Membership of the “Faustinum” Association is open to priests as well as consecrated and lay persons (including those under 18 years old) who wish to participate in St. Faustina's work of mercy under the direction of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy; that is, to proclaim to the world the message of Mercy (by deed, word, and prayer) and to strive for Christian perfection along the way that St. Faustina marked out: the path of trust in the Lord God and mercy toward neighbours. Volunteers are loosely associated with the Association, and thus with the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and undertake minimum Christian commitments of:
Concern about exploring the mystery of God’s mercy,
Deepening the attitude of faith, involving the desire to do God’s will,
Performing during the day at least one act of mercy (by deed, word or prayer) for the love of Jesus,
Recitation (not necessarily daily) of the Chaplet to The Divine Mercy.
Moreover, a volunteer may take advantage of the formation programme for the apostles of The Divine Mercy, either in a community or individually, by asking the “Faustinum” secretariat for formation materials.
Divine Mercy in Bootle will be running this formation programme at the requests of those who are interested in becoming a member of Faustinum. After one year of volunteer service, a volunteer may apply for membership or remain in the Association as a volunteer.