This is a story about Saint Faustina - the greatest Christian mystic of the twentieth century - and her devotion to the Divine Mercy, which has become the fastest spreading religious devotion in the world.
This lavishly illustrated book is essentially a love story about God’s immense love for his people and the reciprocation of this love by the humble Polish nun declared a saint by Pope John Paul II.
In fulfilling the mission entrusted to her, Sister Faustina met with many obstacles, but she came through all her trials victoriously. The power of her message about God’s infinite mercy, forged in the fire of adversity, has accomplished seemingly impossible things. Although coming from the spiritual visions of just one person, devotion to the Divine Mercy has spread throughout the world like lightning, bringing to mind the parable of the mustard seed: from one small seed grew a great tree with many branches.
This book is also a story about Jesus Christ, who is not remote and abstract, but who enters human history, who enters the events of our lives and forges relationships with us. The work of Jesus Christ is very real and so, too, is this book marked by reality.
To follow in the footsteps of Saint Faustina, the author and photographer moved from place to place real places in eastern Europe such as Warsaw, Krakow, Plock and Vilnius. They encountered real people, such as Blessed Michal Sopocko and Blessed John Paul II. They recorded their observations and impressions in beautiful prose and gorgeous photographs in order to bring the realness of these places and people to as wide an audience as possible.
"An amazing book about St. Faustina and Divine Mercy! Here, for the first time, you'll find the whole story of how the message of Divine Mercy came to us - surviving war, Communism, and misunderstanding - to finally spread throughout the world. Beautifully written and illustrated, the book is filled with captivating history and inspiration. It will leave you in awe."- Vinny Flynn, Author, 7 Secrets of the Eucharist
"TRUST, hope, and faith ignite in the heart of one who turns the pages of this elegant and eloquent book. Certain to become a family heirloom, this remarkable volume will also become a family legacy that places on the lips of its members the remarkable prayer, ‘Jesus, I trust in You.' "- Johnnette S. Benkovic, Founder, Women of Grace
"A one-of-a-kind fascinating and detailed historical account of God's Divine Mercy told through a humble nun. Brimming with an exquisite treasury of photos and illustrations, I highly recommend this book!"- Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, EWTN TV Host
"A spiritual masterpiece. Equal parts detailed biographical sketch of the apostle of Divine Mercy and educational primer on her vast teachings, this book enables us to look at the life of St. Faustina and her works in rich new fashion. "- Lisa M. Hendey, Founder of CatholicMom.com
"This book is like a pilgrimage to Poland ‘in the footsteps of St. Faustina' that makes the gripping message of Divine Mercy personal, vivid, and real."- Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, Author, 33 Days to Morning Glory
Grzegorz Górny is a reporter, essayist, and film and television producer. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the quarterly Fronda, and from 1994 to 2001 he co-authored a program under the same title that aired on the Polish national television. He has produced various documentary television series and authored numerous articles for European publications. His books include Battle for Madrid (2010).
Janusz Rosikon is a photographer and a member of the Association of Polish Artistic Photographers. His photographs have been featured in Time, Newsweek, and Reader's Digest.