John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy

Director: Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC
Director Emeritus: Robert A. Stackpole, STD (Director, 1996-2024)

Founded in 1996 by renowned experts on Divine Mercy – Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, and Fr. George Kosicki, CSB – the Institute provides instruction in Divine Mercy theology and spirituality to both parish leaders and clergy.

At its inception, Pope John Paul II entrusted the Institute with the task of providing "formation and research in The Divine Mercy message and devotion as it is revealed in Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and in the life and writings of St. Faustina Kowalska."

The Institute carries out its mission to "train the trainers and teach the teachers" through many and various means, including:

  • Theological research
  • Publishing
  • Seminars for clergy
  • Homiletic resources
  • Seminars for lay leaders
  • University courses
  • Conference lectures