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What is the significance of this set of Rosary beads, and how did they find a home here at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts?

Though the phrase "Immaculate Conception" may sound to many like an esoteric doctrine pertinent only to those with a theology degree, this Church teaching lies at the center of our Catholic faith and at the heart of the spirituality of the Marian Fathers. 

By Marc Massery (Aug 19, 2018)
If you've ever been to the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts — amid crisis looking for answers, in consolation praising God for His goodness, or anywhere in between — chances are, you've met Br. John Luth, MIC.

The Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception continue to be blessed with the richness of new vocations, as evidenced on the Solemnity of Mary's Assumption into Heaven when four men professed their religious vows for the first time.

By Marc Massery (Aug 4, 2018)
Folk dancing, piñata breaking, Rosary praying, and story-telling about the power of God's guidance over grief and illness marked the 2018 Encuentro Latino at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

By Marc Massery (Jul 16, 2018)
Two giant angel statues flank the entrance. Tranquil music accompanied by the echo of falling water fills the air. Colorful tiles, containing the names of hundreds of deceased sons and daughters, cover the walls.

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