Rome Newsroom, Apr 16, 2021 / 05:00 am America/Denver (CNA).
A Catholic basilica in one of the towns most-damaged by an earthquake in Croatia last December recently received a relic of St. Faustina Kowalska.
The relic of the Divine Mercy saint was donated to the Diocese of Sisak, Croatia by the Sisters of Merciful Jesus, a religious congregation founded in Vilnius in 1942 by Blessed Michał Sopoćko.
The sisters also donated a relic of Blessed Sopoćko, the Polish priest who served as St. Faustina’s spiritual director and then continued to spread devotion to Divine Mercy in the decades after her death.
With the installation of the relics, the Basilica of St. Quirinus in Sisak can now be considered a sanctuary of Divine Mercy.
Bishop Ivan Milivan, the emeritus bishop of Poreč-Pula, celebrated the arrival of the relics during the Divine Mercy Sunday Mass on April 11.