Notes for the Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska (Notes 55-57) for par. 161-170

First Notebook – Notes 55-57 (for paragraphs 161-170)

55. Sister Faustina left 4 pages empty. She probably intended to go back and fill in some past experiences, but did not.

56. The “Third Probation” is the period of preparation for the sisters who are to make their perpetual vows. In the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, it lasts for five months. The Saint made her Third Probation in 1932/33 in Warsaw. The Directress was Mother Margaret Gimbutt.

57. Walendow, a house of the Congregation, located 20 km from Warsaw. The sisters had a home for girls there. In 1936, at the suggestion of the Ministry of Justice, a reformatory for first offenders (girls and women) was established there. Apart from the retreat, Sister Faustina was at Walendow from March 25 till May 1936.