The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, Mass., is considered the epicenter of Divine Mercy Devotion throughout the world. The shrine’s volunteers settle in Stockbridge to be near the campus which they call “holy ground.”
Gusts of wind flapped the altar cloth and rippled the clergy’s vestments during Mass on the farm and the blessing of the seeds in the Pieper family’s cavernous hoop barn April 15.
The wounds of Christ, still visible after his resurrection, are the greatest sign of God’s love and mercy, Pope Francis said on Divine Mercy Sunday.
Celebrating Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis said the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity to practice mercy toward the poor and those who are suffering, particularly in the aftermath.