Episode 121, Discovering Divine Mercy Cenacle: A Way of Life
Are you seeking to deepen your faith and connect with others in your community? Consider joining a Divine Mercy Cenacle, an apostolate of the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception. The program is based on the Diary of St. Faustina and integrates Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
What is a Divine Mercy Cenacle?
A Divine Mercy Cenacle is a small group that meets regularly to share and discuss their faith, using the Diary of St. Faustina as a guide. The program emphasizes the importance of faith-sharing, but also includes prayer and a focus on living a sacramental life. After about six months of formation, members are encouraged to ask their priest if there is a small work of mercy they can do to help build up the local church.
How does it work?
The format of the meetings involves reading five pages of the Diary of St. Faustina and then discussing how it impacted each member. The facilitator of the group leads the discussion, but their job is not to teach or lecture. Instead, they facilitate group discussion on what was read. Through this process, members will realize that we all have struggles, and encounter Divine Mercy as a healing ministry.
Ready to Begin?
To start your journey, visit the Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy website at www.thedivinemercy.org and click on "Eucharistic Apostles." There, you'll find many helpful articles on understanding the message of Divine Mercy and how it is a "Way of Life." Saint Faustina had a love for the dying, and cenacle members are encouraged to pray the chaplet during Eucharistic adoration for those who are sick and dying.
Embrace Divine Mercy Cenacles
All manuals and literature are theologically approved and carry the imprimatur and Nihil Obstat. With several thousand Divine Mercy cenacles of prayer in the USA and active participation in over 45 countries worldwide, you'll be joining a vibrant community of believers seeking to grow in faith and love of God. The schedule and goals for the meeting are outlined in the cenacle formation manuals (code CFM1, CFM2, and CFM3) available at the Marian helpers center (1.800.462.7426) or at www.shopmercy.org.