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“Love and Mercy: Faustina” (Kondrat-Media)

Kamila Kaminska stars in a scene from the movie "Love and Mercy: Faustina." The film contains an off-screen suicide. The Catholic New Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/courtesy of Kondrat-Media)

By Catholic News Service Polish filmmaker Michal Kondrat’s docudrama tells the story of the birth and growth of the devotion to Divine Mercy that originated with the visions of Jesus (Bartosz Ziemniak) experienced in the 1930s by St. Faustina Kowalska (Kamila Kaminska). Seamlessly combining reenactments with interviews and narration, the film recounts how the saint’s […]

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“God’s Message of Divine Mercy” is focus of a Lenten day of reflection March 21

Dr. Bryan Thatcher, founder and director of the Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy, will present a Lenten day of reflection on Thursday, March 21, at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. The theme will be “Mercy Is a Way of Love: God’s Message of Divine Mercy.” It is being sponsored by the Eucharistic Apostles of […]

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St. Faustina relic at St. Mary, DePue, adds to celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday

Father Kevin Creegan, pastor of St. Mary Parish in DePue, holds a first-class relic of St. Faustina Kowalska, whose visions of Jesus inspired the Divine Mercy Sunday devotion and message. The parish has created a space in the church to display the relic that includes a photo of St. Faustina, the Divine Mercy image, a kneeler, votive candles, and books of her Diary. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

DePUE — When Catholics of the DePue area gathered for Divine Mercy Sunday devotions on April 8 at St. Mary Church, they prayed in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and before a first-class relic of the Polish nun whose visions of Jesus inspired the Divine Mercy message and devotion. In early February, […]

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Three movies with Catholic themes being brought to diocese in the coming weeks

“Apparition Hill” to open Oct. 7-13 at Bloomington and Peoria theaters Cinemas in Peoria and Bloomington will be among those screening the new documentary “Apparition Hill,” which is opening in 35 cities this Friday, Oct. 7. The film explores the alleged appearances of Mary in the village along the border of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia through […]

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Full text of Divine Mercy reflection by Father Glenn Harris in Rock Island

Father Glenn Harris is pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Rapids City and St. Mary Parish, Hampton.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the text of the Divine Mercy Sunday reflection offered by Father Glenn Harris at St. Pius X in Rock Island on April 3. The Rock Island service was one of six regional celebrations of Divine Mercy Sunday in the Diocese of Peoria. A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke: […]

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