Father Bob Shaldone Shares Some Stories

Father Bob Shaldone, SOLT, was driving from Texas to Stockbridge, Mass., in November when he heard the Lord speak to his heart about his new ministry at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy.

"You will minister My mercy to others," the Lord told his heart, "but you, too, will experience My mercy."

That certainly has been the case. But his tenure at the Shrine isn't the first time Fr. Bob has experienced the Lord's incredible mercy. Indeed, below he shares with us three good reasons he's helping the Marians spread the Divine Mercy message and devotions.

With the blessing of his superior in the the Society of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity, Fr. Bob has been assisting the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception in ministering to the thousands of pilgrims who visit the Shrine.

He has experienced many graces since arriving in Stockbridge on Nov. 12. "This is holy ground, no doubt about that," says Fr. Bob. "It's a privilege, especially to hear confessions here. So many people are experiencing heart-wrenching situations, and they need the mercy of God."

Father Bob is a native of Needham, Mass. and most recently the associate pastor of St. Anthony's Parish in Robstown, Texas.

Over the years, he has experienced many situations in which Jesus has made it known to him that He keeps His promises with regard to those who pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. These experiences have fostered within him a deep devotion to Divine Mercy.

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