DIVINE MERCY OF THE ROCKIES

The faithful of the Diocese of Colorado Springs have an ardent love for Divine Mercy Devotion and have gathered to form the

Divine Mercy of the Rockies.

Guided by God’s Will, and under the direction of Bishop Michael J. Sheridan, Divine Mercy of the Rockies has the following objectives:

  • Promote the message of Divine Mercy
  • Foster mercy in prayers, words, and deeds
  • Establish a Divine Mercy of the Rockies Shrine and Center for Research and Education

 

Promoting the Message of Divine Mercy.

Jesus chose Sr. Maria Faustina “to make known to souls the great mercy that I have for them, and to exhort them to trust in the bottomless depth of My mercy.” (Diary, 1567) He told her, “I am sending you with My mercy to the people of the whole world. …I desire to heal it, pressing it to My merciful Heart.” (Diary, 1588)

The Divine Mercy of the Rockies carries on the mission entrusted to Sr. Faustina by promoting the message of Divine Mercy throughout the region. We do this by presenting talks and seminars to priests, deacons, parishes, schools, and organizations; collaborating with existing ministries; and providing informational and prayer resources such as brochures, prayer cards, and books.

 

Fostering mercy in Prayers, Words, and Deeds.

Jesus said to Sr. Faustina, “My daughter, …I am giving you three ways of exercising mercy toward your neighbor: the first — by deed, the second — by word, the third— by prayer. In these three degrees is contained the fullness of mercy, and it is an unquestionable proof of love for Me. By this means a soul glorifies and pays reverence to My mercy.” (Diary, 742)

On April 28, 2019, Bishop formalized our commitment to fostering mercy in prayer, words, and deeds by consecrating the Diocese of Colorado Springs to Divine Mercy. We endeavor to fulfill that obligation by:

  • Loaning parishes the relics of St. Faustina, St. John Paul II, and Blessed Michael Sopocko.
  • Offering families Home Enthronements to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
  • Organizing pilgrimages to Lithuania and Poland, where devotion to Divine Mercy began.
  • Supporting parish Divine Mercy Cenacles.
  • Celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday with Mass at St. Mary Cathedral.
  • Sponsoring the Sunday Youth Vigil the evening before Divine Mercy Sunday.

 

Establishing a Divine Mercy of the Rockies Shrine and Center for Research and Education.

Establishing a Divine Mercy of the Rockies Shrine and Center for Research and Education is the long-term goal of the Divine Mercy of the Rockies. Bishop Sheridan has initiated progress toward that goal by inviting the Congregation of Sisters of the Merciful Jesus to establish a convent within the Diocese of Colorado Springs.

The Congregation of Sisters of Merciful Jesus was founded in 1947 by Blessed Father Michael Sopocko. The Congregation was started in obedience to the apparition of Jesus Christ, who ordered Saint Faustina to found the new religious community. It is our prayer that the Sisters will host the Divine Mercy of the Rockies Shrine and share the Divine Mercy through parish ministry adult apostolate, and programs for children and young people.

The Center for Research and Education is an even longer-term aspiration. We hope to collaborate with academic and research institutions in studying, developing educational materials and resources, and providing workshops and continuing education related to Divine Mercy.

 

We of Divine Mercy of the Rockies continue to focus on our three objectives: 1) Promote Jesus’ message of Divine Mercy; 2) Foster mercy in prayers, words, and deeds; and 3) Establish a Shrine and Center for Research and Education to serve the entire Rocky Mountain region.

We were excited earlier this year when the Sisters of the Merciful Jesus – the congregation Jesus told St. Faustina He wanted to be established – accepted Bishop Sheridan’s invitation to found a convent within the Diocese of Colorado Springs. They will beautifully model mercy in prayers, words, and deeds. In anticipation of their arrival, we are actively seeking employment for the Sisters and a suitable location for their convent.

Our most challenging objective will be establishing the Divine Mercy of the Rockies Shrine and Center for Research and Education which we intend to be run by the Sisters.

In the meantime, we are developing a targeted direct-mail campaign to educate and raise awareness of Divine Mercy; exploring the placement of large Divine Mercy roadside signs along high-traffic highways; increasing Home Enthronements of Jesus, the Divine Mercy, as King of Home and Family; promoting and establishing new Divine Mercy Cenacles and prayer groups; translating our website and selected materials into Spanish; and planning our next Pilgrimage to Lithuania and Poland, where we will walk in the footsteps of St. Faustina and Bl. Fr. Sopocko.

While we daily pray that Jesus will guide us in our efforts to more widely promote His message of Divine Mercy, we know He will accomplish this important work primarily through those like you, who share our devotion to Him.

So, we ask you to consider, at this crucial time, making a generous, tax-deductible donation to Divine Mercy of the Rockies. If you can make it a monthly gift, that would help us immensely!

You can make your gift by clicking on the image and completing the donation form, or you can mail your check to Divine Mercy of the Rockies at the address below:
Divine Mercy of the Rockies
St. Benedict Catholic Church
12130 Falcon Highway
Falcon, CO 80931