guise of a poor young man. This young man, emaciated, barefoot and bareheaded, and with his clothes in tatters, was frozen because the day was cold and rainy. He asked for something hot to eat. So I went to the kitchen, but found nothing there for the poor. But, after searching around for some time, I succeeded in finding some soup, which I reheated and into which I crumbled some bread, and I gave it to the poor young man, who ate it. As I was taking the bowl from him, he gave me to know that He was the Lord of heaven and earth. When I saw Him as He was, He vanished from my sight. When I went back in and reflected on what had happened at the gate, I heard these words in my soul: My daughter, the blessings of the poor who bless Me as they leave this gate have reached My ears. And your compassion, within the bounds of obedience, has pleased Me, and this is why I came down from My throne-to taste the fruits of your mercy” (Diary, 1312).
From May to July, at the site of the construction of the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Płock, reinforced concrete slabs have been placed in the space between the beams of the coffer ceiling. Aluminum window joinery in the Pilgrim House have been installed and works related to the facade of the church were continued, by bricking the external walls with clinker bricks. The structure of the reinforced concrete tower has also grown to the level of 18.5 meters. The entire tower will rise to a height of 32 meters. In the near future, roofing and the tower’s construction will continue. The progress of work depends on the financial recources available. Those who would like to support this great work can donate to the following bank account:
Zgromadzenie Sióstr Matki Bożej Miłosierdzia
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The Lord Jesus, in the devotion to Divine Mercy, gives us a special time of grace at three o’clock in the afternoon. It is the moment of His dying on the cross, of which he said to Sister Faustina: “This is the hour of great mercy for the whole world. … In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion…” (Diary, 1320). In order to take advantage of these promises of Jesus, one must pray with confidence and add deeds of mercy towards others to the trustful prayer. Jesus proposes three ways of experiencing the prayer at the Hour of Mercy: celebrating the Way of the Cross, visiting the Blessed Sacrament, and if it is impossible, connecting with Him, dying on the cross, wherever 3 pm finds us. In this prayer, we turn directly to Jesus, and in our pleading, we appeal to the merits of His painful Passion. It is a privileged time in the Divine Mercy devotion, which is why the Hour of Mercy and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy are practiced every day in all convents of the Congregation. You can join in this prayer through an on-line transmission from the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Kraków-Łagiewniki at faustyna.pl and via the Faustyna.pl application.
The Faustyna.com mobile app, until now available for Android platforms, is also ready for iOS. You can download it from our website via the download link or directly from the App Store by searching “Faustyna.pl” or from Google Play under the same title. The Faustyna.pl application, available in 7 languages, facilitates access to the most important content on the www.faustyna.pl website. Mainly, it provides easy access to on-line broadcasting from the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki, information about the “capital of Divine Mercy veneration”, news for pilgrims and other news (announcements and photographic relations of the most important events), every day messages from the Diary, and also to relevant content associated with the message of Divine Mercy and St. Faustina, on top of the work of the Chaplet for the Dying.
The Faustyna.pl application for smart-phones and tablets is now available from Play Store! It is a mobile version of our website, www.faustyna.pl, and it includes the most important topics connected with St. Faustina, the devotion to Divine Mercy in forms provided to her by Jesus, including daily quotations from the Diary and information about the capital of the Divine Mercy devotion, the Shrine in Krakow-Łagiewniki. Moreover, the application displays up-to-date news, photos, live stream broadcasts from the chapel with the Divine Mercy image and provides immediate information on the works being done at the Łagiewniki Shrine. The application was written by Karolina Ślusarczyk i Klaudia Popko, as a part of their Bachelor diploma project at the AGH University of Mining Technology, supervised by Robert Chodorek, PhD. The application was created to make it easier for pilgrims from around the world to access the most important content connected with the message of Mercy and the Łagiewniki Shrine as they arrive in Krakow to participate in the World Youth Day events. The application will be available in seven different languages.
The publishing company Misericordia, operating at the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy has just published a book written by Sr. M. Elżbieta Siepak, entitled Śladami objawień św. Siostry Faustyny w Sanktuarium Bożego Miłosierdzia w Krakowie-Łagiewnikach [In the Footsteps of St. Faustina and Her Revelations. Around Krakow-Łagiewniki]. It is a unique guide to the capital of the worship of Divine Mercy, where St. Faustina experienced more than 280 different kinds of revelations and mystical insights. Virtually every place in Łagiewniki bears marks of the extraordinary meetings between the Apostle of the Divine Mercy and Jesus, His Blessed Mother, angels, saints and souls suffering souls in purgatory. As many as 116 visions and mystical experiences befell the Saint in the chapel of the convent, including five times when she felt the presence of the Holy Trinity. Her contact with the supernatural world was as genuine and real as the world she could perceive by the senses. The publication introduces the reader to the atmosphere of extraordinary experiences of Sister Faustina, which happened at this Shrine.