Part 3: Nope, It's Not 'Faith Healing'!

The following is the third in a five-part weekly series, "Healing in the Name of Jesus," by Dr. Robert Stackpole, STD. Read more.


Love in the Time of Ebola

In the face of ebola, what can we do? Jesus points the way. Read more.


The First Fridays Devotion: an Invitation from the Heart of Jesus

"Let anyone who thirsts come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as scripture says: 'Rivers of living water will flow from within him.'" (Jn 7: 37-38). Read more.


'Love Your Enemies'

It's one of the hardest and most shocking teachings Christ ever gave us, and yet it's at the heart of the Christian life. Read more.


Part 2: Yesterday and Today

The following is the second in a five-part weekly series, "Healing in the Name of Jesus," by Dr. Robert Stackpole, STD. Read more.


Rest in Peace, Fr. Benedict Groeschel

The Marian Fathers extend condolences to the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal whose co-founder, Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, died on Oct. 3. Read more.


Shrine Celebrates a Saint for Our Times

The Marian Fathers host the special day to honor the "Apostle of Divine Mercy." Read more.


Lord, Have Mercy!

Saint Faustina was given the message and devotion to help remind us all what it is to be Christian. Read more.


Her Lesson in Dying

Saint Faustina drew her last breath on Oct. 5, 1938. But that was only the beginning. Read more.


Part 1: Is It for Real?

The following is the first in a five-part weekly series, "Healing in the Name of Jesus," by Dr. Robert Stackpole, STD. Read more.


On Becoming a Sponge

The other day, Ann D'Arcy spilled a substantial amount of milk. It got her thinking. Read more.


What We Need to Know

Father Jim McCormack, MIC, the novice master for the Marians in the United States, gives a series of talks on Divine Mercy. Read more.


Show Mercy to Yourself

Do you forget to show mercy to someone — yourself? Compassion for ourselves can be crucial to our ability to be merciful to others. Read more.


Here's One for the History Books!

Why all the emphasis on mercy in Pope John Paul II's second encyclical? Read more.


Road Warriors for Christ

Marian Missionaries journey to the heart of America. Read more.


Fr. Joseph, MIC, Likes It!

Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy "brought the Diary to life." Read more.


Life Through Death

You must give in order to gain. You must die in order to live. You must suffer in order to be free from suffering. Read more.


'The Life and Times of Sister Faustina' (Part 4)

Older footage of a younger Fr. Seraphim, in a 1991 film introducing the life and spirituality of a little-known Polish nun. Read more.


'What I Saw'

Wish you were here! The Divine Mercy Apostolates of the Marian Fathers share what they saw at the 2014 World Apostolic Congress on Mercy. Read more.


'The Life and Times of Sister Faustina' (Part 3)

Older footage of a younger Fr. Seraphim, in a 1991 film introducing the life and spirituality of a little-known Polish nun. Read more.


Was St. Faustina a Sinner?

Readers of St. Faustina's Diary sometimes come across passages that do not seem to put her in a very good light. Read more.


Which is He: A God of Wrath or of Mercy?

If we insist on going our own way, He will respect the freedom He gave to us, and not compel us to turn away from our sins and be sanctified. ... Read more.


Saint Augustine of Hippo

To mark the feast day of one of the Church's deepest thinkers, read an excerpt from Divine Mercy: A Guide from Genesis to Benedict XVI. Read more.


Buffalo Blessings

Here's our blog from Buffalo. Read more.


Happy Birthday, St. Faustina!

On Aug. 25, we mark the birthday of Helen Kowalska. Let's take a look at how nature needs nurture. Read more.


Love: The Measure of Success

As WACOM III concludes in Bogota, we hear from Cardinal Schoenborn what would count as success. And the next location is announced! Read more.


Seeking the Cross

For all you cross-hunters, St. Helen's the saint for you.
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Salt of the Earth

"Out of the depths I call to you, LORD; Lord, hear my cry! May your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy." (Ps 130) Read more.


'Be Witnesses of Mercy'

Cardinal Schoenborn, the president of WACOM, sends you his greetings! Read more.


God's Grace is Enough

We get a look at Colombia's many wounds and the power of God's grace in WACOM's second day. Read more.


A Day of Light and Roses

On the solemnity of the Assumption, a mountaintop experience at the third World Apostolic Congress on Mercy. Read more.


To 'the Very Heart of the Diary'

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. George Kosicki, a great friend of the Marians and promoter of Divine Mercy.
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In Darkness, Light

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal's successful struggle against many sufferings and great inner darkness offers hope Read more.


'The Life and Times of Sister Faustina' (Part 1)

Older footage of a younger Fr. Seraphim, in a 1991 film introducing the life and spirituality of a little-known Polish nun. Read more.


Historic Congress Set to Open

The Congress will offer the opportunity "to study, to reflect on, to celebrate the message and reality of the richness and power of God's mercy," says Fr. Kaz. Read more.


'We're Not Alone. The Lord is Here.'

The power of the Chaplet, the reality of the Diary, the mercy of God: They all add up in times of crisis. Read more.


My Divine Mercy Experience

My prayer was for secular concerns, but, as I later found out, Christ had bigger plans for me. Read more.


Saint Faustina and the Sacred Heart

" ... From Your open Heart, as from a pure fount, Flows comfort to a repentant heart and soul ... " Read more.


Feast of Corpus Christi, 2014

We celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi on June 22. What does it mean to be "alive"? It's a good day to find out. Read more.


A Rather Arresting Vocation

Who would have thought? From common criminals to terrorists, Anthony Cardone thought he had seen it all. He hadn't. Not yet anyway. Read more.


'Another Fresh Stream'

June is dedicated to The Sacred Heart of Jesus. Read Dr. Robert Stackpole's series that explores the relationship between The Sacred Heart and The Divine Mercy. Read more.


Happy Feast of the Ascension!

Jesus ascended up to Heaven, and took us with Him. Read more.


So Why Is Divine Mercy So Important? Here's Why.

Father Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, shares thoughts on the saint whose revelations have transformed the modern Church. Read more.


Rave Reviews for Faustina Drama

Have you heard about the 90-minute live-drama production Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy? If not, here's a glimpse of it: Read more.


Called By Saints to Be Saints

"We're going to teach the teachers, so that you guys can go out and help educate those who really don't know our Catholic faith," said Deacon Chris Alar, MIC. Read more.


Day 6 of the Divine Mercy Novena

Our Lord told St. Faustina, "I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fountain of My mercy ..." Read more.


Day 5 of the Divine Mercy Novena

Our Lord told St. Faustina, "I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fountain of My mercy ..." Read more.


Day 4 of the Divine Mercy Novena

Our Lord told St. Faustina, "I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fountain of My mercy ..." Read more.


10 Years of Total Patient Care

In this landmark year, we caught up with Marie to discuss her ministry and the great issues in modern healthcare.
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Day 3 of the Divine Mercy Novena

Our Lord told St. Faustina, "I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fountain of My mercy ..." Read more.


The Divine Mercy Novena Begins Today!

Our Lord told St. Faustina, "I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fountain of My mercy ..." Read more.


Next Stop: Colombia

Pope Francis has taken a personal interest in the Congress, particularly since it's being held in the Holy Father's home continent of South America. Read more.


'Joy Is What Makes Catholicism Contagious'

We have the story. We have the photos. We have videos, too! Divine Mercy apostles from 15 states gathered in the Bronx this past weekend. Check it out. Read more.


Comfort the Imprisoned

This Lent, consider our Lord's words to St. Faustina: "... I demand from you deeds of mercy ..." Here's the last of our seven-part series. Read more.


Confess!

Find Jesus in the Sacrament of Confession. Be made clean this Lent by the love of the Lord, mediated through His Mystical Body. Go! Read more.


Bury the Dead

This Lent, consider our Lord's words to St. Faustina: "... I demand from you deeds of mercy ..." Here is the sixth part of our seven-part Lenten series. Read more.


Comfort the Sick

This Lent, consider our Lord's words to St. Faustina: "... I demand from you deeds of mercy ..." Here is the fifth part of our seven-part Lenten series. Read more.


Peace: We Can Get There from Here

From the archives: The following is an article that Blessed Michael Sopocko originally wrote for the Marian Helpers Bulletin, Spring 1956 issue.
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Shelter the Homeless

This Lent, consider our Lord's words to St. Faustina: "... I demand from you deeds of mercy ..." Here is the fourth part of our seven-part Lenten series. Read more.


A Call for Prayer

While rescuers and investigators search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, there is something we need to do. Read more.


Led to Prayer and Believing His Promises

In His mercy, God put me on the tight, winding, rock-strewn path leading to the narrow gate. Read more.


Clothe the Naked

This Lent, consider our Lord's words to St. Faustina: "... I demand from you deeds of mercy ..." Here is the third part of our seven-part Lenten series. Read more.


Give Drink to the Thirsty

This Lent, consider our Lord's words to St. Faustina: "... I demand from you deeds of mercy ..." Here is the second part of our seven-part Lenten series. Read more.


A 'Course' of Action

Looking for a way to go right to the heart of the Catholic faith during Lent? Well then, tune in. Read more.


Feed the Hungry

This Lent, consider our Lord's words to St. Faustina: "... I demand from you deeds of mercy ..." Here's the first of our seven-part series. Read more.


Proof of How the Diary Stacks Up Against Scripture

In time for Lent, Marian Press has released Mercy's Gaze, by Vinny Flynn. We speak with the book's editor, David Came, about this landmark publication. Read more.


A Tale of Two Popes

On the feast of the Chair of St. Peter, Feb. 22, time to reflect upon this remarkable year of two popes and the changes it's brought to the Church. Read more.


'Trifecta of Mercy'

Three Mercy Popes will come together in the "winner's circle of grace" this Divine Mercy Sunday. Read more.


Going for the Gold!

With the Olympic Games upon us, it's worth asking: Of what does true greatness consist? Here are three examples. Read more.


Father Sopocko and Another Famous Confessor

Curious, isn't it? Two priests ministering to two "secretaries." Surely, God is telling us something. Read more.


Pope John Paul II and Vatican II

Why are Popes John XXIII and John Paul II being canonized in the same ceremony on Divine Mercy Sunday? Dr. Alan Schreck explains. Read more.


We All Have a Deadline. So Now What?

Two weeks ago I was looking down the barrel of a proverbial gun. Read more.


Pope John XXIII and Vatican II

You've heard of John Paul II. You might have heard of John XXIII, and perhaps heard of Vatican II. What ties them together? Read more.


The Meaning of Mercy

To mark the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas on Jan. 28, the following is the first of a two-part series on the saint who best describes what "mercy" means. Read more.


His Mercy and 'Tough Love'

Saint Thomas Aquinas explains how Divine Mercy and Divine Justice coincide. Read more.


What's in a Gaze?

An excerpt from Vinny Flynn's latest book, Mercy's Gaze: 100 Readings from Scripture and the Diary of St. Faustina. Read more.


Roe v. Wade Anniversary

The biggest roadblocks standing in the way of real progress regarding abortion aren't our politicians. Read more.


A Third Congress Will Convene!

The Congress is expected to draw thousands, including many cardinals, and will include testimonies, lectures, street celebrations, Holy Masses, and missions. Read more.


Reasonable Hope

Dr. Robert Stackpole's 11-part series concludes quite logically with a happy ending. Read more.


Meet the Secretary's Secretary

Call it a permanent spiritual internship. Read more.


The Wonder of Existence

What is the strongest argument of all for the existence of God? Dr. Robert Stackpole makes the case. Read more.


This Is What Got Me Thinking

I was watching "The X-Files," and one of the episodes was about all these roaches coming out of a drain. That was the beginning of a strange day. Read more.


'Judge Not'

One breath of this phrase can single-handedly sap the evangelical strength of the most solid Christian. Read more.


A Long Drive Leads to Faustina

A review of a live drama based on the saint who, after Mary, has helped me fall in love with Jesus more than any other. Read more.


Thanks, for Everything

Thankful? Check. For everything? Check. Really ... everything? Read more.


The Holy Father Has 'Prescribed' Mercy

"It is a 'spiritual medicine' called Misericordina," Pope Francis says. Read more.


Lost, then Found

This is one in a series of testimonies from our readers who share their stories on the power of the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy. Read more.


Saint Faustina and the Suffering Souls

Do we have evidence that the deceased need prayer? Absolutely. A number of the living have visited with the dead. Read more.


The Priest Who First Believed Faustina

"In the confessional it became apparent that she knew things that no one under normal circumstances could know about," says Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC. Read more.


Happy Birthday, Sisters!

Those touched by the ministry of the congregation include millions of Divine Mercy devotees worldwide. Read more.


The Right Priest at the Right Time

Read about Fr. Michael Sopocko's early years, before he met a certain nun whose revelations would change the world. Read more.


How Can the Saints Hear and Answer Our Prayers?

Can the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Faustina really hear all the millions of prayers that are offered to them, and respond to them all? Read more.


Who Was She?

Here are first-hand accounts of the "person behind the saint."
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His Marian Legacy Continues

Pope Francis owes an important part of his Marian devotion to the example set by Blessed Pope John Paul II, whose feast day we celebrate Tuesday, Oct. 22. Read more.


Where Our Misery Meets God's Mercy

In his new book, 7 Secrets of Confession, Vinny Flynn takes on the distortions many have about confession. Read more.


Mourning the Missing

"The retreat is for anyone that's experienced the loss of a child in their life," he explained. "It's to help the person to heal."
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Why Celebrate Faustina's Death?

Why on earth would we celebrate the day a great saint died? We ask our Divine Mercy expert, Dr. Robert Stackpole, STD. Read more.


On a Role

For Maria Vargo, portraying St. Faustina in the long-awaited drama Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy becomes habit forming in more ways than one. Read more.


Let's Talk About 'His Signature Touch'

We need only to look at what Pope Francis is living, as well as preaching. Read more.


The Problem with 'Nothing Buttery'

In his letter to his niece, our columnist Dr. Robert Stackpole gets down to an undeniable "kernel" of truth. Read more.


Can We Really Know Anything for Sure?

In the first installment of his new series, Dr. Robert Stackpole makes things "Krystal" clear. Read more.


'Here I Am, Lord'

Brother Chris Alar, MIC, professes his perpetual vows, and no one could possibly look happier. Read more.


How Did Their Legacies Intertwine?

God tapped both for major roles in the renewal of the universal Church. You've heard of her. You may not have heard of him. Read more.


Saint Mary Magdalene: Sinner Turned Saint

She "had a past." That's what makes her particularly suited to our troubling times. Read more.


It Begins with an H

Guess what virtue is most pleasing to God? Answer: humility. Next question: Do we practice it? Read more.


A Sobering Thought

Mark Endres shares with us reason for hope amidst the beer and bacchanalia of a college bash. Read more.


Next Stop: Canonization

The Vatican announces that John Paul II and John XXIII will be canonized together. We also learn of a Costa Rican woman's "Divine Mercy Sunday miracle."
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Yes, Even She

There is but one blush-worthy entry in St. Faustina's Diary. Read more.


Saved by a Mother's Love

He didn't even attend his parents' funerals. That's how hardened his heart had become. Read more.


God's Greatest Joy Is to Pardon Sinners

If we are truly sorry for our sins, we need never doubt that we will receive God's mercy. Read more.


The Image's Scriptural Foundation? Here It Is.

The following is an excerpt from the new booklet published by Marian Press, The Divine Mercy Image Explained. Read more.


Intercessory Prayer: Do Timing and Teamwork Matter?

More people praying? And at the 3 o'clock hour? Why do these things matter, anyway? Read more.


A Glimpse Back to the Beatification

In John Paul II: The Great Mercy Pope, we see how much his papacy and beatification were infused with the Divine Mercy message and devotion. Read more.


Not by Sight, But By Faith

He'll have to yield to this one final offense — having to breathe when he no longer wants to breathe. Read more.


They Speak the Same Language: Mercy

Surely, you've noticed: Like Benedict XVI, Pope Francis is proclaiming and witnessing to God's mercy. Let's talk specifics.
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Make Way for the Eucharist

What was St. Faustina doing with a broom in her hand?
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That's Not Fair!

Much of our crying out against unfair accusations stems from concern for our own egos, not a pure thirst for justice in the world.

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The Image? The Graces? Confession?

Snow in March: We have a flurry of questions about Divine Mercy Sunday. Read more.


Read Pope Francis' Inaugural Homily

In a very moving homily, he calls for protection of God's creatures, the environment, "and every person, especially children, the elderly, those in need." Read more.


'Here I Am'

The Church has a new Holy Father, and he is supporter of the message of Divine Mercy. Read more.


The Church Is Alive

What was Benedict XVI's final teaching and witness as Pope?
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Pope Benedict XVI's Top 10 Mercy Quotes

We will always remember him as a Pope of Divine Mercy. Here's why ... Read more.


The Church's Mercy Doctor?

Pope John Paul II made the case for declaring St. Faustina one of the Church's greatest saints. So now what? Read more.


'A Gift of Divine Mercy'

The Pope announced plans for his retirement. Among his many contributions to the Church has been his steadfast support of the message of Divine Mercy. Read more.


The Power of the Chaplet

About 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with lung cancer. Here's what happened next. Read more.


Save the Country, One Prayer at a Time

What's the plan? The Diary of St. Faustina provides the blueprints. Read more.


From Purgatory to Heaven

Here's the last in Dr. Robert Stackpole's 8-part series on the spirituality of St. Faustina's spiritual director, Blessed Michael Sopocko. Read more.


Asian Missionaries Gather for Mercy Congress

Divine Mercy apostles from 12 countries gather for the 2nd Asian Apostolic Congress on Mercy. Read more.


Her Pain is Our Gain

There's no easy way to say it: In St. Faustina's battle against staggering odds, we can find the inspiration to persist in our own struggles. Read more.


'Go Tell It On the Mountain'

No doubt the theme of mercy can be found in many favorite Christmas carols. Here's the last of a four-part Advent series reflecting on the theme. Read more.


Divine Mercy's Greatest Gifts: The Eucharist and Mary

Our Divine Mercy columnist Dr. Robert Stackpole, STD, continues his series on St. Faustina's confessor, Blessed Michael Sopocko. Read more.


'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer'

There is mercy in them thar Christmas carols! Here's the third of our four-part Advent series that gives a gist of the jingles. Read more.


'Who Is He In Yonder Stall?'

There is mercy in them thar Christmas carols! Here's the second of our four-part Advent series that gives a gist of the jingles. Read more.


An Intersection of Opportunity

Who does Advent in the Year of Faith offers a great chance for Catholic spiritual renewal? Read more.


Even If Your Problems Are 'Tiny'

Jesus urged St. Faustina, "Tell Me about everything, and know that this will give Me great joy." Read more.


Divine Mercy Refreshes Us in the Sacraments

Take any long hike through the hills and valleys of the countryside, and you will need refreshment along the way. Read more.


Prophet for Our Times

Let's consider these prophecies of St. Faustina that have proved true. Read more.


How Does Divine Mercy Deliver Us from Despair?

"If we search for the very first, deepest cause of despair, we always find a lack of trust in the Mercy of God." Read more.


The Gospel Validity of the Messages

Re-examine. Isolate. And compare. My, what wonderful results Fr. George Kosicki get when he studies the Diary and the Bible side by side. Read more.


A Reminder of What God is Willing to Do for Us

Many people these days see their lives as little more than a seemingly endless string of frustrations. Time for a lesson from Blessed Michael Sopocko. Read more.


Divine Mercy Takes the Shape of a Cross

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'Mission of Mercy' to the World

As a milestone for St. Faustina Maria Kowalska comes upon us, the Marians assess her legacy. Read more.


Divine Mercy Loves Us Into Being

But why did God even bother with us? Saint Faustina's spiritual director explains. Read more.


What Are Jesus' Most Important Revelations to St. Faustina?

Father Joseph Roesch, MIC, fields a question on the minds of many people just getting introduced to the message of The Divine Mercy. Read more.


'A Priest After My Own Heart'

Who's Blessed Michael Sopocko? We're here to tell you. Introducing the first of a series on St. Faustina's confessor by Dr. Robert Stackpole, STD.

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A Relic's New Home

View a video and read all about the historic day at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy. Read more.


Is the Chaplet Equal to the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick?

If we now have the Chaplet for the dying, do we really need to call a priest for the Sacrament of Anointing? Read more.


FINCH Flies High with Family

Mother uses simple acts to teach children about Divine Mercy.
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Our Hope and Remedy

Ten years after papal entrustment, the world needs Divine Mercy more than ever. Read more.


What Did the Apostolic Letters Seek to Achieve?

We celebrate the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul on June 29. What do they have to say about Divine Mercy? Read more.


The 'Other' Martyr of Auschwitz

Saint Teresa Benedita (Edith Stein) held Mary as the role model. Kind of reminds you of another Polish saint. Read more.


Chaplet Miracles Outside an Abortion Clinic

Praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet and seeing miracles! Read more.


Mary and a Divine 'Contradiction'

In Mary, we see realized God's model for holiness, how the last shall be first. Read more.


My Miraculous Cure

She had the same disease as John Paul II. In his suffering she saw her future. But God had other plans. Read more.


A Plane Goes Down, But His Rays Soon Follow

The Flathead County sheriff called the Weavers on Monday, June 28, 2010, notifying them that a plane had gone missing. Read more.


What's Church Belief on Homosexuality, and Why?

A number of people write to me about struggles with same-sex attraction, or how to respond to family and friends who have "come out of the closet." Read more.


Witness to a Medical Miracle

She told her beloved confrere to write the words "Jean Paul II." That's when things really got interesting. Read more.


Mercy and Post-Abortive Mothers

"She had been carrying all that guilt and shame for 60 years, wondering if she could ever be forgiven by the God of love and mercy." Read more.


'A Double Blessing'

As we reflect on all that had occurred in Jerusalem back then, we begin to get an inkling of what that greeting meant: "Peace be with you." Read more.


'Mary, Mercy, and Souls'

"Mary, Mercy, and Souls" — not a bad way to kick off Divine Mercy Weekend. Read more.


Like Poland in the 1930s, Are We Due for Chastisement?

In response to a letter from Colleen and Paul, here's a cautionary tale. Read more.


The Miracle

With the anniversary on May 1 of the beatification of Blessed John Paul II, let's take a look at the sister who experienced a miracle. Read more.


View Videos from the Marians' Divine Mercy Conference

We've got things to show you — talks from Fr. Benedict Groeschel, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Fr. Joe Roesch, and Fr. Michael Gaitley. Read more.


A Message Resonates, a Mission Restores

Their first Divine Mercy prayer service drew five people. Last year, the afternoon service hosted 400, a growth of 8,000 percent. Read more.


'The Lord Heard Our Prayers'

Almost two years ago, the Marian Fathers came to India. They had a dream, a hope, and lots of prayer. Today, they have a result. Read more.


'The Light for Humankind'

Organizers are already gearing up for the third World Apostolic Congress on Mercy. View a video from the general secretary. Read more.


'We Believe in the Power of the Chaplet'

"God has acted in our lives. He sent St. Faustina to us, and we're responding to that." Read more.


Fr. Sopocko and Another Famous Confessor

Blessed Sopocko — confessor and spiritual director to St. Faustina. Saint Claude — confessor and spiritual director of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. Hmm ... Read more.


Coffee's Ready!

Cheers from Afghanistan, to a ministry that knows coffee can be a key to evangelization on the front lines of war. Read more.


His Legacy Endures

Marian Press has released the Beatification Edition of John Paul II: The Great Mercy Pope. The following is the foreward by the Very Rev. Kazimierz Chwalek. Read more.


Marian Missionaries Make a Plea for Disaster Relief

The deadly typhoon has left thousands without shelter, food and water. The area hit hardest is Cagayan de Oro, home of the Marians' Divine Mercy mission. Read more.


Does God Expect Me to Be Loving to All My Relatives?

Are you taking deep breaths and gathering yourself before the relatives gather for Christmas? One reader does, and Dr. Stackpole shares some thoughts. Read more.


Mercy: Just Some Food for Thought

Our Savior's example should motivate us to love without measure and to sacrifice ourselves for the sake of others. Read more.


What Was St. Faustina's Big, Mysterious Secret?

One reader asks of "a mystery of which no one, not even the angels, may know." Let's investigate. Read more.


It's November. You Are Called to a Work of Mercy.

We begin a month of remembrance for Holy Souls in Purgatory. Do you know what to do for them? Read more.


Can you Shed Light on God's Mercy in Hell, Purgatory?

One reader writes, "I know that our Lord has asked us to not be afraid, but that is easier said than done." Read more.


Inside: A Prescription for What Ails Us

Questions are asked and conclusions drawn at the Marians' recent Divine Mercy conference. Read more.


Mercy, From the Ground Up

How one parish uses an inheritance to insure its congregants be 'image' conscious. Read more.


Why Did St. Faustina Need a Spiritual Guide?

After all, didn't she speak directly to Jesus? Read more.


Is Asking St. Faustina to Pray for Us a 'Pagan' Practice?

One reader writes: "When I told my Protestant friend I was going to pray to St. Faustina for her, she told me not to bother." Read more.


Falling Over Backwards for The Divine Mercy

Here's another example of how Jesus keeps His promises. Read more.


Why Do Some Doctrines Seem to Lack Biblical Support?

The Protestants say we are making all this up. Read more.


Build it. He Will Come.

I've been turning to the dictionary and the Diary of St. Faustina to get a better understanding of the "t" word. Read more.


Is St. Faustina too Liberal or too Conservative?

If you live long enough, I guess, you will eventually find every form of lunacy somewhere in print. Read more.


His Most Compassionate Heart

What can I say or do to help keep my child safe from that kind of darkness? Read more.


Ask a Marian

I've heard that St. Faustina was a prophet. What does this mean? Can you share some examples? Read more.


Is Divine Mercy for All Christians?

Two thoughts from the revelations of Jesus to St. Faustina seem to give us the answer to this question. Read more.


Father Donald Is Interviewed on ABC

Network producers turn to the Marians' "surfer priest" in a special report on Marian apparitions. Read more.


Say 'Yes' to God's Love

I desire to have His love at work within me, transforming me. But I don't know how to go about it and I quickly get frustrated. Read more.


Time and Again, Two Types of Healing

Read an excerpt from Divine Mercy, Triumph Over Cancer: A Guide for Patients, Survivors, and Their Caregivers (Marian Press). Read more.


Clearly, You Can Start Small

The Holy Father presented Abraham from the Old Testament as a model of such prayer. Read more.


The New Evangelization's Next Stop

Thousands of people from around the world are making plans to attend the second World Apostolic Congress on Mercy in Krakow, Poland, on Oct. 1-5. Come and join us! Read more.


There's Hope for the Journey That's Cancer

Read an excerpt from Divine Mercy, Triumph over Cancer: A Guide for Patients, Survivors, and Their Caregivers (Marian Press). Read more.


A Marian's Perilous Journey

It was 70 years ago this month when a young Polish priest beat the odds and began to fulfill a promise he made to God.
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At the Foot of the Cross

The wife of an abusive husband pleads for prayers. Read more.


God Listens to Our Prayers

Tornados, a bridge collapse, a happy death, a client at Planned Parenthood. Connect the dots, and you have proof that Christ keeps His word with regard to the Chaplet. Read more.


'Pain of the Soul'

Pain and suffering are universal experiences, says His Excellency the Most Rev. Zygmunt Zimowski, top Vatican prelate on healthcare issues. Archbishop Zimowski says the answer to dealing productively with these experiences can be found in God. Read more.


A 'Blessed' Connection

Before their very eyes, Marians' efforts are fulfilled on a beautiful day in St. Peter's Square. Read more.


John Paul II Reigns Over Divine Mercy Sunday

Each of the more than 20,000 pilgrims who visited the National Shrine brought with them their own particular circumstances in life. Read more.


Got Questions?

Discover what Divine Mercy Sunday is, how to prepare for it, and how to celebrate it. Read more.


A Testament to Divine Mercy

He has risen. His Resurrection is for us. Read more.


Follow the Merciful Way

Saint Faustina built on these great saints who had gone before her. But what is so special about the merciful way of St. Faustina? Read more.


Wanted: Well-Trained Disciples

Now here's an offer you may not be able to refuse: This summer, class will be in session. Take the Divine Mercy studies "Honors" program. Read more.


We Must Be the Message

No idle chat, no wishful thinking, no time to waste. A signature event in the Bronx serves as marching orders. Read more.


Mercy for Japan

Thousands have been killed or are missing. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced. Basic necessities are scarce. We need to help. Read more.


Just 16 But a Chaplet Regular

How a granddaughter's pure, innocent prayer life inspires and consoles. Read more.


Christ Said 'Paint an Image'

What's the significance of the Image of The Divine Mercy? On this, the 80th anniversary of St. Faustina's revelation, let's hear from the experts. Read more.


Just Imagine

The great Divine Mercy apostle Fr. George W. Kosicki, CSB, "interviews" St. Faustina about her sanctity and spiritual life. Read more.


One Reader Writes ...

"I am not a Catholic, so if you want to just delete this e-mail, it is OK. ..." Read more.


'In Her Footsteps'

Lila Rose (pictured above) has a big fan who plans to attend the Marians' 6th Annual Divine Mercy Conference on March 26, in Bronx, N.Y. Read more.


Just a Tip: When This Priest Speaks of Trust, Trust Him

The feast day of St. Faustina's confessor and spiritual director Blessed Michael Sopocko is Feb. 15. Let's hear from him on that greatest virtue. Read more.


It Really Does Rock

Note to self: Lent begins March 9. Don't forget. Read more.


How Did We Get Where We Are?

It all started with a small prayer group. Now Eucharistic Apostles of The Divine Mercy is all over the world. Do you want to join in? Read more.


His 'Personal Task Before God'

From his seminary days through the new millennium, he knew something profound had occurred in the life of a lowly, local nun. Read more.


John Paul II to Be Beatified!

A miracle through his intercession has been approved and the date set. So what's it all mean for the Church? Read more.


Hey, What's Divine Mercy Doing on That Thing?

The Marians have stepped deeper into the digital age with a new, free Divine Mercy app for the iPhone. May the downloading begin! Read more.


Do Catholics Trust the Bible More Than Science?

One reader asks: "How can educated people today really hear the message of Divine Mercy ... if it is all tied up in knots with biblical and ecclesiastical fundamentalism?" Read more.


Merry Christmas!

Our daily Advent meditations conclude on this, the birthday of our Savior! Read more.


A Remembrance of Midnight Mass

Our daily Advent meditations continue with "A Remembrance of Midnight Mass." Read more.


'The Mother of God Is Instructing Me'

Our daily Advent meditations continue with "The Mother of God Is Instructing Me." Read more.


'To Be The Lord's Delight'

Our daily Advent meditations continue with "To Be the Lord's Delight." Read more.


'How Greatly God Loves Us'

Our daily Advent meditations continue with "How Greatly God Loves Us." Read more.


'I Suddenly Saw the Infant Jesus'

Our daily Advent meditations continue with "I Suddenly Saw the Infant Jesus." Read more.


The Greatest Gift

Our daily Advent meditations continue with "The Greatest Gift." Read more.


O Blessed Host

Our daily Advent meditations continue with "O Blessed Host." Read more.


Small Suffering for a Great Cause

Our Advent meditation series continues with "Small Suffering for a Great Cause." Read more.


Mercy in the Pope's New Book

Holy Father highlights "Mercy Sunday" and a passage from the Diary of St. Faustina on the "final coming." Read more.


What We Are Meant to Be

Our daily Advent meditations continue with "What We Are Meant to Be." Read more.


Who Needs a Messiah?

Our daily Advent meditation series continues with "Who Needs a Messiah?" Read more.


A New Doctor of the Church?

Pray that the Lord inspire, challenge, and encourage Pope Benedict to make this bold proclamation now. Read more.


How to Fill the Gap

Our daily Advent meditations continue with "How to Fill the Gap." Read more.


How Can I Forget?

Our daily Advent meditations continue with: "How Can I Forget?" Read more.


Poor, Yes, But Not Pitiful.

Our daily Advent meditations continue with "Poor, Yes, But Not Pitiful." Read more.


'Just Trying to Get Through This Day in One Piece'

Our daily Advent meditations continue with "Just Trying to Get Through This Day in One Piece." Read more.


Suffering: What's the Use?

Our daily Advent meditations continue with "Suffering: What's the Use?" Read more.


'Your Words Are a Balm'

Our daily Advent meditations continue with 'Your Words Are a Balm.' Read more.


Who Is Our Spiritual 'Blueprint'?

Our daily Advent meditation continues with "Who Is Our Spiritual Blueprint?" ... Read more.


'Hope Amid the Ruins'

Our daily Advent series continues with 'hope amid the ruins.' Read more.


To Be Followers of Christ

Read our daily Advent meditation based on the Diary of St. Faustina. Read more.


Thinking About An Immortal Soul

Read our daily Advent meditation based on the Diary of St. Faustina. Read more.


'You Comfort and Heal'

Read our daily Advent meditation based on the Diary of St. Faustina. Read more.


Today's Resolution

Read the next in our daily series of meditations leading up to Christmas Day. Read more.


Two Key Tips for Growing in Faith

The Diary of St. Faustina helps us grow in union with Christ. Read the next in our daily series of Advent meditations. Read more.


'God of Unfathomable Mercy'

Our daily Advent meditations continue as we prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus. Read more.


God's 'Third Attribute'

Read our daily Advent meditation drawn from the Diary of St. Faustina. Read more.


The Second Kind of Knowledge: His Justice

Read our daily Advent meditation based on the Diary of St. Faustina. Read more.


At the Epicenter for St. Faustina

Father Seraphim helped secure Faustina's sainthood. But it's not about him, so don't ask. Read more.


God Cuts to the Chase

Read our daily Advent meditations that draw on the Diary of St. Faustina. Read more.


Does Catholicism 'Revel In Suffering'?

One reader finds Catholic imagery "rather disconcerting." But Dr. Robert Stackpole explains what the pain is all about. Read more.


Is Divine Mercy Devotion Just Based on Private Revelations?

Dr. Stackpole tackles misunderstandings about the Church's official stance toward St. Faustina's revelations. Read more.


What Does 'Divine Mercy' Actually Mean?

It's semantics. It's spiritual. It's very important. Read more.


On God's Time

She waited for God to select the right time for her to pray the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy.
Read more.


An Institute's Mercy Mission Expands

Say you form an impressive advisory board dedicated to the study and evangelization of Divine Mercy — then what? Read more.


What is the Meaning of the Rays?

They are red and pale. Why? They come from Christ's Heart. Why? Our readers want to know. Read more.


They Asked. They Received.

The Shrine's St. Faustina Day celebration was capped off with a question-and-answer session featuring a panel of experts.
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Faustina: Saint for the Third Millennium

A "new splendor for the Church." That's what St. Faustina predicted. Despite treacherous turns and difficult roadblocks, here's how her prophecy proved true. Read more.


Why Does God Let His Best Friends Get 'Beaten Up' So Often?

A Carmelite named Mellie sent me a question that is certainly refreshing for its honesty. Read more.


Divine Mercy and the Death Penalty

"Each man, no matter how sinful and flawed, has a final purpose and call to salvation ..." writes the Most Rev. Robert W. Finn. Read more.


Detox for the Soul!

Even with good nourishment, we cannot become healthy until the poison has been removed from the body.
Read more.


How One Divine Mercy Critic Misses the Mark

What did an essayist write about the Divine Mercy message and devotion? Here it is, and here are the many reasons why he's wrong. Read more.


Our Forked River 'Fiasco' (But Not Really)

A multimedia breakdown for Mother of Mercy Messengers. But the show goes on! Read more.


Why Doesn't the Chaplet Always 'Work'?

If the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy is such a "powerful" prayer, what are we doing wrong? Read more.


Is the Chaplet Only for the Living and Dying?

Dr. Robert Stackpole clarifies a couple questions regarding the powerful intercessory prayer given to St. Faustina. Read more.


Trust Even When All Is Not Well

When the world caves in around us, how do we trust? Try the Heart of Jesus. Read more.


Part 3: St. Faustina and the Secret of the Holy Trinity

What did St. Faustina mean by the "burning" and "glowing center of love" in the Holy Trinity? Read more.


Part 2: St. Faustina and the Secret of the Holy Trinity

How has God revealed Himself through the ancient people of Israel, through Jesus Christ, and through His Church? Read more.


How Are We to Respond to God's Mercy?

Read an excerpt from the new book Faustina, Saint For Our Times: A Personal Look at Her Life, Spirituality, and Legacy. Read more.


Part 1: St. Faustina and the Secret of the Holy Trinity

Many readers have asked: When St. Faustina writes about the Holy Trinity, how can I come to understand what in the world she is talking about? Read more.


Embraced by The Divine Mercy

A tragedy at Virginia Tech upends a family, but it was Christ's mercy that can claim the victory. Read more.


What's the Problem With This Passage?

One reader raises the question: Is the Feast of Mercy really 'the last hope' for humanity? Read more.


Was St. Faustina 'Miserable' Most of the Time?

Tom asks: "Do you have any insight on why St. Faustina many times refers to herself as a miserable soul?" Read more.


Can You Hear That? It's Push-Back from My Contraception Series.

I've had a number of excellent questions pour in, all in response to my series. I will try to answer some of the toughest ones. Read more.


What's in a Name?

A lot, if you happen to be named "Helena" or, say, "Faustina." Let's just say the Lord's inspiration must have been at work. Read more.


Faustina: A Blending of East and West

How did her life, mission, and spirituality blend elements of two Church traditions? Read an excerpt from the new book Faustina, Saint For Our Times. Read more.


Have I Committed the 'Unforgivable Sin'?

Q&A: One reader frets about a particular sin Jesus speaks of in the Bible. "... I feel like God has abandoned me," he writes, "and I can't shake that feeling ..." Read more.


A Tri-lingual Parish with One Common Goal

How the message and devotion have brought unity to a parish, in a diocese entrusted to Divine Mercy. Read more.


'Like One Big Family'

A meeting of the minds in Vienna. The plans ahead for the historic spread of mercy around the world. Read more.


Can Divine Mercy Save Those Outside The Church?

Robert Stackpole answers more Divine Mercy questions, this time from our readers Cheryl and Francis. Read more.


Present and Accounted For

It took but a moment to profess his perpetual vows. But that moment marks an eternity of consequence. Read more.


The Pope: Our Priests Need Divine Mercy

For their ministry, to be credible at the altar and in the confessional, priests must turn to God's mercy in their own lives. Read more.


Three Rings. Three Cheers!

The attendees of the Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy conference are unlike any other. Here's why. Read more.


Divine Mercy — For Your Health!

An amazing line-up of healthcare professionals gathered to talk shop and glorify Jesus. Believe it: Their expertise is cutting-edge. Read more.


The Divine Mercy Comes to Wall Street

How did one broker, speeding down Wall Street in pursuit of material wealth, experience a radical redirection? Read more.


A Convent Conundrum?

In one part of the Diary of St. Faustina Jesus tells Faustina she must not leave her convent. But later on Faustina contemplates leaving her order to start a new one. So what was Jesus up to, anyway? Read more.


Father Jack Fullen

He believed all this devotion to Mary was a bunch of hokum. Then he stepped through St. Joseph's Gate in Lourdes, France, and everything changed. Read more.


Why is Divine Mercy So Important?

The answer is simple: Through the message of Divine Mercy, our Lord is preparing us for His final coming. Read more.


'I Remember Sr. Maria Faustina'

On the tenth anniversary of St. Faustina's canonization, here are personal memories of the saint from a fellow religious who knew her. Read more.


'Faustina, a Gift of God to Our Time'

Pope John Paul II, a great promoter of Divine Mercy, gave a beautiful testament to the importance of St. Faustina for the world today. Read his canonization homily. Read more.


Celebrating the Mercy Saint!

From the archives: Our report from Rome at the canonization of St. Faustina. Also, the Holy Father's big surprise for Divine Mercy apostles. Read more.


Proof that 'Miracles Do Happen'

What's the story of the healing that became the canonization miracle for St. Maria Faustina? Here it is! Read more.


They Know How to Reach the 'Lost Generation'

Think about it: A hundred kids commit suicide each week. This is an epidemic. This is a symptom of the culture of despair. So now what? Read more.


The Abuse Scandal and the Mercy Required

Invoking God's mercy and calling for a spirit of penance, conversion, and reconciliation, Pope Benedict XVI speaks out. Read more.


Put to the Test, with St. Faustina by My Side

I soon found out. Jesus was leading us to the message of The Divine Mercy. And it couldn't have come at a more opportune time.
Read more.


An Estimated 18,000 Pack the Hill!

From near and far, pilgrims attended the annual Divine Mercy Sunday celebration at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy. Read more.


Divine Mercy Conference 2010: Armed with 'God's Merciful Love'

Have you fought the good fight lately with the "armor of light" — the "armor of God's merciful love"?
Read more.


Extraordinary Graces: What Does Christ's Promise Really Mean?

Dr. Stackpole unpacks the meaning of Christ's promise of extraordinary graces on Divine Mercy Sunday Read more.


Today's Lesson: Forgiveness

"How can you not believe in God after reading her book and listening to her speak?" Read more.


We're in a World of Confusion. Now What?

Hosted by the Marians, the conference featured speakers whose witnesses intertwined modern struggles with eternal truths to form a hardwearing lifeline to the merciful Lord.

Read more.


Trust: When All is Well and All is Not Well

If you are focused, does that mean the difficulties will go away? Of course not. It means we are not alone, and that Jesus and Our Lady are walking with us. Read more.


If God is so Merciful, Why Is There a Hell? (Part Two)

Dear Mike, I certainly appreciate your compassion for those in hell. No doubt, our Savior, in one sense, shares it. But ... Read more.


If God is so Merciful, Why is There a Hell?

Mercy and Hell don't mix. Or do they? Dr. Stackpole shows that God's merciful love and the eternal loss of those who refuse it are not incompatible truths. Read more.


The Full Story, at Last

This month, Marian Press launches No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy, Fr. Donald's new book that presents the full account of his story by the only man who can tell it as his own.
Read more.


Love: The Last Word

No matter how many distortions the Father of Lies tries to feed us, our final conversation will be with Truth and Love. Read more.


Our Top 10 Mercy Stories of 2009

It's certainly been a year of hardship for many. But 2009 has also been a year of mercy. We can prove it! Read more.


Does His Mercy Extend Even to Satan Worshippers?

One reader asks: "What about occultists (especially Satanists) who blatantly proclaim hatred of God and worship Satan Himself?" Read more.


One Season, Two Views

She used to shun the season out of fear of His judgment. He used to reject anyone's attempt to speak with certainly about the "All in all." Read what happened next. Read more.


The 'Necessary' Message for Our Times

The following is the homily delivered by Fr. S. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, during the Holy Mass that closed the first North American Congress on Mercy on Nov. 15. Read more.


What the Lord Wants From Us

"Jesus Himself calls us to deeds of mercy, by words and by prayers," Cardinal Schönborn writes in a letter to mercy congress planners and participants. Read more.


A Mercy Congress Primer

The centerpieces to congress include the importance of trust, works of mercy, and the message of The Divine Mercy for our times. Read more.


How I Discovered I Am Someone (But Who?)

While it was a difficult time, I look back and realize that it was one of the best things that happened to me. Read more.


Former Abortionist Now a Witness to Mercy

Our world is "the slop," says Mercy Congress speaker Dr. John Bruchalski. "When you're in the slop," he says, "you need hope." And that's where mercy comes in. Read more.


Mercy Takes to the Airwaves

"Mercy: Our Hope" is not only the theme for the upcoming Mercy Congress, but also the guiding truth for the modern mercy movement. Read more.


Is There a Doctor in the House?

A woman named Angela recently wrote to me asking a question I have received several times before, but always hesitated to try to answer. Read more.


In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

How are we to understand the Trinity? Maybe we need a little 3-in-One oil. Read more.


Father Seraphim on Jesus, High Priest of the New Covenant

Why is our Lord attempting to focus the Church's attention upon the truths of His holy priesthood? Read more.


Part 14: Finding the Right Path

How do I know for sure what Jesus is calling me to do? Read more.


Part 13: The Most Innocent and Helpless of All

There cannot be a more innocent and helpless form of human life then an unborn child in the first home of the human race: a mother's womb. Read more.


Part 12: In Defense of Innocent Human Life

There are no "throw-away" human beings. People are not reducible to "things," merely "useful" or "useless" to our relatives, to the economy, to the government, or even to ourselves. Read more.


Part 11: The Spiritual Works of Mercy

Works of mercy can be directed not only toward the needs of the body, but the needs of the soul as well. Read more.


Part 10: The Corporal Works of Mercy

Centered on the Merciful Heart of Jesus, we are to let His merciful love flow through our hearts toward anyone in need whom we meet along life's way.
Read more.


Part 9: His Sacred Heart — Is This What Makes You Tick?

Jesus Christ sees the needs, sufferings, and sorrows of every heart. But in order to reach out and help them, He asks the members of His Body on earth — the Church — to be His hands, His feet, and His voice. Read more.


Part 8: The Call You May Have Missed

In your eagerness to change the world for Christ, you can easily miss the will of His Heavenly Father. Read more.


Part 7: How Can We Hear Our Shepherd's Voice?

Finally we've reached it, the beginning of our spiritual journey! Read more.


Part 6: Living on The Bread of Life

This is the easy part. Read more.


Part 5: Setting Your Priorities

To make a real difference in this world as a disciple of Christ does not necessarily mean you have to do more. Read more.


Part 4: Start with Yourself

In order to help make the world a better place, by Christ and with Christ, we have to start by changing ourselves. Here's one sure-fire way to do that. Read more.


Part 3: The Five Loaves And Two Fish Principle

The following is part 3 of a 14-part series to help inspire parish cenacle or study groups who are looking for ways to make a difference in this troubled world. Read more.


Part 2: The Only Way to Change the World

To make a difference in this world, the first thing you have to realize is that you are totally incapable of doing it by your own human efforts. Read more.


Part 1: A World in Need

Even the problems in our own families, in our neighborhoods, or at our jobs seem beyond our capacities to put right. So now what? Read more.


Feast Day of St. John Eudes

Three things must be done to engrave Christ's mercy on our hearts. What are they? Read more.


Promoting Mercy and NACOM

Rick hopes that by attending NACOM, he can share God's mercy with others "so mercy can be put into action." Read more.


'Mercy' in the Pope's New Encyclical

With the ongoing challenge of globalization and the severe worldwide recession as a backdrop, Pope Benedict XVI issued his third encyclical on July 7. Read more.


How Are We 'Saved' by God's Merciful Love?

One of the main issues that divided Catholics from Protestants at the time of the Protestant Reformation was the doctrine of salvation. What's the disagreement? Read more.


Saul, Paul, and That is All

"Trust is the essential aspect in courage required to spread the Word of God," Dr. Bryan Thatcher said. Read more.


'A Mercy Pope'

David Came, author of the new book Pope Benedict's Divine Mercy Mandate, was the guest on Fr. Benedict Groeschel's "Sunday Night LIVE." Read more.


Part 6: A Balancing Act

At every stop of this mission, the clergy speaks of the coming election. It could sow the seeds of stability. Or it could cause hell to break lose once again Read more.


How to Serve Our Lord in Tough Financial Times

Given the world economic downturn that we are all facing this year, the question I received a few weeks ago is likely to be on a lot of people's minds these days: Read more.


So What Does the Image Mean?

It originated from a vision. But what does the image of The Divine Mercy mean for us all? Read more.


The Meaning of Mercy

The Sacred Scriptures show clearly that mercy is the greatest "relative" characteristic of God. Read more.


This is Not a 'Dead Object'

Christ once lamented to St. Faustina how so many people don't seem to understand the Eucharist. Maybe this will shed some light. Read more.


Motherhood, Milk, and Mercy

Here is a Mother's Day challenge for you. Think a little bit about mother's milk, which is miraculous. Read more.


Human Frailty, God's Power

"Medicine, Bioethics, and Spirituality" attracted a capacity crowd of 300-plus to the 5th Annual Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy conference. Read more.


'A Gift of God to Our Time'

Pope John Paul II canonized St. Maria Faustina Kowalska in St. Peter's Square nine years ago on April 30. The following is the homily that the Holy Father gave that day. Read more.


Mercy on His Mind

With stirring words, the Pope summed up our call to engage in a "peaceful battle" of "justice and truth, mercy, forgiveness, and love." Read more.


Equipped with Special Graces: Now What?

Part one in a series on the works of mercy. Read more.


'Special Graces' and 'Plenary Indulgence': Are They the Same Thing?

What is the difference between the special graces promised by Jesus for devout communicants on Divine Mercy Sunday, and the plenary indulgence for Divine Mercy Sunday devotions that was instituted several years ago by Pope John Paul II? Read more.


'We Pray for Hope and Courage'

"The danger, the violence, the tragic events have increased tremendously. People are frightened," said Fr. Eduardo Ortega. Read more.


A Meditation on the Pieta

After seeing Jesus die on the cross, she finally sees peace in her precious Son's face again. Read more.


Living the Divine Mercy Mandate

It's telling that Pope Benedict, in all three of his statements about the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy, used "Divine Mercy" in the title. Read more.


Making John Paul II's Divine Mercy Legacy Our Own

Pope Benedict is carrying on, even solidifying, the Divine Mercy legacy of his predecessor, John Paul II. Read more.


God's Greatest Attribute: Is It Really?

At the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy in Rome last April, I met a priest who asked a question that I have been turning over in my mind ever since. Read more.


Got Questions?

Here it is: Everything you've wanted to know about Divine Mercy Sunday. Read more.


Why We Pray the Chaplet for the Sick and Dying

An ancient Christian writer wrote that, "Of all divine things, the most divine is to share with God in the saving of souls."
Read more.


Pope of Mercy Under Fire

Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi characterized it as an "unusual document worthy of great attention." Read more.


Patients Can Request It. Doctors and Nurses Can Give It.

It was one of those news stories that made you stop, gulp hard, and wonder darkly what the world was coming to. Read more.


Divine Mercy Conference '09

At the fourth annual Divine Mercy Conference, Divine Mercy experts proclaim the Good News. But they don't mince words. Read more.


The Weakest of the Weak

I have the pleasure of knowing a woman who is a saint in the making. She's my daughter. Read more.


A Conference Call

You are hereby invited to attend the 4th Annual Divine Mercy Conference on Saturday, March 7, in New York City. Read more.


So You Want to Change the World?

We are pleased to introduce a 14-part series to help inspire parish cenacle or study groups this coming Lent. Read more.


'The Lightning Flash of Mercy'

Do we have eyes to see those who are in need in our neighborhoods, parishes, and places of work? Or are we literally passing them by? Read more.


'God Be Merciful to Us'

As the plane was going down, he thought about God, about death, about trust, about an extraordinary promise made by Jesus that he read the previous day in that booklet.

Read more.


A 'Hunch' About the Holy Father

Pope Benedict's Divine Mercy Mandate, which was just released by Marian Press, had its beginning as a hunch. Read more.


'It Wasn't Long Before I Found Myself Pregnant. I Was 17.'

I shut God out before I could be rejected by Him. Then, Divine Mercy taught me the true nature of God. Read more.


A Church on the Chopping Block

Saint Stan's is more than a footnote in the Divine Mercy movement. What role did it play? Read more.


Through the Eucharist We Actually Become What We Eat!

As we prepare for the great Feast of the Nativity this year, let's try to remember what the real feast spread out before us is. Read more.


Humble Simplicity

In this Christmas season, unite your heart to Jesus through His words to St. Faustina. The following excerpt from the Marians' new daily devotional can serve as your guide. Read more.


More on the Mysteries of Divine Mercy in the Mass

What truth did St. Faustina have dramatically impressed upon her soul immediately after receiving the Blessed Sacrament? Read more.


On Keeping the 'Christ' and the 'Mass' in 'Christmas'

I received a letter recently from a fellow who finds himself in a predicament. Read more.


The Immaculate Conception: the Cause of Our Joy

The Immaculate Conception is a gift solely dependent upon Divine Mercy. Read more.


Thousands of Cenacles, and Counting

Around the world, people are talking about Divine Mercy now more than ever. There's a good reason for that. Read more.


What God Has Offered Us Throughout the Ages

Listen to a radio interview with Divine Mercy expert Dr. Robert Stackpole, STD. Read more.


God and Country, by Means of Divine Mercy

It was probably only a matter of time before Girl Scouts discovered the message of Divine Mercy. Read more.


After the Election, a New Call to Prayer

I believe that we need to cling to Our Lady, to trust in her Son more strongly now than ever, and pray for our new president. Read more.


Saved! But Why to Evangelical Protestantism?

Here's a question that I know bugs a lot of Catholics these days, and I'm glad that one of our readers expressed it so well. Read more.


MOMM Calls for 'All-Out Prayer Blitz'

That means all of us, each day, getting on their knees and spending extra time praying to God for mercy and wisdom for our nation and ourselves. Read more.


Guess What? It's Nothing New!

While bishops meet in Rome for a synod on the richness of the Bible, let's delves into the Old Testament, which is rich in Divine Mercy. Read more.


The Nurse and the Serviceman

The many things Robert and Jean Heim have in common. Read more.


To 'Lonely,' in South Dakota

I had forgotten all about her, a lonely woman who had called asking for help I could give — except to commend her to God. Read more.


What Do You Want Me to Do, Lord?

In many situations, the possibilities for action seem endless. Usually, we can choose only one course of action, though. How do we know which choice is aligned to "God's will" for our lives? Read more.


Petal Power

Read an excerpt from Fr. Donald Calloway's new book! Read more.


Kansas City's Striking New 'Image'

As his budget would dictate, he had the choice between commissioning a 25-feet-tall, 4-ton statue of The Divine Mercy or an in-ground swimming pool. Read more.


Answered Prayers!

Since its founding in 1995, the Marians' Divine Mercy Intercessory Prayerline has served more than 1.5 million people who have sought comfort and healing through prayer. Read more.


The Quandary for Catholics: Part Three

Dr. Stackpole finishes his three-part series on the light that the Catholic faith and Divine Mercy can shed on the urgent moral issues of the upcoming election. Read more.


Father Donald Calloway Q&A

Father Donald Calloway, MIC, discusses his new book on the Blessed Virgin Mary's profound influence on the life and spirituality of St. Faustina. Read more.


World Youth Day 2008

It's not surprising that many young Catholics today are inspired by St. Faustina. (She was a non-conformist.) Read more.


What Race Are You In?

Hey, that's not the finish line! That's just the starting gate! Read more.


A Victory for Love and Mercy

He kept a diary in the hospital, and his last entry, on July 25, 1945, ended with "Bless my enemies, too, O Lord." Read more.


Saint Peter Lives in Rome

At first, it was the doctrine of the papacy that really stood in the way of me becoming Catholic. Read more.


How Can I Make It Through 'The Dark Night of the Soul'?

Just because God seems far away doesn't mean He is. In fact, He may be nearer than you think. Read more.


Saint Paul's Doctrine of Divine Mercy

His Apostolic letters are an exhortation to practice mercy. Read more.


The Chaplet: A Devotion 'From the Dark Ages'?

Is the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy an example of morose, medieval spirituality? On the contrary! Read more.


Rising Above the Wreckage

At first, it just seemed like another sad news story. But curiously, the camera kept lingering back to the image of The Divine Mercy. Read more.


Knowing What a "Human Being" is Makes a Big Difference!

When you really understand your created dignity and supernatural destiny, it can keep you from wandering down many false and destructive pathways. Read more.


Today's Lesson: 'The Greatest Truth'

They don't mince words — about hell, about Satan, about the temptations of sex and substance abuse, about Christ's call to holiness, and the power of prayer. Read more.


Divine Mercy Comes into View

A dashboard-mounted global positioning system continually marks their place on the map. The words "Jesus, I trust in You" continually marks their place in eternity. Read more.


All Signs Point to Mercy

When you've traveled more than 250,000 miles in nine years bringing Divine Mercy to the people of God, some signs can begin to sound prophetic. Read more.


We Really Are 'Soul Brothers'

Several questions come in about what we mean by the word "soul." Read more.


Life After the Miracle, Part 2

Meet the Digans, who experienced a miracle that led to the beatification of St. Faustina. Read more.


Towering Monstrance Unveiled

Overflow crowd experiences 'a piece of Heaven on Earth.' Read more.


From A Mother's Plea

Through St. Maria Faustina, Jesus shows us how to prepare for the day of justice. Read more.


Reading the Bible the Way St. Faustina and the Saints Did

Why was Jesus so insistent with St. Faustina regarding recommended reading? Read more.


These Graces Were No Accident

You spend your entire life as a parent doing everything you can to raise your kids and protect them and keep them safe, and in one moment ... Read more.


Iconic Monstrance to be Unveiled

He heard a call from Our Lady to build a Sanctuary of The Divine Mercy. Now its "jewel" will be unveiled. Read more.


What is a Saint?

Saint Faustina teaches us not only the meaning of sanctity, but tells us the three most important dispositions that we must have if we are to attain it. Read more.


A Healer and Believer

Dr. Scot Bateman gives the keynote address for the final day of the 4th Annual Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy Conference. Read more.


The Ascension

Christ's Ascension marks the coming of age for those who call themselves His followers. Read more.


Old Habits Die Hard

All of our imperfections and our battles to grow closer to God at times make us wonder if we are making any spiritual progress. Read more.


Divine Mercy's Special Gift

Mary's perfect openness to God "freed" God to work powerfully in her life. Read more.


Congress Looks Ahead

There will be another World Mercy Congress! See additional plans. Read More.

Read how Congress attendees now plan to live the message of Divine Mercy.

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The Congress Convenes!

The Holy Father opens the first-ever World Apostolic Congress on Mercy.

Also, The work of the congress begins with the first conference.
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Love at Its Deepest Level

Mercy is the "common language" that will advance interreligious dialogue, Cardinal says on Day Two of the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy in Rome. Read more.


We've Got the Congress Covered!

Attention readers: Our website, thedivinemercy.org, will provide full coverage of the first-ever World Apostolic Congress on Mercy, which begins in Rome Wednesday, April 2. Read more.


New Cenacle Series Airs

The half-hour shows are now airing weekly on EWTN on Mondays at 2:30 p.m. (EST) and Saturdays at 6:30 a.m. (EST). Read more.


What Theology of the Body Can Teach Us About Mercy

The heart of the connection between Divine Mercy and — yes — human sexuality is Pope John Paul II's stunning definition of love as "self-gift." Read more.


We Can't Give What We Don't Have

In refusing to forgive ourselves, we put ourselves above God. Read more.


Behold the Merciful Savior

This image has become a source of amazing graces for souls who trust in Jesus by venerating or honoring it. Read more.


Graces Received!

I got goose bumps all over when I noticed that on the memorial card was the image of The Divine Mercy! Read more.


Bishop Lori Reflects on Upcoming World Congress

"The purpose of this Congress is to study, to reflect on, to celebrate the message and the reality of the richness and power of God's mercy," said His Excellency, Bishop William E. Lori. Read more.


From the Bronx to the World


• Also, Bishop William Lori speaks about upcoming World Congress.
• And Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, shares some late-breaking news about St. Faustina's confessor.

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How Confession Brings Joy to the Heart of Jesus

The following is the third part in the series, "Reconciliation: the Sacrament of Mercy and Healing." Read more.


Mercy Takes the Mic

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn made it clear that the legacies of Pope John Paul II and St. Faustina were central to the historic gathering. Read more.


Divine Mercy: 'Our Common Catholic Inheritance'

An interview with Dr. Robert Stackpole, whose new book, Divine Mercy: A Guide from Genesis to Benedict XVI, takes the big perspective on mercy. Read more.


Answered Prayers!

Today, we begin the first in an occasional series that shares recent correspondence from people who have turned to the Marians' Divine Mercy Intercessory Prayerline. Hint: Prayer works! Read more.


Marians Plan Annual Divine Mercy Conference

The all-day gathering will have the theme "Healing and Forgiveness Through God's Mercy." Read more.


911 to The Divine Mercy

Saint Paul writes, "Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil." Read more.


A Gift Fit to Bring a King

"Then He smiled at me ... me and my drum." We, too, can trust Baby Jesus to smile at every gift we bring to Him. Read more.


Humble and Small Like the Christ Child

Our Lord came as a child because, by being human like us, He could begin to take on Himself the whole experience of our human condition, except for sin. Read more.


It's All Spelled Out for Us

How confounding Christmas must be for non-believers. Read more.


For All Mankind, to All Mankind

If the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy succeeds, humanity will eventually undergo a radical change for the good. Read more.


Plans for World Congress Hit the Airwaves

The topic: arguably the most exciting news story involving the Divine Mercy movement since the canonization of St. Faustina in 2000.
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All-Occasion Prayers

Use St. Faustina's Diary to find prayers for the Hour of Great Mercy, to thank God, to honor Our Lady, and for the grace to be merciful. Read more.


The 'Hour of Great Mercy'

Christ begs us to ask for His mercy on the whole world by pausing at the 3 o'clock hour — the hour that recalls His death on the cross. Read more.


Mercy's Essential Ingredient

There's an important ingredient to the Divine Mercy message besides placing the Image in our homes, praying the Chaplet, and celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday. Putting mercy into action is not just an option — it's a requirement! Read more.


The Basics of Divine Mercy

When it comes to the essentials, it's OK to be a "block head." We can call to mind the message of Divine Mercy simply by remembering our ABCs. Read more.