Faustina

Faustyna

  • Description
  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 74’
  • Genre: BIOGRAPHY, RELIGION
  • Resolution: HD
  • Year: 1994

A biography of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska. Helena Kowalska was born in 1905 and as a child she was very religious and dreamed of entering a convent. As a teenage girl she could join the convent, but she had to bring a dowry which was mandatory at that time. Young Helen leaves her family house and finds a job as a maid. She saves every penny for her modest dowry. Eventually, Mother Superior agrees to take her to the convent. Contrary to expectations Helena, now as Sister Faustina, experiences a huge disappointment in the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. It turns out that the monastery is a place not only for mortification, fasting and performing good deeds, but also for envy, pettiness, pride and laziness. Against all odds, Faustina decides to stay in the Congregation and her faith is invincible. She has visions, she feels the presence of Christ, she talks with him. Faustina prays fervently and works beyond her strength. When she is 33 year-old she goes down with tuberculosis and dies. 

  • Awards:
  • 1994 Polish Film Festival in Gdynia – Video Studio Gdańsk Award for Dorota Segda
  • 1995 International Catholic Film and Multimedia Festival in Niepokalanów – Feature Film Award

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