itnesses to Divine Mercy.“ That’s how theVery Rev. Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC,
vice-coordinator for the North American
Congress on Divine Mercy (NACOM) and provincial
superior for the Marian Fathers in the United States and
Argentina, characterized the participants in NACOM
II, held from Oct. 21-22 at Prince of Peace Catholic
Community in Houston, Texas.
“They’re real,” said Fr. Kaz. “Their commitment to
Christ is visible.” Their dedication to Divine Mercy is not
the work of one day; “they’ve been teaching, guiding,
instructing, inviting, inspiring — these are the leaders.
And that’s why I’m very, very happy.”
Organized by the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate
Conception in conjunction with the Catholic Marketing
Network (CMN), and Fullness of Truth Catholic Evan-
gelization Ministries, the Congress attracted more
than 900 attendees from 19 states and around the
world, including pilgrims from Bahrain, Singapore,
and the Philippines.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-
Houston, Texas, was lead celebrant at Mass on the second day of the Congress.
“Sisters and brothers, it is a joy to be present with you
this morning on this Memorial Feast Day of St. John Paul II
in the midst of a Congress on Divine Mercy,” said Cardinal
DiNardo, “for indeed St. John Paul II was a great apostle of
Divine Mercy, and led on by his friendship and by the spiri-
tual communion he had with St. Faustina, he was able to
bring to the whole Church the beauty of understanding the
depth of the Scriptures and the Church’s faith and tradition
on the overwhelming mercy of the Lord.”
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston, Texas, welcomed the second North American Congress
on Mercy to his archdiocese during the Feast of St. John Paul II.NACOM — Mass for the Feast of Saint John Paul II Photo gallery: Day 1 Photo gallery: Day 2