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In Pandemic, ‘Prayer is Just as Powerful as Action’

Marian Helper Marie Romagnano of Charlton, Massachusetts, founded Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy in the wake of 9/11. Now, in the face of another large-scale tragedy, Nurse Marie has been doing all she can to help prepare healthcare professionals to bring the graces of the Divine Mercy message and devotion to patients isolated in ICU units, all too often cut off from family, friends, and even clergy in their final moments.

What makes this pandemic a unique challenge for our healthcare professionals?

Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska, Nurse of Mercy

Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska, whose feast day is celebrated on April 28th, was born in Warsaw, Poland, on Oct. 7 1902, to a wealthy family, with whom she enjoyed an idyllic childhood. Hanna knew about the nursing profession even as a child, because her maternal aunt, Zofia Szlenkier, who was a well-known philanthropist and founded a paediatric hospital in Warsaw, had studied nursing herself at St. Thomas’ School of Nursing in London, England. When Hanna became ill as a child, and needed to go to hospital, she was admitted to her aunt’s paediatric hospital.

The ‘Noble’ and ‘Precious’ Work

As the Marian Fathers’ healthcare apostolate prepares for its 16th Annual Divine Mercy Medicine, Bioethics & Spirituality Conference this spring, they are doing so during a year of special significance. 

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, the World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife.”

15th Annual Divine Mercy Medicine, Bioethics, and Spirituality Conference - Day 2

Today is the second day of the 15th Annual Divine Mercy Medicine, Bioethics, and Spirituality Conference.

8:30 a.m. Doctor Ron Sobecks, MD, from the Taussig Cancer Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders began the day with a presentation entitled, "Conflicts of Interest in Healthcare."

See his full talk here:

15th Annual Divine Mercy Medicine, Bioethics, and Spirituality Conference - Day 1

Today is the first day of the 15th Annual Divine Mercy Medicine, Bioethics, and Spirituality Conference.

8:30 a.m. Doctor Bryan Thatcher, MD, International Director of Doctors for Divine Mercy and Founder of the Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy, opened the morning sharing about patient healing through the message of Divine Mercy.

See his full talk here:

Potential Healthcare Policy Endangers Nurses

We all know the term "euthanasia." That's when a doctor is allowed by law to end a person's life by a painless means, with the approval of the patient and his or her family.

We all know the term "assisted suicide." That's when a doctor assists a patient to commit suicide, if they request it.

But a new name for suicide has arrived on the scene, and it could put nurses in moral danger.

New Healthcare Series Launching Divine Mercy Sunday

Fires, falls, explosions, car accidents. Most of the patients Marie Romagnano, RN, has seen in her line of work have sustained catastrophic injuries in some of the most terrifying ways.

"You name it, I've seen it," said Marie, the founder and director of the Marian Fathers' apostolate Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy.

Many of her patients have overcome their life-threatening injuries through more than just good medical care. They have healed through prayer and the power of Divine Mercy.

"Total patient care," is how Marie puts it.

4th Asian Apostolic Congress on Mercy AACOM4 at Penang City, Malaysia: Experiencing Mercy Through the Joy of the Gospel in Asia

The 4th Asian Apostolic Congress on Mercy (AACOM4) took place in the ?Malaysian state of Penang, on Sept. 26-28, 2018. The theme of the event was "Experiencing Mercy Through the Joy of the Gospel in Asia." Here are Fr. Seraphim Michalenko's and Nurse Marie Romagnano's presentations for the Congress:


Marie Romagnano, R.N,
Founder, Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy

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