Marian Helper Summer 2021

AMH D irector /P ublisher : Fr. Chris Alar, MIC — “Father Joseph, MIC” E xecutive E ditor : Felix Carroll D esigner : Andrew Leeco W riters , assistant editors : Chris Sparks and Marc Massery AMH G eneral P romoter : Br. Andrew R. Maczynski, MIC Vol. 78, No. 2 Summer 2021 A great D ivine M ercy evangelizer is called home 8 Page M ission S tatement M arian H elper is intended to serve members of th e Association of Marian Helpers ( AMH), a spiritual benefit society of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The magazine seeks to provide spiritual nourishment, education about the Catholic faith, and information about the mission and good works of the Marians. It also provides information about Association services and presents opportunities to support the mission and good works of the Congregation. M arian H elper is published quarterly by the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. It is sent free of charge to active members of the Association. Printed in the USA with ecclesiastical approval. Copyright © 2021 Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. All rights reserved. Send all correspondence to: Association of Marian Helpers, Editorial Dept., Eden Hill, Stockbridge, MA 01263. email : w ebsite : Marc’s message 24 Introducing the Divine Mercy Catholic Bible 23 Side by side with Blessed Michael Sopocko, Pope St. John Paul II, and St. Faustina herself, Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, stands as a central figure who helped make the Divine Mercy message and devotion the greatest grassroots movement in the history of the Church. 3 Father Joseph Writes 6 Father Joseph’s Picks 7 Notes from Rome 31 Outstanding Helpers 33 Graces Received 36 From the Vaults D epartments : How can we safely reopen our Shrine where pilgrims come to draw closer to Divine Mercy Himself by means of prayer and the Sacraments? The answer to this historic challenge is right outside our windows. Our urgent request 18 Flippant prayer, big results 4 In this Year of St. Joseph, a Marian Helper shares a story of how the Patron of the Universal Church yearns to intercede for us. Ever wonder how the Divine Mercy message and devotion and the Bible are connected? Boy, have we got a resource for you! We here on Eden Hill mourn the death of a kind, compassionate, funny, and deeply talented member of our editorial staff. Please join us in praying for the repose of the soul of Marc Massery (1990-2021). To mark the Solemnity of the Assumption, Marian Helper Kevin O’Hara shares a story of visiting Eden Hill on a sweltering day back in 1955 with his own blessed mother. A mother’s faith 20 In fearsome times 28 These days it is increasingly difficult to see through the fog of information, disinformation, misinformation, and flat-out lies. So what is our path of evangelization?