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Prison Ministry's Many Rewards

By Dawn Wyrick

For the last few years, myself and a friend, Mary Jane, a beautiful woman in her 80s, have facilitated a prison ministry in Long Island, N.Y., ministering close to 500 incarcerated men at Nassau County Correctional Facility. We would speak to men in the Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation dorms on topics guiding them to emotional and spiritual growth. However, we didn't just talk to these men, we loved them unconditionally, and they felt that love when we were with them.

Happy Father's Day

I was speaking at a conference in Houston several years ago when someone came up and asked me, "What is your claim to fame?" Without hesitation, the first word out my mouth then was "weakness."

You see, I have made many mistakes in my life, and yet now I realize that these were opportunities for growth. And through the message of Divine Mercy, I realize that God loves me in my weakness! And, when I realize my humanity and let down the guard of pride, I am at my strongest. For, "when I am weak, then I am strong" (2Cor 12:10).

A Cenacle Grows in Alaska

By Franklin T. Elder

My wife, Susanne, and I of Juneau, Alaska, are pleased to announce that the first member of our Eucharistic Apostles of The Divine Mercy cenacle to complete all the lessons in the Formation Manual Book #1 has been inducted as a Eucharistic Apostle of The Divine Mercy.

The member's name is Chuck (Charles) Van Kirk.

Fueling the Fire of Divine Mercy

It was nearly 17 years ago that Dr. Bryan Thatcher met Joe and Carol Pallazola. The three had come to Stockbridge, Mass., for a 10-day retreat and conference at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy organized by the Marian Helpers Center. The purpose of the event was to learn all they could about the message of Divine Mercy as revealed to St. Faustina in the 1930s.

By Word and Deed

The Eucharistic Apostles of The Divine Mercy prayer cenacles have played a key role in the spread of Divine Mercy, helping it to become what Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, calls "the greatest grassroots movement in the history of the Church."

EADM cenacles consist of small groups of people who gather in their local communities for prayer, song, reflection, discussion, camaraderie, and to perform works of mercy. One such group is the EADM cenacle of St. Louis Parish in Alexandria, Va. The group has been meeting since 2004.

'What is a Cenacle?'

Occasionally when I travel, someone will ask me, "What is a cenacle?" So I thought I'd take this opportunity to explain. The cenacle is a small faith-sharing group. It is as old as the Church itself. The idea contained in the word cenacle is derived from the meeting of our Lord's followers in the upper room where He celebrated the Last Supper. The Latin word for supper is cena. It was in the upper room that Jesus instituted the Eucharist and washed the apostles' feet. It was there that the apostles received the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.

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