Faustina, A Saint for Our Times: A Personal Look at Her Life, Spirituality, and Legacy

Faustina, A Saint for Our Times: A Personal Look at Her Life, Spirituality, and Legacy


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Faustina, A Saint for Our Times: A Personal Look at Her Life, Spirituality, and Legacy by George W. Kosicki, David C. Came

This is much more than simply a biography of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska. In Faustina, Saint for Our Times, Fr. George Kosicki, CSB, explains in a deeply personal and insightful way why St. Faustina's life, spirituality, and mission are of importance to us today. After writing numerous books based on the Diaryof St. Faustinaand leading several pilgrimages to her homeland of Poland, he opens this book with these lines about the great apostle of Divine Mercy, "I want to tell you about my favorite saint, who is important not only to me but to the Church of the third millennium." In Faustina, Saint for Our Times, Fr. Kosicki first lays the foundation for understanding her life, mission, and spirituality. Then, he explores why she is the saint of the new millennium and how her mission of mercy continues today, especially through the papacies of John Paul II and now Benedict XVI. Father Kosicki concludes by suggesting ways we can respond to The Divine Mercy message and St. Faustina—from growing in trust to practical tips on living mercifully.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596142268
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 06/15/2010
Pages: 167
Sales rank: 863,332
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Foreword 11

Preface 15

Introduction 19

Chapter 1 The Life of St. Faustina 25

From Farm to Convent: 1905-30 27

Devotions of Divine Mercy: 1930-38 33

Chapter 2 The Mission of St. Faustina 45

Revelations 47

Motto of St. Faustina: 'God and Souls' 52

The Holy Eucharist, the Presence of Mercy 55

Reconciliation: Tribunal of Mercy 60

Living Out Her Mission of Mercy 64

Chapter 3 The Spiritual Life of St. Faustina 69

Basic Spirituality 71

The Unique Features of the Spirituality of St. Faustina 73

The Gospel Elements of Her Spiritual Life 78

Chapter 4 Faustina: A Blending of East and West 83

The 'Spark' from Poland: Where East and West Meet 85

Treasures of the Christian East in the Life of St. Faustina 89

Other Elements of Eastern Spirituality Stressed by John Paul II in Orientale Lumen 93

The Treasures of Western Christianity in the Life of St. Faustina 99

Chapter 5 Faustina: Saint For The Third Millennium 103

Spread of The Divine Mercy Message and Devotion 105

St. Faustina and Pope John Paul II 106

Faustina's Continuing Mission of Mercy 119

Chapter 6 Our Response 125

It's All about Trust 127

A Life of Prayer 132

How Do We Show Mercy? 133

Our Response to the Challenges of St. Faustina, John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI 137

Divine Mercy Prayers 143

Chronology Of Divine Mercy 155

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