St. Faustina Kowalska, a humble Polish nun, is celebrated on her feast day, October 5th, as a remarkable beacon of Divine Mercy in the Catholic tradition. Born in 1905, St. Faustina's life was marked by profound spiritual experiences and unwavering devotion to Christ. Her story continues to inspire countless believers, as her devotion to the message of Divine Mercy and her writings have touched hearts around the world.

St. Faustina is perhaps best known for her diary, "Divine Mercy in My Soul," where she documented her encounters with Jesus and His message of boundless love and forgiveness. She introduced the world to the Divine Mercy devotion, which emphasizes the concept that God's mercy is available to all, regardless of their sins and shortcomings. Her simple but powerful message encourages us to trust in God's infinite mercy and to extend forgiveness and compassion to others.

On her feast day, October 5th, the faithful and devotees of Divine Mercy honor St. Faustina's contributions to the Church and her dedication to spreading the message of Divine Mercy. It's a day for reflection on her life, her message, and the profound impact of God's mercy on the world. St. Faustina's enduring legacy reminds us that no one is beyond the reach of God's love and mercy, offering hope, forgiveness, and a path to spiritual renewal.
October 13, 2023 — Andy Gesek