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
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