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Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul is a book by Faustyna Kowalska, now a Roman Catholic saint.The book is based on the contents of her diary from 1925 (see paragraph 7 page 6) until her death in 1938.
The handwritten pages of Kowalska's diary turned into about 700 printed pages, published as the book Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul.It reflects her thoughts, prayers and reported visions and conversations with Jesus on Divine Mercy. Kowalska's Vatican biography quotes some of her reported conversations with Jesus from her diary.
The Octave of Easter is the eight-day period (octave) in Eastertide that starts on Easter Sunday and concludes with the following Sunday.
Mercy is benevolence, forgiveness, and kindness in a variety of ethical, religious, social, and legal contexts.
The Divine Mercy is a devotion to Jesus Christ associated with the apparitions of Jesus to Saint Faustina Kowalska. The venerated image under this Christological title refers to what Kowalska's diary describes as "God's loving mercy" towards all people, especially for sinners. Kowalska was granted the title "Secretary of Mercy" by the Holy See in the Jubilee Year of 2000. Kowalska reported a number of apparitions during religious ecstasy which she wrote in her 1934-1938 diary, later published as the book Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul. The two main themes of the devotion are to trust in Christ's endless goodness, and to show mercy to others acting as a conduit for God's love towards them.
Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated on the second Sunday of Easter, the Octave Day of Easter. The feast day is observed by Roman Catholics as well as some Anglicans. It is originally based on the Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy that Faustina Kowalska reported as part of her encounter with Jesus, and is associated with special promises from Jesus and indulgences issued by the Catholic Church.
The Image of the Divine Mercy is a depiction of Jesus Christ that is based on the devotion initiated by Saint Faustina Kowalska.
The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, also called the Divine Mercy Chaplet, is a Christian devotion to the Divine Mercy, based on the Christological apparitions of Jesus reported by Saint Faustina Kowalska (1905–1938), known as "the Apostle of Mercy." She was a Polish religious sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and canonized as a Catholic saint in 2000.
Since the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Calvary, a number of people have claimed to have had visions of Jesus Christ and personal conversations with him. Some people make similar claims regarding his mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Discussions about the authenticity of these visions have often invited controversy. The Catholic Church endorses a fraction of these claims, and various visionaries it accepts have achieved beatification, or even sainthood.
The concept of the victim soul derives from the Roman Catholic teaching on redemptive suffering. Such a person is said to be one chosen by God to suffer more than most people during life, and who generously accepts the suffering, based on the example of Christ's own Passion. The Catholic Church does not officially designate anyone as a victim soul.
Rosary-based prayers are Christian prayers said on a set of rosary beads, among other cords. These prayers recite specific word sequences on different parts of the rosary beads. They may be directed at Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary or God the Father.
Maria Faustyna Kowalska, also known as Saint Maria Faustyna Kowalska of the Blessed Sacrament and popularly spelled Faustina, was a Polish Roman Catholic nun and mystic. Her apparitions of Jesus Christ inspired the Roman Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy and earned her the title of "Secretary of Divine Mercy".
The Divine Mercy Shrine in Kraków, Poland is a Roman Catholic basilica dedicated to the Divine Mercy devotion, as the resting place of Saint Faustina Kowalska, canonized on April 30, 2000.
The Divine Mercy Sanctuary or the Holy Trinity Church in Vilnius is a shrine dedicated to the Divine Mercy, a devotion originated by Saint Faustina Kowalska.
The Divine Mercy Sanctuary, is a Roman Catholic chapel, in Poland, dedicated to the Divine Mercy devotion, originated by Saint Faustina Kowalska.
Michael Sopoćko was a Polish Roman Catholic priest and professor at Vilnius University. He is best known as the spiritual director of Faustina Kowalska.
Eugeniusz Marcin Kazimirowski was a Polish painter member of the realism movement. He is best known for the first depiction of the Divine Mercy image in 1934, based on a request from Saint Faustyna Kowalska and her confessor Michael Sopoćko.
Carmela Carabelli, born Carmelina Negri, better known as Mamma Carmela, was a spiritual daughter of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina and a famous Italian mystic. She is described as an "apostle of Divine Mercy," as is Saint Faustina Kowalska.
Józef Andrasz was a Polish Roman Catholic priest, writer, translator and editor. A member of the Society of Jesuits, he was a confessor of Saint Faustina Kowalska.
O Blood and Water, also known as conversion prayer, is a prayer to the Divine Mercy revealed by Jesus to saint Faustina Kowalska.
Divine Mercy in Song is a project of Trish Short, founder of the nonprofit organization Artists for Life. After composing a contemporary version of the Divine Mercy prayer, her song became widely used for this rosary prayer.
Divine Mercy novena is a Catholic novena composed by Faustina Kowalska in her diary Divine Mercy in my Soul as part of the Divine Mercy devotion. Each day of the novena consists of praying to God the Father and Jesus for a different group of people - in particular, Catholics - by immersing them in the Sacred Heart. The nine groups include: all mankind, but especially sinners; Catholic priests and religious; devout and faithful Catholics; pagans and the ignorant; Catholic heretics and schismatics; the childlike and children; devotees of the Divine Mercy; souls in Purgatory; and the lukewarm. According to Faustina, Jesus told her that she will pray the Divine Mercy novena in heaven and that he will bring the people she prays for into heaven. He also told her that, because she would beg for his divine grace for the people in light of his Passion, he would not deny granting the people any of his grace. The divine mercy novena was published, albeit not unchanged, in the 1937 pamphlet Christ King of Mercy.