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re you passionate about the Divine Mercy message, and do you enjoy
sharing it with others? Do you also like to dip into collections of
stories, either first thing in the morning or before bedtime, for a quick,
inspiring read?
If so, put this collection of Divine Mercy conversion stories on your must-
read list for Lent. Also, recommend it to your family and friends, especially
as Divine Mercy Sunday approaches.
Ranging from the narrative of an unfaithful husband to those of a prisoner
and a rape victim, all 16 stories are riveting accounts of broken people
encountering God’s mercy and discovering that there is a path to healing and
wholeness. It’s fascinating that many of the people featured either have some
sort of relationship with the Marian Fathers or have come on pilgrimage to the
National Shrine of The Divine Mercy here in Stockbridge, Mass. Perhaps their stories are, in a sense,
part of our common mercy story.
The author of
Loved, Lost, Found
is Felix Carroll, one of our award-winning writers and our web
editor at the Marian Helpers Center.
Here is what Ronda Chervin, a popular Catholic author, had to say about Felix and his book:
In our grim times, how we need to read about these victories of Divine Mercy in the lives of
people as diverse as a dentist, a blind Jew turned Catholic, and a former abortionist. We even
read about the father of a murdered daughter who tries to save her murderer from execution and
a woman in a New Age cult who is attacked by Satan but then finds freedom in God’s mercy.
Felix Carroll is a wonderful stylist. He enters into the heart and soul and life of each of those
he interviews, so that each one comes alive for us as we see the person transformed by the
mercy of Jesus.
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“I
t wasn’t until I stood at the foot of the cross at the 12th Station on Eden
Hill that the reality of Jesus’ sacrifice hit me like a two-by-four across the
head and heart. For several minutes, I stood there gazing up at the life-size
depiction. Deafening silence overcame me with a true sorrow, knowing that it
was my sins that had nailed Him to that cross,” Seminarian Br. Chris, MIC, says.
“At that moment, I experienced love. It was the love of the Father in sending His
only Son to save me from my sins.”
This is a passage from one of the meditations in the newly expanded
Way of
the Cross
. If you are looking for a way to deepen your love for our crucified
Savior, consider this book that celebrates the epic Eden Hill Stations of the Cross
through prayers, meditations, and photos.
If you can’t make it here to Stockbridge, Mass., this book is the next best thing. Gaze upon stunning
photos of these life-size sculptures as you follow either St. Faustina’s Way of the Cross or a shorter
traditional version. Both are included in this book. These photos can also inspire your reflection upon
the meditations we offer for each of the Stations. Father Joe Roesch, MIC, and Shrine Rector Fr. Ken
Dos Santos, MIC, are among those who wrote meditations.
Further, learn what it took to make this dream of life-size Stations a reality here on Eden Hill. In
this book, we share the stories of the benefactors, the sculptor, and the creative process involved in
making the Stations. (To see the Stations online, go to marian.org/stations.)
May the
Way of the Cross
help you this Lent and throughout the Year of Faith to experience God’s
love — the love of the Father in sending His only Son to save you from your sins.
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