Message of Mercy

Make, Model, and Mercy!

Shortly after attending our annual Mercy for Souls Conference at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in September, Graciela DiLullo called and asked me if she could give us her car. Yes, her car.

She had been considering trading it in or selling it, but she was inspired to give it to the Marian Fathers to support their ministry.

A Ministry that ‘Never Stops’

Parishioners at a Midwest Marian parish have a rejoinder to the lurid headlines generated by the small percentage of clergy whose grave sins have rocked the Church and shaken the faith of many. 

These parishioners have no intention of wallowing in disillusionment, no intention of leaving the Church. Instead, they gather weekly specifically to pray for priests.

For a Friend I Barely Knew

By Samantha Reynolds

I sat in Fr. Tom’s office in Immaculate Conception Church in Fairbanks, Alaska. The room was bright and simply decorated, which, under the circumstances, was enough to be comforting. 

“You’d like to request a Mass?” Fr. Tom asked. 

“Yes, for Ed Bermudez,” I said. “For repose.” 

“He was the director of the soup kitchen, wasn’t he?”

I nodded.

“How’d you know him?”

‘We Need to Believe’

The following excerpt comes from the new Marian Press book After Suicide: There’s Hope for Them and for You by Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, and Jason Lewis, MIC.

Two years in the making, the book honestly and pastorally addresses the hard issue of suicide and draws from teachings of the Church, the message of Divine Mercy, and Fr. Chris’ own experience of losing his grandmother to suicide.


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