This is a story about Saint Faustina - the greatest Christian mystic of the twentieth century - and her devotion to the Divine Mercy, which has become the fastest spreading religious devotion in the world.
This lavishly illustrated volume is essentially a love story about Godâ€™s immense love for his people and the reciprocation of this love by the humble Polish nun declared a saint by Pope John Paul II.
The power of St. Faustinaâ€™s message about Godâ€™s infinite mercy, forged in the fire of adversity, has accomplished seemingly impossible things. Although coming from the spiritual visions of just one person, devotion to the Divine Mercy has spread throughout the world like lightning, bringing to mind the parable of the mustard seed: from one small seed grew a great tree with many branches.
This book is also a story about Jesus Christ, who is not remote and abstract, but who enters human history, who enters the events of our lives and forges relationships with us. The work of Jesus Christ is very real and so, too, is this book marked by reality.
To follow in the footsteps of Saint Faustina, the author and photographer moved from place to placeâ€” real places in eastern Europe such as Warsaw, Krakow, Plock and Vilnius. They encountered real people, such as Blessed Michal Sopocko and Blessed John Paul II. They recorded their observations and impressions in beautiful prose and gorgeous photographs in order to bring the realness of these places and people to as wide an audience as possible.
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â€¢ Beautiful photographs and illustrations on every page
â€¢ The most complete book on Saint Faustina and the Divine Mercy story available
â€¢ Divine Mercy has become a very popular devotion, but few people know the story behind it
"God's mercy, as revealed to St. Faustina, can lead man out of every sin and misfortune to true peace and happiness."
- Saint John Paul II
â€œAs the "Secretary of Divine Mercy" and the first canonized saint of the third Christian millennium, St. Faustina models one of the most important elements of the Divine Mercy message and devotion: TRUST! Beautifully illustrated and historically informative, this book is a Divine Mercy gem!"
- Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, Author, No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy
"This book is like a pilgrimage to Poland â€˜in the footsteps of St. Faustinaâ€™ that makes the gripping message
of Divine Mercy personal, vivid, and real."
- Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, Author, 33 Days to Morning Glory
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