Come, rest your heart and be strengthened by the Divine Mercy
1st Divine Mercy Online Retreat in English
3-6 September 2020
Shrine of Divine Mercy, Kraków-Łagiewniki
Welcome to the first Divine Mercy Online Retreat in English organized by the Faustinum Association with the theme: Come, rest your heart and be strengthened by the Divine Mercy.
Canon Jason Jones, priest from the Diocese of Menevia in Wales, Rector of the Diocesan Shrine of Divine Mercy in Morriston, Wales and Sr. Teresa de la Fuente from the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy will be giving the retreat conferences.
You can join retreat events via this Faustinum.pl website or the Faustinum English YouTube Channel or via the Shrine Chapel Live stream. Anyone with computer, phone and internet can participate.
Here are the links to the above mentioned:
Faustinum Association English website: https://www.faustinum.pl/en/en-2/
Faustinum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3_QVM8a6v2LcZa8k-9DTKA
Shrine Chapel Livestream: https://www.saint-faustina.org/transmission-of-the-hour-of-mercy-and-the-chaplet/
The retreat will take place in real-time at the Shrine of Divine Mercy. However, due to the unexpected Covid-19 situation that touched our community just this past weekend, there have been already a few changes. And in the course of this retreat, things may still change at the last moment. We advice, therefore, to please visit often our Faustinum.pl website for updates. Our Faustinum.pl website will serve as, so-to-speak, our ‘announcement board.’
SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION
- The Retreat Program below is our navigation guide for this retreat.
- In the Program, you will see the event, when it’s going to be (day, time) and where you can go to join it.
- Some of the events have a retreatant’s handout as a guide for you to use for that event or spiritual exercise.
- The main retreat events: Mass and the Conference of Fr. Jason Jones will be LIVE from the Shrine. Details in program below.
- Not all events will be LIVE streamed. Some of the events that we had planned to be LIVE (Morning and Evening Prayers, Hour of Mercy, Adoration, etc) we suddenly had to change. This is because of the Covid situation in the convent; Sisters cannot enter the Shrine Chapel.
- When the activity in the program is not LIVE, a retreatant’s handout will be provided for you to do the suggested spiritual exercise in private (individually). Be assured, however, that the English speaking sisters who are part of this retreat, will also do it in the convent privately, so this retreat is really happening in real-time here at the Shrine, together with you in your own home.
- The Program we present below is a suggested plan for the day. Times for meals, rest, sleep, private prayer times are not listed on the schedule. Feel free to put that in as you wish. It is good to pencil in some kind of physical exercise, like a walk. It helps to pray better. If you can go to Mass and visit a church locally, it would be ideal.
- This online retreat is free. Still, if you feel moved and wish to make an offering, we give thanks to the LORD and to you. Below is the PayPal link – it appears in Polish currency – złoty (PLN), but allows the person to give in their local currency. Kindly put the note “offering DM online retreat”. God reward you. Here’s the link: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Faustinum
- For any questions, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- What you will need for this retreat: Bible, Diary of St. Faustina, notebook, pen, computer or phone, online connection, retreat program, and a heart that desires to open up to the Lord and His grace, which is always there for us.
- Again, please constantly check this page on our Faustinum.pl website. Because of the quarantine situation in the convent, there may be last minute changes.
- Let us place all this in the hands of the Lord. Jesus, I trust in You!
Father Jason Jones S.T.B.
Father Jason, aged 50, is a Canon of the Chapter of the Diocese of Menevia Wales U.K. Ordained a priest for 23 years, with an STB in Mariology from the Pontifical University of Louvain, Fr. Jason is currently a parish priest of the Sacred Heart Parish Morriston Swansea and Rector of the Menevia Diocesan Shrine of Divine Mercy and the Poor. At the Shrine which hosts the 1st class relics of St Faustina, St John Paul II and Blessed Sopocko there are weekly and monthly events in honour of Divine Mercy. Fr Jason has been involved with Divine Mercy promotion since 1989.