'What I Saw'

Recently, the Church celebrated the third World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (WACOM) in Bogota, Colombia. A congress is a Vatican-approved initiative in the life of the Church that focuses on a particular aspect of the faith. The Mercy Congress aims to bring greater awareness of - and participation in - the mercy of God as a source of hope, healing, and renewal for all people, all creeds, all families, all communities, and all nations.

Around 1,200 people from over 40 countries attended WACOM from Aug. 15-19, sharing teaching on Divine Mercy, testimonies about the power of God's mercy in their lives, and fellowship amongst missionary disciples of Divine Mercy, all coming together to coordinate their efforts across the globe.

Missed WACOM? Here, some of the founding members of the Marian Fathers' Divine Mercy Apostolates share what they saw, heard, and experienced this year in Bogota.

Father Seraphim Michalenko, MIC: John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy

Dr. Bryan Thatcher, MD, Eucharistic Apostles of The Divine Mercy (EADM):

Dave and Joan Maroney, Mother of Mercy Messengers (MOMM):

Marie Romagnano, RN, Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy:

For all our WACOM coverage, visit mercycongress.org.

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