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St Patrick’s East Gosford parish priest Fr Greg Skulksi and Bishop Anthony Randazzo at the opening of the St John Paul II Shrine in 2022, where the retreat day and healing service will take place (Supplied)

An internationally renowned speaker and expert in the Divine Mercy devotion is visiting Australia this month to offer a retreat day and healing service in the Broken Bay Diocese.

For the past 20 years, Fr Peter Prusakiewicz, CSMA, has been a sought-after speaker at conferences, retreats, and parish missions worldwide.

He is considered an expert on St Faustina Kowalska and the Divine Mercy devotion and a pre-eminent expert on the Archangels.

Born in Torun, Poland, in 1963, Fr Prusakiewicz entered the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel in 1982 and was ordained in 1990. Between 1993 and 1996 he served as chaplain to the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Warsaw, where St Faustina began her religious life.

Fr Prusakiewicz will speak on “The Mystery of the Divine Mercy”, St Faustina and St John Paul II at St Patrick’s Church, East Gosford, Australia’s first shrine dedicated to St John Paul II.

The retreat day will be held on Saturday, February 24 and will include Mass and talks on the lives of St Faustina, St John Paul II and the devotion to the angels in their lives. A Holy Hour with a Eucharistic healing service will also be held on the day and on February 25. 

St Patrick’s parish priest, Fr Greg Skulski SDS believes Fr Peter’s visit will provide a wonderful opportunity to learn more about St Faustina and St John Paul II while visiting and praying before the relics. 


International speaker on Divine Mercy at Shrine of St Paul II Gosford (Broken Bay Diocese)