• 05 Oct 20

Oct 5 - “St. Faustina Kowalska” © icon by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM. Happy Feast Day St. Faustina!

Faustina came from a poor farming family in Poland.  Having only attended school for three years, when she entered the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Cracow, she worked in the garden or kitchen or served as porter.

In 1931 she had a vision of Jesus with rays of light shining from his breast.  Jesus told her to have someone paint an image to record what she had seen.  Other visions elaborated on the meaning of this image and have led to the popular Catholic devotion called “The Divine Mercy.”  In this icon she holds a painting of her original vision.