Although not – yet – in the universal calendar of the Church, today is the memorial of Saint Faustina Kowalska, the nun who received numerous visions of Our Lord manifested as ‘the Divine Mercy’, with the now-familiar read and white rays emanating from His Sacred Heart, a devotion first widely promulgated by another Sister four centuries earlier, Margaret Mary Alacoque.
Helena Kowalska, as she was prior to her religious profession, first received her vocation at the age of seven, knowing she was one day to consecrate her life to God. Yet, as is the way with most young people, as she

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