When Michal Kondrat read through Saint Faustina Kowalska’s diary two years ago, he was inspired to create a film sharing the story of Divine Mercy with the world.
Today, more than 700 movie theaters across the United States will host a showing of “Love and Mercy: Faustina.”
“Divine Mercy is changing millions of lives, but most Christians are still unaware of the power of the message that Jesus gave to humanity through Sister Faustina, a simple Polish nun who is now a saint,” Kondrat shared in an interview.
He filmed the movie throughout his native Poland, as well as at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and throughout Lithuania and Italy.
The Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception served as consultants for the film.
The movie includes scenes from Faustina’s life, as well as interviews with experts on the life of Faustina.
“Love and Mercy” is the first film to emphasize Faustina’s friendship with Father Michael Sopocko, who helped to spread the message of Divine Mercy.
“Inspiring, insightful and transformative, ‘Love and Mercy: Faustina’ is masterfully done,” Father Donald Calloway, MIC, shared after seeing the film. “Divine Mercy is at the heart of the Gospel, and this fascinating docudrama reveals the history, devotion, and power of one of the greatest messages for our times.”