Kowalska, Faustina

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Name
Kowalska, Faustina Gender: F
Helena Kowalska
born on 25 August 1905 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Glogówek, Poland, 50n22, 17e51
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 01°40' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 28°18 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 20°47'



Faustina Kowalska

Biography

Polish Roman Catholic nun and mystic whose claims of receiving apparitions of Jesus Christ inspired the Roman Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy and earned her the title of "Secretary of Divine Mercy".

Throughout her life, Faustina reported having visions of Jesus and conversations with her, of which she wrote in her diary, later published as The Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul. Her biography submitted to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints quoted some of these conversations with Jesus regarding the Divine Mercy devotion.

At the age of 20 she joined a convent in Warsaw, Poland, was later transferred to Płock, and then to Vilnius where she met her confessor Father Michał Sopoćko, who supported her devotion to the Divine Mercy. Faustina and Sopoćko directed an artist to paint the first Divine Mercy image, based on Faustina's vision of Jesus. Sopoćko used the image in celebrating the first Mass on the first Sunday after Easter. Subsequently Pope St. John Paul II established the Feast of Divine Mercy on that Sunday of each liturgical year.

Faustina died at the age of 33 on 5 October 1938. The Roman Catholic Church canonized Faustina as a saint on 30 April 2000, considering her a virgin and mystic. She is venerated within the Church as the "Secretary of Divine Mercy".

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield found birth certificate online [1], time of birth translated for him by Wojtek Suchomski. Same data in the Polish Astrological Society Horoscope Database [2].

PTA has the time 8.00 am from the same birth certificate

Categories

  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Roman Catholic nun)
  • Vocation : Religion : Metaphysical (Mystic)
  • Vocation : Religion : Saint/ Stigmatist
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Diarist)