I pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet every single day at 2 PM (which is 3 PM EST) and then I pray the rosary. On the weekend, on television, the chaplet is accompanied by music on EWTN from the Shrine of the Divine Mercy and so I pray along with millions. Wanting to know more about the history of the prayer/chaplet…
…I am currently reading the Diary of St. Faustina, the young nun who was given the vision of Jesus–and told to paint Him exactly as He appeared before her. She did…It is referred to as the Divine Mercy (original of painting above). She passed away at 33 after much suffering and illness.
While she was alive, her superiors had the painting redone (St. Faustina was not a professional painter) and it has been redone a zillion times–carrying miracles and blessings with it. (I learned from the Diary...You will know the original Divine Mercy by two things–Jesus’ right hand should be no higher than his shoulder and His eyes should be looking slightly down, not directly at you.)
Now, the movie of Saint Faustina’s story will be shown on Oct. 28, 2019. Tickets are on Fandango.com by zip code. There is only a 7 PM showing on Oct. 28, 2019–in most of the 700 theaters–and so there are limited seats available. (If you want to see the movie, buy your tickets now.)
A new film about the life of St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy message revealed to her by Jesus will be shown in theaters for one day only, on Oct. 28.
Love and Mercy: Faustina is set to run in more than 700 movie theaters across the United States.
The docudrama follows the incredible call of St. Faustina to religious life and the gift of the Divine Mercy image and messages she received. The healing effects of the Divine Mercy message continues to impact millions of people around the world.
The Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, who promote the message of Divine Mercy, served as consultants for the 120-minute docudrama that was written and directed by Michal Kondrat.
“The idea to create Love and Mercy first came to me two years ago after reading the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska,” said Kondrat, who filmed in his native Poland as well as at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and locations in Lithuania and Italy.
“Divine Mercy is changing millions of lives, but most Christians are still unaware of the power of the message that Jesus gave to humanity through Sr. Faustina, a simple Polish nun who is now a saint,” said Kondrat, whose previous films include Two Crowns, dedicated to the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe.
Filmed in English, Love and Mercy: Faustina dramatizes key moments in St. Faustina’s life and the difficulties and triumphs that accompanied the spread of the message following her death in 1938.
Captivating scenes include Faustina’s call from Jesus to enter the convent; her relationship with Fr. Michael Sopocko, the priest sent by Christ to help her carry out her mission; the often-frustrating process of creating the Divine Mercy image, as Jesus had requested; her and Fr. Sopocko’s trust in Christ amid the many spiritual trials; and the handing off of key Divine Mercy documents to a Marian priest, Fr. Joseph Jarzebowski, who escaped to America to fulfill his promise to promote Divine Mercy.
Maria Faustyna Kowalska (born Helena Kowalska; 1905–1938), also known as Saint Maria Faustyna Kowalska of the Blessed Sacrament and popularly spelled Faustina, was a Polish Roman Catholic nun and mystic. Her apparitions of Jesus Christ inspired the Roman Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy and earned her the title of “Secretary of Divine Mercy”.
More on the Divine Mercy Chaplet: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaplet_of_the_Divine_Mercy
Divine Mercy in Song:
This is the entire 20 minutes from the Shrine of the Divine Mercy–but the actual Chaplet itself is only a little more than ten minutes. (If the link does not work, just go to Youtube.com and search for Divine Mercy in Song.)
Just a side note…there is something very special about this painting. I printed out several copies and placed them in a couple of rooms at the Rescue Ranch. Whenever I feel overstressed or need comfort, I just touch His raised hand for a second–or stand and say a prayer or even just say, “Help.”
I feel extremely blessed to be able to share this with you–whether you believe that Jesus is the Son of God or a prophet or a spiritual mystic, this story is pretty amazing. You don’t have to be Catholic to print the painting of Jesus or to appreciate the content of the movie.
Whenever I am scared or going to have a test or operation, I just keep repeating the saying underneath the painting, “Jesus, I trust in You.” There is a powerful sense of peace that comes with saying (or thinking) this tiny prayer.
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Remember, LOVE is all this life is about–even finding the way to love yourself.