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St. Faustina Kowalska

St. Faustina is known for her devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. Her family had ten children and was very poor. She joined the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and experienced several visions of Jesus. She is known for her diary and for promoting devotion to Jesus as the King of Mercy which is particularly done by praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Patron Saint of …

St. Faustina is the patron saint of mercy.

Daily Mass Readings for the Optional Memorial of St. Faustina Kowalska, Virgin

In addition to the suggested readings below, the readings may also be taken from the weekday readings, the Common of Holy Men and Women, or the Common of Virgins.

  • First ReadingEphesians 3:14-19: “You, rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 103: “O bless the Lord my soul.”
  • Gospel Matthew 11:25-30: “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves.”

Divine Mercy Chaplet

The Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed using a rosary. It asks God for his mercy and is especially prayed in times of distress and for those approaching death.

Litany to the Blessed Host

This litany was written by St. Faustina and is meant to be said in the presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Pray it during adoration or before the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle.

Love and Mercy: Faustina

Read a review of a movie called “Love and Mercy: Faustina” which is about this saint.

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