The 4th National Divine Mercy Conference has just been announced. Hosted by ‘Friends of Divine Mercy Scotland’, the Conference will take place at Saint Augustine’s Church, Coatbridge, Scotland, on Saturday 21st October 2017, beginning at 9:00am and ending at 5:00pm. The theme of this year’s Conference will be “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s spirit dwells in you” (1 Cor 2:16).
The Conference is free to attend but participants must register beforehand, which can be done at the University of Glasgow Catholic Chaplaincy website.
I had the pleasure of attending the last two Conferences, both of which were very well attended by a variety of people from across the country. As well as the presentations, there is always a very full selection of Divine Mercy material to purchase, including books which are not easily obtainable elsewhere, and various sizes of the Divine Mercy image.
As on past occasions, one of the Speakers will be Fr Piotr Prusakiewicz – he was previously the Confessor at the Convent where Saint Faustina spent part of her religious life, and he is a world-renowned expert on Angels. He speaks exceptionally well on the Divine Mercy message and it is a joy to listen to him.
There will be a total of 12 presentations which participants can attend, covering sessions in both the morning and afternoon. This year, these will include:
- Practical Ways to build a culture of Life
- The Holy Eucharist – the Sacrament of Mercy
- The Sacrament of Reconciliation
- Evangelisation in the Age of Mercy
- Angels in the life of Saint Faustina and Blessed Father Michael Sopocko
- The Meaning of the Divine Mercy Image
Beginning with Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours, there are then two keynote talks, followed by the morning workshops. After lunch, the afternoon workshops take place, and the day then ends with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and veneration of the Divine Mercy Image, and then Mass. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be available in the afternoon.