Jun 24, 2014 / 04:07 am
A once-obscure nun from 1930s Poland would probably be surprised to find that she is the subject of a play travelling all across the United States in 2014.
But popular demand was what ultimately drove Leonardo Defilippis, founder of St. Luke productions, to create “Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy”.
“It’s amazing how there’s an interest in her. She was kind of hidden (in her life), but Divine Mercy is probably the fastest growing devotion in the entire world,” he said.
“When I saw that young people were really into her and they had a devotion to her, I said I need to be open to doing a play on Faustina.”
The one-woman, two hour show tells the story of St. Faustina Kowalska, who at a young age joined the sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, and who received visions and messages from Christ which she inscribed in a diary. Christ asked her to tell the whole world about his message of mercy, which would prepare mankind for the end of the world.
While the saint died at the age of 33, she had already filled hundreds of pages with the words Christ spoke to her, which is now a published volume entitled “Divine Mercy in My Soul.” In 2000, St. John Paul II canonized her, instituted the Feast of Divine Mercy, and helped to spread devotion to the Divine Mercy image and chaplet. …
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