Chosen by God to bring the Message of Divine Mercy to the world.
While Saint Faustina was the visionary and recipient of the Divine Mercy revelations, Blessed Sopocko was the messenger, chosen by God not only for his extraordinary faith but also for his intellect which enabled him to understand the importance of the message; he also had a unique ability to bring these urgent revelations to the attention of the Church and the world. Divine Providence entrusted this very important role in Sr. Faustina´s mission to her confessor and spiritual director chosen by Jesus, Fr. Michael Sopocko
Writing in her Diary about Fr Sopocko, St. Faustina said:
"The goodness of Jesus is infinite; He had promised me visible help on earth, and a little while later I received it in Vilnius in the person of Fr. Sopocko. I had already known him before coming to Vilnius, thanks to an interior vision. One day I saw him in our chapel between the altar and the confessional and suddenly heard a voice in my soul say: "This is the visible help for you on earth. He will help you carry out My will on earth." (Diary of Saint Faustina, Parg 53).
Later on, St. Faustina wrote:
“During the Mass, I saw Jesus touching the priest’s [Fr. Sopocko’s] forehead with His finger, and He said to me: “His thought is closely united to Mine, so be at peace about what concerns My work. I will not let him make a mistake, and you should do nothing without his permission." (St. Faustina’s Diary 1408)
And most importantly, Blessed Fr Michael Sopocko himself accepted and embraced this mission with all his heart, dedicating his whole life, energy and ability to making the Divine Mercy message known to the world.
In his own words:
"Trust in the Divine Mercy, spreading the devotion among others and the entire message, my thoughts, words and deeds concerning the Divine Mercy will be the main driving force for the rest of my life, hopefully without looking for myself in it all, and supported by the endless Mercy of God”. (Journal, n. 2, p. 50, 54)