Bridgeport, Conn., Apr 23, 2017 / 02:08 am
Personal stories about God's mercy at work in the world today are the focus of a recent Catholic-produced documentary on Divine Mercy.
"These testimonies remind us that Divine Mercy is not just a devotion or theological concept – it is alive, it is present, and it is a force that can transform the world," said Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson.
The one-hour film "The Face of Mercy" depicts mercy as the antidote to evil even in great difficulty. Narrated by actor Jim Caviezel, the film interweaves history, theology, and testimonials about the importance of mercy in people's lives.
Testimonies come from Immaculée Ilibagiza, who forgave those who murdered her family in the Rwandan genocide; a New York police officer who works for peace despite having been shot and paralyzed from the waist down; a young widow who forgave the killer of her husband; a baseball player who became a priest; and a former NFL linebacker who now shares Christ's mercy with the homeless.