Many impressions touched my heart when I visited the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Atlanta, Georgia on my Marian Pilgrimage. It will take me a while to sort through all the impressions that touched my heart. But the one that lingers with me now is the story of a brave Irish priest named Fr. Thomas O’ Reilly.
I’ve been to many, many Marian shrines in my work and personal life, and I’ve loved every single one of them. I have to say, however, that La Negrita in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels in Cartago, Costa Rica, is the most unusual one I’ve been to so far.
What most deeply touches my heart about the Annunciation is that Mary had only one question in response to Gabriel’s request. All she wanted to know was, “How?”
The Feast of Divine Mercy will be celebrated in Catholic churches throughout the world this Sunday, and the amazing image of Divine Mercy will be venerated in most, if not all, of them. Here are six favorite quotes from St. Faustina’s Diary.