The online global Divine Mercy Summit 2020 event is looking to bring tens of thousands together for a first-time three-day event that anyone, anywhere, can attend.
By Joseph Pronechen
One of the largest events anyone can attend at the beginning of October — and right from their own home, is the Global Divine Mercy Summit 2020. Right now it looks like 50,000 or more will be viewing the three-day Oct. 3-5 event timed for St. Faustina’s feast day which this year marks the 20th anniversary of her canonization.
The IMDB website, an online movie database, says the picture is in development and scheduled for release in 2022.
By Edward Pentin
Progress is being made on Mel Gibson’s sequel to The Passion of the Christ, which is now in its third draft, the actor Jim Caviezel has said.
“Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like unto thine.”
By Laura Dittus
During my high school years, I was blessed to live in a world a bit less bombarded by the overabundance of sound and images. While there are certain aspects I really appreciate about living in more modern times with the conveniences of global communications and the immediacy and accessibility of the internet, there are also things I miss about the simplicity and even slowness of life in high school that allowed for perhaps more vivid memories of even a particular image.
“If I get a direct threat or am told to leave, I will go. But if it is my destiny that I should give my life here then so be it…”
By Michael O’Neill
Father Stanley Rother arrived at the Oklahoma City-sponsored mission in Santiago Atitlán in 1968. Guatemala’s civil war had already started but was still far from the highlands of the mission.
“Chandrakanta Pradhan, a young soldier… always wore faith and love for the country. We salute him.”
By Angelo Stagnaro
Chandrakanta Pradhan, a 28-year-old soldier, was among the 20 Indian soldiers killed by encroaching Chinese soldiers on June 15, at the Galwan Valley in the disputed Asai Chin-Ladakh region — a barren, moonscaped territory in extreme northern India on the border with Tibet.
Organizers of the first international virtual pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe said the social media livestream of the event reached more than 3 million people, including 106 groups.
“Spiritually and virtually, we joined together at the feet of the Virgin of Tepeyac to ask for her intercession to face the onslaught of the COVID pandemic. Once again, the Empress of America has united her people, today suffering from misfortune,” the organizers said in a statement.