Come spend 52 weeks with St. Faustina! Perfect for any time of the year, this collection of weekly meditations and activities by EWTN host Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, author of The Domestic Church: Room by Room, guides readers on a 52-week spiritual pilgrimage through the life and teachings of the Secretary and Apostle of Divine Mercy, St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938). Writing in her usual loving, thoughtful style, Donna-Marie offers readers a light-filled retreat, helping them welcome the grace and power of St. Faustina’s spiritual path of mercy and trust into their lives. Drawing deeply upon the wealth of spiritual insight and truth in the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul, Donna-Marie shares with the reader the fruits of her own discipleship at the feet of St. Faustina and other great saints of mercy, such as St. John Paul II and St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Rich, beautiful, inspiring, this book will help bring light into your life, and prepare you to share that light with others, as well!
Saint Faustina has much to teach us. She is an amazing and powerful Saint. Yet, she is also our friend and helper in our spiritual lives. Once a freckle-faced farm girl, St. Faustina followed God's holy will to carry out an amazing mission. That is, to propagate God's Divine Mercy to the world. I came to know St. Faustina quite well as I wrote this book. I actually took a spiritual pilgrimage with her in the writing. I kept her relic with me and asked for her intercession all throughout. Did you know that the Diary of St. Faustina is not in chronological order? That is because she once burned the Diary when she was tricked by the devil to do so. Her spiritual director instructed her to write it again, recalling what was in the Diary before and also to continue to write down the new experiences. That is why it is not in order. In my book, "52 Weeks with Saint Faustina: A Year of Grace and Mercy," I tell St. Faustina's life in a chronological order after studying the Diary and the approved sources on her life. I believe that you will be deeply touched by dear St. Faustina as you read this book. Allow her to draw you closer and closer to God's Divine Mercy. We all need God's Mercy and we all need to show His Mercy to others.
Print length: 349 pages
Publication date: May 20, 2019