Faustina - (Messenger of Divine Mercy)
Tuesday, October 1st @ 7pm
(Sacred Heart Auditorium)
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting this inspiring live drama by St. Luke Productions which will be filled with music, drama, and inspiring performances! This live production will enable us all to experience a personal encounter with God’s Divine Mercy. Not only does this drama share the life of Saint Faustina, but it also incorporates the story of a modern woman who struggles with issues that so many in our culture face – abuse, promiscuity, and abortion. It is a message of God’s forgiveness for all sinners that touches audiences deeply. This will be held in the Sacred Heart Auditorium on Tuesday, October 1st, following the 6pm Mass. The live drama will begin promptly at 7pm.
*** Ages 13 and up (Recommended) ***
Saint Faustina was born Helena Kowalska in 1905. She was raised in large a Polish peasant family and grew up a poor girl with little education or prospects. But when Jesus appeared to her, telling her to head for Warsaw and become a nun, she secretly hopped on a train for the city. Arriving penniless, she went throughout Warsaw knocked on the doors of convents until the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy finally accepted her. In 1930, Sister Faustina, as she was then called, began to receive regular mystical visits from Jesus. In these visions, He asked her to spread devotion to His Divine Mercy. Christ’s mission for Faustina was fulfilled after her death, when Saint John Paul II declared the Sunday after Easter to be Divine Mercy Sunday. Devotion to Christ’s Divine Mercy continues to grow worldwide. In April 2000, Faustina Kowalska was declared the first saint of the 21st century.