WACOM III - 3rd World Apostolic Congress on Mercy; Bogota, Columbia - August 15-19, 2014

Photo: Felix Carroll

Did you attend the North American Congress on Mercy on Nov. 14-15? Or the Divine Mercy Networking Forum on Nov. 13?

We invite you to share your thoughts and reflections on these historic events!

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Susan - Nov 24, 2009

Dear Editor,

Please pass on my deep thanks to all who organized the
NACOM.

Last year I attended the first World Congress on Mercy in
Rome. I left with a sense of deep peace, but a feeling that
there was more.

This past weekend I attended the NACOM in DC and I left completely filled!! Thank you, thank you!

As a mother, to leave my family is a big deal for me. This congress was so well organized, peaceful, joyful, prayer-filled, and informative. I can't say enough.

Those who greeted, directed, spoke, and assisted were the most joyful and helpful people I have had the pleasure to meet.

My sincerest thanks to all! They certainly used the gifts God gave them. My cup was overflowing. God is so good! (and Merciful!)

Peace,
Susan Kinnane

Sandra, Anna, Maria - Nov 24, 2009

Thank you to all involved with the wonderful Divine Mercy Congress in D.C. What a blessing! What a grace! Not only was in beautiful and holy surroundings, but what was talked about and taught was absolutely AWESOME!

It was certainly not a cooincidence that the Congress took place in between the House of Representatives and Senate voting on the healthcare bill and in the actual city in which all of this was taking place.

I felt a deep sense of the presence of the Holy Spirit and our Beloved Pope John Paul II and of course St Faustina. What a blessing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To also be present at the Basilica in the octave of the Jubilee was an additional THRILL and GREAT & MERCIFUL BLESSING from GOD! Thank you again.

The Pre-Congress meetings were wonderful and it was evident that the work you put into and the prayers offered were answered. We can not wait for the next National Congress.

God bless you all and THANK YOU AGAIN!

Sandra Maola
Anna Ianni
Maria Vozza

DAN VALENTI - Nov 24, 2009

As a writer, I am privileged and blessed to cover events like this. "Like this," I say? Actually, I would be hard pressed to come up with an analogous happening. I've covered many conferences and gatherings, but NACOM was (is) unique. This brought mercy to a continental level. From Mexico, Canada, and the United States they came — a qualified band of pilgrims taking seriously their obligation to be people of goodness and compassion. I'm certain they lifted the spirits of a continent.

A writer doesn't "cover" an event like this. He uncovers it to reveal the stories. Blessings to all those who attended.

Kim - Nov 30, 2009

This Mercy Congress was my own private "spark" that has ignited my life to receive God's mercy and to spread it to through words and deeds with those people who are a part of my life.

I particularly loved the Divine Mercy Networking event on Nov. 13, sponsored by the marians. I met so many people who have turned their lives around -- the greatest sinners who have come to know Jesus as our merciful Lord. Very inspiring! Thanks to all those who helped put this congress together.

Br. Michael Gaitley, MIC - Dec 2, 2009

One memory from the Mercy Congress sticks in my mind: The hard work of the lay staff and volunteers who support the Marians. They gave their all to make the Congress a success. The Marians are blessed to have such dedicated help.

Fr. Joe Roesch, MIC - Dec 3, 2009

I was blessed to be able to participate along with my community, the incredible staff at the Marian Helper's Center, the Mercy Ministries associated with the Marians and my parents and sister. I was filled with peace as a result of the Congress. My parents and sister were also very glad they had attended. The following weekend. I attended the Asian Congress in Manila - another blessing! And I was able to share some ideas from the North American Congress there.