Filipino Day: Feasting, Fellowship, and Faith

No one appreciates Divine Mercy like the men and women of Filipino heritage. For about 20 years, on the fourth Saturday in June, Filipino Americans from across the Northeast have been traveling to the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, to share food, enjoy the company of friends, and of course, to pray and celebrate Mass.

'Opening Act' Delivers Perfect Warm-Up

As an opening act, it wasn't bad, that is, everything about it was good. In fact, it was so "good" that in the ensuing enthusiasm an "o" was dropped and the "g" got capitalized. The "good" became "God." Thus it was as the Marians of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday kicked-off Divine Mercy Weekend on a gray, blustery, early spring day.

The Shrine's New Website!

The Rector of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, Fr. Anthony Gramlich, MIC, is pleased to announce the new website of the National Shrine.

"In creating this new website, we wanted to modernize our look and design and make our website more user friendly than ever before," Fr. Anthony said. "It's easy to navigate and makes information about the Shrine and its events easier to find."

The Gentlest Weapon

If you were in a war, would you be afraid of 18 women in the basement of a shrine?

Depends what kind of war you're fighting. Mind you, they were no innocuous bunch engaged in idle chit-chat. These women were personally recruited by Br. John Luth, MIC, to serve in a spiritual war - a war for souls. And they were armed with something Pope Francis said could heal the world.

Inspired strategy
Brother John's inspiration for the gathering came from Pope Francis' homily on Jan. 1. Particularly, these words:


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