A docudrama on the mission of a Polish nun who inspired the Divine Mercy movement has returned to Irish cinemas in December after theatres experienced a popular demand during its first showing.
Initially the film “Love and Mercy: Faustina” was to be distributed in the UK and Ireland cinemas for one night only on Monday, 18 November 2019, but it was then booked for three dates in December – 9, 10, 16 in Ireland. The film opened in Poland in March this year to sell-out audiences.
Promoters say the Divine Mercy is a devotion to Jesus Christ associated with the apparitions of Jesus to Sr. Faustina in Poland in the 1930s. Jesus urged Sr. Faustina to paint an image according to the pattern that she had seen, and requested to have the image venerated, first in the sisters’ chapel, and then throughout the world. The venerated image under this Christological title refers to what Sr. Faustina’s diary describes as “God’s loving mercy” towards all people, especially for sinners.
Dramatically recreated scenes between Saint Faustina and her confessor Father Michał Sopoćko trace the story of the origins of the image and how the devotion to Divine Mercy was born and spread throughout the world. Shot in the U.S., Poland and Lithuania, the film has been described as a compelling hybrid of dramatization and documentary-style storytelling that will leave viewers in awe of this spectacular account of divine friendship.
Information on screening scan be found here.