102: Finding Hope and Divine Mercy Amidst Terrible Tragedy

by Matthew Leonard
by Matthew Leonard
Finding Hope and Divine Mercy Amidst Terrible Tragedy
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The Lord wanted me to record this episode. I don’t say that lightly. He arranged it very deliberately…and now I know why.

In this episode of the Art of Catholic, Fr. Chris Alar of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception joins me to share a tragically beautiful story of suicide, suffering, and Divine Mercy that will certainly bring hope to any and all who are experiencing difficulties (large and small).

Some of the topics touched on include:

  • Why Divine Mercy always provides hope…even in cases of serious sin like suicide
  • Understanding the parameters and power of Divine Mercy
  • The humble beauty of St. Faustina
  • The 5 channels of grace given to St. Faustina
  • The powerful connection between the Virgin Mary and Divine Mercy
  • Spiritual principles of dealing with suffering

This is an episode that is going to really help a lot of people. Please share it!

God bless,


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6 Responses

  1. That was a Wonderful, Wonderful interview!!! I can’t thank-you enough. It was a blessing and grace. Thank-you both

  2. Oh my goodness! Thank you so very much! My heart is filled with deep warmth, encouragement and hope. You have touched on so many important real life instances that gives me hope that we can “get through it”. The explanation of spiritual principles were explained so well. Thank you Fr. Chris for your explanations, encouragement and humor through this session. Thank you Matthew for this wonderful platform of learning.

  3. I just listened to this episode and I am blown away!! So much reason to hope AND reason to pray & do penance on behalf of our loved ones. I absolutely LOVE the way Fr. Chris explains how God is outside of time and how our prayers now can help those who have already passed at the moment of their passing!! So beautiful and hope-filled. Love, love, LOVE your show! God is great and merciful, PRAISE BE TO GOD!!

    1. Thank you, Denise! Yes, it was a powerful show. And there are more coming, so stay tuned:). God bless you!

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