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Saint Faustina comes to Herndon

Nancy Scimone presents “Saint Faustina — Messenger of Mercy” Oct. 18 at St. Joseph Church, 750 Peachtree St., Herndon, at 7:30 p.m. based on the life of Polish nun and mystic St. Maria Faustina Kowalska who died in 1938 at 33 and was canonized by St. John Paul II in April 2000.

Designed to evoke the intimate setting of a convent, the show features excerpts from St. Faustina’s diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul, written at the directive of Faustina’s confessor to record her daily convent life as well as the extraordinary graces she experienced following her encounters with Jesus.

Born Helen Kowalska, St. Faustina lived much of her life in convents in Warsaw and Krakow. The show highlights significant moments including her physical and spiritual trials, her trust in Jesus and His abundant mercy and her love for Mary and the sacraments. It also explores Divine Mercy Sunday and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy prayer. “It’s my desire,” said Scimone, “to portray both the soul who receives extraordinary graces and the soul who like each of us, seeks to know, love and serve our Lord. Through her Diary we learn that God’s abundant forgiveness and mercy are available to each of us.”

Find out more

SaintFaustinaDrama.net. Contact music@nancyscimone.com or 703/880-4300.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2016