Dear Friends in Christ,
On 30 April, 2000, when Pope John Paul II canonized St Faustina Kowalska, he declared:
“Today my joy is truly great in presenting the life and witness of Sr. Faustina to the whole Church as a gift of God for our time. Jesus told Jesus told Sr Faustina: “Humanity will not find peace until it turns trustfully to divine mercy” (Diary, 300). Through the work of the Polish religious, this message has become linked for ever to the 20th century, the last of the second millennium and the bridge to the third. It is not a new message but can be considered a gift of special enlightenment that helps us to relive the Gospel of Easter more intensely, to offer it as a ray of light to the men and women of our time.”
“This consoling message is addressed above all to those who, afflicted by a particularly harsh trial or crushed by the weight fo the sins they committed, have lost all confidence in life and are tempted to give in to despair.“
The relics of Saint John Paul II and Saint Faustina, such outstanding Saints, are now permanently here to intercede for us. Our deepest gratitude goes to all who made this possible, both spiritually and materially.
Saint John Paul II and Saint Faustina, pray for us!