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Sister Faustina’s writings in Cantonese
21/10/2011 China

Maria Faustina Kowalska, commonly known as Sister Faustina, was the Polish nun who promoted the Divine Mercy devotion, which is now followed by over 100 million Catholics. In her diary, Faustina predicted that her work would be suppressed for some time, and then accepted again. Two decades after her death in 1938, the Divine Mercy devotion was banned by the Vatican, but was approved again in 1978 and she was declared the first saint of the 21st century in April 2000 by Pope John Paul II.

At the height of the SARS epidemic in 2003, Fr. Slawek KALISZ, brought the first relic of St. Faustina to Notre Dame Parish, the first in China. For ten years Slawek, worked on translating Sr. Faustina’s writings from Polish into Cantonese. After years of work and meetings with the diocese of Hong Kong and other collaborators, the book was publicly introduced at Notre Dame Parish on October 5, the anniversary of St. Faustina’s death. The book will also be published in Mandarin for distribution in the Chinese mainland. (China Oblate Delegation Newsletter, October 2011)