20160516 John Paul canonizes St. Faustina
After the death of St. Faustina, the devotion and message of Divine Mercy spread throughout Poland through pamphlets and prayer cards.
In 1940 Father Joseph Jarzebowski met St. Faustina’s spiritual director, Blessed Michael Sopocko. Father Jarzebowski took Divine Mercy devotional materials to the United States, and spread the devotion.
Because of the popularity of the devotion, the superior general of St. Faustina’s community asked a sister to type the handwritten notebooks of her diary.
Unfortunately this was not done carefully, and the final typescript was full of errors and omissions. These errors led to the Holy Office issuing a notification in 1959 which