81st Anniversary of the holy sister, St. Faustina’s departure from earth to the House of the Father

5th of Octo­ber. Exac­tly 81 years ago at 10:45 p.m., Sister Fau­sti­na Kowal­ska depar­ted from this earth to go to the House of the Father. Her mis­sion, howe­ver, did not end with her death.  The mis­sion of proc­la­iming the mes­sa­ge of God rich in mer­cy and the spre­ading of new forms of wor­ship of Divi­ne Mer­cy con­ti­nu­es to this day. Mem­bers and Volun­te­ers of the “Fau­sti­num” Asso­cia­tion, as well as Apo­stles of Divi­ne Mer­cy from dif­fe­rent parts of the world are just among the many who have under­ta­ken this task.  A task that we have beco­me more convin­ced abo­ut during this 3rd Inter­na­tio­nal Days of Apo­stles of Divi­ne Mer­cy.

Today, during the 3:20 p.m. Mass with the Most Rev. Jan Zając pre­si­ding, the “Fau­sti­num” Cere­mo­ny of Accep­tan­ce of New Mem­bers will take pla­ce. Twen­ty (20) new Mem­bers of the “Fau­sti­num” Asso­cia­tion –with the help our Patron, the holy sister St. Fau­sti­na– will make the­ir pro­mi­ses to stri­ve for holi­ness along the road of trust in God and the ful­fil­l­ment of mer­cy toward neigh­bor. They come from vario­us coun­tries: Poland, Ger­ma­ny, Cana­da, Spa­in, Ire­land and the USA.

By this act they express the­ir desi­re to par­ti­ci­pa­te in the spi­ri­tu­ali­ty and mis­sion of the Con­gre­ga­tion in which our holy sister, St. Fau­sti­na lived.  Like her, they will proc­la­im the Divi­ne Mer­cy and implo­re it for the who­le world by the­ir deed, word, pray­er and per­so­nal wit­ness of life. Let us remem­ber them and in a spe­cial way embra­ce them in our pray­ers so that they may, with zeal and dedi­ca­tion, ful­fill the­ir voca­tion to be Apo­stles of Divi­ne Mer­cy. 

Today a vigil with St. Fau­sti­na will take pla­ce. It will begin at 8:30 p.m. and end at 10:45 p.m. –the time when Sister Fau­sti­na pas­sed on to the House of the Father. We cor­dial­ly invi­te you to join us in vigil as we pra­ise and wor­ship the Divi­ne Mer­cy for the gift of St. Faustina’s life and holi­ness.

 

Fau­sti­num” Cere­mo­nies