STOCKBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 17, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ — Initiating a bold outreach for the New Evangelization, the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, promoters of the authentic Divine Mercy message and devotion from the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, has teamed up with Oscar Delgado, an independent Hollywood producer, to create Divine Mercy Matters, a 14-part miniseries launching today across all media platforms.

Father Chris Alar, MIC, the director of the Association of Marian Helpers and host of the miniseries, said: “We are throwing open our archives in order to bring to the Church and the world the very best teaching about Divine Mercy as given through St. Faustina Kowalska, the Secretary of Divine Mercy. As Pope Francis has said repeatedly, now is the time for mercy, and the legacy of St. Faustina is a providential gift for this moment of mercy.”

The series covers a variety of topics, including the life of St. Faustina, the essential elements of the Divine Mercy devotion (feast, image, novena, chaplet, and hour of mercy), and the tremendous promises given by God to those who ask for His mercy.

Please go to to view the episodes, sign up for webinars, and access other resources on living Divine Mercy.

The 14 episodes of the Divine Mercy Matters miniseries will draw upon the teachings of some of the greatest experts on Divine Mercy, including Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, former vice-postulator for the cause of canonization of St. Faustina Kowalska. He was present for St. Faustina’s approved beatification miracle and helped make her the first saint canonized in the new millennium.

“The Divine Mercy message is in the DNA of our congregation,” said the Very Rev. Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC, the Marians’ provincial superior. Before he’d even become a Marian, a young Kazimierz Chwalek assisted with the initial translation and publication of the “Diary” of St. Faustina. “It is critical in this time to amplify the Holy Father’s message of mercy.”

If you would like to schedule an interview with Fr. Chris or Fr. Kaz, please contact Peter Markavage at (413) 298-1303.

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