In the 1930s our Lord revealed to an unknown religious sister a message for our times. To an age marked by conflict, despair, lack of respect for human life and dignity, and in need of His forgiveness and merciful love, He said, “Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy.”
Now this incredible true story of St. Faustina and the message of Divine Mercy will be told in more than 700 movie theaters across the country this October in the new film Love and Mercy: Faustina. The docudrama follows the incredible call of St. Faustina to religious life and the healing effects of this message on countless people around the world.
Fathom Events will distribute Love and Mercy: Faustina in U.S. movie theaters for one night only on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. The film is 120 minutes in length and includes bonus scenes about the five forms of devotion to the Divine Mercy. The docudrama was written and directed by Michal Kondrat, a Polish filmmaker who experienced his own personal encounter with the Divine Mercy in his life. The film opened in Poland last year to sell-out audiences.
Watch the trailer for “Love and Mercy: Faustina”:
“Inspiring, insightful and transformative, ‘Love and Mercy: Faustina’ is masterfully done!” says Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, author of No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy. “Divine Mercy is at the heart of the Gospel, and this fascinating docudrama reveals the history, devotion and power of one of the greatest messages for our times.”
The Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, of which Fr. Calloway is an ordained priest, is the primary promoter of the Divine Mercy message and devotion worldwide, and is leading the effort to have this film seen by as many people in the United States as possible through this Fathom event.
“The extraordinary message of Divine Mercy as revealed to St. Faustina has touched millions of lives around the world,” said Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, director of the Association of Marian Helpers. “This film will serve as an incredible tool to inspire even more people to follow Christ’s invitation extended to a broken world — a call to turn from sin, receive God’s mercy and to share that mercy with others.”
Tickets for Love and Mercy: Faustina are now available and can be purchased online by visiting FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 800 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Love and Mercy: Faustina begins with St. Faustina before Christ called her to religious life and follows her as she not only answers Christ’s call but receives the image of the Divine Mercy in a vision in 1931 in a tiny town in Poland. The image does not become a tangible reality until years later when her confessor convinces a local artist to paint the image. While St. Faustina would not live to see the world venerate the image of the Divine Mercy, her confessor sought Vatican approval and was met with many obstacles. It wasn’t until Pope John Paul II took interest in the image and St. Faustina’s story that the image was spread worldwide. Additionally, unique scientific analysis shown in Love and Mercy: Faustina proves that St. Faustina did see Christ in her vision.
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