by The Leaven staff
SENECA — “Divine Mercy — A Day of Reflection” was held at Sts. Peter and Paul Church here on Sept. 14. It began with Mass and ended with eucharistic adoration, confession and the Divine Mercy chaplet being sung in the church.
The keynote speaker was Dr. Bryan Thatcher, who founded the Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy in 1996. Its mission is to spread the mercy of God, primarily through prayer cenacles to promote the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and to encourage recitation of the Divine Mercy chaplet for the sick and dying and pro-life causes.
Thatcher has written several books on Divine Mercy and co-hosted two series on Divine Mercy that aired on EWTN.
The ministry promotes the notion that the Divine Mercy message is a “way of life.”
The guests also watched artist Mike Debus paint an image of Divine Mercy.