53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Event:IN THE NAME OF MIRACLES: A DOCUMENTARY FILM
Date:October 23rd, 2016.
Time:1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Category/Categories:Christian / Catholic

In the Name of Miracles is a film that tells the life story of Maureen Digan, of Lenox, Massachusettes, who experienced a miraculous healing. Since she was diagnosed at age 14, until her healing in 1981, Maureen experienced countless operations and hundreds of hospitalizations due to the incurable Milroy's disease. As a teenager, she even lost one of her legs to the disease. She married, had a child and due to the unwavering faith and love of her husband Bob, experienced a total healing from this disease. Bob insisted the family make a pilgrimage to the grave of a relatively unknown Catholic Sister in Poland where the healing occurred. Maureen's miracle was used in 1993 to beatify this holy nun, and in 2000, she was canonized St. Maria Faustina Kowalska. She is known as the Saint of Divine Mercy.

In this liturgical year of Mercy, we will look more closely at her life. At this time, St. Faustina is also being seriously considered for designation as a doctor of the church for her writings.  Her powerful diary, simple life and the legacy of the Divine Mercy devotion she spread as her mission are inspirational to many people. It took seven years to complete the film with no funding, so it was a labor of love for Betty Wilda, the film maker. She will lead us through the process of making the film, followed by a discussion of St. Faustina's life. 

1:30 – 4:00pm   Fee: $35.  Pre-registration is required.

Leader: Elizabeth Wilda

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