On Divine Mercy Sunday (April 19th), CatholicTV will show special programming in honor of God’s Divine Mercy. The programming will include a show explaining the history and significance of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, a recitation of the Chaplet, and songs by artist Angelina Davis of Louisiana. Her performance was taped in Poland, where Jesus revealed his message of Divine Mercy to St. Faustina.
The special programming will begin at 2:30PM (all times Eastern) with “The Message of Divine Mercy” which is hosted by Dr. Vincent Baratta from Windham, NY. Dr. Baratta was an average physician who wrote a prayer card about the Rosary for his own use. He showed the card to Msgr. Charles Brown who previously worked in the Vatican under Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI. Msgr. Brown suggested that the prayer card be shown to Archbishop Edwin O’Brien. The Archbishop believed Rosary prayer cards would be very helpful in teaching and evangelizing armed forces personnel. After this, Dr. Baratta helped produced the cards, wrote several books, audio recordings, and even produced videos that helped spread devotion to the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
At 3PM on Divine Mercy Sunday, CatholicTV will air a recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet with the Sisters of Divine Mercy, who pray with their arms extended at their sides in order to imitate Christ on the cross. The Divine Mercy devotion message and devotion is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska a religious sister from Poland. The message is a simple one of God’s love and tender mercy for each person.
This special hour of Divine Mercy Programming will end with songs from Angelina. She will sing “Jesus I Trust in You’” & “Fountain of Mercy”, which was shot on location in Poland. Angelina is a 20-year old musician and student. In 2008 Angela received the “Seasonal Album of the Year” Award from the United Catholic Music Video Association (UCVMA).
This programming will air from 2:30PM to 3:30PM (EST) on April 19th on CatholicTV where available and online at www.CatholicTV.com. The live stream is in full-screen and free of charge.