Blog: Jesus of the Potatoes – Saint Faustyna and the Divine Mercy Devotion

Having just waded through all 644 pages of the Diary of Saint Maria Faustyna Kowalska (1905-1938), Polish nun of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and founder of the internationally popular Divine Mercy devotion, I’ve resolved to try to make sense of it in the context of the modern history of popular Catholic culture

Literary Encyclopedia: Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux is one of the most popular saints of the modern Catholic Church, holding a number of prestigious titles and being the focus of a wildly successful popular cult. A Carmelite nun at fifteen years old, she died only nine years later, producing in the intervening years plays, poems, prayers, a large correspondence and, most importantly, an autobiography