Notes for the Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska (Note 254) for par. 1791-1803

Sixth Notebook – Note 254 (for paragraphs 1791-1803)

254. It can be supposed that sister Faustina had the vision of the Heart of Jesus on the Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi; i.e., on June 24, 1938.

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Notes for the Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska (Note 253) for par. 1781-1790

Sixth Notebook – Note 253 (for paragraphs 1781-1790)

253. It is difficult to establish the date. Sister Faustina no longer dates anything but merely writes, “today.” At any rate, this was after Pentecost; that is, after June 5.

Notes for the Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska (Notes 246-251) for par. 1671-1680

Sixth Notebook – Notes 246-251 (for paragraphs 1671-1680)

246. Sister Casimir – Irene Twarowska. Born 1911, she entered the Congregation in 1933. She worked as a group instructor and then as the head of the home for girls. She died in Cracow on April 18, 1969.

247. The following sisters had been in the novitiate with Sister Faustina:

Senior novices: Sister Alice Dabrowska, Sister Cherubim Kowieska, Sister Ernest Szczyrba, Sister Yvonne Goebel, Sister Joachim Glue, Sister Kinga, Sister Crescentia Bogdanik, Sister Laurenta Kosinska, Sister Longina Suchomska, Sister Lucine, Sister Natalie Fiszer, Sister Placida Putyra, Sister Renata Jodlowska, Sister Simon Nalewajko, Sister Valentina Leszczynska.

Junior novices: Sister Anunciata Peraj, Sister Bernarda Wilczek, Sister Celine Bronikowska, Sister Felicia Zakowiecka, Sister Justine Golofit, Sister Clementine Glue, Sister Louise Gadzina, Sister Martina, Sister Regina Jaworska, Sister Severina Marciniak, Sister Teresita, Sister Zenobia Saja.

Sisters who were clothed together with Sr. Faustina: Sister Bernadette Federowicz, Sister Bonaventure Edelmann-Glowacka (d. Dec. 17, 1936), Sister Florentine Pajak (d. Jan. 2, 1950), Sister Henry Skulimowska (d. Oct. 20, 1974).

Sisters who corresponded with Sr. Faustina: Sister Justine Golofit, Sister Louise Gadzina, Sister Regina Jaworska; perhaps there were others, but at present they are unknown.

248. Sisters of the Congregation of Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, who worked at the hospital at Pradnik. The Congregation had been founded in Cracow in 1894 by Bishop Peiczar.

249. Sister David Cedro; Sister Alana – Caroline Wilusz, born July 20, 1910; Sister Medarda – Caroline Podrazik, born June 16, 1910, died 1966.

250. Similar incidents can be found in the lives of saints; for example, St. Stanislaus Kostka and St. Bonaventure.

251. Low Sunday. The Sunday mentioned by Sister Faustina was the first Sunday after Easter; that is, the day that was to be the Feast of The Divine Mercy.

Notes for the Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska (Notes 244-245) for par. 1651-1660

Sixth Notebook – Notes 244-245 (for paragraphs 1651-1660)

244. There is a corridor leading from the house to the choir loft of the chapel. Sister Faustina was in the choir loft and so attended Mass, but she was not strong enough to go down and take part in the procession with the palms.

245. Father Zukowicz, S.J., who was celebrating Mass that day. He was assistant to the provincial for very many years. Fie was a close friend of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy. As a great benefactor of their apostolic work, he often visited the girls and brought them small gifts.

Notes for the Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska (Notes 241-243) for par. 1631-1640

Sixth Notebook – Notes 241-243 (for paragraphs 1631-1640)

241. A doctor called in to see the sick sisters. It is hard to say which one. A Dr. Stoch came frequently.

242. Probably Dr. Silberg, who knew Sister Faustina’s condition.

243. To the hospital for contagious diseases at Pradnik near Cracow, known as the “sanatorium.”

Notes for the Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska (Notes 237-240) for par. 1611-1620

Sixth Notebook – Notes 237-240 (for paragraphs 1611-1620)

237. Father Theodore Czaputa was the confessor of the novitiate. Some of the professed sisters also made their confession to him. The Saint’s spiritual director was Father Andrasz. Sister Faustina is careful to make the distinction.

238. Sister Tarcisia – Casimira Piotrowicz. Born in 1891, she entered the Congregation in 1912. For a short time she was a nurse in the Cracow house.

239. Probably Sister Amelia, who was Sister Faustina’s close friend.

240. Carnival – a time of revelry and merrymaking before the Lenten Season.