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My Jesus Mercy Ministries with the help of our Most Merciful Lord is endeavouring to build a shrine to St. Faustina. The proposed shrine in Pleasant Mount, Pennsylvania will focus on St. Faustina’s life and her revelations. The local project will include a chapel and retreat centre.

The shrine is not intended as a competing entity, but as a complement to the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass.

The ministry members are praying for support for the shrine in the form of: people offering prayers and sufferings for its successful completion; architects, carpenters and others who might be able to give of their talents; and financial contributions.

The following is an excerpt from a letter of approval by the Most Rev. James C. Timlin, D.D. Bishop of Scranton

“With regard to building a shrine to Saint Faustina on your property in Rock Lake, I am pleased to give you permission for this shrine to be built for the public veneration of Saint Faustina. It is understood that the shrine will be an appropriate and suitable addition to your property.
Again thank you for coming to see me and for filling me in on your activities in Rock Lake.
Asking God to bless you and with kindest personal regards, I am,”
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Rev. James C. Timlin, D.D. Bishop of Scranton

If you would like to receive a copy of the entire letter please write to us at:
faustina@catholic.org


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Shrine for St. Faustina

The following is a letter of support pledged by the inmates of the local prison in Waymart, Pa.
JEFFREY A. BEARD, PH.D.
Secretary

RAYMOND J. COLLERAN
Superintendent


COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION AT WAYMART
WAYMART, PENNSYLVANIA 18472-0256

POST OFFICE BOX 256 Waymart, PA
TELEPHONE AREA CODE 570 488-5811
May 23, 2003
Mr. Joseph Grady
My Jesus Mercy
RRI Box74
Pleasant Mt., Pa. 18453

Dear Mr. Grady,
Greetings! Grace and Peace. My name is Glenn J. Biagi, I am a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of Scranton and the Catholic Chaplain at the State Correctional Institute in Waymart, Pa. The Catholic community here at Waymart has recently become aware of your ministry, “My Jesus Mercy” and the plans to erect a shrine in honor of St. Faustina, to be built in Wayne County. This has aroused some excitement within the community and has inspired this letter.
Long before I came to Waymart (August 2001) the Catholic inmates adopted Saint Faustina as their patron Saint and taking it a step further chose to name the Catholic church here, Saint Faustina’s Church. As we consider the many, many prayers & Divine Mercy Chaplets that are prayed here each day and the communities intense devotion to St. Faustina we do not believe that it is simply coincidence that “My Jesus Mercy” selected Wayne County as the site for the ministries proposed shrine to Saint Faustina. God’s hands are truly enveloping this precious and needed endeavor, and we believe that it is, at least in part, a response to our prayers.
With that being said I’m sure you’ll appreciate our hunger and thirst to help you in some way. The community is by no means rich, however I’m sure they will ask me to send you a monetary contnbution from their own donations to the Catholic community fund here at Waymart. Also, we have already begun to pray far “My Jesus Mercy Ministries” and the success of the proposed shrine and we’ll continue to do so. However, there may be another way by which we can help. I have been authorized by the administration to offer to you the employment of our work release program. By your request inmates would be transported from the institution to the building site to offer their labor, helping in the construction of the shrine. They would be under the close supervision of a Corrections Labor Foreman and would follow your direction with respect to their labor.
Attached to this letter is another letter from inmate Gary Boggs, President of the Catholic Community. He expresses what’s at the heart of the communities interests, both their joy and eagerness to take some part in helping you with this wonderful work of Christ. So, please respond to us at your earliest convenience and let us know if there is a way by which we can be of help. You can write to us at the above address or feel free to contact me, Deacon Glenn, by phone; 570-488-5811, ext. 3426. Until I hear from you may the blessings of God come upon you and remain with you always as I remain,
Yours in Christ,
Glenn t.Biagi Catholic Deacon SCi-Waymart
cc: Deputy Nish Paul DelRosso