Located in the southern suburbs of Krakow, the Shrine of the Divine Mercy includes a new basilica and the convent of the 19th century, of religious and mystic Faustina Kowalska
(1905-1938), who has a vision of Christ, red and white shafts of light emanating from his heart. The image known as the "Divine Mercy" is supposed to have miraculous healing properties, leading to Faustina eventual canonization by Pope John Paul II
in 2000. A big supporter of the cult of Faustina, during the second world WAR, the future pope has prayed at this site each day, and the huge new, boat-shaped basilica was built on his initiative, between 1999 and 2002. Attached to the church is a tower offering a superb view on the city, and next door is a building called "the House of saint Faustina' display of everyday objects of his life (open from 08:00 - 18:00). The small original church inside the convent contains Faustina's relics, and the website receives over 2 million pilgrims per year. Getting there is as easy as a 20min ride on trams 8 or 22, get off at the stop 'Sanktuarium Bozego Milosierdzia' stop.
The Divine Mercy Sanctuary
, Poland is a Roman Catholic basilica dedicated to the Divine Mercy devotion
, as the resting place of Saint Faustina Kowalska, canonized on April 30, 2000.The new basilica was built between 1999–2002, and is located in the District of Łagiewniki at sw. Faustyny street. Three Popes have visited the shrine and millions of pilgrims from around the world continue to visit it every year.