Divine Mercy Shrine in Kraków, Poland is dedicated to the Divine Mercy devotion, as the resting place of Saint Faustina Kowalska, canonized on April 30, 2000. Basilica is located in the District of Łagiewniki at St. Faustyna Street. Two Popes have visited the shrine and millions of pilgrims from around the world continue to visit it every year.
St. Faustina Kowalska
St. Maria Faustina Kowalska was a Polish nun who committed her life to spreading devotion to God's Divine Mercy, as famously described in her Diary. Through her Christ communicated to the world to trust in his infinite mercy for the salvation of sinners. The famous Divine Mercy painting was patterned after one of her visions of Christ along with the prayers of the Divine Mercy chaplet.
St. Maria Faustina Kowalska was born in Glogowiec, Poland in 1905. For years Saint Faustina received revelations and visits from Christ. On Good Friday 1937, Christ appeared to her and dictated to her the prayers that He wished her to pray in a novena from Good Friday through the Octave of Easter, now known as Divine Mercy Sunday. Saint Faustina died in 1938, in Krakow, Poland, of tuberculosis.
Promise of Mercy - Sister Faustina and the Chaplet of Devine Mercy with the Stations of the Cross
On February 22, 1931, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ appeared to this simple nun, bringing with Him a wonderful message of Mercy for all mankind. The Promise of…
"Help me, O Lord, that my hands may be merciful and filled with good deeds, so that I may do only good to my neighbors and take upon myself the more difficult and toilsome tasks. Help me, that my feet may be merciful, so that I may hurry to assist my neighbor, overcoming my own fatigue and weariness. My true rest is in the service of my neighbor." - St. Faustina Kowalska