Celebration of Bl. Mihael Sopoćko


In the parish of the Assumption of the Lord in Novi Travnik on February 15th, the feast of Bl. Mihael Sopoćko, spiritual director of St. Faustina Kowalska and the founder of the Society of the Sisters of the Merciful Jesus of Poland.

The celebration began with the Rosary of Divine Mercy animated by the Sisters of the Merciful Jesus sister Franciszka Kwiatkowska and sister Nicodema Rew, with children and young people from Zrakica Milosrdnog Isusa (Rays of the Merciful Jesus). Sister Franciszka then presented to the audience the origins and history of the Society and its founder Bl. Michael.

After that, the Holy Mass was led by the parish priest of the faithful community of St. Joseph from Zenica, rev. Davor Topić in concelebration with the parish priest rev. Marko Majstorović and the missionary of mercy, OFM Josip Ikić.

Referring to the Apostle of God’s Mercy, Confessor spiritual director of sister Faustina and the Founder of the Society, rev. Topić pointed out that it is significant that Bl. Sopoćko was born for Heaven on the very day when St. Faustina celebrated her name day. Reflecting on God’s mercy, he said, among other things, that it was “a union of truth and love”.

At the end of the Holy Mass, the relics of Bl. Michael Sopoćko were honoured, and everything was broadcast live by Radio Marija BiH.