Blessings dearly beloved followers,
I wanted to do this short review (no spoilers!) for the movie, “Love and Mercy: Faustina,” which I saw last night (October 28th).
Due to demand, there will be a second theatrical screening taking place on Monday, December 2, 2019 (7pm), in select U.S. locations. Please check this link to see if the movie is available near you: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/faustina-love-and-mercy
Firstly, I want to say that when I arrived at the movie theater with a friend, the movie was sold out!! Thankfully, the Blessed Mother performed a miracle for us–the theater had set aside a few press tickets, which they were able to release to us at the last moment. So, we got to see the movie. But, I was really surprised that the movie was sold out. So, I want to encourage all people to buy their tickets in advance, so you do not get disappointed.
This movie is a docudrama about St. Faustina’s life and how the Divine Mercy Devotion was spread throughout the world. I was not sure how the documentary pieces would work out interspersed with the dramatic pieces of St. Faustina’s life. However, the movie editing was wonderful and the documentary pieces did not overwhelm with a bunch of information. So, the movie beautifully flowed between the various segments.
I was actually surprised at how well-crafted the movie was. However, when you view the credits, you will see that many, many people worked on and contributed their efforts to making the movie. So, you can tell that all these people worked really hard to present an accurate and entertaining docudrama that was filmed on various locations around the world.
For me, I did not know much about the life of St. Faustina and her spiritual director, so it was a delight to learn more about these two holy people. Although they did not live to see the fruits of their efforts on earth, they believed in their missions from God and through their suffering and sacrifices, we have the beautiful Divine Mercy Devotions today in the Catholic Church.
As I learned about St. Faustina’s spirituality, it actually reminded me of St. Therese of Lisieux’s “Little Way” in offering up in joyful prayer the small moments and sacrifices of daily life to God. So, it was nice to make this connection between two great Saints.
Also, as followers of this blog, MaryRefugeOfHolyLove, know, I am very much into Catholic End Times prophecy. Well, while watching the movie and having the Divine Mercy Devotion explained to me, I realized profoundly how the Great Chastisement of Garabandal can be averted by the vigorous spreading of the Divine Mercy Chaplet both before and after the Warning of Garabandal (Illumination of Conscience) happens. It also dawned on me why Our Lord gave 7th Messenger, Maria Divine Mercy, her particular pseudonym to use. Of course, I knew it was to draw a connection between the Blessed Mother and the need for Divine Mercy in this End Times. However, the movie really helped me to grasp this connection–like making it a concept that I understood intellectually in my head, to finally a concept that I understood in my heart.
Finally, I want to say, that if you are able to see the docudrama on December 2nd, please watch through the end of the credits, as there is a short little documentary afterwards about the 5 Forms of Divine Mercy Devotion that I think is worthwhile to watch.
Overall, I really liked this movie, “Love and Mercy: Faustina”, and so, I want to highly recommend to people to watch the film in theaters on December 2nd. It would also be a good film to buy on DVD to explain the Divine Mercy Devotion to others in a highly informative and entertaining way. I could imagine this movie being used in a positive way to show loved ones after the Warning has happened on how to pray and accept God’s Mercy in one’s own life.
ONE NIGHT ONLY – 700 U.S. Movie Theaters – New St. Faustina Film – “Love and Mercy: Faustina” – Monday, October 28, 2019
Divine Mercy and the Universal Warning (Illumination of Conscience)
Trailer – Love and Mercy: Faustina (2:01 minutes)