Rome, Italy, Apr 28, 2019 / 06:49 am
Each day at 3 p.m. people gather to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet in Rome's Santo Spirito in Sassia, a church containing relics of both St. Faustina Kowalska and St. John Paul II.
Located just steps from St. Peter's Basilica, Santo Spirito in Sassia is Rome's official Divine Mercy church.
"At the hour of Divine Mercy … truly the church is filled with many souls -- the young, the sick, couples, and people facing great difficulties of a moral nature who come to implore the Divine Mercy," Monsignor Jozef Bart, the church's rector told CNA.
The Polish priest was personally selected by St. Pope John Paul II to transform the 16th century church, originally built as a hospital chapel, into a center for the spirituality of Divine Mercy in 1994.