Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska was born in Poland . When she
was twenty years old, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters
of Our Lady of Mercy. On the 22nd of February, 1931 , she had a vision of Jesus while she was in Plock , Poland . Jesus appeared to
her and said, "paint an image according to the pattern you see with the signature: JESUS I TRUST IN YOU. I promise that the soul
that will venerate this image will not perish. I also promise victory over (its) enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory" (Diary 47,48).
He asked her to remind the world of His unfathomable Divine Mercy and He taught her a very special devotion to the Divine Mercy
based on trust in Him.
Sister Faustina died on October 5, 1938 , at a convent in Krakow .
She was buried in the convent chapel beneath the image of the
Sister Faustina was beatified on April 18, 1993 , her canonization
took place on April 30, 2000 the first Sunday after Easter, on
Divine Mercy Sunday.