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.
lavishly illustrated book is essentially a love story about God’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.
fulfilling the mission entrusted to her, Sister Faustina met with many
obstacles, but she came through all her trials victoriously. The power
of her message about God’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.
follow in the footsteps of Saint Faustina, the author and photographer
moved from place to place— 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.