New dates have been confirmed, and the Wacom5Samoa2023.com website reports that registrations paid for WACOM5 for August, 2020, will be carried forward. Read more.
5th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy
The 5th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy is planned to be held in the Polynesian state of Samoa in 2020. Samoa lies south of the equator, about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean.
Experiencing Mercy Through the Joy of the Gospel in Asia
By Staff (Oct 31, 2018)
The 4th Asian Apostolic Congress on Mercy (AACOM4) took place in the Malaysian state of Penang, on Sept. 26-28, 2018. The theme of the event was “Experiencing Mercy Through the Joy of the Gospel in Asia.” Here are Fr. Seraphim Michalenko’s and Nurse Marie Romagnano’s presentations for the Congress: Continue reading
WACOM now under supervision of the Vatican
Press Release from CBCPNews, Jan. 22, 2017
Pope Francis has accepted a request that the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (WACOM) be directly under the supervision of the Vatican.
In a process that took 12 years, the Divine Mercy apostolate will finally be “deeply rooted” at the Vatican, specifically under the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization. Continue reading
Day Five of WACOM 4
By Melanie Williams (Jan 21, 2017)
The final day of the Fourth World Apostolic Congress on Mercy was Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. It was held in Bataan, Philippines near the ocean and the theme was God’s mercy and the environment.
Throughout the morning, international delegates at WACOM 4 heard talks reflecting on Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on Care for our Common Home, “Laudato Si.” The presentations of the morning were, “Mercy and Laudato Si: Conserve Water,” “Mercy and Laudato Si: Clean the Air,” and “Mercy and Laudati Si: Preserve the Land.” Continue reading
Day Four of WACOM 4
The Experience of God’s Mercy
By Melanie Williams (Jan 20, 2017)
The fourth day of the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy was held at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Mariloa, Bulacan, in the Philippines. The focus of the day was the experience of God’s mercy.
To experience God’s mercy, international delegates at WACOM 4 took pilgrimages to various “places of mercy” in that region in the Philippines — orphanages, hospitals, elderly homes, and other apostolates for the poor. In the afternoon, the National Secretariat for Social Action-Justice and Peace for the Philippines, Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona, OCD, DD, spoke on “Witnessing to the Mercy of God as the Church of and for the Poor.” Continue reading
Day 3 of WACOM 4
Remembering and Celebrating the Mercy of God as a Forgiven and Forgiving Community
By Melanie Williams (Jan 19, 2017)
January 18, 2017 was the third day of WACOM 4 (the Fourth Apostolic Congress on Mercy) in Manila, Philippines. The events of the day took place at the National Shrine and Parish of St. Padre Pio in Santo, Tomas, Batangas.
Day Three of WACOM 4 focused on “The Church being a Forgiven and Forgiving Community.” The day began with the enthronement of the Divine Mercy image and an image of Our Lady of Mercy. Throughout the day, 120 priests heard confessions at the National Shrine and Parish of St. Padre Pio. Continue reading
Nurse Marie is interviewed at WACOM 4
Day 2 of WACOM 4
The Church is the Body of the Face of Divine Mercy
By Melanie Williams (Jan 18, 2017)
January 17, 2017 was the second day of WACOM 4 (the Fourth World Apostolic Congress on Mercy) in Manila, Philippines.
The focus of Day Two was the role of the Church as the Body of the Face of Divine Mercy. Attendees reflected on the benevolence of God who abundantly nurtures His children with His love and mercy. The day included four major talks at the Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, one of the talks being from our own Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC. Continue reading
4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy opens in Manila
The 4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy opened in Manila, Philippines, yesterday. The Very Rev. Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC, the provincial superior of the Marian Fathers in North America and Argentina; Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, the vice-postulator for the Canonization of St. Faustina; and Nurse Marie Romagnano of Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy are in attendance and reporting from the events. Father Kaz writes:
On January 16, 2017, the 4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy opened at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Manila, Philippines, with over 5,000 delegates from around the world participating. Its theme: “Communion in Mercy, Mission for Mercy.” Continue reading