St. Faustina Actress Interviewed By WFRL Radio

St. Faustina Actress Interviewed By WFRL Radio

 Maria Vargo As StProLifeCorner- Freeport Illinois-    Maria Vargo of Saint Luke Productions was recently interviewed by Sherry Gibson of local radio station WFRL, Freeport. We are grateful to WFRL for granting this interview and it is with pleasure that we present it below.

Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy, a live one-woman production performed by actress Maria Vargo of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented in St. Joseph Church on Sunday, March 5th at 4:00 p.m. Experience this timely and gripping drama of Saint Faustina whose personal encounters with Jesus have inspired a world-wide devotion to Christ’s Divine Mercy. The production is suitable for ages 13 and up.

Please get your tickets now! Don’t delay! This is more than likely a once in a lifetime event here in Freeport. Don’t let this opportunity pass you and your loved ones by.

Remember if you get your tickets in advance you will save five dollars on the cost of admission.

Admission is $15 for advance tickets or $20 at the door.

For tickets and additional information, contact Cynthia Saar at (815) 232-7400 or csaar2002@yahoo.com

Tickets may also be obtained at Mary’s Mantle, 16 S. Chicago Ave., Freeport, Il 815-801-6279

At St. Thomas Aquinas church office @1400 Kiwanis Dr. Freeport, Il 815-232-3225  

At St. Joseph’s office @ St. Joseph Church 229 W. Washington Place, Freeport, IL 61032 Phone: 815-232-8271 then dial 21 for the secretary, Nancy.

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A Divine Mercy Moment: From the diary of St. Faustina

“Help me, O Lord that my eyes may be merciful, so that I may never suspect or judge from appearances, but look for what is beautiful in my neighbors’ souls and come to their rescue.”  – St. Faustina (Diary 163)

“Encourage the souls with whom you come in contact to trust in My infinite mercy. Oh, how I love those souls who have complete confidence in Me. I will do everything for them.” – Jesus to St. Faustina (Diary 294)

“The greatest sinners would achieve great sanctity, if only they would trust in My mercy.” – Jesus to St. Faustina (Diary 1784)

“When my soul is in anguish, I think only in this way: Jesus is good and full of mercy, and even if the ground were to give way under my feet, I would not cease to trust in Him.” – St. Faustina (Diary 1192)

“When you approach the confessional, know this, that I Myself am waiting there for you. Here the misery of the soul meets the God of mercy. Tell souls that from this fount of mercy souls draw graces solely with the vessel of trust. If their trust is great, there is no limit to My generosity.” – Jesus to St. Faustina (Diary 1602)

“Be always merciful as I am merciful. Love everyone out of love for me, even your greatest enemies, so that My mercy may be fully reflected in your heart.” Jesus to St. Faustina (Diary 1695) Continue reading

Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy

Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy

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Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy, the moving, live production performed by actress Maria Vargo and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented at: St. Joseph Church 229 W. Washington Place, Freeport, IL 61032 on Sunday, March 5 at 4:00 p.m.  There will be a live classical music prelude at 3:10 p.m. followed by the sung Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3:30 p.m.

Experience firsthand the life and message of Saint Faustina whose personal encounters with Jesus have inspired a world-wide devotion to Christ’s Divine Mercy. This drama also brings audiences a riveting modern story that makes Divine Mercy remarkably relevant and urgent for our world today. The program is filled with all the elements of professional theater, runs 90 minutes, and is suitable for ages 13 and up.

Admission is $15 for advance tickets or $20 at the door. For tickets and additional information, contact Cynthia Saar at (815) 232-7400 or csaar2002@yahoo.com.

Watch the trailer & learn more:  Also  go below the trailer and  read about  the actress Maria Vargo 

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Pregnancy Center of Green County Fundraiser

Pregnancy Center of Green County Fundraiser

Monroe Wi.-  Chili Supper Fundraiser to Benefit the Pregnancy Center of Green County.  Hope Community Center 2902 – 13th Street – Monroe, WI

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Monday – February 6, 2017

4:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Hope Community Center

2902 – 13th Street – Monroe, WI

Adults $7.00   4-12 y/o $4.00 under 4 free

Take outs available

Vegetarian Chili available

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Tickets Available at the Door

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Donations of desserts and corn bread are needed and can be dropped off at the church after 2:00p.m. the day of the supper. To donate a dessert or corn bread or volunteer, please Call:608 325-5051 or E-mail: pregnancycentered@tds.net Continue reading

America Was a Great Nation

America Was a Great Nation

ProLifeCorner – 2-2-2017 – by Chris Munda – The following article by our friend from Canada, Mark Pickup, is one of the best we have read, and that’s really saying something.  He gives us a brief history of why America was a great nation and why America now is headed in a downward spiral.  There is a glimmer of hope, however, if we clean up our act and start to love and help others again.  But most of all, we need to stop the holocaust of the unborn.  We cannot continue to slaughter our children and expect our nation to become great again. Continue reading

The Purposeful Killing of Human Life

The Purposeful Killing of Human Life

ProLifeCorner – 2-2-2017 – by Chris Munda – Euthanasia goes by other names, for example, mercy killing, assisted suicide, easy death, etc..  You can call it whatever name you like, but it still means only one thing-the purposeful killing of a human life.

We are living in a time when human life has been cheapened so much that animals are treated with more care and respect than human beings.  It has, for quite some time, been seriously discussed how older, terminally ill, or chronically ill patients should die to save resources for the young and strong.  Is this the kind of world in which we want to live?  Should Grandpa be put down like a dog because he has arthritis and can’t get around as fast as he did in the past?  How about getting rid of Grandma because she’s too weak to stand at the stove for hours cooking everyone’s favorite foods?  Or what about a child or young adult with MS?  Do they deserve to die because they have an illness or handicap?

One only has to hear the inspiring life story of Mark Pickup, a great hero in the pro-life movement.  “Assisted Suicide As A Matter of Course”.Mark is but one of many people who suffer from a debilitating disease, but he has shown the world great courage, strength, and has shared many great writings with all of us.  Those who favor euthanasia would suggest he is really not useful to society.  What rubbish!!  Mark has given hope and inspiration to so many people who are handicapped in some way.  He is a role model to all of us. Continue reading