Dear Parishioners, +JMJ
Last week I learned that a movie about Saint Faustina is coming to theatres for one day only – October 28th. The movie is called, “Love and Mercy – Faustina”. The movie was previewed at the last World Youth Day in Panamà. A description of the movie, as well as information about the locations where it will be shown, and tickets, can be found at: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/faustina-love-and-mercy. It is also very easy to find the movie trailer on Youtube.
Here is a short description from that same webpage:
In 1931, Jesus appeared to Faustina Kowalska as the King of Mercy. Clothed in a white robe and emanating two large rays from his side, one white and one red, He asked Faustina to paint this image of Himself along with the phrase, “Jesus, I trust in You” and to spread the message of mercy around the world. He promised that anyone who venerated this image would not perish. The gripping new docudrama LOVE AND MERCY presents unknown facts and recently disclosed documents that shed new light on the vision of Faustina.
Aided by scientific analysis, the film reveals how the Divine Mercy image and the Shroud of Turin were compared to one another to stunning conclusions. Dramatically recreated scenes between Saint Faustina and her confessor Father Michał Sopoćko traces the story of the origins of the image and how the devotion to Divine Mercy was born and spread throughout the world despite a ban of the devotion by the Catholic Church. Shot in the U.S., Poland and Lithuania, the film is a compelling hybrid of dramatization and documentary-style storytelling that will leave viewers in awe of this spectacular account of divine friendship.
All on October 28th, the film will show at Regal Coldwater Crossing 14 in Fort Wayne, Fallen Timbers 14+ Xtreme in Maumee, and Franklin Park 16 in Toledo.
As part of coming into our identity as Divine Mercy Parish, knowledge of Saint Faustina is key. I really have to preach more about her own life, but it can’t all be covered in a homily. This movie strikes me as a great opportunity for all of us to get to know better this saint through whom Jesus gave the world the special devotion to Divine Mercy. I hope all the theaters are packed on Monday, October 28th. Please spread the word to family and friends. We will do our part from the office to make the movie’s showing known.
Have a blessed week!
In cordibus Iesu et Mariae,