On a pilgrimage to Vilnius, in Lithuania you would have the great experience of visiting the convent and standing in the room where Jesus appeared to St. Faustina and gave her the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. You would also be standing in the room where she wrote the Diary. She lived in this convent from 1933 to 1936. This is also the convent where she met her spiritual director Blessed Fr. Michael Sopocko.After she left Vilnius and returned to Poland she always refered to Vilnius as “my beloved Vilnius” and it was, without doubt, one of the happiest periods of her life, in spite of her debilitating illness. This convent was beautifully restored in 2005 and it is truly inspiring to walk around the rooms where we know that St. Faustina lived, prayed and received many of the revelations from Jesus. We can also take some time to walk in the garden where St. Faustina also worked as a gardener and spent some important moments of prayer.
It was in this city not far from the convent that the Image of Divine Mercy was painted. It was in this city that the first celebration of the Feast of Mercy took place at the Mother of Mercy shrine. To say the chaplet in the room where she received it from Jesus has to be a special moment in anyones life.