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Overview The extraordinary visions of this humble Polish nun gave rise to The Divine Mercy devotion which has become increasingly popular among Catholics today. Who was Sister Faustina H. Kowalska (1905-1938)? In this authorized biography, you will encounter the young woman, born Helena, and her family, and read of many other people who influenced her spiritual formation. Sister Faustina's devotion to the Lord and her tireless efforts to promulgate the messages she received from Him and from Our Lady have borne rich fruit, and continue to touch the lives of millions around the world. This biography, formerly titled "Mercy My Mission," includes many excerpts from Faustina's famous "Diary." Whether read alone or as a study aid to reading the diary itself, this book is an inspiring and reliable introduction to this remarkable twentieth-century saint.
Publishers Description The extraordinary visions of this humble Polish nun gave rise to the Divine Mercy devotion, which has become increasingly popular among Catholics today. This authorized biography (formerly titled "Mercy My Mission"), includes many excerpts from Faustina's famous diary. Whether read alone or as a study aid to reading the diary itself, this book is an inspiring and reliable introduction to this remarkable twentieth-century saint. A Servant Book.
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Studio: Charis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.25" Height: 0.79" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date May 10, 1999
Publisher ST ANTHONY MESSENGER PRESS
ISBN 1569551537 ISBN13 9781569551530
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More About Sophia Michalenko & Sophia
SISTER SOPHIA MICHALENKO, a co-foundress of the Community of the Mother of God of Tenderness, currently ministers at the Pope John Paul II Center for Health Care in Danbury, Connecticut. She is by profession an educator. During the 1980s, she devoted herself to researching, editing, and translating various Divine Mercy materials, including the Diary of Blessed Faustina Kowalska in both Polish and English. She is often requested to speak about Blessed Faustina's life and mission.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Life of Faustina Kowalska: The Authorized Biography?
The Life of Fautina Kowalski:The Authorized Biography Jun 23, 2008
Thanks for the rapid delivery of this fine book. Very interesting and inspiring story.
Inspirational Mar 31, 2008
This book gives a good overview of Ste. Faustina's life. It puts her visions of Jesus into the context of her life which is sometimes obscured by reading her diary. Highly recommended .
The Life of Faustina Kowalska Nov 11, 2007
This is a excellent overview of the lengthy diary that Faustina wrote and easy to read.
Divine. Nov 7, 2007
This is a great beginners version into the Divine Mercy realm. It combines a biographical description of St. Faustina along with excerpts from her diary. You will be blessed by this book. I have bought 5 to give away.
"Mercy My Mission" -- The Life Of Sister Faustina Nov 19, 2006
Sister Sophia Michalenko has given us a most spiritually rewarding "biography" of Sister "Saint" Faustina in this volume. It is the perfect companion book to Sister Faustina's own "Diary" . . . this places her diary entries in an order and context which allows us to see the spiritual insights of this mystic and "holy soul" in a more complete perspective.
While it reads like a simple biography and story retelling the life of this young nun, it at the same time draws so heavily and appropriately on the Saint's own writings that we begin to "share" in her very spirituality . . . we get to walk together with Sister Faustina's soul on this pilgrim journey toward God and toward God's infinite loving "Divine Mercy". In fact, we learn and discover that "Divine Mercy" is not only the destination and goal of our lives, but at the same time is also the road we must walk and travel to arrive there. And why walk it alone when Saint Faustina can walk alongside you . . . with conversation and encouragement and prayerful guidance? This book can bring that companionship alive for you . . .
i advise you to get this volume along with a copy of Sister Faustina's own diary, "Divine Mercy In My Soul". As you page through her diary and perhaps skip about from chapter to chapter as interest leads you, also read Sister Michalenko's biography of Faustina from beginning to end . . . then the Diary will take on a much deeper significance and impact on you . . . it will become a spiritual treasury . . . and a book of prayer . . . and a friend.