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Vietnamese Day 2018

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 - Hundreds of Vietnamese American Catholics gathered at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy to celebrate faith and family, the two most important values in their culture.

Coming from all over the Northeast region of the United States, pilgrims young and old celebrated their love and devotion to Jesus, the Divine Mercy.

Encuentro Latino 2018

At this year's Encuentro Latino celebration, three pilgrims to the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy shared their powerful testimonies to Divine Mercy.

Jose Medina, originally from Puerto Rico, shared his testimony about battling cancer. He prayed the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at every treatment.

Each Name Has a Story

Two giant angel statues flank the entrance. Tranquil music accompanied by the echo of falling water fills the air. Colorful tiles, containing the names of hundreds of deceased sons and daughters, cover the walls.

And each name held by this sacred memorial contains a story.

Trust Topples Worry

Hours before any of the Filipino Day activities were to take place today on the grounds of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, pilgrims were already joyful and welcoming to all they met. "Good morning" and "God bless you" were the happy refrains.

This on a morning that was overcast and chilly. On a day weather forecasters warned we'd see harsh rains and thunderstorms starting early and continuing through the day. Did these pilgrims worry?

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