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Seneca day of reflection focuses on Divine Mercy

Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Seneca hosted a Divine Mercy day of reflection on Sept. 14. Joan Henry (left), evangelization/retreat coordinator, Bryan Thatcher, keynote speaker, and Susan Stallbaumer, evangelization/retreat coordinator, stand beside a painting of  Divine Mercy by artist Mike Debus, who painted the image live at the reflection day. PHOTO COURTESY OF STS. PETER AND PAUL PARISH

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.  

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