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 The Original Image of Divine Mercy is a new documentary that tells the untold story about the only painting of Divine Mercy that St. Faustina ever saw during her lifetime.

A team of documentarists travel through Europe and the United States uncovering the answers to many unanswered questions about the little-known Original Image of Divine Mercy. In secret and at the request of Jesus himself, Saint Faustina and her confessor, Fr. Michal Sopocko, worked tirelessly with a relatively unknown artist to duplicate on a canvas her mystical vision of the Merciful Jesus. With Fr. Michal modeling as Christ for many hours, the three unlikely friends came up with the only Image of Divine Mercy that Saint Faustina ever saw. But after all the corrections and touch-ups at the insistence of Saint Faustina, the violently ant-Catholic Soviet occupation of Vilnius, Lithuania, forced the painting into hiding. Finally, two humble nuns bravely transported the miraculous painting across the dangerous border between Lithuania and Belarus, and the painting was finally restored to its permanent home in a beautiful shrine in Vilnius according to the wishes of the Saint.

Despite the popularity of the devotion to the Divine Mercy around the world, very few realize that there is only one Original Divine Mercy Image. How did so many other renderings of Saint Faustina’s vision become more well-known around the world while the Original Image remains in obscurity? Is this Original Image unique for reasons beyond the fact that it is the only image of Divine Mercy seen by Saint Faustina?  What features make the Original Image impossible to accurately imitate or copy?  Did John Paul II know about the Original Image when he canonized Saint Faustina?  Does this Image have a special role in the Year of Mercy?

This timely documentary, The Original Image of Divine Mercy features key witnesses to the mysterious case of the Original Image of Divine Mercy and exclusive commentary by Fr. Robert Barron, George Weigel, Christoph Cardinal Schonborn – Archbishop of Vienna, Christopher West, Stanislaw Cardinal Dziwisz – Archbishop of Kraków, Fr. Dwight Longenecker and others including a special appearance by Pope Francis. The Original Image of Divine Mercy documentary screening will be shown on the following two Tuesday evenings:  Oct. 18th and Oct. 25th.  A round of applause to Documentary Events® and Knights of Columbus, Council #799 for their generosity in sponsoring these two complimentary screenings. 

For complimentary tickets to The Original Image of Divine Mercy click here.

Questions?  Contact Diane Feffer of Documentary Events® or call 972-670-7078

 

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