5th National Divine Mercy Conference

5th National Divine Mercy Conference

Divine Mercy Conference 2018 posterHosted by Friends of Divine Mercy Scotland

‌Date: Saturday 20 October 2018
Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m
Venue: St Augustine’s Church, 12 Dundyvan Road, Langloan, Coatbridge, ML5 1DQ
Price: £5
Registration: Please view instructions below

Conference theme

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.“ Matt 6: 14-15

View the National Divine Mercy Conference 2018 - Agenda (pdf)

Contact

For more information about the event get in touch with us by email: rcchaplaincy-fodms@glasgow.ac.uk.

Speakers

‌Fr Peter Prusakiewicz

Fr Peter PrusakiewiczFr. Peter (Piotr) Prusakiewicz of the Congregation of St. Michael the Archangel (see link for further details on The Angels – messengers from a loving God)in Poland is regarded as a world renowned expert on Divine Mercy and the Holy Angels. 

Father Peter was ordained priest of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel on 23rd May 1990. By God’s providence from 1993 – 1996 he served as chaplain to the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Warsaw where St Faustina began her religious life. This was one of the most treasured periods in his life. He learned much about her character, trials, spiritual battles and revelations given to St Faustina in her writings and from the sisters who were still alive and knew St Faustina personally.

He also gained insight on the life and mission of St Faustina's Confessor and Spiritual Director, Blessed Father Michael Sopocko, who continued the important task of advancing the devotion of Divine Mercy after her death. The Chaplet is a vessel, a link, a bridge and a path to the infinite ocean of Divine Mercy.

Fr Peter will be speaking onLord, the one you love is sick - healing as a sign of the Divine Mercy’ and will be leading a workshop in the afternoon on Angels in the life of Saint Faustina and Blessed Father Michael Sopocko.

Anthony Gielty

Anothony GieltyAnthony Gielty was considered one of Scotland's most violent prisoners. He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment at 17 for gang violence in Edinburgh. However, inside prison his violence became uncontrollable, where he was continually restrained and placed in padded cells, solitary confinement and multiple prison transfers. He was eventually written off by the Scottish Prison System itself then Divine Mercy found him.

Anthony is now married with two sons and, after receiving his theology degree from Aberdeen University in 2013, his passion for evangelism brings him into schools, prisons and churches across the country sharing the Church's message of hope with anyone willing to listen.

Anthony is going to give his personal testimony on how God has changed his life.

Dana

DanaAs a schoolgirl Dana became an overnight star as Ireland’s first winner of the prestigious Eurovision Song Contest, beating out international superstars such as Julio Iglesias of Spain. A highly successful music career followed with hit records throughout Europe and award winning television appearances, including her own hit series for the famous BBC ( British Broadcasting Corporation). In the midst of her flourishing career in secular music, Dana and her husband Damien began writing Christian songs together, including “Totus Tuus” – inspired by Saint John Paul II’s motto, “Lady of Knock”; which is the official hymn for the Marian Shrine of Knock in Ireland. She was honoured to sing this hymn in St Patricks Cathedral NY commencement mass of the 2018 St Patrick's Day celebrations.

 She also wrote "We Are One Body”; the theme song for World Youth Day held in Denver, Colorado, where she led over 280,000 young people in singing for the Pontiff. Dana and Damien also wrote “Little Baby (Yet Unborn)”; a prolife song dedicated to their first child which led them into active pro-life work. Dana was honoured to sing for Saint John Paul ll on six occasions, including as soloist at the late Holy Father’s mass in Central Park, New York. She was also a guest soloist in New York’s Yankee Stadium welcoming Pope Benedict XVI’s on his first visit to the United States.

During the 1990’s, Dana, Damien & family were invited by Mother Angelica to come live in Birmingham, AL so that Damien could set up the pilgrimage and retreat program for visitors to her Monastery. Dana hosted her own music and talk-show television series, Say Yes and We Are One Body, for EWTN Global Catholic Network. She also toured throughout the United States speaking and singing at major conferences.  In 1997 and 2011, Dana was nominated to run as a candidate in the Irish Presidential election, campaigning on the protection of Christian values, family and Life from the moment of conception to natural death, as enshrined in the Irish Constitution.

In 1999 she was elected as a Member of the European Parliament, representing her Irish constituency until 2004, when she left elected office. In the spring of 2004, she became the first woman to be awarded the highly acclaimed San Benedetto (St. Benedict) Award in Subiaco, Italy, for her ‘outstanding work in defending Family and Life’. She was honoured to be personally congratulated by the then Cardinal Ratzinger, who was subsequently chosen as the 2005 recipient of the San Benedetto Award. Dana was also presented with the ‘Highest Honour’ awarded by the International Right to Life Foundation. In early 2006, Dana and Damien founded their own music ministry; DS Music Productions, releasing both music and prayer albums such as; The Divine Mercy, The Rosary, The Healing Rosary and The Stations of the Cross. Her music albums include Little Baby (Songs for Life), Lady of Knock Collection, Ave Maria and Good Morning Jesus!, a joy-filled collection of prayers and songs for children of all ages.

Dana is also in demand as a key note speaker at events such as the Boston Catholic Women’s Conference and the Guadalupe Festival held in the Los Angeles Coliseum, California in front of 100,000 people. Dana has remained close to her Irish roots, living in Galway, Ireland and working tirelessly for peace, Christian values and protection of Life.

www.dsmusicproductions.com


Workshop schedule

Morning workshops

Workshop title
1. St Pope John Paul II and the New Evangelisation
2. The Holy Eucharist – the Sacrament of Mercy
3. The Sacrament of Reconciliation
4. From Saint Margaret Mary to Saint Faustina - The Development of Divine Mercy in Modern Times
5. Why belonging to the Catholic Church matters
6. The Secret to keeping Satan at Bay

Afternoon workshops

Workshop title
7. Fallen and Holy Angels in the life of Saint Faustina
8. The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy
9. Four steps for Christian Growth: Prayer, Study, Community and Action
10. Our Lady of Guadalupe
11. Forgiveness is Love and an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

Registration

Registration by email

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