CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Sunday, 1 September 2019

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Chinese translation of St. Faustina’s life

HONG KONG (UCAN): Lam Kit-ping has translated the biography of St. Faustina Kowalska of Poland into Chinese in the hope of spreading her message of mercy throughout mainland China.
Lam lives in Hong Kong and is a member of the Secular Institute Ancelle Mater Misericodiae. She worked on the translation in conjunction with people in Taiwan.
She said that she was moved by the biographies of Pope John Paul II and St. Faustina and since then has made annual pilgrimages to Poland where the two were born.
Lam once visited the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, which St. Faustina belonged to, and the sisters encouraged her to translate the biography into Chinese.
They explained to her that even the diary of the saint, which records the appearance of the Divine Mercy of Jesus, was published in Chinese many years ago, but people should read the biography first so that they can understand more about merciful devotion.
Lam started her translation in 2013 with the help of the sisters who gave the copyright to the Secular Institute Ancelle Mater Misericodiae.
Lam has decided to donate all profits from the translation to any the construction work at the St. Faustina shrine in Poland.
She also gave the copyright to the Faith Press, a Catholic media and publication organisation in China, which published a simplified Chinese version during the Year of Mercy in 2016.
She said it is her greatest joy to share the mercy of God with other people and she hopes this mercy can spread across the Church in China.

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