SAN FRANCISCO, October 30, 2014 – The stunning new photo book, Trust: In Saint Faustina’s Footsteps, tells the story about Saint Faustina – the greatest Christian mystic of the twentieth century – and her devotion to the Divine Mercy, which has become the fastest spreading religious devotion in the world.
This lavishly illustrated book is essentially a love story about God’s immense love for his people and the reciprocation of this love by the humble Polish nun declared a saint by Pope John Paul II.
In fulfilling the mission entrusted to her, Sister Faustina met with many obstacles, but she came through all her trials victoriously. The power of her message about God’s infinite mercy, forged in the fire of adversity, has accomplished seemingly impossible things. Although coming from the spiritual visions of just one person, devotion to the Divine Mercy has spread throughout the world like lightning, bringing to mind the parable of the mustard seed: from one small seed grew a great tree with many branches.
This book is also a story about Jesus Christ, who is not remote and abstract, but who enters human history, who enters the events of our lives and forges relationships with us. The work of Jesus Christ is very real and so, too, is this book marked by reality.
To follow in the footsteps of Saint Faustina, the author and photographer moved from place to place – real places in Eastern Europe such as Warsaw, Krakow, Plock and Vilnius. They encountered real people, such as Blessed Michal Sopocko and Blessed John Paul II. They recorded their observations and impressions in beautiful prose and gorgeous photographs in order to bring the realness of these places and people to as wide an audience as possible.
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Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, author of No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy, calls this book “One of the best books available on the life of St. Faustina. Beautifully illustrated and historically informative, this book is a Divine Mercy gem!”
Vinny Flynn, author of 7 Secrets of the Eucharist, says that Trust is “An amazing book about St. Faustina and Divine Mercy! Here, for the first time, you’ll find the whole story of how the message of Divine Mercy came to us – surviving war, Communism, and misunderstanding – to finally spread throughout the world. Beautifully written and illustrated, the book is filled with captivating history and inspiration. It will leave you in awe.”
“TRUST, hope, and faith ignite in the heart of one who turns the pages of this elegant and eloquent book. Certain to become a family heirloom, this remarkable volume will also become a family legacy that places on the lips of its members the remarkable prayer, ‘Jesus, I trust in You,’” says Johnnette S. Benkovic, the founder of Women of Grace.
Trust is “A one-of-a-kind fascinating and detailed historical account of God’s Divine Mercy told through a humble nun. Brimming with an exquisite treasury of photos and illustrations, I highly recommend this book!” says Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, EWTN TV Host.
Lisa M. Hendey, the founder of CatholicMom.com, says that this beautiful book is “A spiritual masterpiece. Equal parts detailed biographical sketch of the apostle of Divine Mercy and educational primer on her vast teachings, this book enables us to look at the life of St. Faustina and her works in rich new fashion.”
“This book is like a pilgrimage to Poland ‘in the footsteps of St. Faustina’ that makes the gripping message of Divine Mercy personal, vivid, and real,” says Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC,author of 33 Days to Morning Glory.
About the Authors:
Grzegorz Górny is a reporter, essayist, and film and television producer. His books include Witnesses to Mystery: Investigation into Christ’s Relics (Ignatius Press, 2013).
Janusz Rosikon is a photographer and a member of the Association of Polish Artistic Photographers. His photographs have been featured in Time, Newsweek, and Reader’s Digest.