Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland

12/02/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2019 15:57

'Love and Mercy: Faustina' in Local Theaters

Due to popular demand, viewings of Love and Mercy: Faustina will be offered in many Maine and New Hampshire theaters on Monday, December 2, and Tuesday, December 10 (locations below). All showings will begin at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10.75. This incredible true story of St. Faustina and the message of Divine Mercy has received positive reviews around the country.

On May 5, 2000, Pope Saint John Paul II decreed that the Second Sunday of Easter, the Octave of Easter, would be known as Divine Mercy Sunday. The feast was established by the pope after he canonized St. Faustina, a humble Polish nun to whom Jesus revealed his message of divine mercy. A member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, Sister Faustina says the Lord appeared to her several times beginning in February 1931. During her visions, she says the Lord communicated to her the depth of his mercy and his desire that all be merciful to one another. She shared the messages she received in a diary, writing that the Lord told her, 'I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in my mercy' (Diary No. 687). The diary includes 14 occasions on which Jesus asks that a Feast of Divine Mercy be established. The day Christ chose, according to St. Faustina, is the first Sunday after Easter.

Shot in the U.S., Poland, and Lithuania, the film is a compelling hybrid of dramatization and documentary-style storytelling that will leave viewers in awe as it follows the incredible call of St. Faustina to religious life and the healing effects of her message on countless people around the world. To view the official trailer for the movie, visit www.loveandmercymovie.com.

Here are the locations that will be showing the film on December 2 and 10 at 7 p.m.:

Augusta
Regal Cinemas, 23 Marketplace Drive

Brunswick
Regal Cinemas, 19 Gurnet Road

Newington (NH)
Regal Cinemas, 45 Gosling Road

Portsmouth (NH)
Cinemagic, 2454 Lafayette Road

Saco
Cinemagic, 779 Portland Road

South Portland
Cinemagic Grand, 333 Clarks Pond Parkway

Westbrook
Cinemagic, 183 County Road