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USA Reconsecrating to Mary

By Chris Sparks

The United States of America will be reconsecrated to Mary, Mother of the Church, by the U.S. bishops on May 1, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker and the start of the month of Mary, in a brief liturgy at the Hour of Great Mercy, 3 p.m. (EDT).

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), announced the initiative in a letter sent to his brother bishops. The USCCB joins the initiative of the Canadian bishops, who will be reconsecrating Canada to Our Lady on the same day.

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.”

Two Men Profess First Vows

STOCKBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — Just two hours before kick-off of Super Bowl LIV on Sunday evening, the Marian Fathers celebrated their own special and extraordinary occasion — one requiring an intensive game plan in which the stakes are eternity itself.

Two men knelt before their religious superior, placed their right hands on the Gospel, and solemnly professed their first vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience as members of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception.  

Thumbs Up! 'Love and Mercy: Faustina' Receives Rave Reviews

By Marc Massery

In the early 20th century, Jesus appeared to a simple, hardly educated Polish nun named Sr. Faustina in order to reveal to the world a message about His Divine Mercy. On Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, that message made its way to more than 700 movie theaters across the United States. It’s called “Love and Mercy: Faustina,” and it was produced by Kondrat Media, a Polish film studio.

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