The Saints: Faustina Kowalska
1905 - 1938/ Feast - Oct. 5
She entered the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in 1925, serving in Krakow, Plock and Vilnius until her early death from tuberculosis.
After reporting her visions of Jesus as the Divine Mercy, she was ordered to have a psychiatric evaluation and the Church posthumously condemned her 700-page diary. Her fellow Pole, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, championed her cause and had the ban removed after a retranslation; later, as Pope John Paul II, he canonized her and designated the Second Sunday of Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday churchwide.