The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is a spiritual exercise transmitted through an inner revelation of Christ Jesus to Saint Faustina Kowalska in 1935, as a special way of experiencing His Mercy and of asking for forgiveness for our sins and those of the whole world.
Saint Faustina is considered one of the great mystics of Christianity. According to what she wrote in her diary, Christ appointed her as “secretary” of His Mercy, whose task was to communicate all that He gave her to know in His Apparitions about this sublime attribute, in aid of humanity. Besides the Chaplet, the Master transmitted other forms of devotion to His Divine Mercy to Saint Faustina.
Born on August 25th, 1905, in Głogowiec, Poland, Saint Faustina felt the call to a consecrated life since the age of seven. Despite the extraordinary mystical life and the physical and spiritual sufferings that she faced through offering herself to God in sacrifice for sinners, she always fulfilled her practical duties with the utmost promptness, humility, and diligence.
Saint Faustina was canonized in the year 2000 by Pope John Paul II.