Monthly Archives: September 2010
“What’s the leading cause of death?” someone was asked. The answer given was: “Birth!” We are born, knowing that we will die. The baby, who’s birth in Bethlehem we prepare to celebrate, would die a few short years later in … Continue reading
Sister Mary Faustina, an apostle of the Divine Mercy, belongs today to the group of the most popular and well-known saints of the Church. Through her the Lord Jesus communicates to the world the great message of God’s mercy and … Continue reading
There is little doubt that the Risen Christ chose St. Faustina to be His messenger of mercy. When I read her Notebooks, now published as the Diary of St. Faustina, I was awed by the theological and philosophical truths of … Continue reading
If there was ever any doubt in Dr. Valentin Fuster’s mind about the fairness and accuracy of the Vatican’s process for evaluating miracles, those doubts are gone.
A festive St. Peter’s Square was bedecked with spring flowers and budding saplings as the Church celebrated the first canonization of the Jubilee year and Pope John Paul II’s formal announcement that the Sunday after Easter would henceforth be known … Continue reading
St. Faustina (1905-1938) was a member of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Poland. Saint Faustina’s mission to mankind began when she had a vision of Jesus Christ on Feb. 22, 1931. He came with a … Continue reading
Father Ron Pytel has had some big days, but few were as important as Mercy Sunday 2000. “After my ordination, it was the most emotional day of my life,” Fr. Ron says of standing alongside the Holy Father on April … Continue reading
Fr. Ron Pytel tells the story of his miraculous healing through the intercession of Saint Faustina.
My name is Father Ronald Pytel, and I am the pastor of Holy Rosary Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Our parish church is the Archdiocesan Shrine for Divine Mercy. It is also noteworthy to mention that Pope John Paul II visited … Continue reading
Images of Father Ron Pytel
The teachings attributed to Sr. Faustina are demonic, not in agreement with the Word of God. Carefully notice the above Satanic teaching … “Entreating God’s mercy for the whole world and particularly for sinners, among others through the practice of … Continue reading
On Friday, April 30, 2010, we marked the tenth anniversary of the canonization of St. Maria Faustina, the “Apostle of Divine Mercy.” What’s the big deal about St. Faustina and her revelations? A lot! Let’s take a look.
Saint Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938) Born: Aug. 25, 1905, Glogowiec, Poland Birth Name: Helena Kowalska Religious Name: Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska of the Most Blessed Sacrament Entered Religious Life: Aug. 1, 1925, Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, Krakow, … Continue reading
The history of Holy Rosary Parish in Baltimore mirrors the early history of the Poles who left their native land to settle here in search of a better life with personal, political and religious freedom. The beginning of this ethnic … Continue reading
The Catholic Church declared Sr Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938) to be a saint. She bears the distinction of being the first saint canonised in the new millenium. She died in Cracow. It was through her that Jesus supposedly established the Devotion … Continue reading
Miracles attributed to the intercession of Sr. Maria Faustina lead to her canonization on April 30, 2000. Today, people from around the world rely on St. Faustina to interceed on their behalf to Our Lord.
“The Vatican announced the canonization date March 10. St. Faustina’s elevation to the honors of the altar follows the miraculous healing of an American priest. The Vatican announced Dec. 20 that the 1995 healing of Father Ron Pytel of Baltimore, … Continue reading
On a personal note, John Paul II was deeply moved at the canonization of his beloved Sister Faustina. “This is the happiest day of my life,” the Pope reportedly told Dr. Valentin Fuster on the day of the canonization. Dr. … Continue reading
On Oct. 5, 1995, the Feast Day of St. Faustina (who was then a blessed), Fr. Ron Pytel and some friends gathered for prayer at Holy Rosary Church, which is also the Baltimore archdiocesan Shrine of The Divine Mercy. After … Continue reading