To pass on the message of Divine Mercy addressed to the entire world, the Merciful God chose and shaped two Apostles of God’s love: Saint Faustina Kowalska and the Blessed Michael Sopocko. And even though they tried to fulfil their mission with heroic zeal, they did not live to receive credit for it. Instead, they received sanctity and eternal remembrance. This book presents the events connected with that mission without any interpretation to give the reader the opportunity for his own reflection over the way of understanding them.
This publication, in addition to the extensive fragments of the “Diary” of Saint Faustina, contains three less known but very important and interesting aspects of the Divine Mercy Message:
● selected fragments of the works of the Blessed Michael Sopocko, which justify the theological need to spread the Divine Mercy Message
● the unknown story of the first image of the Merciful Jesus painted in Vilnius (Lithuania) in 1934, and its remarkable rescues during the war and post-war years
● the history of the Congregation of the Sisters of Merciful Jesus founded at the request of the Lord Jesus by the Blessed Sopocko, spiritual director of Saint Faustina.
„Reading these texts makes us realize that God shows incredible determination in repeating that He is Mercy – an unconditional love, completely undeserved by us, precedent to any of our good deeds”.
Metropolitan Archbishop of Łódź, Poland
Fragment of the Preface
Perpetual adoration at the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy in Vilnius