On January 22, at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki, the first “Łagiewniki 22” meeting for young people in 2018 will take place. It will start at 7 pm in the chapel of the miracle-famous Divine Mercy image and the tomb of St. Faustina. The renowned Guest of the evening will be Katarzyna Olubińska, journalist and author of the cycle entitled “Woman in World Religions”, the “Bóg w wielkim mieście” (God and the City) blog and book under the same title. Katarzyna, announces Sr. Emanuela from the Krakow community of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy, will be sharing about her experience with Divine Mercy with us.Then, as always, we will participate in Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and the meeting with our Guest will be continued with the guest with refreshments for everyone. Sisters from the Łagiewniki convent of the Congregation of Our Lady of mercy would like to invite all to meet Merciful Jesus and our Guest in a Community of the Young. Those who cannot physically come to Łagiewniki, can connect to the on-line broadcast at www.faustyna.pl.
On February 10 (Saturday), a monthly meeting of the Sychar community at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki will take place. At 5 p.m., in the chapel of the miracle-famous Divine Mercy image and the tomb of St. Faustina, Holy Mass will be celebrated in the intention of married couples who are experiencing problems and are in danger of falling apart, followed by a meeting in the “Faustinum” hall. In this intention – of married couples in crisis – the Sisters of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy hold daily Rosary prayer at 8.30 pm at the Łagiewniki Shrine.
In 2017, the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, who are the sole custodian of the relics of St. Faustina, sent 174 particles of these relics (165 ex ossibus relics – from bone – and 9 from her habit) to 33 countries around the world. In Europe, the Apostle of Divine Mercy in the sign of her relics traveled to 15 countries, 7 in the Americas (USA, Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina, Peru and Chile); 4 African ones: Burkina Faso, Chad, Cameroon and Central African Republic; on top of 14 churches in 6 Asian countries: Philippines (5), China (4), India (2), Israel, Lebanon, Indonesia and Australia. For the first time, the relics of St. Faustina were provided to churches in Serbia, Chad and the Central African Republic.
Sister Faustina in the sign of her relic is now present in 117 countries on all continents, in 5,252 churches, shrines or chapels, where Divine Mercy is revered in a special way.
For several years, sisters from the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy and the faithful venerators of Divine Mercy from around the world have been able to participate in our Perpetual Chaplet of Divine Mercy at www.faustyna.pl. In 2017, 2,556 from dozens of countries joined in this perpetual prayer. Thus, day and night, the incessant cry “have mercy on us and on the whole world” could be heard under the throne of God. We at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki would like to thank all those involved in this great work from the depth of our hearts and commend you all to the Mercy of Jesus through the intercession of St. Faustina.
The online video broadcast from the chapel of the miracle-famous image of Merciful Jesus and the tomb of St. Faustina at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki allowed almost 525,000 unique users to pray with us in 2017. On average, 1,548 individuals benefit from this service. The video and sound has been broadcast by the American company Livestream and financially supported by donors. The Congregation would like to offer our heartfelt gratitude to the donors, who are entrusted in our prayers to Divine Mercy.
In 2017, 124 000 users accessed the Diary of St. Faustina in Polish and other languages at www.faustyna.pl. In the same year, full translation of the Diary was made available also in Italian. All language versions are now available also for tablets and smart-phones. Daily quotations from the Diary have been subscribed by almost 1450 – in Polish, Spanish, German, English, Italian and Russian. Many users have also accessed the Diary Concordance function available in Polish.
The super-high quality digital reproduction of miracle-famous image of Merciful Jesus from the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki was viewed at our website by almost 49,772 users in 2017. The digital image was downloaded for non-commercial purposes by over 183 users from 47 countries: USA, Germany, Chile, Poland, Italy, Brazil, Croatia, Slovenia, England, Canada, Urugay, Argentina, France, Australia, Slovakia, Spain, Norway, Colombia, Mexico, Austria, India, Equador, Switzerland, Bolivia, Romania, Philipines, Russia, Venezuela, Panama, Ghana, Ukraine, Lithuania, Honduras, Serbia, Kongo, Lebanon, Madagascar, Hungary, Ireland, Kameroon, China, Guatemala, Peru, Puerto Rico and Portugal.
During every evening Mass in January, the Litany of the Most Holy Name of Jesus will be sung or recited in all chapels of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. Consideration of the antiphons from this Litany is a way to better understand who the Son of God, the One embodied to save and sanctify us, is. At the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki, the evening Mass will be celebrated in the chapel of the miracle-famous image of Merciful Jesus and the tomb of St. Faustina every day at 7:00 pm (except Thursdays).
In January 2018, on-line broadcasting from the Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki will be available on the cable TV network in Nowe Miasto on Pilica river. The broadcasts from the chapel of the miracle-famous Divine Mercy image and the tomb of St. Faustina are available at www.faustyna.pl in seven languages as well as on smartphones and tablets (androids and iOS).
In 2017, our website, www.faustyna.pl, recorded almost 6,000,000 views and over 1,300,000 visitors – including almost 950,000 Polish-language version users, over 124,000 English-speakers, over 60,000 Spanish-speaking, 30,000 Italian-speaking, 45,000 French-speaking, 28,000 German-speaking, 2,300 Russian-language and 60,700 others. Thanks to our Contributors, IT specialists and Translators, updates were possible at all our language pages. The Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy would like to thank all the Cooperators, 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. We wish you all that the New Year 2018 be rich in grace and mercy.