Category Archives: Pope John Paul II
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
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
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
Today I am attending the Memorial Service in memory of Dr. Fortuin. I thought of just leaving the blog quiet. That’s hard. So, I decided to tell you a little bit about my experiences with him.
It was 1995 and the Rev. Ronald P. Pytel of Baltimore’s Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church believed he was dying. He and his parishioners prayed to Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun who had been recently beatified, and suddenly the congestive … Continue reading
The author has open before him 1,650 pages describing the earlier life of John Paul II in the most intricate detail. They are written by his three English language biographers and published after the beatification of Mary Faustina Kowalska. Yet … Continue reading
The story of St. Faustina Kowalska is simple enough. Born in 1905 into a Polish farm family, she had only three years of schooling before she began work as a domestic. She began to ask about being a nun at … Continue reading
On October 5, 1995, the feast day of Blessed Faustina, I experienced a total healing of my severely damaged heart after praying for her intercession. During the investigative process regarding my healing, I had the privilege of meeting Pope John … Continue reading
1. “Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus, quoniam in saeculum misericordia eius”; “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his steadfast love endures for ever” (Ps 118: 1). So the Church sings on the Octave of Easter, as if receiving … Continue reading
Four years ago, The Rev. Ronald P. Pytel’s doctors took one look at his severely damaged heart and said he could die at any time. Months later, in a recovery doctors struggled to explain, he was found to be problem-free, … Continue reading
However, his doctor, while assessing the recovery as “remarkable and unexpected,” sees more science than the supernatural in Pytel’s healing. The outcome, while rare, he said, is not unprecedented in similar cases.