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With a Special Presentation, Marians Thank Volunteers

At the spiritual home of Divine Mercy in North America, Mother of Mercy Messengers brought a special group of people to the heart of the Divine Mercy message.

The occasion was a "Volunteer Retreat Day" on Saturday, June 19, at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, in Stockbridge, Mass. The special day, hosted by the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, honored and gave thanks to the more than 550 volunteers who tended to the physical and spiritual needs of more than 18,000 pilgrims during the annual Divine Mercy Sunday Weekend on April 10-11.

The Seven Aspects to The Divine Mercy Devotion

Since participating in our "Catch the Wave of Mercy" retreat held at Corpus Christi Cathedral on April 9-10, 2010, we've gotten many requests from people for a copy of the talk given by Fr. Zachary of the Mother of God, SOLT. The retreat was presented by the Diocese of Corpus Christi (Texas) Department of Evangelization in conjunction with Mother of Mercy Messengers (MOMM), an apostolate of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception.

The following is the text of Fr. Zachary's talk, courtesy of Geraldine Mcgloin.

They Know How to Reach the 'Lost Generation'

Since January 2001, Dave and Joan Maroney, known as Mother of Mercy Messengers (MOMM), an apostolate of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, have traveled more than 250,000 miles to give their multimedia presentations that go to the heart of The Divine Mercy message. While they gear their presentations to all ages, Dave and Joan consider their work with youth to be the most crucial.

Why the youth?

On the Road with MOMM: 'Never Give Up on Anyone'

Since January 2001, Dave and Joan Maroney, known as Mother of Mercy Messengers (MOMM), an apostolate of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, have traveled more than 250,000 miles to give their multimedia presentations that go to the heart of The Divine Mercy message.

Where are they these days? Who have they met? Here's the first in a series of dispatches from the road, where MOMM visits a jail and reports on the transformation of a former inmate:


Hello everyone!

The MOMM Report

Spring 2009, Joan and I were as busy as ever. Here are just a few of the highpoints of our ministry activities:

New Messenger of Mercy Training Workshops a Huge Success
We kicked off the year with the newest addition to our repertoire of support for Divine Mercy devotees with two highly productive "Messenger of Mercy Training Workshops" in Texas.

MOMM Calls for 'All-Out Prayer Blitz'

Traveling the country through a veritable fusillade of presidential politics and economic anxiety, Dave and Joan Maroney, known as Mother of Mercy Messengers (MOMM), are advocating for the best prescription available to treat an ailing nation: prayer.

"We're calling for an all-out prayer blitz," says Dave.

That means all of us, each day, getting on our knees and spending extra time praying to God for mercy and wisdom for our nation and ourselves.

MOMM to Highlight St. Faustina Day, Oct. 4, at Shrine

On April 30, in the Great Jubilee Year of 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized St. Maria Faustina Kowalska as the first saint of the 21st century. Each year, the National Shrine observes her feast day, honoring the nun selected by Jesus to be His secretary in recording His revelations about Divine Mercy, which are found in her Diary.

This year, because Oct. 5 falls on a Sunday, the Shrine will celebrate the feast a day earlier, on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Events begin at 11 a.m.

Today's Lesson: 'The Greatest Truth'

This is the third in a three-part series on Mother of Mercy Messengers, the Marian apostolate who travel the world spreading Divine Mercy. Read part 1 and part 2.


About 350 of them in all, mostly religious education students, pack the pews of St. Paul's Church in Mission, Texas. They don't know what to expect. But this is what they get: A reality check that is at once chilling and comforting.

Divine Mercy Comes into View

This is the second in a three-part series on Mother of Mercy Messengers, the Marian apostolate who travel the world spreading Divine Mercy. Read part 1.


By Felix Carroll

Before they married, they took a compatibility test. Their priest had never known a couple to score so high.

Compatibility is a priceless commodity when you're on the frontline of popular evangelism, when you've spent the better part of nine years traveling America's highways and back roads to bring Divine Mercy to the people of God.

All Signs Point to Mercy

This is the first in a three-part series on Mother of Mercy Messengers, the Marian apostolate who travel the world spreading Divine Mercy.

On a warm and windy south Texas morning in February, with the palm trees waving like bobble-head dolls, Dave Maroney steps out from a motel room, stretches, and takes a deep breath.

In his line of sight, rising like a rampart beside Highway 83, stands a billboard from a retina-consulting firm that declares "Blindness is Preventable."

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