Announcing: Fr. Chris’ New Series on EWTN!

Tune in on April 5-9, 5:30 p.m. (EST).

Would you like to know how to receive the extraordinary promise Jesus offers only one day a year, on Divine Mercy Sunday? Have you ever asked, “How could a merciful God allow so much suffering in the world?” Do you wish to learn more about the Image of Divine Mercy, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, the life of St. Faustina, and much more? If so, Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, will host the new five-part series, “Understanding Divine Mercy,” on EWTN. Again, episodes will air April 5-9, 5:30 p.m. (EST).

Pope St. John Paul II said there is nothing the world needs more than Divine Mercy, yet few people understand exactly what Divine Mercy is and why it is so critical for our times.

In his conversational and engaging style, Fr. Chris synthesizes the Divine Mercy message and devotion and explains how to receive and live God’s mercy, which Jesus said is mankind’s "last hope of salvation” (Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, 965). 

Program 1: What is Divine Mercy?

In this episode, Fr. Chris defines the message of Divine Mercy and how to understand the Mass in light of this grace. 

Program 2: Saint Faustina: Her Life and Spirituality

In this episode, Fr. Chris explains the unique role and mission of St. Faustina, Jesus’ "Secretary" and "Apostle" of Divine Mercy.  

Program 3: The Feast of Divine Mercy

In this episode, Fr. Chris explains the meaning of Divine Mercy Sunday and how to receive the extraordinary promise Jesus offers on this day.  

Program 4: The Image, Novena, Chaplet, and Hour of Divine Mercy

In this episode, Fr. Chris explains the key elements of the Divine Mercy devotion as given by Jesus to the world through St. Faustina.

Program 5: God’s Mercy in the Midst of Suffering and Loss

In this episode, Fr. Chris answers the question of why a merciful God allows suffering in the world and how to persevere in trust.  

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