Blessed John Paul II the champion of the Divine Mercy Devotion said,“The message of Divine Mercy has always been near and dear to me.”
In a sense, he said, it “forms the image of this pontificate.” On April 30, 2000, John Paul II canonized her as St. Faustina.
It was in 1937, a year before she died of tuberculosis, the 32-year-old nun had another apocalyptic vision of Jesus.
She wrote: “As I was praying for Poland, I heard the words: I bear a special love for Poland, and if she will be obedient to My will, I will exalt her in might and holiness. From her will come forth the spark that will prepare the world for My final coming.”
From the Diary of St Faustina, Divine Mercy In My Soul Notebook VI 1732